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I own a 1999 VW polo. The oil pressure warning light illuminates

After about 20 secs from start-up even though there is sufficient oil and the pressure seems OK . At the same time that the problem arose the tachometer shows nil revs when engine running so i'm thinking it's an electrical problem for both problems to occur together, Any solutions please

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  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2008

    i have started experiencing the exact same problem with my 1999 vw polo too! and it leaks aswell so theres a huge waterlog in the passnger and back seat.. i have no clue wat to do!

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    I have the same problem on a 1999 (V-reg) VW Polo. On ignition I need to immediately blip the rev counter to +1000 as this prevents the oil pressure alarm from sounding. In my case it seems to be an over-sensitive sensor rather than an oil pressure problem.

  • sheppard607 Jan 23, 2009

    I own a 97 Jetta diesel. The tach and oil pressure guage went goofy on me. The alternator had apparently quit alternatin'. Replaced the alternator and now I have no tach or speedo. It ran fine anyway for a few days and now it won't start and the alarm kicks in after a few seconds of trying to start it.

  • moerdyk r Jan 10, 2014

    had similar problem with water, check that the water outlett pipes that is underneth the windscreen wiper box are clear of dirt (water will back up in this box and over flow to interior of golf )

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Hi i had a similar problem with a seat leon {vw golf} it turned out to be a defective oil pressure switch only in this case it was knocking the speedo out try disconecting it and take it for a drive, these are overly complicated cars!

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