I just purchased a 1991 VW Fox and have changed the oil and filter. It is full, but the oil sensor light comes on and flashes and buzzes constantly. I tried removing the fuse but then I have no instruments at all i.e. turn signals. Is there a way to disconnect it?
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I think that you should check fuses for the gauges. But it might be a bad wire shorting out. I also have seen these cars to blow all the dash lights before. As far as the oil light there is a sensor that goes into the oil pan or the block that may be dirty or shorting out.
the buzzing is most likely the speedo cable ive had a few older cars that do this you might try having someone oil the cable if they can or you can as for the oil light it might be low oil pressure or a bad oil level sensor or even a dirty plug on the sensor
You are losing oil pressure, this means your oil pump is probably out. Don't drive it anymore until you can get that repaired. It's shutting down because it's siezing up. You need the extra power to jump it because the piston rings and wall are sticking together, let it all cool down and the rings contract and loosens up. Allowing the engine to turn.
This usually indicates that the oil pressure is low, but you need to get it checked out whether it's just a pressure sensor fault or connection issue, or it actually has got low oil pressure. The last one is the most concerning, because it could be causing internal damage if there is not enough oil pressure. Hopefully with a relatively late model car it will just be a sensor issue, but I would get it checked out ASAP, and preferably not use the car in the meantime.
Hope this helps,