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My 1999 passat now is working but after I drive it around a bit the oil light starts flashing and beeping then after a while it would stop then it will start again.I checked oil dip stick and oil is fine theres no weird noises or anything other than the ones when the motor is running any ideas as to what this could be?

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  • josemin180 Mar 06, 2009

    ok thanks do you know where the sensor is located.That way I can know what to look for?Yes the oil was recently changed dew to bad turbo and other issues.

  • josemin180 Mar 06, 2009

    thanks localwonder will take that into consideration..



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I had the same problem with my 1998 1.8 t.
My motor sounded a bit rough and loud aswell.
What the problem turned out to be was that the filter in the sump was blocked and no oil was going to the cams, causing the loud side. I was told by VW that if I did not have it cleaned I would stand the chance of the cams breaking.
Well I had it cleaned and it runs fine now. I must warn you that this is not a cheap option, as the engine has to be lifted and moved forward to get the sump off, so lots of labour costs.
Hope for your sake it is only the sensor.

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OK, your car has a sensor that sends the signal to the light and tells it to blink if the oil level is low or deprecating. this sensor module is malfunctioning and will need to be replaced. this will fix this issue. Note- if it has been more than 4000 miles since your last oil change, you may be receiving this blinking pertaining to the consistency of the oil inside this engine. I suspect the sensor module is malfunctioning.

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