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Oil pressure warning light is buzzing and i've replaced the sensor on my 94 vw golf

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Oil level is normal. New oil pressure switch installed. Alarm still going off. How do you reset it???

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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Could be a few things, I assume you've checked the oil level. You could have a worn engine and therefore low oil pressure, could need a new oil pump. you can connect a mechanical oil guage to check whether it is a problem with your guage

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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Check the level of your oil!!!!! then have it resetted!

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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The prob is your water pump m8, I currently have the same problem on my golf3 auto.

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