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Oil Indicator Flashes

I have a 1990 Cabriolet convertible. The alternator had stopped charging the battery so I have recently replaced the brushes. This has resolved the problem and the car is running again.

Now when I start the car the oil indicator flashes but does not stop. I have checked the oil and it is not low.

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The light doesn't indicate oil level, it indicates oil pressure. It could be a faulty sending unit, a plugged oil pickup (way down inside the oil pan), or the engine could just be worn. Also, if it's idling too slow it could be coming on. Time to go see your favorite technician. Good luck.

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