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Why does the Engine Warning light come up but other warning lights like battery, oil pressure etc.don't show up in ignition mode & the car doesn't start?

Hi, I have a Chevrolet hatchback. My car battery is just 8 months old & just recently, i got an alternator problem fixed. Now when i turn on the ignition, only the engine warning light (yellow colour) & the handbrake warning light (if on) comes up. Other warning lights i.e.battery, oil pressure etc. will not come up. Also, the car will not start. Pls help.

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Sounds like a wire was not re-installed under the hood. When the alternator or battery were replaced, there are several power wires under the hood that attach to the same power terminal. Look for a RED wire with a large round connector, that is just hanging out in the open air. You need to install it back onto the post that it came off of. good luck.

Posted on Jun 19, 2014

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SOURCE: 2000 Chev Cavalier, warning lights are coming on

Your vehicle’s computer system has self-testing capability. When the computer senses that there is a problem with some of the components it stores the correspondent trouble code(s) in its memory and lights up the Check Engine, Service Engine Soon, ABS Or TC lights to tell you that there is a problem and you should have the car diagnosed and repaired. The number of codes that can turn the light on number in the hundreds. I would take it to a service center you trust and let then come up with a solution. Sometimes a problem in one system will turn light on for other systems that communicate with it, but it doesn't mean there is a problem in all of the systems.

Posted on Mar 14, 2009

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The code scanner that you need is called ODBII code reader with ABS, and it works in the same way as the one that you connect to the car computer module (ECU) to read codes when the check engine light comes on, but the cheap ones that you can buy from $50 do not have the ABS brake scan function.

If the problem is the ABS, then it is often a wiring to abs problem, or a defective ABS control module, a scan reading is necessary to know what the problem is.

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Posted on Mar 24, 2009

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SOURCE: oil pressure guage occassionly drops to 0 psi and warning light g

Get it checked with a mechanical gauge. Replace sensor.

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SOURCE: 2003 Cavalier. Battery warning light came on

check the wire from the battery to the starter to see if it has good connection. otherwise check your ground to block.

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SOURCE: 99 cavalier ETS OFF warning light and check engine

Get the codes checked.This will tell you what cylinder is causing the problem.If the wires and plugs didn`t help then you probably have a bad coil.Hope this helps.Good luck.

Posted on Mar 23, 2010

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Why would the oil light stay on?


That depends on the type of oil warning light being displayed. There are 2 types of warning lights

1. Low oil pressure light which all cars have
2. low oil level light which some cars have.

Low OIL PRESSURE warning means the oil pressure is below minimum and when this happens there will be insufficient lubrication of many engine parts because sufficient oil cannot get to all parts of the engine it is required to lubricate. Until the cause is identified and rectified the warning light will remain. If you run your engine with low oil pressure you will cause expensive damage to internal engine components.

Low OIL LEVEL warning means the oil in the sump has dropped to a dangerously low level (which may be due to an oil leak or abnormal oil consumption by the engine.) This warning means the oil level needs to be topped up and the warning will stay displayed until you top up the oil. Running the engine with low oil will cause expensive engine damage.
Since it is a 2 minute job, Oil levels should be checked fortnightly as a minimum, together with radiator coolant and power steering fluid levels, if you run the car most days each week as most people do.

It is possible for a warning light to remain displayed when the cause has been dealt with because there is a problem with the sender unit. However it needs to be established with alternative checks that the problem has been fixed before investigating if there is a problem with the warning light itself.

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After driving about an hour , the dashboard suddenly lights up with the , oil pressure ENGINE off & red oil lamp start warning.


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Car will not start when ignition key is turned. All warning lamps light up, enginee doesn't even try to start even with the clutch depressed


1. So the car was running normally and then on one occasion you put in the key to start it and all the warning lights flash up on the dash and the starter motor will not turn the engine over. Is that correct.

2. When you last drove the car were any warning lights appearing on the dash.such as check engine warning, engine overheating, electrical charging warnings etc.\

3. Has any work been carried out on the car recently.

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2012 cbr 1000 check engine light 2 slow 3 fsst


warning lamp some used for warn low oil pressure, etc.
Wtith the bulbs use for most warning light circuit it is hard to determine whether or not the filamente is good. Will be a good idea to replace the bulb.
For test the faulty warning lamp, turn the ignition switch to START, this light the warning lamp. I f the light does not come on , disconnect the sender switch lead. . Use a jumper wier to connect the sender witch lead to ground. With the ignition in RUN the warning lamp should light. If the lamp is illuminated replace the sending switch. If the light does not come on,either the bulb is burned our or the wiring is damaged.Use test light for confirm voltage is present at the sensor terminal connector. If there the bulb is bad.
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There is an engine light on, it looks like an oil can, does that mean there is no oil in the car?


First, do not keep driving if the oil warning light is on or your oil pressure gauge has dropped. Stop the engine, let it sit for a few minutes, then check the oil level.
Don't ignore it. An oil pressure warning light (or low gauge reading) means one of two things: either your engine has dangerously low oil pressure, or the oil pressure sending unit that triggers the warning light (or operates your gauge) has failed. I hope this helps.

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I need to know where the oli sending unit is and how to replace it?


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Fig. 1: Location of the oil pressure switch-3.3L and 3.8L engines


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Fig. 2: Location of the oil pressure switch-3.0L engine


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Fig.: Oil pressure switch (sending unit) schematic


The low oil pressure warning lamp will illuminate when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position without the engine running. The lamp also illuminates if the engine oil pressure drops below a safe oil pressure level. To test the system, perform the following:

  1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
  2. If the lamp does not light, check for a broken or disconnected wire around the engine and oil pressure sending unit switch.
  3. If the wire at the connector checks out OK, pull the connector loose from the switch and, with a jumper wire, ground the connector to the engine.
  4. With the ignition switch turned to the ON position, check the warning lamp. If the lamp still fails to light, check for a burned out lamp or disconnected socket in the instrument cluster.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
On the 2.4L engine, the oil pressure switch is located on the side of the engine block facing the firewall. On the 3.0L engine, the oil pressure switch is located on the oil filter adapter housing, next to the starter motor. On the 3.3L and 3.8L engines, the oil pressure switch is located next to the oil filter.
  1. Locate the oil pressure sending unit on the engine.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Disconnect the pressure switch electrical harness.
  4. Using a pressure switch socket, deep-well socket or wrench, loosen and remove the pressure switch from the engine.
To install:
  1. Install the pressure switch into the engine and tighten securely.
  2. Attach the electrical connector to the switch.
  3. Connect the negative battery cable.
  4. Start the engine, allow it to reach operating temperature and check for leaks.
  5. Check for proper oil pressure switch operation.

Hope this helps (remember to rate this answerr).



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