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Ever since I got my oil changed, my oil gauge has been interchanging from 0 up to the halfway point randomly. How do i fix this? Oil is where it should be, doesn't need to be filled.

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First check for lose harness on the oil switch make sure it's tight then check all the ground connection that there no lose or corrosion on the connecting bolts if everything is o k then your gauge needs to be replaced if this information has been useful please let us know good luck

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