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2001 VW Cabrio oil light blinks and alarm sounds

Oil light blinks and alarm comes on after driving the car a couple of miles . Oil is new and just changed.

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Make sure there was enough oil put in and that it is not leaking through the oil drain plug or the oil filter.

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