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I have a 2005 Santa Fe and my oil light comes on when I stop. I've checked the oil and it's fine and I don't seem to have a leak as there's no sign of this on the road where I park it. There is a problem with the speakers, they work intermittently - every time I go over a bump only one speaker will work or all of them come on so could the oil light be down to the wiring. Jenny.

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Low oil pressure is a serious problem and should be checked right away. Either the oil pressure sending unit is sending the wrong pressure, or the oil pressure is too low due to an engine problem. A shop will be able to verify the actual oil pressure with a mechanical gauge. If the pressure is really okay, they can then change the sender or look for a faulty oil pressure gauge. If the pressure is really low, meaning that the sender was correct, the cause for the low pressure must be dealt with before expensive engine damage occurs.

Possible causes for low oil pressure include: wrong grade or weight of oil used, clogged oil filter, clogged oil pick-up strainer, engine running too hot, oil pump worn or damaged, idle speed too low, and oil pressure gauge working improperly.

It is doubtful that the oil pressure and the speaker problems are related. Engine controls and indicators and body accessories are generally on completely separate electrical circuits.

Posted on Mar 21, 2011

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