Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Midland, Tx, usa
cheap oil pressure switch fix
After changing my oil last week for some odd reason the red indicator light came on telling me that I had no oil pressure. I shut the engine off and check all the things I could thing that might cause this. I check wiring, fuses, and all the connections first. Everything was fine so at the point I pulled the oil pressure switch and checked the actual oil pressure with the engine running, I had 36psi which is exactly what my haynes manuel says it should be. At this point I realize that the only possible problem left is the oil pressure switch. So I get on the net and start shopping for one. The cheapest price I found was $31.99 through bike bandit. COME ON......this is a $5 part, not to mention that there was no promise on when it might arrive. So Im starting to get a little upset at this point when it hits me, This is just an oil pressure switch so I head down to the closest auto parts store and after about 15 minutes of going though their stock I come up with an almost identical pressure switch. It cost me $3.99 and the only difference was the plug on top was a regular female wire teminal (like a speaker wire connector), where the original had a harness style connector.
anyway just a little bit of helpful info if this ever happens to you
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Last edited by kingsnake1650; Jan 23rd, 2006 at 12:33 pm.
Reason: spell check I dont want to look like a retard