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Old 11-27-2012, 11:06 AM   #16
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You better hope the new switch works. If it is Ghosts special procedures are required and they sometimes do more harm than good it seems.

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Old 11-27-2012, 11:12 AM   #17
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Thanks, Bill. I did as you said. Ignition on, oil light is ON. I pulled the connector on the oil pressure switch and the light remained ON on my gauge. Does this mean bad sensor or a ghost in my electrical system? (man, I hope not). I've already got another oil pressure switch on the way anyways.
Sounds like the wire leading from the sensor is grounded somewhere between the sensor and the light. If you moved a bunch of wires around when you converted to LED's some insulation may have broken and now you are grounding somewhere along the wire.

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Old 11-29-2012, 10:31 AM   #18
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Sounds like the wire leading from the sensor is grounded somewhere between the sensor and the light. If you moved a bunch of wires around when you converted to LED's some insulation may have broken and now you are grounding somewhere along the wire.

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thats a very good point. I'll investigate
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:17 PM   #19
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Sounds like the wire leading from the sensor is grounded somewhere between the sensor and the light. If you moved a bunch of wires around when you converted to LED's some insulation may have broken and now you are grounding somewhere along the wire.

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You were exactly right. There was no insulation on the connector for the oil pressure switch bulb and a brown wire was in close contact with the wire, causing it to ground out.
Thanks for everyone's help.
I'm also very glad I wasn't actually subjecting my engine to low oil pressure as well.
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