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That is the display that I keep getting on my car at certain times of the day, more specifically when I cut the wheel for parking, turning, etc. the oil light pops on when that happens as well. Someone please tell me the solutions and how urgent this really is. Thanks
 

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That is the display that I keep getting on my car at certain times of the day, more specifically when I cut the wheel for parking, turning, etc. the oil light pops on when that happens as well. Someone please tell me the solutions and how urgent this really is. Thanks
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99.99% of the time the problem is a failed/leaking oil pressure switch -

cross your fingers and replace the switch -

you should update your information -

if I knew the year and model of your car -
I would have included the correct part number -
and the best price available -
 

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Please use the Profile and Settings tabs to update your profile to show proper vehicle information and maybe approximate location. It sure helps with diagnosis and advice.

Look at most members' username banners ................

IF the car has a Northstar engine the most likely culprit is the oil pressure sending switch, as posted. Replace it with an AC Delco unit - RockAuto.

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first, I would check the obvious, that the oil level is correct.

then what basscat says...
Oil level has nothing to do with oil pressure or the oil light being illuminated.
If the oil level is 2 qts (or more) low, you'll get a CHECK OIL LEVEL message.
Don't confuse the two.
 

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Obviously, but you would not need a light to warn you about it.
 

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Agreed that the very likely culprit is the oil pressure switch. Just like in soo many other GM vehicles...

And what a pain to change unless you have small hands with long fingers. Or you remove the oil filter housing. I didn't and it was a PITA, but manageable.
 

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Agreed that the very likely culprit is the oil pressure switch. Just like in soo many other GM vehicles...

And what a pain to change unless you have small hands with long fingers. Or you remove the oil filter housing. I didn't and it was a PITA, but manageable.
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remove the oil filter housing.
ABSOLUTELY!!!
 

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Removing the oil filter adapter is the ONLY way to go (and is very easy). Found that out when I changed my CKP sensors.
 
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