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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:19 am    Post subject: Oil Pressure Switch Failure? Reply with quote

Found a few related threads, but wanted some further inputs.

‘60 Kombi with 1200, 6v.

Just installed new complete WW harness with all new bulbs and holders. Oil pressure light doesn’t come on with key when connected to the switch, but will come on when you disconnect it and ground it to the motor.

Bad switch? If so, is there a suitable replacement at any local auto parts store?

Thanks much! After a lot of maintenance projects, I’m ready to take her for a ride, but not willing to risk it with no oil pressure indication!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:38 am    Post subject: Re: Oil Pressure Switch Failure? Reply with quote

Check for continuity between the switch body and the case first, the threads have to make good contact where it screws into the case.

It's difficult to recommend any new replacement switches lately, between poor quality and wrong threads (tapered vs: straight, etc.) it gets really confusing, a good used one may be your best option.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:05 am    Post subject: Re: Oil Pressure Switch Failure? Reply with quote

busdaddy wrote:
Check for continuity between the switch body and the case first, the threads have to make good contact where it screws into the case.

It's difficult to recommend any new replacement switches lately, between poor quality and wrong threads (tapered vs: straight, etc.) it gets really confusing, a good used one may be your best option.

Thanks for the response!

Just checked and continuity is good. Sourced a switch from a local VW performance shop with a great reputation, so I’m hoping the switch is good enough quality to pass their muster.

Will update with results!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Oil Pressure Switch Failure? Reply with quote

New switch installed, and fixed the issue.

Light goes on with the first turn of the key to the “on” position, and goes out after starting.

Gotta love the easy fixes!
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