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Oil pressure idiot light question (adding oil pressure gauge)

Posted By: promodmerc

Oil pressure idiot light question (adding oil pressure gauge) - 04/12/15 06:43 PM

Next weekend I will installing oil, water & volt gauges (all electric). Will I need to ground/bypass the oil pressure light? I'm assuming with the wire disconnected it will stay lit since it will not sense any pressure.
Posted By: 97sport

Re: Oil pressure idiot light question (adding oil pressure gauge) - 04/19/15 11:22 PM

I'm about to do the same with a mechanical gauge. Does anybody know of a readily available T-fitting or something that will allow the factory idiot light sensor as well as the oil pressure gauge fittings?
Posted By: Everet

Re: Oil pressure idiot light question (adding oil pressure gauge) - 04/19/15 11:47 PM

They sell this at AUTOZONE:
Dorman AutoGrade 1/8 in. female NPT to 1/8 in. male NPT T pipe fitting 490-186.1

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Posted By: 97sport

Re: Oil pressure idiot light question (adding oil pressure gauge) - 04/20/15 12:14 AM

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They sell this at AUTOZONE:
Dorman AutoGrade 1/8 in. female NPT to 1/8 in. male NPT T pipe fitting 490-186.1

Everet <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


Exactly why I asked. Thank you sir! Going to get one now. I hadn't looked that far into it yet, and knew somebody else had done this install...
Posted By: promodmerc

Re: Oil pressure idiot light question (adding oil pressure gauge) - 04/20/15 06:37 PM

I got my gauges installed. With the factory oil idiot light disconnected the light does not come on. Just the opposite of what I was expecting.

I didn't install a T as personally I don't see the need for the idiot light when using an actual gauge.
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