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oil light?

Discussion in 'Ibiza Mk4 (2002-2008)' started by samslow, May 26, 2010.

  1. samslow

    samslow Guest

    my wifes 05 55 tdi sport mk4 the oil warning light has just come on (the one below the miles) with the spanner too
    now i checked the oil and it needed a slight top up nothing major so done that and the indicator is still flashing
    it is at 46500 miles when the warning came on but surely it cant need a service it was only serviced at 41500 miles back in october last year!?
    so do i reset the warning (if so how cause i cant see anything in the manual how todo it)

    or

    does it need a service
    and the last service was a big un too
     
  2. rich3001

    rich3001 Active Member

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    I had this after my service the oil started flashing 2 days later and i had only done 600 mile. I just took it to the garage as they didnt reset it when they did the service.

    Edit: you could get charged for taking it to the garage as it was back in october
     
  3. DEAN0

    DEAN0 Old Git

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    Reset it yourself

    Ignition off completely

    press trip reset button and whilst keeping it pressed turn on ignition

    When you see - - : - - turn the trip reset to the right.

    all will be reset for another 10k
     
  4. rich3001

    rich3001 Active Member

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    I just found that out after 2 years of owning my car :whistle:
     
  5. samslow

    samslow Guest

    nice one just done it!

    still wondering why the light came on after only after 5000 miles and 7 mths though!
     
  6. DEAN0

    DEAN0 Old Git

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    Sounds like it wasn't properly reset at the last service.

    Just make yourself a note to have it serviced at around the 51K mark ( or in October 2010 if you get there before 51K comes around)
     
    #6 DEAN0, May 27, 2010
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  7. mazzerati

    mazzerati Bags are for groceries!

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    Must be service time for people me and three of my mates and my brother and next door neighbour had service light come on today haha how spooky!
     
  8. Slippery_Stu

    Slippery_Stu Active Member

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    Doesn't the oil light come on for the mid year oil change on the diesels? :think:

    I kinda remember clearing my light between services (after changing the oil!)
     
  9. DEAN0

    DEAN0 Old Git

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    Unless it has changed - Diesels are a 10K oil change.

    Many people (myself included) change the oil in between recommendations as well

    I do around 12k a year so i change mine every 6k

    The problem for many garages is they don't have the kit to reset the light until it comes on so they don't do it.
     
  10. ellie1664

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    My orange oil lamp stays on even thought I have oil? I drive a 2000 seat leon cupra. Any ideas?
     
  11. DEAN0

    DEAN0 Old Git

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    We are not talking about the orange oil light - we are talking about the oil service indicator showing up in the milometer.

    I hope for your sake that it is a faulty oil pressure sender unit or the wire to it has shorted on something.

    The alternative reason is that you have no oil pressure despite having oil - and that will kill the engine very quickly.
     
  12. dervpower

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    Mine started flashing around 700 miles ago, even though it was serviced by the garage. So I just reset the indicator, and remember to service the car every 10,000 miles.
     
  13. ellie1664

    ellie1664 Guest

    Thanks for your advice. Hopefully it is a shortened wire I have driven the car and it drives fine, so as I have not killed the engine yet, and there is no sign of over heatingit won't die yet!!! I think I'll change the oil filter in case that's faulty and giving a low pressure.
    Thanks again for your help.
     
  14. buffalo0

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    Oil warning

    have just purchased a seat ibiza 03 plate second hand and it came with no instruction manual.

    Beneath the total mileage indicator the word "Oil" displays when i first turn on the ignition and then a spanner symbol appears.

    I have topped up the engine oil but it is still displaying.

    Can someone please tell me exactly what this warning means

    Many Thanks
     
  15. GlanzaV

    GlanzaV I start fires!

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    Oil Service Indicator - I hope you haven't overfilled your oil level?
     
    #15 GlanzaV, Nov 16, 2010
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  16. buffalo0

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    I was careful to ensure that I didnt overfill the oil. Will book it for a service soon anyway to check everything is definatly ok. Thank you
     
  17. Blanco92

    Blanco92 www.racedriversinc.com

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    It's just reached the 10k/12 month service interval. Oil and filter change, reset the indicator, all done!
     
  18. smithy84

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    to reset it all you need to do is the following...
    have the key in ignition but not turned on.
    press & hold the milage reset button & keep it pressed while you put the ignition on and for a few seconds after.
    then it should go.
    mines always coming on. i dont know why it comes on so often, it gets plenty of oil changes.
     
  19. MrNorma

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    I got this coming back from the ring in sept. Thought i might have burned some oil on the track so topped up only to find out i had over filled it and then had to get some drained out.
     
  20. damon6uk

    damon6uk 1.2 nahh cupra

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    Oil warning

    Hi I need some of your expertise again my car come up saying oil the other day so as you do I filled it and did the usual but it still seems to think it's low does anybody know if it takes time for it to recognise it again or do you think the sensor is messed up
     

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