Q: Oil light ON repair

asked by on

I just had my front lower spoiler repaired after hitting a curb with some slight damage. I went to pick it up my car from the body shop and got in, started it up and the engine oil light in my dashboard came on. I turned off the engine to check the oil and it was fine. It turned the engine back on and the oil light was still on. I called up the shop to see if when they disconnected the fog lights that they might have forgot to reconnect a wire. The shop told me they had to lower the oil cooler, the air pocket, oil sensor. I asked if they twisted one of the lines could this make the oil light turn on. If this were the case there wouldn't be any oil flow through the engine right? What do you think?

Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1985 BMW 635CSi. I’m guessing you’re talking about the Oil Level Light and not the Pressure Light. If this happened right after the accident, I’d be willing to bet the sensor and/or wiring got damaged. I would take your vehicle back to the body shop and insist they make it right. If they can’t fix your vehicle, the team at YourMechanic would be happy to help. A certified mechanic can replace the oil sensor if necessary.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Oil light ON repair

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Replaced oxygen sensors, but code P0135 still visible - 1996 Lexus LX450

P0135 is a "heater circuit" malfunction in the O2 sensor. This is usually a fused circuit. Check your Owners Manual to verify that it is fused, then check that fuse to make sure it isn't blown ("something" caused the old...

Q: Air Condition/Heat at the same time

Your 2006 Accord has the ability to mix the air for the driver and passenger sides independently of each other. Each has it's own control motor. I would suspect that the passenger control motor is failing or possibly the switch...

Q: My engine is shaking, how do I fix it? Something is also leaking from the bottom of the car.

Until you find where the oil leak is you will not make it very far before the engine seizes. Have one of our local mobile mechanics come to you and check the engine for you and pinpoint the oil leak....

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.