"Check oil level" on DIC - Page 2 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-14-2008, 11:23 AM   #11
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: In your garage, swipin' da lug nutz
Posts: 3,067
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sandrock is on a distinguished road
Default

I retract my previous statement. Oil modules were used PRIOR to the 96 model year, not since. The PCM itself contains the module starting in 96. So the only thing to look at would be the sensor in the pan or the associated wiring to it. In either case, a scantool can tell you if the circuit is bad or not.
sandrock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2008, 12:36 PM   #12
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,451
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
agrazela is on a distinguished road
Default

While I suppose it'* possible you have a malfunctioning sensor, more likely you just need to top off your oil a little.

On both my '98 and '04, I have found that the oil level sensor is very sensitive, but also very accurate, consistently detecting low oil levels at about 1/8 to 1/4 quart low.

I definitely would advise not to disable or disconnect it just because you don't like seeing the light
agrazela is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2008, 07:42 PM   #13
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Farmington, Minnesota =MWBF '05 SURVIVOR= =CEBF '06 SURVIVOR= =August '06 COTM=
Posts: 9,130
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
LakevilleSSEi is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by agrazela
While I suppose it'* possible you have a malfunctioning sensor, more likely you just need to top off your oil a little.

On both my '98 and '04, I have found that the oil level sensor is very sensitive, but also very accurate, consistently detecting low oil levels at about 1/8 to 1/4 quart low.

I definitely would advise not to disable or disconnect it just because you don't like seeing the light
Pretty sure just unplugging it would still continue to turn the light on....
LakevilleSSEi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2008, 08:24 PM   #14
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
 
LondonOntMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 36
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
LondonOntMan is on a distinguished road
Default

I guess I should expand on my concerns. The level sensor in the oil pan is new. I check the oil level about once a week and it is right at the full mark. The "check oil level" signal on the DIC comes on every time I start the car. I thought I had read somewhere in the forums that there was a relay under the dash that worked with the sensor in the oil pan.
LondonOntMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2008, 08:17 AM   #15
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: In your garage, swipin' da lug nutz
Posts: 3,067
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sandrock is on a distinguished road
Default

Ok, this thread is starting to get confusing, because there are two members with two different model cars having the same problem. Out of respect for the original poster, please post your issue seperately.

Smallengineguy, since you have a 1996, you do not have an oil level module...the PCM itself handles that job. I would look into the sensor wiring first, since it IS on the oil pan, and if there is a leak at the pan gasket, oil could soften those sensor wires over time. Then scan your vehicle for codes 1653 (oil lamp circuit...doubtful this will pop up since your lamp works), or 1672. Those are the only two codes I could find that are related to the issue you have.
sandrock is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Code 41 Camshaft Sensor & DIC Low Coolant Level Dutch2005 1992-1999 3 03-20-2007 03:30 AM
"Check Tire Pressure" and "DIC" mac077 2000-2005 18 11-29-2006 04:40 PM
'96 SSE "Check engine oil level" and oil press gau charliemax 1992-1999 2 06-11-2006 12:04 AM
"Check oil level light" wickedtama 1992-1999 6 07-26-2004 02:24 PM
'Check Oil Level' light and SC maintenance question SSEiMan Forced Induction 4 02-09-2003 01:32 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:14 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.