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  1. #1
    Senior Member Three Rings
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    Sep 28 2009
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    WHY does it still say low oil when dipstick says OK???

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    I hate this onboard oil gauge. I bought a dipstick to be more accurate, but this weekend on the way out of town, it said low oil "add 1 1/2 quart max." Great, I add 1.5 quart and will go home to check with the dipstick. Well dipstick shows it just slightly over the dots on the dipstick indicative of good range, but below MAX on dipstick.

    It has been over a day of driving and it still shows the damn low oil indicator. Am I reading this dipstick wrong?? Does it take days for the oil indicator to change? I put my OBD2 scanner to it to erase codes, but it is still there!
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    Veteran Member Three Rings karp's Avatar
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    Veteran Member Four Rings JimmyBones's Avatar
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    The hood switches have been going bad a lot recently and try opening the hood for a minute with the engine off/ignition on before checking the oil level in the display. If level is still saying low and to add oil you probably need a hood switch.
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  4. #4
    Active Member One Ring
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    Sep 23 2010
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    Location
    Ridgefield Park/NJ

    Exactly what Jimmy said. I'm in the process of having my hood switch replaced. Went through the same problem your going through now..

  5. #5
    Senior Member Three Rings
    Join Date
    Sep 28 2009
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    Location
    texas

    ok my hood switch is dead.

    so my car has had dead parking brake module which made my cruise control dead, entire transmission replaced, rattles and now dead hood switch.
    815+ HP HP in garage:

    2009 Audi S5 | JHM tune | Miltek non-resonated | kw coil overs | e-codes | AWE S-Flo | Valentine 1 stealth mounted | Laser Interceptor | HID fogs
    2000 Stage 3 Audi S4 with 450 HP



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