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Oil indicator turning on

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by CharlyB, Nov 15, 2017.

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  1. CharlyB

    CharlyB Just got it firing!

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    Hi guys,

    I recently got a 2013 V7 stone and I love it!
    Tonight the oil indicator (the red light) started turning on when the engine is off. I checked the oil and it's fine so I'm not sure why this is happening. Any pointers?

    Thank you,
     
  2. Bill Hagan

    Bill Hagan GT Reference GT Famiglia

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    Couldn't find a "munching popcorn" emoji, so this will have to do. :smoke:

    At first, thought that maybe yours -- tho my V7 II Stornello doesn't -- might have one of those (useless) flashing red lights for the (nonexistent) security system as on my Norge and Griso. But, checked out the manual on this site -- https://www.guzzitech.com/forums/resources/v7-ii-owners-manual.197/ -- and saw nada.

    Most interesting.

    OTOH, we have some electrical wizards here, so I'll be curious to hear their ideas.

    Best,

    Bill
     
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    Engine off & Key Off also?
    If key is on the light would be on even if the engine is off.

    Quick lesson.
    The Oil light comes on when the circuit is complete.
    The circuit is complete when there is no pressure at the oil sending unit (switch).
    When the engine starts & the oil pressure builds the oil switch opens & the circuit is no longer complete so the light goes out.

    There should be no power to that circuit when the engine is off.
    Are you turning the engine off using the kill switch instead of the key switch?

    Does the light stay on over night?
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    There is power to the oil light circuit when the key is on. The oil pressure switch provides a ground so the light illuminates. With the key off, the light should be off. If it is on, there may be an issue with the ignition switch or other component.
     
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    CharlyB Just got it firing!

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    The light is off when the key is off and i use the kill switch to turn the engine off. Lesson learned, thank you for the fast and very clear answer!
     

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