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Old 25 Aug 2004, 07:56 pm
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I just rented a PT cruiser from a rental car company. Since there is no manual come with it so I hope I can get an answer from this forum. When I turn on the car, before started it, all lights went on shortly then went off except "check engine" and "check oil" light. They went off after I started the car. I have no doubt on that 'check engine' light, behave just like my own car, but shouldn't the check oil light also go off shortly, even if engine is not started?
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Old 25 Aug 2004, 08:26 pm
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It's operating properly.
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Old 25 Aug 2004, 09:07 pm
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AAron,

As MX-5 already said, it's working properly. After I change oil, the oil light stays on for about 1 to 2 seconds until the sensor sees the oil pressure build up. If the PT sits for awhile, it could do the same thing.
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Old 25 Aug 2004, 11:21 pm
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If the engine isn't running, there's no oil pressure, hence the low oil pressure warning light is on
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If the engine isn't running, there's no oil pressure, hence the low oil pressure warning light is on
Yup. Perfectly normal.[?]
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Did you wait for that very last "ping"?




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I just rented a PT cruiser from a rental car company. Since there is no manual come with it so I hope I can get an answer from this forum. When I turn on the car, before started it, all lights went on shortly then went off except "check engine" and "check oil" light. They went off after I started the car. I have no doubt on that 'check engine' light, behave just like my own car, but shouldn't the check oil light also go off shortly, even if engine is not started?


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