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71 Cutlass gen and oil light stays on with ignition off

Old April 10th, 2015, 12:14 PM
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71 Cutlass gen and oil light stays on with ignition off

My gen and oil light stays on when I shut off the car. When I remove the wire from the oil sending unit it does go off. The gen light stays on even with the wire off the gen. When I start the car all the lights functions properly. I replaced the ignition and head light swith no change. tonight im replacing the turn signal switch, but I dont think it will effect it since I disconnect the harness trying to find out why those lights stay on with ignition off. 71 cutlass convertable
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Old April 10th, 2015, 12:27 PM
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Your back feeding power through the system somehow. When did this problem start?
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Old April 10th, 2015, 12:36 PM
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about a month after I replace the guage. All worked fine untill one night I went into the garage to do some work on the car and noticed the lights on.
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Old April 10th, 2015, 12:42 PM
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Which gauge?
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Old April 10th, 2015, 12:47 PM
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Sorry the Fuel guage which includes the idiot lights, GEn, oil, hot etc.
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Old April 10th, 2015, 12:55 PM
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guage I installed
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Old April 10th, 2015, 01:27 PM
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Your going to have to go back through your wiring you have battery power supplying the idiot lights instead of switched.
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ok will do. Thanks
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Old April 10th, 2015, 02:06 PM
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By the way the gauges are cool.
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Thank you.
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You was right. I found a hot wire tied in to the power lead to the convertable wire. That wire went into the acc in the fuse box. Condition corrected. Thanks
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Glad you found it easily.
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