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I have a 1998 foreman 400.Sometimes when i start it the oil light comes on and stays on for a while.It usually goes out after awhile.Iknow the oil is not hot because it does it some as soon as i start it.Is there a sensor that could be bad ,if so where is it.

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Ok i think my sensor is bad.It is supposed to measure 9.5-10.5k ohmes but it measures 18k.The price for a new one is to much so i think i will hook it up direct to a switch.My question is do i need a relay or can i go directly from the switch.

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Ok i think my sensor is bad.It is supposed to measure 9.5-10.5k ohmes but it measures 18k.The price for a new one is to much so i think i will hook it up direct to a switch.My question is do i need a relay or can i go directly from the switch.

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Yes your sensor appears to test out of tolerance but I think something wrong with the value鈥攁 high resistance should, to my understanding, inhibit the light function. Anyway, a new sensor costs $39 through the Rocky Mtn link below but you can search the part number on eBay and likely get it for less. It鈥檚 under the 鈥淐rank case鈥 IPB.

There鈥檚 no good reason to hook it up to a switch. So you can turn the light off on on? There鈥檚 a mod you can build called a trim-pot (adjustable potentiometer) but that鈥檚 not a beginner mod.
 
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