Does anyone know if the oil light is somehow connected with the brake light (possibly as a bulb check feature)? When I apply my brake, my oil light comes on. I'm trying to figure out if it is an electrical problem or normal operation.
Ya, it must have to be some sort of electrical problem, why else would that light come on when its not sopsed to, unless the whole time u had low oil, lol. Funny thing with some sleds, my buddy had an old 500 ski-doo, and he blew hius headlight bulb, then a few mins later he blew his tail light then shortly after tha he blew his instrument lights, then right after that, it died on him. These sleds were so that if something blew, everything else did, and maybe ur sled is the same case, im not sure if its the same exact thing, but it might be something like that. Other than that, id say check all ur wiring for damaged or frayed wires, and that nothing has tripped and that all ur fuses are not blown or damaged or anything like that. It might even be that some wires got crossed somewhere that its making the oil light come on when ur brake light comes on. Best bet it to check it all over for junk like that.
I had the same thing with my 83 SS440. When I took the seat off to recover it, the wires were worn just a bit. I ran new wires, and the oil light only came on when it was low on oil. Not saying that that is your problem, but it's worth checking!
Originally posted by Yamaha-ha-ha@Jan 26 2005, 08:18 PM I had the same thing with my 83 SS440. When I took the seat off to recover it, the wires were worn just a bit. I ran new wires, and the oil light only came on when it was low on oil. Not saying that that is your problem, but it's worth checking!
Funny that you mention that. I had the seat off to replace the rotten wood backer and found mice damage to the wires. I spliced in a new section, but perhaps I missed some other damage. I'll have to take the seat off again and check. Thanks. I know that on some machines there is a bulb check feature that lets you know if your brake light is not working. I had no idea if these had that or not.
you could have your wires touching behind your dash also,,,, but it definetly sounds like 2 are touching,,,, if it only comes on when you press your brake, check your wiring from your brake handle to your brake light,,, somewhere in there it is jumping over and hitting your other oil light warning