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Oil light keeps flickering on and off but full of oil, The

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Oil light keeps flickering on and off but full of oil
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: The oil light only
JA: What is the model/year of your Kia?
Customer: 2015 soul 40k miles
JA: Are you fixing your Soul yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Checking oil is all
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Yeah I just got it fixed in a body shop 5k dollars worth of damage and me and the owner had a big disagreement but he finally got done after 6 weeks and now first day I get it back it starts this... maybe motor has been tampered with
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 2 months ago.

Hello, let me review your request. Please stand by.

Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 2 months ago.

Does the light flicker after the engine is warmed up or all the time?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
After engine warms up I think... not sure I'd have to let it cool off and see..
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 2 months ago.

Ok and does the light go off when you accelerate?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Flickers while idling
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 2 months ago.

Do you hear any noise from the engine when the light flickers?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Not that I can hear... Thought I heard a ticking noise one time
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 2 months ago.

Did the body shop change the oil?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No but they felt I cheated them and I didn't... they was angry because I refused the paint job bc it was orange peeled and the owner literally cussed me out bc I threatened to take him to court... This was never a problem before and I just got car back at 430 yesterday
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 2 months ago.

Since the oil level is good and no noises from the engine he symptom you are experiencing could be caused by faulty oil pressure switch or wrong viscosity oil used. Since it happened after body repair need to make surefor lose oil pressure switch connector.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Ok where would the connection for the switch be
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 2 months ago.

Do you have a 1.6L or 2.0L engine?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
2.0
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 2 months ago.

Attached is the manufacture provided location for the oil pressure switch. It is located on top of the oil filter

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Ok I will check it on my lunch break and let you know
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 2 months ago.

Ok.

Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 2 months ago.

Hello, just checking if any updates?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Still flickering and plug was on tightly... getting oil changed tomorrow to see if the viscosity is wrong
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 2 months ago.

Ok. Also check with kia if your vehicle is still under powertrain warranty.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
It should be... only 52k on the car
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 2 months ago.

I doubt that any engine will just show up randomly. Could be just wrong vicosity oil used.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I'm thinking I did put the wrong oil in last time
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 2 months ago.

Could be something as simple as that.