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83 Mitsu PU Diesel. Oil light on drawing .25 amps when key is off. Key on the light goes out. All other lights and gauges work as they should. Light is off when the engine is running. It is killing the battery when parked. Where would the idiot light get power when the key is off?

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    So what is the question exactly?
    – dobey
    Sep 5 '14 at 2:09
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    Found the problem. The air cleaner housing is electrically isolated by being mounted on rubber bushings. Pinched beneath it and chaffed is the main alternator wire and the oil pressure wire. They were shorted together. The Alt wire is always hot and when the key is on the idiot light is a balance circuit and is not lit. Go figure!
    – Wally Lum
    Oct 10 '14 at 3:37
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Found the problem. The air cleaner housing is electrically isolated by being mounted on rubber bushings. Pinched beneath it and chaffed is the main alternator wire and the oil pressure wire. They were shorted together. The Alt wire is always hot and when the key is on the idiot light is a balance circuit and is not lit. Go figure!

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Try checking your Oil Pressure Switch in your Engine. If its faulty then you should have replace with a new one.

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