For the last week or so the oil warning light on my dear old (1989) Corolla has had the alarming tendency to flicker. According to my owner’s manual, it’s not a problem if the light goes out once you step on the accelerator (which it does). But something must be wrong somewhere, else it wouldn’t be happening so much lately.
I have in fact checked the oil level in the car about a dozen times this week since that damn light scares the bejeezus out of me. Cold engine or warm, the oil level always looks fine on the dipstick.
The flickering is more likely to happen in the first 15 minutes of my driving around, especially if I’m slowing to round a corner or go uphill. Regardless of when it happens, though, stepping on the accelerator always makes the light go out again.
The car does not sound or handle any differently than unusual.
I also once noticed a brief flickering of the brake light while driving (brakes & fluid are fine), as well as a flickering of the dashboard lights. But each of these things happened just once, whereas the oil light thing is an almost daily occurrence.
Anyone have any ideas?