[DML] Funny oil light behavior
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[DML] Funny oil light behavior



Ok, here's a new one.

All my binnacle lights except the battery light are
LEDs.

I'm driving along the interstate and I signal a right
turn to get off on an exit.  As I do, I notice my oil
light starts to illuminate.  It's not sudden and
instantaneous, it's very slow as if someone's winding
a wheel to give off the light.  It never even gets
completely lit, but it's bright enough to notice out
of the corner of your eye.  I see it, check my oil
gauge; I'm at the little tick right below "80". 
Engine seems stable, no overheating whatsoever.  I
turn off my turn signal; the oil light starts to
decline in brightness.  I noticed that if I turn my
left turn signal - nothing - but as soon as I use my
right turn signal this seems to happen.  If I
disengage the headlight switch entirely, the oil light
appears to go out too; it doesn't linger on.

I've seen this behavior with the "cooling fan fail"
light as well with an LED in place.  Anyone have any
ideas?  Is it something to do with the wiring of the
car or the "paper circuit board" behind the instrument
cluster?  I guess I've never noticed it until tonight,
who really knows how long it's been doing this.  It
doesn't really scare me, but I thought it was weird to
say the least.

Jeremiah

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