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Old 06-12-2002, 10:28 AM
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For a ford truck the one that goes to the Oil gauge they list two parts a switch and a sensor what is the difference? Thanks
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Your post is vague, but I'll take a stab at it.

The switch is probably for a dummy light on the dashboard...Oil pressure above minimum=no light, low oil pressure=light comes on.

The sensor is probably for a gauge set-up.
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Old 06-12-2002, 11:47 AM
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Your oil pressure gage is not a gage at all. It's a glorified idiot light. All it does is tell you if you have pressure, not how much.

Check with the gang at www.f150online.com they'll be able to answer any questions.
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Baja is absolutely correct,a sender unit drives a gauge via a variable resistor,a switch turns on a light.
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