OIl light stays on after battery cable came off while runniing JD 870: John Deere Review  -- John Deere Tractors Discussion Forum and Review OIl light stays on after battery cable came off while runniing JD 870: John Deere Review -- John Deere Tractors Discussion Forum

  parts   |   manuals   |   discussion   |   photos   |   podcast   |   reviews   |   specs   |   dealers   |   classifieds   |   contact   |   faq   |   myProfile   |   home          Login Now | Sign Up


FAQ:   What is a tractor?

Forum Index
New As Posted | Active Subjects



www.emerichsales.com - New & Used Equipment
          View Tractors For Sale!


www.partsbynet.com - Lawn and Garden Equipment Parts


Bernardsville Landscape Lighting
Click to Post a New Message!

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > John Deere Review Forum

Page [ 1 ] | 2 | | Next >>
Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo
 09-21-2009, 17:10 Post: 165833
offgridman



Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: theodore alabama
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 8

6
Filter by User
 OIl light stays on after battery cable came off while runniing JD 870

I have installed a new pressure switch and the oil light still stays on. Any ideas appreciated. offgridman at cs.com
Batttery cable fell off while the John Deere 870 was running.

Thanks,
Warren Lee






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 09-22-2009, 21:31 Post: 165872
jdgreen



Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Maryland
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 217
 OIl light stays on after battery cable came off while runniing JD 870

Will the light go off when you disconnect the wire from the pressure switch? If not, then you have a short somewhere in the wire or the instrument panel. If it does go out, then you might actually have low oil pressure. You should get it checked before any engine damage occurs.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 06-28-2010, 22:42 Post: 171915
offgridman



Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: theodore alabama
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 8

6
Filter by User
 OIl light stays on after battery cable came off while runniing JD 870

Did you ever solve the problem you had with the JD870 oil light staying on after the negative battery cable came off?
I am having the same problem with mine
offgridman@cs.com






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 08-04-2010, 22:52 Post: 172823
offgridman



Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: theodore alabama
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 8

6
Filter by User
 OIl light stays on after battery cable came off while runniing JD 870

Quote:
Originally Posted by jdgreen | view 165872
Will the light go off when you disconnect the wire from the pressure switch? If not, then you have a short somewhere in the wire or the instrument panel. If it does go out, then you might actually have low oil pressure. You should get it checked before any engine damage occurs.



Did you ever figure out why the light stays on . Mine is doing the same thing after the battery came loose while running.
I have installed a new pressure switch and it still stays on.
Thanks
Warren Lee






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 08-05-2010, 07:49 Post: 172828
earthwrks

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Home Office in Flat Rock, Michigan
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 3853
 OIl light stays on after battery cable came off while runniing JD 870

Gridman, reread JDgreen's post.

He never said HE had a problem--YOU posted that YOU had the problem and HE asked YOU if YOU checked the oil pressure.

Did YOU do that?

Me thinks I know the answer. Noooo.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 02-24-2011, 22:40 Post: 177007
offgridman



Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: theodore alabama
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 8

6
Filter by User
 OIl light stays on after battery cable came off while runniing JD 870

Yes, I did check the oil pressure it was fine.
I did check the wires and found no evidence of a short.
The oil light still stays on to this day.
I would like to fix it if anyone knows where to look next.
Thanks.
Offgridman
2/25/2011






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 02-25-2011, 08:51 Post: 177012
kthompson



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: South Carolina
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 5104

2
Filter by User
 OIl light stays on after battery cable came off while runniing JD 870

If I read this fully you did replace the oil pressure sending unit. No idea if this is possible but could the access to the unit be restricted in the block? If the old one was bad it is also possible the new sending unit is. You say the pressure is truly fine so have to be testing with a gauge to know that. The sending unit is an electric switch, my guess a ground that is open if pressure is low. That should be easy to figure out as if correct there is only one wire to it and it grounds through the sending unit of there two wires on it and one of those grounds to the tractor. If so doubt you will short out anything as you can only complete a circuit and not short circuit it. Disconnect the wire and see if the light goes off. If it does then my thought is there is a worn spot in the wire to the sending unit most likely...if the sending you is good.

Have you tested the sending unit to see if it is opening (If a ground unit) when the pressure is up? If you have not do you have any kind of electrical tester even one of the little lights? The disconnect the wire (if a short in the circuit you must disconnect the wire) and test the unit it to see if it is opening when the oil pressure is up.

Again, all this assumes your oil pressure is good.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 05-10-2011, 21:46 Post: 178403
offgridman



Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: theodore alabama
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 8

6
Filter by User
 OIl light stays on after battery cable came off while runniing JD 870

I located the general area and will resolve the problem soon.I am currently repainting and repairing all the rusty spots on the machine. I reached up near the dash panel and wiggled the wires and got the oil light to go on and off a couple of times. Must be a short up there somewhere.
I will pull the dash once I have the rest of the sheet metal reinstalled. I had to repair holes in both fenders and rebuild the hood supports. Saved myself over two grand doing it verses buying new parts.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 10-06-2014, 22:15 Post: 191177
offgridman



Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: theodore alabama
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 8

6
Filter by User
 OIl light stays on after battery cable came off while runniing JD 870

Quote:
Originally Posted by offgridman | view 165833
I have installed a new pressure switch and the oil light still stays on. Any ideas appreciated. offgridman at cs.comBatttery cable fell off while the ...



OK it took five years for me to solve this problem. It's amazingly simple.
Original problem was oil pressure light stopped working.
Then after I replaced the oil pressure sending unit (twice) the oil pressure light stayed on all the time.

The answer is.... When I replaced the original oil pressure switch during trouble shooting I had removed the parking light bulb and the oil pressure bulb switching them so I could test that the bulb was good.
Here is the kicker when I reinstalled the bulb holders I inadvertently switched the parking light and the oil pressure light positions. Since the parking light was set the oil pressure light stayed on... Duh.
The parking light bulb in the oil pressure switch burned out pretty quickly due to the switch being damaged while I was working on the fenders shortly afterward I had the oil pressure problem. Most likely because It was crushed by tall brush most likely and damaged. . I never noticed that the parking light (really the oil pressure light) came on every time I parked it since I always set the brake.
I decided yesterday to find the problem since I finally had time yesterday to find it.
I stopped my tractor after bush hogging and found that I had developed a tiny pin hole leak in the phram oil filter. I was luck enough that it had just happened and was still showing full on the dip stick.
This prompted me to take another look.
A simple reversal of the lights in the holes and a broken brake light switch about the same time caused me to think it was broken beyond the oil pressure switch.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 10-07-2014, 10:08 Post: 191179
DennisCTB

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Nov 1998
Location: NorthWest NJ
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 2542
 OIl light stays on after battery cable came off while runniing JD 870

It is so easy to mix things up on reassembly Smile Thanks for sharing this after all those years....






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo


Page [ 1 ] | 2 | | Next >>

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > John Deere Review Forum

Thread 165833 Filter by Poster:
DennisCTB 1 | earthwrks 1 | jdgreen 1 | kthompson 2 | offgridman 6 |




Most Viewed

+ John Deere 2210 Backhoe Review
+ John Deere vs Kubota Compact Tractors
+ John Deere 790 fuel shut-off solenoid failing???
+ John Deere low viscosity HY GARD
+ John Deere JD 4100 Wiring diagram
+ JD 790 or Kubota L3000DT
+ Should I buy a John Deere 4105???
+ John Deere 4300 turns over but won't start
+ John Deere 455 garden tractor
+ Oil Change for Diesel Tractor

Most Discussion

+ John Deere 4300 scuffing......
+ Possible Solution To The 4000
+ Dealer out to lunch
+ Just got my new JD 4410 - Prob
+ Hello Green, Goodbye Orange
+ Receiver hitch for iMatch
+ 4300 wheel bolt problems
+ 4000 Ten Series 50 hour break
+ Don't buy JD compact tractors.
+ Oil Change for Diesel Tractor

Newest Topics

+ Oil overflow from tube and Smoke
+ John Deere 4100 gear 3 point not workin
+ 2000 John Deer Gator 4 X2
+ Mini Excavator SY20C - Small Body with Big Power
+ John Deer 1070 starting problem
+ John Deere 990
+ Tractors R Us
+ john deere 4100 with 410 loader hydraulic problem
+ John Deere 2032R Buying advice
+ John Deere 2010 loss of hydraulics













Turbochargers for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Cab Glass for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Alternators for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Radiators for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Driveline Components for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Starter Motors for Tractors and Industrial Machines