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BWD Oil Pressure Light Switch

Part No. S4178P Warranty Details  
$14.39
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Designed with the professional installer in mind, BWD P-Series matches the original to compete with the OE and dealerships.

Product Features:
  • Direct-fit replacement ensures proper OE fit, form, and function
  • Manufactured using high-quality materials for durability and longevity
  • Undergoes extensive testing to ensure reliability
  • As a global manufacturer of automotive aftermarket products, we maintain complete quality control throughout the manufacturing process
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Connector Gender:Female
Terminal Gender:Male
Terminal Quantity:1
Terminal Type:Blade

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BWDOil Pressure Light Switch
 
4.0

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to install (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small cars (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (12), Casual driver (8), Mechanic (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (33)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect fit, easy to install

Easy to install but need a 1 and 1/16 socket or metric equivalent. I order online and pick up at store to save 20%, staff at my advance auto store are great to...Read complete review

Easy to install but need a 1 and 1/16 socket or metric equivalent. I order online and pick up at store to save 20%, staff at my advance auto store are great to work with.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It works

The sensor was very competitively-priced even when compared to online retailers that often charge way less - by the time you factor in shipping, most of their parts are a few bucks more. It's...Read complete review

The sensor was very competitively-priced even when compared to online retailers that often charge way less - by the time you factor in shipping, most of their parts are a few bucks more. It's just an oil pressure sender, right? The biggest downside (aside from not being an OEM or OEM supplier) is that most of the "Higher quality" senders have sealant on the threads. I have a huge can of the stuff, so it isn't a big deal, but the casual user or wrencher might not have sealant. You should either use something like Blue Monster sealant on the top threads (not the tip threads), or something like O2 sealant on the threads - NOT teflon tape! And remember not to overtighten the sensor or you'll need to rip apart your entire engine after you crack the housing and oil pours out like crazy. Seems like silly advice, but I've seen pictures of people who did it on the 300M forums, so I know not to do it.

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5.0

switch

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about BWD Oil Pressure Light Switch:

good

 
5.0

Wonder were the oil leak went!

By 

from Lancaster NY

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • It Works

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

    Comments about BWD Oil Pressure Light Switch:

    Fixed my oil leak! But a bear to get to it on this model car!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Works like it should

    By 

    from Reading, Pa

    About Me Mechanic

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about BWD Oil Pressure Light Switch:

        Works as it should. Advance had it ready when I walked in the door. Fast and easy transaction.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Engine oil pressure switch

        By 

        from Parker CO.

        About Me Mechanic

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Cars

            Comments about BWD Oil Pressure Light Switch:

            Worked fine. Solved an oil leak problem

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Looks different than OEM

            By 

            from Woodbridge, VA

            About Me Auto Enthusiast

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            3 or more reviews submitted

            Comments about BWD Oil Pressure Light Switch:

            The unit looks different than the OEM unit - my OEM unit was all black, including the the plastic electrical connector and the threaded end. The new one has a white plastic connector and chrome threaded end. No big deal. Fits well, and the electrical connector slides right on. Be sure to put some nylon tape or thread sealer on the threads before installing the new unit. That is the reason I was replacing my - the unit still worker, but it was leaking oil. The new one has metal threads vs. the OEM plastic threads, so I expect it will last longer.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Exact Match

            By 

            from Martinsburg, WV

            About Me Shade tree mechanic

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            Verified Buyer
            3 or more reviews submitted

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to install
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Small Cars

              Comments about BWD Oil Pressure Light Switch:

              Works great.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Solved the problem

              By 

              from Holiday, FL

              About Me Everyday Driver

              Verified Buyer
              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy to install

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Van

              Comments about BWD Oil Pressure Light Switch:

              Easy to install and solved the oil light problem without having to go to the shop. Would recommend it if it fits your vehicle.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Tired of oil light

              By 

              from NE Alabama

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Retired Auto Instructor, Truck Enthusiast

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              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about BWD Oil Pressure Light Switch:

                  Same-o-same-o. Tired of the oil light every time you idle but you are quite sure the pressure is good. Replace the sender unit. Also cleared up a small oil drip. Had to research how to unplug to find you slide a locking tab on a 2003 Town & Country.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Easy Fix

                  By 

                  from North of Milwaukee

                  About Me Casual Driver

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer
                  3 or more reviews submitted

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about BWD Oil Pressure Light Switch:

                      Easy fix for the common 2.7L intermittent oil light. Most difficult is getting the connector removed.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      good

                      By 

                      from east northport, ny

                      About Me Auto Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about BWD Oil Pressure Light Switch:

                      This item fit and worked perfectly.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      41 Questions | 49 Answers
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                      • Q:

                        where is this located on a 2005 chrysler town and country
                        Asked on 8/29/2016 by stacy from United States

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          I'm happy to help, Stacy! I've forwarded the location image of the BWD Oil Pressure Light Switch - Part No. S4178P on a 2005 Chrysler Town and Country to your email address.

                          Answered on 8/31/2016 by Solomon from AAP
                      • Q:

                        What is the thread size?
                        Asked on 12/3/2015 by slydog from Cooperstown, NY

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Hi, I'm glad to assist you. The thread size of this CARQUEST by BWD Oil Pressure Light Switch (Part No. S4178P) is 3/8-18 Inch.

                          Answered on 12/5/2015 by Solomon from AAP
                      • Q:

                        where is the oil pressure switch located on a 2002 PT cruiser
                        Asked on 3/1/2015 by Ty from inverness florida

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          Hi TY, glad to help you! The engine oil pressure switch is located on the right side rear of the engine block. The switch screws into the engine main oil gallery. To get more specific information on the location of this part I would recommend purchasing a Chilton or Haynes Repair Manual for your vehicle, not only will it show the location and also explain how to install, but you'll find it handy for many more projects on your vehicle. The repair manual part number is 25035.

                          Answered on 3/2/2015 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Do I need a special socket to install this sensor looks like maybe a 26mm deep well would work. Is that correct?
                        Asked on 1/14/2015 by Scott the Tech. from Goshen, IN

                        2 answers

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                          A:

                          Hello Scott I will be happy to help you with your question. With removal you do often need a special oil pressure switch socket; most deep well sockets are not deep enough and will damage the connector. Generally for installation you can use an open ended box wrench.

                          Answered on 1/16/2015 by Panda from AAP
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                          A:

                          I'm happy to help, Scott the Tech! From my research, this BWD Engine Oil Pressure Switch (Part No. S4178P) will utilize a 1-1/16" 6 sided deep well socket. This is roughly 27mm. This switch fits multiple Chrysler, Dodge, Eagle, Jeep, Mitsubishi, Plymouth and Volkswagen from 1996-2010.

                          Answered on 1/16/2015 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Where is this located on a 2003 Dodge Neon SXT?
                        Asked on 12/23/2014 by Shaun from Hollywood, FL

                        2 answers

                        • A:

                          Rear of engine about 6 to 7 inches above the oil pan

                          Answered on 12/3/2016 by anonymous from undisclosed
                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          Hi Shaun, To get more specific information on the location of the engine oil pressure switch I would recommend purchasing a Chilton or Haynes Repair Manual for your vehicle, not only will it show the location and also explain how to install, but you'll find it handy for many more projects on your vehicle. The repair manual part number is 30036.

                          Answered on 12/26/2014 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        does this have a warranty
                        Asked on 12/8/2014 by moe from austin, tx

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          Hi Moe, glad to help you! This part comes with a limited lifetime replacement warranty. The limited lifetime warranty part can be refunded for cash/credit within the 90 days time frame. After that time expires, it can only be exchanged for a new item. So the warranty is valid for the life of the part as long as the customer owns the vehicle.

                          Answered on 12/9/2014 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Where is this located on a 2007 Dodge nitro 4.0?
                        Asked on 12/6/2014 by Anabel from Morgantown

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          Hi Anabel, I'm glad to help you! It is in the front splash shield located near the oil filter. The switch is a two terminal device (one terminal is provided to the wiring harness and the other terminal is the switch's metal housing that screws into the engine block).

                          Answered on 12/7/2014 by Solomon
                      • Q:

                        Do all of the BWD oil pressure switch come with the sealant tape already on the threads? If so, mine didn't, will i need to get sealant tape?
                        Asked on 11/18/2014 by Lawrence

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Yes Lawrence, this part does come with a sealing tape already installed. If you have received this part without the sealing tape, then you will need to buy it separately to complete your project. We do apologize for the missing tape and will ensure that this mistake will not happen in future. For further assistance, please feel free to contact our customer service team by using this link. URL - http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/o/contactus

                          Answered on 11/22/2014 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        where is the switch located on a 2004 Chrysler sebring lx sedan 2.4L 2429cc dohc automatic?
                        Asked on 11/16/2014 by JReed from manistee, mi

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          Hi JReed, glad to help you! The engine oil pressure switch is located on the right side rear of the engine block. The switch screws into the engine main oil gallery. To get more specific information on the location of this part I would recommend purchasing a Chilton or Haynes Repair Manual for your vehicle, not only will it show the location and also explain how to install, but you'll find it handy for many more projects on your vehicle. The repair manual part number is 25040.

                          Answered on 11/17/2014 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        I have a 2001 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L engine and I need to replace the Engine Oil Pressure Switch. Where is it located and how do I go about doing it?
                        Asked on 10/24/2014 by Cynthia from United States

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          Hi Cynthia, To get more specific information on the location of this part I would recommend purchasing a Chilton or Haynes Repair Manual for your vehicle, not only will it show the location and also explain how to install, but you'll find it handy for many more projects on your vehicle. The repair manual part number is 25026.

                          Answered on 11/1/2014 by Steve from AAP
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