Adding Oil Pressure Gauge to 2010-2014 FJ Cruiser?

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  1. Muddy1

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    Hi guys,

    I've done a lot of searching, but can't seem to find any threads on adding an oil pressure gauge to a 2010+ FJ.

    Specifically, I can't figure out where the oil pressure sender switch is! :(

    Could you guys help me?

    Thanks,

    Muddy1
     
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    On the earlier models (without the cartridge-type oil filter), it's located on the oil filter mount. I've never seen a late one, so I don't know, but did you look on or near where your cartridge filter mounts?
     
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    Yes, that's why I'm asking. I spent awhile looking under the hood where the oil filter mount USED to be, but I don't see anything that looks like a normal oil pressure switch. Seems like a dumb noob question, but I really can't find it.

    Thanks,

    Muddy1
     
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    Don't know how much this will help, but connector B28 on the attached wiring diagram is for the engine oil pressure switch.
     

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    has anyone found a way to do this yet
     
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    Where do you plan to mount the gauge?
     
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    The Oil Pressure Switch is located on the Oil Filter Housing. It's accessible from the right hand side Wheel Well. You'll need a 24mm Deep Socket. Not sure what kind of Gauge you plan on using. I plan on using an Electric Gauge when I get around to this. Speed Hut has custom Gauges that can be tweaked to match the FJ Cluster.
     
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    so goinng off this thread im guessing a pressure gauge will work off the factory sender
     
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    No, you have to install a T Fitting or find a different Oil Pressure Port.
     
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    i would have though an electronic gauge would be able to be spliced into the wiring for the sender
     
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    You could remove the Factory Oil Pressure Switch. All it does is switch to Ground when the pressure drops below a set limit. Then illuminates a warning light. The Oil Pressure Warning Light wont work again once the switch is removed. An Aftermarket Gauge is an actual Sending unit. It Sends an actual pressure reading to the Gauge. They definitely won't work in conjunction.
     
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    can someone tell me wat thread the pressure switch is
     
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