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Oil Warning Light ECT Sensor

Hi everyone, can you help with this problem.

My wife has just come back from the dealership after a fault light appeared on her 55 2.2i CDTi Civic.
They have advised us of the following:
Oil warning light - Requires software update 75 plus vat
ECT Sensor 2, pin has corroded in switch - New Switch 140 Plus vat
If switch cannot be removed new loom to be installed 1180 plus vat !!!!!!

Is this the right course of action as I simply cannot afford a new loom!!

Please help

Thank you kindly
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Sorry to hear your news, but it has happened a few times on other cars. hopefully will get sorted cheap for you...

http://www.civinfo.com/forum/engines...onstantly.html

http://www.civinfo.com/wiki/index.ph...olant_Sensor_2

fingers & toes crossed it has not happened yet on mine, time will tell.
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Thanks for the link, glad I am not alone! seems many people have had this problem. perhaps time that HUK looked at a solution!!
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it is becoming more frequent on 56 reg civics....petrol and diesel. problem being honda will not supply a repair kit and its a fairly labour intensive job never mind the cost of the loom itself to be fitted. somthing i would suggest for people who own civics of this age ( later civics had more grease applied to the sensor and connector) is to remove the connector at the base of the radiator. clean the connector out with carb cleaner or similar and apply lithium grease arround the connector and inside the sensor. this will stop any corrosion, which is causing the problem in the first place!
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