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Glowplug light on my golf tdi

The glowplug works normal when you turn ignition on9 it comes on then goes out like it should but then when your driving say about 40 secs later it will come back onand flash, the car starts ok even in morning in this cold weather. you got any ideas please

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  • andyhulme200 Dec 04, 2008

    If its not that what else could it be????


  • andyhulme200 Dec 05, 2008

    Can't thank you enough, you were spot on. I had new switch ,with the new switch you plug it in and then turn it. i wasn't told this at volks main dealer where i got switch from, but other than that everything is ok now. The only thing was when it was fixed the diagnostic machine would not cancel the fault for some reason. Will this make any difference ? The glowplug light now stops off, so now hoping it stays off for good

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Hi Andy,
Remarkably, this problem is often associated with a faulty brake light switch down at the pedal!
It happened to my '97 Sharan the other day whilst driving along, and the merest tap on the brake pedal with my left foot stopped the glow plug light flashing.

Posh folk sometimes replace the switch; I would suggest checking the connecting wires down there first :-)

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