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Engine management fault

The glow plug heater light is flashing on my 2001 VW golf mk4 diesel tdi and the manual says it indicates an engine management fault. However, it drives perfectly normal, I stopped as soon as the light came on and turned the engine off for a few minutes, it restarted ok and I drove for about two minutes before starting to flash again. I am sure if this is relevant but I had the front pipe/cat replaced about 40 miles earlier by my local garage who have a good reputation.

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  • com123dog Mar 02, 2009

    my glow plug light comes on and continues to flash after i have done about 15 miles i have tested it with a vag fault reader but shows no fault i have had an mot and emmissions test and as the previous reader says it makes no difference to the performance off the vechile i am that cheesed off with it i am considering taking the bulb out regards phil

  • lewg Sep 05, 2009

    the glow plug heater light is flashing on my 2001 deisel jetta

  • colin white May 11, 2010

    check your brake light switch/brake lights

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This is going to sound nuts but its true.if your brakelight switch is defective that light will flash.
see if you brake lights are working.if it is automatic trans you will notice the shifter will not always release when you depress brake pedal.
if its not brakelight switch get it autoscaned with a VAG.com

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Thanks the above comment really does work:)

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