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How do i replace my VW SHARAN 02 glow plug relay. and what is it. i have been told that the glow plug relay is going. Could you please tell me what a glow plug relay is and what it does??? Also do i need to replace the glow plugs as well.

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The glow plug relay is a little black box normally located in the fues box, the relay regulates power to the glow plugs, if the relay is not functioning correctly the plugs will not heat enough or, you will have to allow a longer time to let them heat up, it acts like a switch as such, when you turn on your ignition it switches over to make a contact inside, which inturn starts the heating prosess of the glow plugs when they are at the correct tempreture or the onbored computer detects they are it then switches back , without it , say just using a fuse instead, your glowplugs will just get hotter and hotter till they melted, and no you dont have to change the glow plugs hope this helps, ime not good at explaining stuff in writing lol

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Bulb indicator on dashboard panel are illuminated and glow plug indicator is flashing... I have no brake lights! anybody know what this is plse.

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