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Glow plugs were replaced on 2004 Volks wagon Jetta due to recall warm up to start time increased quite a bit. Why?

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I would think higher voltage glow plugs, maybe original burned out too quickly

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The new ones are a higher wattage thats all so they get hot quicker

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Defective brake lights on Golf, GTI, Jetta, New Beetle and R32 are a potential safety hazard and should be replaced. February 26, 2007 - NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Around 800,000 Volkswagen vehicles have been recalled Monday because of faulty brake lights, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.
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