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userWill86
Posted: 10 January 2019 12:14 PM
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Are they cleaned or changed when the coil symbol is illuminated ?
userKeithl
Posted: 10 January 2019 12:18 PM
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The coil symbol is signifying a fault within the system and a scan for codes should then identify the exact fault. Do you have access to a code reader or can you visit a local shop/dealer and get your VW scanned?

Unfortunately shotgun cleaning or changing of parts has become a thing of the past!

Keith.
userWill86
Posted: 10 January 2019 1:52 PM
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Many thanks its being sorted Friday but never had this before so was more curious than can I fix it myself. In the past I've worked on petrol engines but never diesel
userBillggski
Posted: 10 January 2019 2:05 PM
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The glow plug warning message on 2.3 engined X250 vans does not normally indicate a problem with the glow plugs!

There is a very common fault with chaffed wires in the loom under the nearside headlamp. This causes an undesirable earth which the computer assumes is a faulty glow plug. It will take an hour or so for a competent auto electrician to find and repair.
userKeithl
Posted: 10 January 2019 6:15 PM
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Billggski - 2019-01-10 2:05 PM

The glow plug warning message on 2.3 engined X250 vans ...


All very well Bill, but Will now has a VW!

Keith.
userWill86
Posted: 10 January 2019 7:12 PM
Subject: RE: Glow plug
 


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All will be sorted tomorrow Friday, thanks for your comments, will let you know the outcome.
userartheytrate
Posted: 10 January 2019 10:40 PM
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I had an Auto Sleeper on a VW T4 chassis the glow coil light came on when it was about 12 months old, I took it to a diesel engineer and it was found that the brake light bulb had blown causing the glow coil warning light to come on.

John.

Edited by artheytrate 2019-01-10 10:41 PM
userartheytrate
Posted: 14 January 2019 2:35 PM
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Will86 - 2019-01-10 7:12 PM

All will be sorted tomorrow Friday, thanks for your comments, will let you know the outcome.


What was the outcome Will?

John.
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