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    Vectra 1.9 150bhp

    My spanner light comes on everytime I start the car but only stays on until I've driven it for a few minutes then goes off and doesn't appear again, this is usually when I first start the car up or after not using it for a few hours. Doesn't cause me any problems as far as I know and it passed all the computer tests!

    just the light is bugging me! I've just had it fully serviced aswel!

    Any ideas why it keeps coming on? previous owner said something about the glows???

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    glow plug fault.....more than likely need replacing

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    agreed !

    easy job to replace all four.

    do it soon before the cold weather kicks in.

    while your there messing about

    remove your egr valve / boost sensor + clean

    an hours work that will save money and keep it running sweetly

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    Mine does the exact same. But when i start mine it feels like it is struggling for aabout 10 seconds and i get abit of white smoke, Then the light goes of after a minute tops and runs fine.
    How much are a new set of glow plugs and are they easy to replace.
    Cheers

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    Thats great guys thanks for the advice I will get straight on that and let you know how it goes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Princess D View Post
    Thats great guys thanks for the advice I will get straight on that and let you know how it goes!
    Hi There
    Was it the glow plugs?
    I have the exact same issue with mine spanner light on for approx 1.5 miles.

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    glow plugs are needed as as diesels use compression ( and thus heat ) to cause the fuel to combust.

    glow plugs generate heat.

    hence they are needed more in winter as the engine block is cold and thus more heat is needed to ensure opeating temparature is realised

    on the 150 they are located on top of the engine between the injectors and the inlet manifold

    easy job to replace - follow the how2

    you'll need a 9mm deep socket to get them out

    good luck

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    Part no: 93178411 & are about £11 each plus vat from a dealer

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    Hi, Changing them this week been too busy with work but I'l let you know how I get on! as dh.dti said they were just over £11 each plus VAT!

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    I changed the glow plugs and the light has gone

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