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    Got into the car this morning, started the car and drove off, I then noticed after about 100 yds that the spanner light was still on.

    I pulled over switched the engine off and then re started and the light had gone off, the car drove fine for the 8 mile journey I did.

    After a few hours parked I returned to the car, proceeded to start the car, I noticed when then engine was started the spanner light was still on. I swithched of and re started and again the light had gone out.

    There appears no be no problems whilst driving.

    Also, now that the light was on after starting would this store the problem if there is one?

    The Car's a CDTI 150

    Any ideas



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    Other similar threads mention glowplugs needing changing

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    in the morning see if it does it again, this time do not turn off the engine... se how long it takes to go out.
    if it's the a glow plug out the spanner will usually go out after about 5 mins of driving (once the engine has warmed a little)
    I have just replaced all mine today - after having these symptoms - with no fault codes stored.
    hth

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    What sort of cost an I looking at to get these plugs changed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sebastian B View Post
    What sort of cost an I looking at to get these plugs changed?

    Mine cost £97 with the garage supplying the plugs, could have got the plugs a little bit cheaper from elsewhere and the labour charge was for half and hour.

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    the plugs themselves are £10 each & it's also a simple diy job if you follow the how to

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    My local dealer just quoted me £139.20p

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    Quote Originally Posted by dh.dti View Post
    in the morning see if it does it again, this time do not turn off the engine... se how long it takes to go out.
    if it's the a glow plug out the spanner will usually go out after about 5 mins of driving (once the engine has warmed a little)
    I have just replaced all mine today - after having these symptoms - with no fault codes stored.
    hth
    Did this remove the spanner light?

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    This morning I switched the ignition on then off and then back on again.

    I theory the glow plugs warmed up on two occassions, when I started the engine the spanner light when straight out as normal.

    I will keep you posted on my findings.

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