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    Default Car With Spanner Light - What Does This Mean?

    As the title suggests, Im wondering what this warning light refers to? Its the one with an outline of a car with a thick spanner through it vertically.

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    ... and sometimes quite a hefty one

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    Get fault codes read

    Does it go off at all, or is it on all the time?

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    It stays on for about 30 seconds or so when I start the engine, only when the engine is cold. After that, it goes off and doesnt rear its ugly head until the next time I start the car when the engine is cold.

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    Could be a glow plug related problem then

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    Quote Originally Posted by M65 View Post
    It stays on for about 30 seconds or so when I start the engine, only when the engine is cold. After that, it goes off and doesnt rear its ugly head until the next time I start the car when the engine is cold.
    Is it a diesel? If yes, one of more of the glow plugs will be faulty

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    Aye, it sure is a diesel. CDTi 150. Starts up perfect though. Thought if glow plugs were on the way out, starting would be difficult?

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    If one plug is on it's way, it may still start fine

    I had a Renault Megane last year, identical problem with EM light / cold. Started perfect. Garage diagnosed the faulty plug, changed only that one, and the light was never to be seen again

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    Its going back to Evans Halshaw anyway to sort out the thermostat (temp guage barely moves) so I'll see if they can sort this too. All under warranty of course! Was worried it was something more, but glowplugs I can live with.

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