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    I have the spanner light come on at everytime at startup for a few months now and don't know why. It goes out straight away when you give it a small rev and doesn't come back on. No loss in power etc - 2.2dti.

    Any ideas.

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    It's mean the is a stored fault code but it's not an active fault
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    Had the same with my car over the last few weeks, was informed from a few members on here that it could be Glow Plugs, so got new set and changed few days ago, now no spannerlight and car starts better 1st thing in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulvectrac View Post
    It's mean the is a stored fault code but it's not an active fault
    dti's don't do that

    It'll be glow plugs matey.

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    as above bud glow plugs

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    Well my dti did it
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulvectrac View Post
    Well my dti did it
    Both can occur, but if the light goes out whilst the engine is running then it is a glow plug fault (as detailed in the handbook)

    Another is the camshaft sensor fault
    This can put the warning light on for some time, or flash intermittently

    These are some of the few which only show erraticly

    As above, diagnosis on start up will confirm if it is indeed a glow plug fault

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    O I see thanks for that Nate I understand now
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    Unhappy Spiun out last nite. Now have a fault light.

    I spun out coming off a roundabout last nite, nothing spectacular and I didn't hit anything. Just a slippery road, a bit of an arse twitcher but not serious.

    Thing is, the car went into limp mode for a few hundred yards so I pulled up, switched off and restarted, it started and runs fine but I get a car and spanner light every time I start up, it goes off immediately. The car drives fine, revs as normal, drives as it should. I've been looking around and the concensus seems to be that a spanner light that extinguishes after starting is a minor fault, glow plugs need replacing. Does that make sense? I'll get it booked in for a diagnostic but is it probably going to show up as the glow plugs or is there likely to be something else?

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