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    As some of you will know I have been having issues with the battery light since having 2 new alternators on last year, it stays on (even now after doing over 1000 miles with it on)I plugged it in before but no codes came up, Now I have the car & spanner light come on, so I decided to plug it in again to read cars computor and these are the codes that came up:

    P0621-01 Generator lamp "L" control circuit malfunction
    P0380-08 Glow device general error

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    Do the codes show as Present or Not Present?

    The Glow Device general error is a common code my Vectra has it and so does my sons Astra H, both cars run fine.

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    P0621 will be be side it's non genuine alt fitted

    glow one will be a glow plug at fault

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    Quote Originally Posted by any-mgzt View Post
    Do the codes show as Present or Not Present?

    The Glow Device general error is a common code my Vectra has it and so does my sons Astra H, both cars run fine.
    Yes its a new & present fault, has a little difficult in starting in morning , a little birdie told me its glow plugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Critch View Post
    P0621 will be be side it's non genuine alt fitted

    glow one will be a glow plug at fault
    Critch - what you mean by the P0621 one.. ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarahP View Post
    a little birdie told me its glow plugs
    Who was the little birdie?


    Quote Originally Posted by SarahP View Post
    Critch - what you mean by the P0621 one.. ??
    Sometimes, an alternator that is not genuine (ie, not from Vauxhall), will throw the battery light on. Alternator is not faulty though

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    Ahhhaaaa a little birdie from up north lol so basically , it will always be on until a genuine one get put on? is there a way that the glow plugs can be looked at/tested and replace the one not working or do you HAVE to replace them all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarahP View Post
    Ahhhaaaa a little birdie from up north lol so basically , it will always be on until a genuine one get put on? is there a way that the glow plugs can be looked at/tested and replace the one not working or do you HAVE to replace them all?
    Haha

    Post 5 here >> http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...-starter-motor tells you how to test the glow plugs.

    If they are the originals, I'd bet they'll all be performing poorly though If you're tight like me, replace the poorest glow plug
    Last edited by tony-1977; 20th February 2013 at 15:06.

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    Ohm meter from top of glow plug to engine block should under 1 ohm

    quickest way to test them

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    my battery flick up when switch off the motor only a quick flash on odd times is that common then

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