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    Angry glow plugs

    hi lads,and girls i hope somebody will rply cos no one has to my last 4 probs but any way my vectra b was a bit **** at starting so i replaced the glowplugs and now i have no live going to the (starter rail) do you no how to solive it? witch relay do i have to check? it starts first time if i put the ignition on and (manually put a piece of wire running from rail to live on battery) but as you can see this is not a good look and is really ****ing me off, if you no witch relay or fuse it is i have to replace/look at i will be gratefull, it will save me taking it to a autoelc and costing me an arm and a leg THANKS AND PLS HELP

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    how do you mean mate there is no live feed to the glow plugs when you turn the ignition on...?

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    I think he's saying that the Glowplug relay is U/S benny, hence, if he bridges out the battery to the glowplug power rail it will glow the plugs and start really easily..

    i'll stratch my head for a while and have a brew.. maybe it's location will come back to me...it is definatly under the bonnet thou..

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    cheers lads for rply cdti have you had your brew yet???????? ive looked again in haynes man but it doesnt tell you witch realy it is going to be, ill wait for your ideas, because ive run out of them.

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    bennie its like gsi 3.2 said if i turn on the key its not sending a live to the glow plug rail hence no heat to glow the plugs but if i run a piece of wire from rail to live termnal its ok and warms the glow plugs and starts, ???????????????

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    I don't know the actual engine setup that well, but the glow plugs should warm up for x amount of time from when you turn the ignition on, they will stay on longer if the engine is colder, so obviously there is some kind of measurement circuit that powers the glow plugs for a time proportional to the temperature of the engine.

    Obviously this circuit isn't working, so the fault may actually lie in a sensor that is reporting that the engine is already warm when it isn't - on a warm engine, the glow plugs don't activate at all.

    Sorry I can't help any more than this, just that the fault is not necessarily on the actual glow plug circuit but with whatever activates this circuit.

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    cheers robz for reply ut im still no closer to finding the falt but ill keep looking thanks pal

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    do they heat up every time you start the car though ? i've been told they dont ! is this correct ?

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    They don't have to, no.. it's all down to if the ECU says it needs to..

    but if it won't start without glowing, it obviously needs to..

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    Check F28 should be 20A this is the fuse for the glow plugs

    if no good i'll chk for more ideas..

    2.0dti or 2.2dti??

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