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    started the car today and all was fine went to the chippy and when i started the car the spanner light came on so i turned the car off and restarted engine again and all was fine, just finshed wor and started the car and the light came on again but went when i reved the car, is it the glowplug(s) and will the ecu still store the fault even tho the light aint on any more?

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    Hi Chris, I've just moved this into a better section for you..

    Hopefully someone will be able to help you out

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    came on again today first thing when i started car but went out after i reved a few times any ideas?

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    Probably due a service, If it goes out after 5 seconds or so

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    Really need fault codes read,not sure how you can tell if its the Glow-plugs just from that

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    Quote Originally Posted by P-Mutton2.2 View Post
    Probably due a service, If it goes out after 5 seconds or so
    The car/spanner light is not the service light. Been mentioned many many times before.

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    oops my bad,.. got a bit confused there , my car is doin it too now ha ha.
    gonna get glow plugs checked,
    Many similar threads if you search a bit.

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    If it only comes on with a cold start and not when the engine is warm then it could indicate a glow plug fault, I had this so changed all 4 as a matter of course and all was well.

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    Should Vauxhall change the "spanner" warning light to a "get codes read" light?

    For nearly two decades, Vauxhall and other big manufacturers have been using systems which store fault codes and put a warning light on - there are just so many possible faults (1,000's) that the old idea of changing parts because it cured the undiagnosed problem on Fred's car is totally ridiculous.

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    Right,.. I have been to garage had fault code read for same (or similar) Problem.

    Fault read as low voltage to Glow Plugs. Hope that helps after my previous Error.

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