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Author Topic: galaxy mk1 glow plug light flashing  (Read 8577 times)

Offline keith29uk

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galaxy mk1 glow plug light flashing
« on: February 17, 2012, 08:33:55 PM »

i have a galaxy 1.9 diesel on a mk1 the glow plug light comes on then off then after 30 seconds driving it is constantly flashing does relay 109 have any thing to do with this any help is great

many thanks

Offline Mirez

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Re: galaxy mk1 glow plug light flashing
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012, 09:54:36 PM »
Hi Keith and welcome to the forum. Relay 109 is the feed to the ECU so when that fails generally starting and running are the problem.

The glow plug light doubles as an engine management light so its indicating a fault rather then anything specifically wrong with the glow plug circuit and the most common cause is brake light failure. Check to see that you have functioning brake lights, if you don't then its most likely to be worn and damaged wiring within the tailgate rubber gaiter.
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Re: galaxy mk1 glow plug light flashing
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2012, 09:58:21 PM »
Hi there and welcome to the forum
The glow plug light also acts as an engine management light
First thing is to check your brake lights are working, if they are not working it's probably a faulty switch.
This can be found on the brake pedal support bracket
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Offline keith29uk

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Re: galaxy mk1 glow plug light flashing
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2012, 11:27:06 AM »
hi all

it cant be the brake switch for the glow plug light flashing as i have break lights,i did a scan with vag-com and get 01268 quantity adjuster 18-10 - Upper Limit - Intermittent

what does this mean and how can i cure it

many thanks for your help


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