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Author Topic: Mk3 galaxy glow plug controller, timer.  (Read 4853 times)

Offline Bazzer

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Mk3 galaxy glow plug controller, timer.
« on: November 18, 2015, 10:57:38 AM »
Hi all,
Can anybody tell me where the glow plug controller, module, timer is on my 2007 ford Galaxy is its a 2.0, I have looked everywhere on the car and on the net, anyone?

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Re: Mk3 galaxy glow plug controller, timer.
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2015, 05:20:27 PM »
Howdy!

I would expect the glow plugs to be controlled (via a relay) from the PCM (engine management ECU), I'd be surprised if there was a separate timer to control them.
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Re: Mk3 galaxy glow plug controller, timer.
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2015, 07:48:44 PM »
Hi,

Thanks for the reply, yes that makes sense, and there is a relay, but there is a part made by a company called Nagares, ford part no
9m5q-12a343-aa, that is a glow plug module, which I am hoping is at fault in my car, only 9v at the glow plugs, but 12.6v at the battery, and at the glow plug relay. I have the part but even though I have traced the glow plug cables back to the n/s/f where there is some sort of electronic box, but I cannot see the part that I am looking for.

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Re: Mk3 galaxy glow plug controller, timer.
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2015, 08:25:06 PM »
Buzzer can I ask  why you think there's a problem with yours.
Generalising here but not all glow plug systems are 12 volt
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Re: Mk3 galaxy glow plug controller, timer.
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2015, 10:42:50 PM »
Ok, the problem that I am having is difficult starting, turns over fast enough, but will not catch, checked battery voltage, seems ok, glow plugs are getting power but its a bit low 9v, if I turn the ignition on and off every 10 seconds for a few times first, I can see the voltage rise to 10.5v then it usually starts.
Also, have a parasitic drain somewhere, brand new 80amp battery only lasts a few days, have not looked into this yet, did have it before though and it turned out to be the alarm sounder under the n/s/f wing, which I  replaced, and all was well for a few weeks and now this problem.

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Re: Mk3 galaxy glow plug controller, timer.
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2015, 11:31:47 PM »
In the days of indirect injection engines they relied heavily on glow plugs to start the engine without a load of cranking.
Nowadays direct injection prevails so glow plugs have little effect until the weather is 0 degs or lower, however they do still operate for a few minutes after engine has started to help reduce emissions.
Has the cam belt been changed recently or other work done that may have involved resetting timing.
2009 Kia Sedona GS In Black 2.9CRDI 183PS. 5 Speed Manual WAV.
2003 MK2 Galaxy Ghia In Solid Black 1.9 TDI 115PS. 5 Speed Automatic.

Upgraded Eberspächer booster heater  to independent heating with 7 day timer.

With VCDS lite (full version) need a code clearing or want to scan for faults in the north kent area, PM me.
All for a pint of Strongbow.

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Re: Mk3 galaxy glow plug controller, timer.
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2015, 07:54:14 AM »
Hi,
    No, the timing has not been altered and has been running fine previously, runs fine after it starts.

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Re: Mk3 galaxy glow plug controller, timer.
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2015, 08:13:28 AM »
So, no one knows where the glow plug module goes?

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Re: Mk3 galaxy glow plug controller, timer.
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2015, 02:34:15 PM »
Where did you get the part number you quoted in a previous post from for this item/ unit? Without knowing what the item you're referring to looks like it's very difficult to be of any further help.
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