Register Login
Save up to 15% with Adrian Flux insurance!
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-01-2013   #16
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
Malaysia 
Re: glow plug light flashing

Quote Originally Posted by madrab View Post
Just had mine replaced (doblo cargo1.9) exept one that was stuck but it was working and the light still flashes the mecanic said it is the relay that can also cause this light to go on. A new one will be about 90 but you could get one from the scrappies
I have a Doblo with faulty glow plug no 3 stuck put. Tried many times but mechanic finally gave up saying too risky to force remove. Any solutions.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Ho k Leong is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 11-02-2013   #17
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: manchester
Posts: 243
Thanks: 12
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: glow plug light flashing

easisest check for glow plugs is to use a multimeter that checks resistance between tip and body no more than one ohm

no less than 0.8 ohms usually
__________________
fronteraowners.org admin
fronteratech is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 11-02-2013   #18
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 147
Thanks: 2
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: glow plug light flashing

the easiest way is to use a test lamp, that way you don't need to remove the glow plug. You just put the clamp end on the pos battery terminal then put the other end on the end of the glow plug.

If it doesn't light the lamp it's buggered
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

actionman37 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 14-02-2013   #19
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: manchester
Posts: 243
Thanks: 12
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: glow plug light flashing

Quote Originally Posted by actionman37 View Post
the easiest way is to use a test lamp, that way you don't need to remove the glow plug. You just put the clamp end on the pos battery terminal then put the other end on the end of the glow plug.

If it doesn't light the lamp it's buggered
it wont give you a resistance reading that activates the glow timer light to flash

the timer reads the resistance of plugs
__________________
fronteraowners.org admin
fronteratech is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 14-02-2013   #20
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 147
Thanks: 2
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: glow plug light flashing

ok so it won't activate the glow plug light on the dash bit it's still the easiest way to check the actual glow plug
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

actionman37 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 14-02-2013   #21
Forum Moderator
 
T14086's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Preston
Posts: 29,985
Thanks: 1064
Trader Rating: 0
T14086 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: glow plug light flashing

Quote Originally Posted by Ho k Leong View Post
I have a Doblo with faulty glow plug no 3 stuck put. Tried many times but mechanic finally gave up saying too risky to force remove. Any solutions.
I would just leave it if the car starts fine.
__________________
http://www.chryslerforum.co.uk//
T14086 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 04-03-2013   #22
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: glow plug light flashing

Hi

I've got this glow plug light too. 1.3 multijet 2007. But can't get hold of a manual and as this is my first diesel I can't locate the glow plugs to test/change them. Can anyone point me in the right direction ease ? A pic would be ideal. Or point me in direction of a pic. Any help appreciated.
Also would this glow plug fault affect mpg ? I swear I'm getting about 8mpg less.

Dave
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides


Last edited by Redspark; 04-03-2013 at 17:44.
Redspark is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 14-01-2014   #23
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: glow plug light flashing

I have just change all 4 of mine and the light still flashes after starting the engine?!!
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Kurgan is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 23-01-2014   #24
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: The Honest Toun
Posts: 259
Thanks: 9
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: glow plug light flashing

Could be the module. Mine was the same but a module change cured it as the glow plugs were A1.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

topcat5 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 22-09-2014   #25
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: glow plug light flashing

Recently had mine replaced because the glow light was flashing. As our winters are getting colder, it's not worth the risk of not being able to start a cold engine - the glow plugs prevent non-starting because of a cold engine.
Some people say they have driven for years with this problem, but is it worth the risk?
I know I'd rather spend and be certain of a good start.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Roz1944 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 05-10-2014   #26
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: glow plug light flashing

my 1.9jtd, after starting my glow light flashes for about 15-30 seconds but has done that the last 3 years, but starts on the button winter and summer.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

renorti is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 12-01-2015   #27
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: glow plug light flashing

Hi,

Just purchased a used 11 plate Doblo 1.3 Multijet and the glow plug light flashes with the computer saying "check glow plugs" can anyone point me in the right direction of exactly where to locate the glow plugs? any pics about?

Thanks in advance
Ste
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Mooknoir is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 23-03-2015   #28
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
Spain 
Re: glow plug light flashing

Hi, i have this fault showing after Starting the Engine it goes off after 30 Sec.

I have undone the front 2 Srews of the engine cover and lifted it up a bit to check the Cables and found that the 2nd Cylinder from the left has cable damage so bad that the copper wire is visible,

does anyone know how much it will cost? and will this fix the Flashing light?


thanks for you help

thomas
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

redbaron is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 24-03-2015   #29
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Southampton, England
Posts: 455
Thanks: 17
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: glow plug light flashing

Quote Originally Posted by redbaron View Post
Hi, i have this fault showing after Starting the Engine it goes off after 30 Sec.

I have undone the front 2 Srews of the engine cover and lifted it up a bit to check the Cables and found that the 2nd Cylinder from the left has cable damage so bad that the copper wire is visible,

does anyone know how much it will cost? and will this fix the Flashing light?


thanks for you help

thomas
As long as the copper wire is intact and not frayed, a bit of insulation tape wrapped around it should be a cheap fix. If its frayed then cut it out and solder in some fresh cable. If you have a multimeter check the resistance of each glow plug which should be about 1-2 ohms.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides


Last edited by johnhififan; 24-03-2015 at 21:08.
johnhififan is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Reply
Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
(G) flashing glow plug light 20vturbo Doblo 19 05-04-2013 18:52
(T) flashing glow plug light dave Ducato 1 29-03-2010 23:39
(T) Flashing glow plug light 1.9d fastbysuzuki Punto (Mk2/2b) 4 23-11-2009 12:59
(T) Glow plug light Flashing fastbysuzuki Punto (Mk2/2b) 0 19-11-2009 09:53
(G) glow plug light flashing whogiveaffff Punto (Mk2/2b) 8 29-05-2008 00:04