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#1 WJG

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 09:53 AM

Can someone tell me where the above should be or does it only come on when it's really cold?

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#2 gaz6076

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 05:19 PM

It will flash up for a few seconds on the dash when you turn the key. It's orange, looks like a wire coiled up

#3 WJG

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 10:00 AM

It will flash up for a few seconds on the dash when you turn the key. It's orange, looks like a wire coiled up

That's the problem, the coil does not appear like the rest of the Ford cars I have owned. I thought they might have introduced a new
gimmick ie the glow plugs only heat when required by ambient temp. thus the light only appears when needed.

Help!!!!!!!!

Bill

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 07:02 PM

hi there it will depend wich dash you have as some are hidden in the menus

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 10:25 PM

I had a mondeo 54 diesel with a glow plug light and was surprised when I got the Smax as it didn't seem to have one. Just figured you didn't need to wait for glow plug (???showing my ignorance of mechanical issues?)

#6 Mhayes

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 08:47 AM

Hi

I have a 2008 S Max diesel and I cant find the glow plug light either. I have a Titanium Tdci and its never been there.

Car going into the garage tomorrow because it is not starting properly in the cold.

It also stutters and hesitates when cold. It has done this for over a year but the garage say they cannot find anything wrong.

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 06:10 PM

Cold stalling/hesitating is commonplace on the TDCI engine due to the DMF.
Most owners just live with it, as fixing it is expensive.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:34 PM

I have a 2.0tdci and I have a glow plug (orange coil) light that comes on for a second when I turn on the ignition, every diesel I've seen has one!

With regard to stuttering when cold, my has been doing the same and it's due to the EGR valve being clogged up. Might be worth looking into that also. If its the DMF then this should be easy to diagnose and I would have thought that the garage would have spotted it right away?!

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 05:29 PM

Hi I have a 2009 2.0 TDCi - had for 1 year, glow plug light never comes on on dash, until last week with the -2C temps pretty much all of last week, on turning key the glow plug light came on for about 5-1secs then went off - this week normal temps for time of year and no sign of the glow plug lights on dashg board

so seems -1C or below and the glow plug lights will come on

hope thats of help


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