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CODE P0380 - WHERE SHOULD I START

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I am repeatedly getting a code P0380 on my fault code reader but I am not getting any other warnings such as the engine malfunction light. the car appears to be running well. 

Should I be worried?If i should, where should I start?

It is a MK4 mondeo 1.8 tdci with approx 112000 on the clock.

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P0380 is a glow plug fault. Are you having problems starting the car in the mornings?

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I was having a problem on cold mornings when there was frost, an traced it to a krackerd battery which has now been replaced and everything starts ok.

 

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Cleared and returned...

 

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Firstly I'd remove the lead that goes to each glow plug and test the resistance with a multimeter of each plug, no resistance indicates a faulty glow plug (open circuit) , you only need one to go down and the car will throw this error but the car will generally start OK all be it a tad rough. 

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