1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Car wont start? Warning light wont go out!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by chale989, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. chale989
    Offline

    chale989 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2012
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    0
    My glow plug warning light will not go out!

    Its in a solid state and has been taking up to 10 minutes to go out previously.

    I have replaced all 4 glow plugs and the battery.

    When the car is warm then it will go off instantly

    Would replacing the control plug relay be next?
    #1
  2. bez101
    Offline

    bez101 Yorkshire & Humber Rep.

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    8,734
    Likes Received:
    494
    have you had it scanned for faults yet ?
    #2
  3. MrLapou
    Offline

    MrLapou Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2004
    Messages:
    1,228
    Likes Received:
    117
    When were the GPs and batt changed?
    #3
  4. chale989
    Offline

    chale989 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2012
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have had it scanned 3 times now.

    They indicate back to glow plug failure but the glow plugs changed around 2 months ago and battery 1 month ago. Brand new parts of course.

    Audi cleared the error which made it work fine for a day or two and then it gets increasingly worse.

    I sometimes sit in the car for 10-15 minutes before the light will click off itself.
    #4
  5. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Modmetractor

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,228
    Likes Received:
    1,220
    The glowplug/injector loom are known to fault, swap this & retest, then look at other options.
    #5
  6. chale989
    Offline

    chale989 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2012
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    0
    Is this a big job?

    Something i can get second hand?

    I called audi but they wouldnt give me any part number for anything.

    their words were "if we arent making money on it then we cant give out the information"

    Edit : is this what you mean

    Audi injector and glow plug wiring loom 03G971033M A3 2004 2008, A4 2005 08 | eBay
    #6
  7. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Modmetractor

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,228
    Likes Received:
    1,220
    Buy new from audi, 2nd hand guarantees nothing.

    I'm not saying its this, but its logical thing to look at.

    Yes I agree with audi, they are there to earn money & sell parts at the end of the day, they have to pay salaries for these guys & we don't pay them for information, so I think they're justified in there stance.

    Rocker cover of.
    #7
  8. chale989
    Offline

    chale989 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2012
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    0
    That part isnt second hand that i sent the link to.

    Audi would probably charge double that for the above part
    #8
  9. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Modmetractor

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,228
    Likes Received:
    1,220
    Regardless, considering the importance of the part, I would buy new from audi, do as you see fit.
    #9
  10. bez101
    Offline

    bez101 Yorkshire & Humber Rep.

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    8,734
    Likes Received:
    494
    id also buy new from audi or TPS
    otherwise you never kow what your geting
    #10
  11. max69vk
    Offline

    max69vk Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2012
    Messages:
    760
    Likes Received:
    43
    Give Audi UK a call & give them your Car reg to see if the injector recall has been done, if it hasn't, under the circumstances they may pick the car up on a trailer & do the injectors & loom FOC - 0800 699 999
    #11
  12. chale989
    Offline

    chale989 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2012
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    0
    No know recalls for my engine apparently.

    i do have a full print out from audi diagnostics.

    01049 012
    vehicle voltage terminal 50
    electrical malfunction in circuit
    static


    00955 005
    key 1
    no or incorrect basic setting/adaption
    intermittent


    17055 p0671 000
    cylinder 1 glow plug circuit
    static




    if anyone can help me with any of those faults it would be great
    #12
  13. chris.vincent3
    Offline

    chris.vincent3 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2012
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    34
    what glow plugs did you use when you replaced them? A good brand? eBay specials?
    #13
  14. chale989
    Offline

    chale989 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2012
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    0
    I used Bosch ones. Which were reccomended by audi.

    There are no known faults/recalls with my engine audi UK have said.
    #14

Share This Page