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glow plugs light flashing

Discussion in 'Diesel forum' started by oilyaudi, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. oilyaudi
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    [Sep 2, 2007]
    Hi, I've a 2003 A3 8l TDi 130. On the way home the glow plug lamp started flashing, the handbook states that I need to take it to a dealer to get the fault codes read. Anybody else had this fault/know waht it could be? The car is running fine, no loss of power or anything
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  3. Macduff
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    [Sep 3, 2007]
    Might be the brake lights. IIRC, glow plug light is used to indicate a number of problems and brake lights/switch is one of them.

    HTH
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    [Sep 3, 2007]
    thanks Macduff, cleared the fault ok, but will be buying a new brake switch anyway
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    why??? what is the switch??? read in forum its about £7 ???
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    [Oct 11, 2009]
    I have had a intemittent fault on my 2004 TDI sport, Glow light flashing then going out, then for the last 5months its been flashing constant, so i changed the brake switch, it cost me £8 from my main dealer, SHAZAM light out 0 problems!!!! Thanks
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