Can you drive with glow plug light flashing?

Can you drive with glow plug light flashing?

You can probably drive safely with the Glow Plug Light on as long as you take it easy. But you do need to get it checked out. Always remember, your warning lights are trying to tell you something, and determining whether the message is serious or of little consequence is best left up to a qualified mechanic.

What does the diesel engine pre glow warning light mean?

If you see a diesel engine pre-glow warning light come on steady at startup, it simply means that your engine is in the process of warming up and you will be able to start your car or truck momentarily.

How do I know if my diesel glow plugs are bad?

In a nutshell, common glow plug symptoms are slow starting and complete failure to start. Once the vehicle does start, missing, rough idle, hesitation, and lots of white smoke until the engine warms. If you have a four cylinder, one glow plug bad will cause slight hard starting and a miss.

Is it safe to drive with the diesel engine pre glow light on?

Is it safe to drive with the diesel engine pre-glow light on? Some vehicle engines cannot even be started until the glowplug light has turned off, therefore preventing the drivers from starting the engine too soon. You should always wait for the light to shut off before attempting to start the engine.

How do you check VW glow plugs?

You can check them manually with a 12v test light. Connect the test light to the positive (+) battery terminal. Pull the glow plug bridge off and touch the tip of each glow plug with the test light. Light on means it’s probably good.

What’s the flashing light on my TDI DSG?

2011 Golf TDI DSG. My guess is a burnt out brake light. A piece of electrical tape over flashing gp light may help till you get it looked at. Also the above post might be worth a read and it might not. And now it has been joined by the equally unhelpful “check engine” light.

Why does the glow plug light keep flashing?

Update: So, unless your car has obvious mechanical problems or engine issues while the glow plug light is flashing,the first thing to check are the brake light bulbs (sylvania 7506). I had two bad ones. Once replaced, the glow plug light was still flashing.

Why does the glow plug flash on my Jetta?

This topic contains 15 replies, has 7 voices, and was last updated by Kyle Kirchofer 3 months ago. Happy Saturday, everyone! My girlfriend’s Jetta TDI has had an on-going issue that only appears very sporadically. While on the highway, the glow plug light begins to flash, the engine loses power, and begins to decelerate.

What are the glow plugs on a VW?

The old VW ones literally had 5 wires on them. Oil pressure sensor, Coolant temp for the gauge, coolant temp for the thermo time switch for Glow Plugs, Fuel cut of solenoid, and the glow plug strap itself. If the timing was set properly and all in good health they go forever.