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Flashing glow plug symbol

Discussion in 'Vehicle Faults Warranty Repairs Issues & Problems' started by BIgben, 3 Jan 2017.

  1. BIgben

    BIgben Member T6 Pro

    Started the van and let it warm up this morning and the glow plug warning light was flashing. Took it for a drive down the road and it didn't stop, also it would appear that one or both of the turbos weren't kicking in,(limp mode?)
    I know he marine diesels have the flashing glow plug light for a number of reasons. One being turbo problems. Vw assistance on their way.....
     
  2. T6 Dave

    T6 Dave Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    Sorry to hear that @BIgben :(, good luck, keep us posted:thumbsup: , could you chuck up the mileage & age as well?
     
  3. Rob

    Rob Senior Member Moderator VIP Member T6 Guru

    Map
    I had the exact same thing with our Audi just before Chrisrmas and it was the Turbo that had blown although we had a strong smell of oil to go with it but I would be very surprised if it was that. The other issue that can cause the same is the vacuum pump.
     
  4. BIgben

    BIgben Member T6 Pro

    It's done 5000 miles and a 204 Swb kombi.
     
  5. TEESIXY

    TEESIXY Member T6 Pro

    Map
    I think the brake light switch can do this.
     
  6. Pipe&Slippers

    Pipe&Slippers Member T6 Pro

    Map
    Yes, I had this issue once, on my old T4. It was the brake light switch that was faulty. The new switch was under a couple of quid, and it took about 30 seconds to fit.
     
  7. BIgben

    BIgben Member T6 Pro

    There was a fuel pump fault which seems to be suspected as it was cold and the fuel was thick?
    Not totally convinced but fault cleared and running fine now.
    Only the 2nd t6 euro 6 the vw tech had ever been out to so I guess that says something?!
     
  8. RattyMcClelland

    RattyMcClelland Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    That's because we're all in the fuel station filling up all the time. Don't have enough range to get to Vw from the appauling economy.
     
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