hi, flashing glowplug light is a warning light just like engine management light. Having pulled over and turned the engine off to look under the bonnet, the glow plug light remained off when the car re-started and it didnt come on again. Hope this is the right place to ask. If glowplugs were not present in diesels your car would crank a long time before starting, it would eventually start but with a cloud of smoke coming from the exhaust. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Started up again and its gone. Neither of my local Audi garages can take the car until either the 20th or 23rd. Typically, this light flashes only when an issue has been detected. Getting mine diagnostics tested on Tuesday, for those interested. The glow plug light came on (flashing). The most common reason to replace glow plugs is age. by 6R_TDI » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:27 pm, Post No flashing coil light or start/stop fail this time, but the engine management light went on and stayed on. The only way to confirm the real issue is to have a diagnostic check done (where the car is connected to a computer and the … Better to be safe than sorry but engine warning lights go off after 3 engine cycles if it doesn't detect any issue. Driving home from work and glow plug light started flashing , could someone tell me the cause ? Every diesel needs glowplugs to heat the cylinders in order for the diesel to ignite as a diesel uses compression to ignite the diesel/air mixture. - posted in Audio, Electrics and Lighting: Only noticed it whilst out just now, the glow plug light flashes on/off while the engines running.It dissapears as usual when you turn the ignition on, then after a minute or so it starts flashing[!][! My Passat is a 2012 2L dti Bluemotion dsg. To know why this happened you need a fault code read and from experience I would suspect it will be a turbo overboost error. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 9 of 9 Posts. Normally, the glow plug indicator light will come on only when the engine is cold. We were on the way to France so I took the risk and carried on (nervously)! Both the flashy light and loss of power are both common with a sensor in the fuel pump on the engine itself going bad in 2005-2010ish cars. A flashing glow light does mean something really wrong has been detected and its safe guarding the engine similar to what new transport trucks do. Thanks for the responses - in laymans terms (to a heating engineer with no clue about motor mechanics) what does a turbo overboost translate as?? engine management light comes on then the glow plug warning light comes on and is flashing. For some reason, I had the idea to move the shift to manual, which stopped the stuttering engine, but from that point on I was unable to achieve much more than 60 mph. I have a Glow Plug warning light problem and wonder if anyone can help-maybe had same problem. The flashing glowplug and EML together will result in limp-home mode (reduced power) - which again will result in a fault code. Your diesel vehicle is equipped with glow plugs, and also with a Glow Plug Light that will either come on and stay on, or flash or blink when a fault is detected by the ECU (engine management unit). Brake lights are working fine, thats the first thing i checked. As an aside, im told the EGR valve isn't even needed and can be bypassed. by Schabzo08 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:21 pm, Post VW Golf Mk6 EPC warning light - this indicates a fault within the engine management system. it then goes into limp mode. by KingBunda » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:14 pm, Post When the Glow Plug Light comes on, the ECU stores information about the condition that has caused it … It is plainly obvious that in the rush to meet environmental regulations VW have not tested the EGR unit adequately in realistic conditions before releasing it. alarm came on, glow plug light illuminated and the car I think went into limp mode. You can diagnose this with the iCarsoft i908 VW OBD Code Reader. The other day my Fabia's glow plug light started flashing and the car went into 'limp mode'. A flashing glowplug light will log a fault code. Thanks for the help guys, just to update you - the issue hasn't arose since the OP. 2 mins later and it starts again. by Bird87_ZA » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:36 am, Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited. It came on again after few minutes but after tapping the brake pedal it goes off. by Tdi jetta 4 ever » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:13 pm, Post This will re boot on-board computer. (she was following me on the motorway, as we took our T25 camper to get it fixed !). by Sinbad » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:20 am, Post This time i noticed that when I touched the brake pedal it went off. However, today tue glownplug light started flashing but the engine warning light alao came on. To my understanding, the flashing glow plug is an engine management warning, which can indicate a whole range of things. by Bird87_ZA » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:04 am, Post You are using an out of date browser. by VGTI » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:00 am, Post As I drove I noticed the glow plug light does flash every 10 seconds. can i rectify this myself? With ignition on: It is normal for this lamp to appear for a few seconds when the ignition is switched on to signify that the glow plugs are preheating. ..So buddy at work scanned it today (with Full VCDS - Ver. by TimeShifter » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:45 pm, Post I don't know whether that will aid my cause, but if they try to penalise me over not using them for the last service I'd be tempted to take the matter of their poor workmanship further. The car has a full service history up to the last service, which I took to the local garage, in truth I'm glad I did, because he made it evident that at VW had been doing shoddy service work on it throughout its life. by B_rad » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:11 pm, Post By the time I got where I was going the engine was at temperature and the light had stopped flashing and gone off completely. Erase all faults showing at present. All the more annoying therefore that it is costing me money. The engine was in standard limp mode which protects the engine in certain scenarios, this resets each time the ignition is cycled. by KingBunda » Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:58 pm, Post 1k miles later the engine management was still on but everything was working fine. Well, I had 2-3 similar episodes with my 2010 Golf, but the car always recovered after a few seconds and then when I started up again, the glow plug light was off. Location Bristol Vehicle T6 Ocean 204 4Motion Sep 7, 2017 #2 I believe it means there is a fault somewhere in the engine management system and it needs a diagnostic tool plugged in to tell you what the fault is. I pulled over and turned the car off. by Sinbad » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:27 am, Post by Atsta » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:04 pm, Post The glow plug light flashes, the display says 'engine fault workshop', i lose a lot of power which i am assuming is the turbo not coming in and when i drive it the car only revs to 2000rpm before i have to change gear. am I correct in saying (apart from the irritation factor of having the lights flashing), that the glow plug is a "non-event" in South Africa's temperate climate, and that the glow plug is really only needed in sub zero temperatures...? Brake light switch, even if the brake lights work it could still be you brake light switch. Then while driving the "engine fault, garage!" by chucker02 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:56 pm, Post They correct it will only work below 9deg. What the diesel engine pre-glow light means. It would make sense to get a fault code read done and if it is an over boost situation, have the turbo rebuilt before it goes pop. Hi, Vito 115 W639 - Engine starts on the button and runs fine - glow plug light has started come back on and stay on for 1/2 a mile or so after the engine has started and I'm driving, it then goes off and stays off. If the light remains after 3 engine cycles then take it to a dealer to be code read. by B_rad » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:29 pm, Post 14.10.2) & x3 faults are logged.. Just saw it is a sportline. JavaScript is disabled. Dissconnect the glow plugs the car will start in our temps. by amstel18 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:06 am, Post by MK2 G60 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:37 pm, Post 1st instance we've had & car has just went into 59k miles & is due it's 10k service in the next month or so. Do read the thread on Mk6 Golf and EGR issues over on Moneysavingexpert for tips on how to negotiate. turbo has been checked , glow plugs checked,, realy switch checked, hoses … You will need to have another code scan done. A flashing glow plug light can be attributed to several conditions, most likely a burned out brake light or two and a defective brake light switch. Having encountered the flashing glow plug indicator followed by a limp mode a few weeks ago, I can give a few pointers. Flashing "Glow Plug" with steady "Check Engine" light I know it's been some time with an update to my problem, but I needed the time to make sure the problem has been resolved. 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