New Warning light - What's this one?

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New Warning light - What's this one?

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We went for what turned out to be a very short drive on Thursday night. A new light came on the dashboard. What the heck is this one ...

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It came on a bit. We stopped for a bit. Restarted, and it was off for a while, then came back on.

I pulled over and tried to look it up online. The page that I found advised something like, "Drive, very slowly, to your nearest garage". So, we got nervous and went back home. About a 20-minute round trip in total.

This was before I redid the coolant level, but I wasn't getting any heat lights.

Any ideas on this?

Could it be related to the stuff going on in my other thread (https://club8090.co.uk/forum/viewtopic. ... 5#p8279835), or is this a whole new special bundle of joy?
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Re: New Warning light - What's this one?

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Glow plug light.
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Re: New Warning light - What's this one?

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Glow plug light, should just come on for around 10 seconds when cold.
It probably just a duff conection that's making it come on at random times. Does it come on when starting from cold?
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Re: New Warning light - What's this one?

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OK, here's an update on this.

[For extra reference, see:
https://club8090.co.uk/forum/viewtopic. ... &start=105
and
https://club8090.co.uk/forum/viewtopic. ... 6#p8279656 ]

Yesterday, I topped up all of the coolant and bled the system.

Took the van for a short drive today, to see what's going on with this new "Glow plug light".

It was mostly off, for the entire time, with a couple of exceptions.

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Firstly, it came on at one point while I was waiting at traffic lights.

I've never had that before, what is that indicating?

I doubt it's something good! :-)


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Also, I randomly rotated the heat/blower fan control (it's not working, and I was just double checking if testing all the fuses had fixed it).
The fan/blower still isn't working, but whenever the dial was at position 4, the light came on ...

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What the heck is that about?

Rotating the dial down, to any other number, turned the light off. Whenever it was on 4, it would come on again.


Does this lead to any more clues?


I also noticed, at one point, while driving up a hill, that this light ...

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... started flashing.

It settled down again as soon as I stopped going up the hill.

I have no idea if this is related, or if the whole thing is falling to bits! :-(
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Re: New Warning light - What's this one?

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Check your tank with the sensor in it because it might be low,resulting in the prongs not being in the coolant as you go up the hill. As for the other thing , sounds like crappy wiring but i don’t do electrickery.
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