Q: Glow plug doesnt appear on dashboard 2000 VW Golf Diesel

asked by on December 09, 2016

Glow plug doesnt appear on dashboard when starting

My car has 18600 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hello - the failure to get a "glow plug light" upon startup is most likely a fuse or switch issue, failing from repetitive use over time. Check these first. Also possible that one or more of the glow plugs themselves have failed, requiring replacement. I recommend an engine start problem inspection by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

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