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    CAN ANYBODY ADVISE WHERE THE GLOW PLUG RELAY IS SITUATED? IS IT BEHIND THE GLOVE BOX ? I HAVE ONE TO CHANGE.
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    this might not help but on my van it is in engine bay.can you trace wire.on mine it clicks
    when it goes off unless yours is totaly knackerd.
    hope you get it sorted.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpy grif View Post
    CAN ANYBODY ADVISE WHERE THE GLOW PLUG RELAY IS SITUATED? IS IT BEHIND THE GLOVE BOX ? I HAVE ONE TO CHANGE.
    Why're you shouting mate(capitals???)

    Think I'm right in saying it doesn't have a relay, just the glowplug control unit which is situated down passenger side of engine.

    How do you know it needs replacing?

    According to TIS its accessed from underneath the car!

     
     

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    Sorry about the caps!! new at this forum stuff. Grumpy Grif is away at work but he asked me to check and he will reply in person when he gets back later in the week. Thanks again,
    'not so grumpy' grif.
     
     

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    Hi SlowTech Mate
    Sorry for the caps, but not so grumpy grif did the typing for me, as I was busy doing her cooking!!!!!. Thanks for the info, I will be under the girl at the weekend and replace the unit.The reason for change is that PMW beemer specialists advised to do it when they were pulling the swirl flaps last week. ( the girl has done 182k with them in, I'm a lucky boy ). Will let you know how I go on when unit changed. Once again many thanks. Grif
     
     

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    No problem Grif, I'm sure it can also be accessed from above so, to me, it seems strange they didn't do this when they were deflapping

    I'd be great if you could take some pics and post them up
     
     

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    Hi Slow Tech mate,
    think they probably did diagnosis after deflapping?? I am sure they would have advised me before if they had found it. Anyway thanks to your advice got home early today and managed to change it from underneath. Ended up taking off two covers though, one for the diesel filter as well, to get sufficient access. Trickiest part from underneath was disconnecting the two wiring connectors, but once that was done, plain sailing!!! Sorry no photos but the TIU was very accurate regarding the location and that would suffice to guide anyone else. So thanks once again for your help, very useful,
    Grif
     
     

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