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    problems starting in the mornings (+weird coil sign)

    what's the coil sign mean?? car's a 2.0l Turbo diesel.

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    its the glow plugs, dont start the car till those lights go out else shell have trouble starting, they heat up and when at temp the light goes out, what i used to get told on cold mornings do this once then turn the ignition off again, then turn it back on let the light go out again then start her.

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    its not the symbol with the star in the box. its a coil sign.

    does this mean glo plugs need to be changed?

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    when you turn the ignition on the coil sign should light up, after a second or two it should go out and then you start the engine. The coil sign means the glow plugs are heating up and not ready yet

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    hi i just changed the glow plugs car wont start.the coil light comes on and goes sraight off .please help me kind regards

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    The coil inductor comes on when the engine is cold on new cars it may only come on in winter you'll never see it in summer or mid whether. So you turn the key all the warning lights come on and turn off.The coil light may say on for 1-5 sec then you start the car THIS IS NORMAL (sorry to go on about it but is this ur first Diesel)
    As for it not starting
    *does the engine turn
    *did u use new washers when changing the Glow plugs (Any leakage)

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