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Old 05-31-2008, 02:39 PM
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does a gp dash light ever go out

reason i ask is because mine quit coming on. but i get around 12v at all the plugs during a glow cycle also i get continuity between the plugs and the valve cover. car is starting normally ( really quickly ) but ithe ambient temperature is pretty warm right now. where did my light go ?
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Old 05-31-2008, 02:52 PM
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Its a normal lightbulb. They can blow out at any time without warning just like any other bulb.
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Old 05-31-2008, 06:17 PM
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And then.... I seem to remember that if one or more glow plugs stop working
it will stop coming on. To sort of let you know.

Check the bulb with a simple 12v source.

Check the resistance on the GP's, or do like I do.

Just take each one out and give it a jolt of 12v and look for red glow.
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Old 05-31-2008, 11:15 PM
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As mentioned, they can burn out just like any other bulb. If you feel like getting behind the cluster, pop it loose and clip a voltmeter to the positive wire to that bulb, turn the key on to glow cycle, you should see 12v there for a timed period. Next, make sure the socket side of the bulb has a good, no-resistance connection to ground. That will tell you right off if the light is the problem or if there's other issues.
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