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Old February 6th, 2008, 19:45   #1
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Default 2004 Passat Glow Plug Indicator?

I just brought my 2004 Passat Wagon GLS TDI home from NY to Omaha. The instrument cluster does NOT have an indicator for the glow plugs. I am concerned that on really cold days I will start the car too soon. How do 2004 Passat owners know when the glowplugs are off?
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Old February 6th, 2008, 19:50   #2
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I am pretty sure they do not have glow plugs.
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Old February 6th, 2008, 20:29   #3
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lol, of course they have glow plugs. And they have an inidcator on the instrument cluster. A line with two loops in it. On the tachometer, right side of center. It should briefly light when you turn the key to on. It won't stay on very long in most cases.

The light does not indicate when the glow plugs are on or off. It just indicates when the ECM says it is warm enough to start. Whent it is off, the car is ready to start.

It will flash when an non-emission fault is detected (has nothing to do with the glow plugs). If one or more glow plugs are not working the check engine light will be on (one of many causes for that light to be on).
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Old February 7th, 2008, 11:53   #4
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I have looked in the book and on the dash. I do NOT see the glowplug indicator. I will look again as I expect to see it!
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Old February 7th, 2008, 13:29   #5
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Remember, unlike the non-PD TDIs, the PDs use ceramic glowplugs which result in the light being lit for only one or two seconds even when the outside temperture is 20 degrees F.
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Old February 7th, 2008, 19:13   #6
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Boy, do I feel stupid! Drove the car 1100 miles and never saw the glowplug indicator. It was right where you all said it was. Thanks! Getting to know the car and really falling in love with it. Not as much as my fiance, but it is close!
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