Glowplug issue

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  1. rob1platt

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    I have a 51 plate Renault Clio 1.5 DCi 65 that is permanently showing the glowplug light. It has been to the garage to have the glowplugs and glowplug relay replaced. Each time it has been in to get fixed, it has come out fine for the first couple of days but then the glowplugs have failed again within a week.

    Can anyone advise what it might be? By the way, the fault code that came up from the garage was a glowplug relay fault but that has been replaced to no avail. Please help.
     
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    Did they clear the fault code? Could be another one. The glow plug light also indicate a ecu error code, could be a sensor somewhere. Any trouble starting?
     
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    it did clear the fault code initially. It is obviously an issue with the glow plugs as when starting in the morning, it takes much longer to get an ignition and generally there is a bit of blue smoke as well, as if the engine has started cold.
     
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    A 51 plate Renault doesn't have the best reputation for electrics, sadly. So that makes good fault diagnosis difficult and time consuming.
     
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    Thanks for that, TRL. Did it take you long to come up with that insightful, useful piece of advice?
     
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    I don't know if this is relevant to your situation but if the light is staying on then it sounds like the timer or controller isn't switching them off, so they are running permanently and burning out. If the controller is separate from the relay unit on the Clio, then it might be worth getting that checked.
     
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