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Hiya, I have Vauxhall meriva 05. It went in garage today for starter motor and flywheel. When I got it back, orange car warning light, with spanner through was on. Took it back to garage and mechanic used his code reader and says no faults are showing. *****@******.*** tried service reset but this hasn't made any difference. *****@******.*** said it's ok to drive. I have done a pedal press test and got the code 0380 doing this. Should this have showed up on code readers as I think it means glow plugs. Could *****@******.*** have knocked the wiring? Many thanks for any help
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Welcome to Just answer,

If the spanner light is on the there is a fault code and the only sure way to see them is with a decent scanner such as a Vauxhall Tech2.

However engine codes start with a "P" obviously the pedal test doesn't do letters but if it is P0380 then this is the glow plug circuit and will be a faulty glow plug which is very common on this engine.

These plugs seize into the cylinder head and can be a nightmare to remove often having to take the head off.

I have in the past advised people that if the engine starts OK then to leave it alone if seized, but only if i am sure that the only code was P0380.

I hope this helps, best regards, Vauxdoc.









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