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Glow Plug Switch

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by zap275, Jul 12, 2003.

  1. zap275

    zap275 Registered Member

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    Glow plugs were not working so mechanic bypassed system with a direct switch to the interior to manually push and light up the glow plugs. Ok. Now after a few months the switch is getting VERY hot. Any ideas about a hd switch??? I'm getting to the point that I want to stick my 396 big block in and put the diesel away for now. response accepted thanks /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  2. Tybee

    Tybee 1/2 ton status

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    Does the switch go to a relay?
     
  3. edeslaur1

    edeslaur1 1/2 ton status

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    CHECK IT ASAP!!!
    Holy S*** Batman! Firehazard or WHAT?!

    If that switch is going straight to the glows, get yourself a new freakin mechanic. That dude will burn down your truck and you'll be crying when the insurance company only gives you what it's worth on the market.

    If it's going to the original relay, that's different.

    With your switch getting hot, me no think so.

    BE SURE to check to see that the power wire coming into the switch has a fuse in it.

    No fuse = find a new mechanic.

    Let us know.
     

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