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      12-11-2012, 10:37 AM   #23
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I've had a price for this to be fixed:

Diagnosis of the fault is 72
The part is 94+VAT
2 hours labour is 200


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Would this be an easy job to attempt myself?
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I've had a price for this to be fixed:

Diagnosis of the fault is 72
The part is 94+VAT
2 hours labour is 200


384!

Would this be an easy job to attempt myself?
I've just bought the exact same one fitted to my car from GSF for literally have that price !

It's a job that is deffo needed to be tackled from underneath !
Too much in the way from getting at it form the top.

If I get chance I'll replace mine later this week and give a rough guide

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Thanks Tom, I'm quite handy and would give this a go, but don't even know where the unit it, so any direction would be really appreciated
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It sits on the n/s of the block (inlet manifold side) toward the back of the block, right in front of the starter motor
Behind two water pipes and a couple of fuel lines

Bolted to the block with two 10mm nuts

The black box is about 5" square with two electrical connections coming off the bottom


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Tom if you could do a guide that would be great! Ive still got mine on top of my warddrobe!
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I got a glow plug light tonight, could that mean the controller is still working and I've got a failed plug instead?
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I got a glow plug light tonight, could that mean the controller is still working and I've got a failed plug instead?
Before I changed the plugs I got upto 5 failing plugs, never once did I see any glow plug warning lights
Even with a defective controller currently I don't get a warning light

You need to have you car scanned and go from there
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