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post #1 of 6 Old 04-10-2007, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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Disconnecting Glow Plug relay

i have a 96er PSD, does anyone what problems i'll have if i disconnect my glow plug relay??? my first thought is i'll just have problems getting it started when cold. i wanna know it case my relay goes out when stuck in the middle of nowhere and not having the ability to replace it quickly.

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I have never tried it, but if it is not very cold you should be fine, in case it fails. The glow plugs are still needed when temps are higher, but the engine can do without them if everything else is in good order.

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I just removed the factory activation wire to mine and wired it to a momentary toggle on the dash so it only operates when I want it to.

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Not sure if this is what you are looking for but if your glow plug relay fails and you are in a pinch just take a screwdriver and jumper across large studs on the relay for a bit and that will get power to your glow plugs
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Not sure if this is what you are looking for but if your glow plug relay fails and you are in a pinch just take a screwdriver and jumper across large studs on the relay for a bit and that will get power to your glow plugs
ssssoooo, the only problem i should expect to have if my relay doesn't work or is disconnected, is just getting it started??

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Yeah, and it will also run rough for a bit until it gets warmed up as the glow plugs stay energized for a while after the engine is running
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