Glow plug relay

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Model: C3 2009-2013, New shape (A51)
Year: 2011 (61)
Engine Size: I dont know
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 80000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: DV4 diesel (70 PS)

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Hi

My glow plug relay is faulty it’s a magna relay. I recently had my glow plugs changed and the Citroen garage has told me it’s faulty.

The problem is I’ve tired a hitachi aftermarket one and I get a engine fault p1352
I’ve tried another brand which I can’t remember but get the same fault.
But with the original magna theres no fault at the moment.

The reason why I haven’t bought a OE part is I’m struggling in finding one I can change it myself but the garage is trying to charge me like 120 pound for a 5 min job.

Has anybody else had this problem or is there a way round it so the warning doesn’t come on when connecting a non OE part.

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (02)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 140000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
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Vince2669 wrote: Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:33 pm Hi

My glow plug relay is faulty it’s a magna relay. I recently had my glow plugs changed and the Citroen garage has told me it’s faulty.

The problem is I’ve tired a hitachi aftermarket one and I get a engine fault p1352
I’ve tried another brand which I can’t remember but get the same fault.
But with the original magna theres no fault at the moment.

The reason why I haven’t bought a OE part is I’m struggling in finding one I can change it myself but the garage is trying to charge me like 120 pound for a 5 min job.

Has anybody else had this problem or is there a way round it so the warning doesn’t come on when connecting a non OE part.

Cheers
Hi

Your car is listed as the 2002 model and it is not a five minute job to change the glow plug relay on that model.
Even changing the glow-plugs is discouraged. It can be more of a problem to the engine to break them than leave them where they are.

Citroen should have changed the relay that the same time (no engine restart) as the glow plugs.
Bad glow plugs can damage the relay and a bad relay can damage the glow plugs, so they should both be changed is giving trouble.

You can often get glow-plug/pre-heating or post-heating faults that cause no symptoms, particularly with the 2002 - 2005 DV4 engines.
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Joined: Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:25 pm
Model: C3 2009-2013, New shape (A51)
Year: 2011 (61)
Engine Size: I dont know
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 80000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: DV4 diesel (70 PS)

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The car is a 2011 model don’t know why it’s got 2002 - 2005. The problem is it won’t let me use any aftermarket part. Even tho it’s to the same spec.. ?
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Fuel Type: Diesel
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Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
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Vince2669 wrote: Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:19 pm The car is a 2011 model don’t know why it’s got 2002 - 2005.
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Vince2669 wrote: The problem is it won’t let me use any aftermarket part. Even tho it’s to the same spec.. ?
Fit the OEM part yourself?
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My Name: Vince2669

Member
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:25 pm
Model: C3 2009-2013, New shape (A51)
Year: 2011 (61)
Engine Size: I dont know
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 80000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: DV4 diesel (70 PS)

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Replacement part
Replacement part
This is a replacement for my glow plug relay the original is branded as magna with Peugeot and Citroen logos.

The replacement gives me a engine mil fault and a service lights up to this is a brand new relay.
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