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Zim

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Hi all, I've been having trouble with 2004 2.2 Tourer and have replaced the glow plugs but still have the P1384 error. I have obtained a replacement relay but I wanted to make sure that I followed the correct procedure for installing it. In particular I wanted to see if with the ignition off I can simply unplug the old one and install the new one or do I need to disconnect the battery or other leads? Thanks in advance for your help and advice.
 

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Hi the issue isn’t your relay but one of your glow plugs, likely a hairline crack in one of them and not always visible. Avoid aftermarket glow plugs, the ecu is sensitive to the quality and expects a certain millisecond response time which substandard plugs often can’t meet and end up triggering spurious errors.
 

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Thanks for the information, I appreciate your time. I've replaced the glow plugs with Honda ones (one was definitely duff) so that is why I've moved onto the controller. It looks like a simple unplug old controller and plug in the new but my experience is that things are often more involved than at first sight....
 

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Yes it is a straight swap of the relay for a new one.
 

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Thanks again F6HAD. I will give it a go and feed back on how I get on.
 
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