[Vwdiesel] Ode to a bad ground (or inop gp relay)

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Mon Apr 18 16:30:44 EDT 2005

The amber light would always blink
when the wipers flicked or the high beams blinked.

Relay failure it had to be
must disconnect or pay a glow plug fee.

So for weeks I reach and use strange dialects 
just enough to make that relay socket connect.

Then once the engine would no longer be mopin'
I reach back in to make the circuit open.

Then one day I have no start.
the light and all accessories work but the 
starter has nary a spark. 

A lousey ground it must surely be
I look for corrosion, it must flee.

The ground went straight to a bolt on the tranny 
It didn't look bad, kind of uncanny

So I removed the bolt a quarter turn at a time
and cleaned things up not even as shiny as a dime.

I put it all back and gave the starter a spin
the relay too???  Indeed all is well, as I quickly grin

If your gp light filckers as down the road you amble
clean the ground or replace the relay?  You take the gamble.

     Loren (the rhyming bard/baird?)

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