[Vwdiesel] 2001 Golf GLOW PLUG CIRCUIT error (was Headlight Issue - cont'd)

Shalyn Shourds sshourds at flash.net
Sun Apr 26 14:33:03 PDT 2009

>> went to get insp sticker and FAILED
>> why??
>> b/c the Check Engine light was on
>> code? 380 - Glow Plug circuit
>> failed for 'Emissions' (?!)
>> even though this error has nothing to do with emissions, apparently
>> any computer code error gets lumped under 'emissions'

That's a benefit of being in Texas.  There are emissions standards, 
particularly in urban counties, but Diesels are exempt.  We just get the 
safety inspection.  Mine's the same way.  It starts fine, all of the 
glowplugs are good, but the harness is a little oxidized somewhere.  If 
it's genuinely bad, I'll fix it.  Otherwise, I'll only get worried if 
the check engine light turns OFF. 


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