Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Southampton, UK
Flashing Pre-heater light (2.4JTD) after start
1999 156 2.4 JTD. 180k Miles
When starting from either hot or cold, the preheater light on the dashboard comes on for a couple of seconds and then goes out as expected, however, recently it has started coming back on as follows :-
About 7 seconds after the engine has started, the light comes back on and flashes once a second for 28 seconds (just counted in case this is relavant). Car seems to be running ok otherwise.
I assume the preheater light is dual function and indicating some form of diagnostic warning ?
Woulds appreciate any ideas. As the car is starting and running OK I'm loathed to spend money for a main stealer diag (45 mins at £75+vat/hr!) unless this is a pre warning of an imminent total failure.