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Old 01-16-2013, 01:36 PM   #41 (permalink)
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If your glow plug solenoid is not working, then a push button will not help.
Push button solves a GP Controller problem.

You need this item to work to switch the high current.


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Old 01-16-2013, 01:43 PM   #42 (permalink)
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im taking away the glow plug solenoid and replacing with a starter solenoid. ill have a push button.

Push button will work cause i wont have the amps going through the switch.

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Old 01-16-2013, 01:45 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Just to make sure, you are ordering the proper glow plug relay for year of 6.2 van? A solenoid is just a heavy duty switch. Power goes to one of the large studs from the battery. One of the small studs on the front of the solenoid gets keyed 12v to it. The other small stud when grounded completes the circuit and allows the coil inside of the solenoid to pull the contacts together and energizes the other large stud on the solenoid which powers the other large stud that connects to the glow plug harness. The orientation of the small wires on the front of the solenoid is important. If you reverse the wires I don't think it will work. You can test the solenoid on a bench with just the two small lugs. One with 12v and the other to ground. I hope I have explained this well enough for you to understand it.

The other thing to know is that there are other solenoids that may look the same as your specific application but could operate different.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:44 AM   #44 (permalink)
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everythings hooked up.... im pretty sure my wires are right... but could be wrong.
on the old style glow plug solenoid does the 12V lead goto the right or left stud?

my type of glow plug solenoid

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Old 01-17-2013, 05:22 PM   #45 (permalink)
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On the high current side , unless the solenoid is marked battery and load, which they aren't 99% of the time, it doesn't matter which way you hook it up.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:15 PM   #46 (permalink)
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we can end this thread with i dont know whats going on.... not to worried about it to say the least....

however. i will install a manual switch and replace glow plug solenoid with a ford starter soelnoid and call it good.
im done trying to chase the wiring gremlins and ill prolly delete most of the glow plug harness and keep it manual since that controller doesnt really help do anything for me if there manual.

also with the block heater plugged in i can get my van started after a couple times of cranking and the cylinders get some warmth in them. but it works for now.

Thanks for the help guys... i really cant understand why its doing this craziness even when i straight hook the solenoid up. maybe its a bad solenoid... but im done with the guessing waiting games.

manual switch is and always will be the easiest way to go. and ill make sure not to over glow. i know my glowplugs arent stock. but doesnt mean there not stock replacements. so ill just glow for 7seconds if really cold. for now i dont even need the glows.

Thansk agian!

new threads coming soon with whats this or that wire.... lol
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:27 PM   #47 (permalink)
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update... still dont know why 4 glow plug solenoids wouldnt click... even when i directly connected them to the battery and ground...

however while going through my shed i noticed a i had a brand new starter solenoid from my 04 Lightning. so i have that wired in now with a push button... i glow it for 9 seconds then off... it doesnt need much since its plugged in all the time.

but figured id give a heads up... not to worried about it... but alot of the stuff that controls the glowplugs is gonna get pulled off now since its useless to me.

thanks agian for the help guys and maybe this thread will help someone in future.
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