A new warning light on your dashboard? You don’t understand why it doesn’t switch off… It’s normal, a car is elaborate and there are various causes why a light might occur. If your glow plug light comes on while driving your Chrysler 200, it may possibly signify several things. In the following paragraphs, we will do anything we can to help you see things more clearly. First, we will see how the preheating light on your Chrysler 200 operates, and then the different explanations it lights up when you are driving


What is the goal of my Chrysler 200 glow plug light?

The main role of the engine glow plug light, which is most of the time symbolized by a yellow coil, is to make sure that your glow plugs are working effectively. In fact, it must light up when you switch on your Chrysler 200 to tell you that they are heating the intake air in your cylinders and must go out after a few minutes when the engine is running. This preheat light is therefore not supposed to stay or come on while driving with your vehicle. Nevertheless, if it turns on while driving, it may show several failures, we will try to summarize the main ones.

What to do if the glow plug light comes on while driving on my Chrysler 200?

A glow light that comes on while driving on your Chrysler 200 or at any other time other than when the engine is started is designed to alert you to a problem other than your spark plugs, we will check out this right now. No matter the reason, a switch to the diagnostic tool will allow you to precisely understand the explanation for the light up of your glow light.

My Chrysler 200 glow light comes on and I’m encountering a loss of power

The first probability is that you recognize that your glow plug light comes on while driving your Chrysler 200 and that you also experience a loss of power. In this instance, several problems can demonstrate its presence. Here is a list of the main causes:

  • Trouble of EGR valve, in reality, if you undergo a loss of power, it is possible that your EGR valve is clogged, in this case, it is expected that your preheat light comes on while driving on Chrysler 200 because it is one of the failures of which it is expected to warn you. Have the status of your valve checked out
  • Trouble associated with the turbo overflow valve, in this situation the ECU can no longer manage the turbo intake pressure, which can result in turbo boost and a perturbation in the performance of the turbo.
  • Trouble associated with the injection, either an injector that has seized up or the injection pump that is damaged by filings or other possible foreign bodies that disrupt its proper function.
  • Finally, the last trouble that could lead to a glow indicator light on your Chrysler 200 coupled with a loss of power, is that your fuel filter is too dirty, you should come to feel jerks because of a bad fuel flow in the engine.

My glow plug light comes on or is flashing but no difference on the performance of my Chrysler 200

Finally, we’ll give you the explanations for a glow plug light that comes on on your Chrysler 200 without you feeling any difference in power or vehicle behaviour. In general, this is an electronic problem:

  • Glow plug relays or fuses to be changed, test and change if necessary.
  • A contactor/potentiometer on one of your pedals (brake, accelerator or clutch) has failed, often a simple de-seizure will be enough to get rid of the trouble.
  • You have a false contact somewhere in your electrical circuit, check the other solutions first because it is not easy to find it alone, we advise you to go to your technician.
  • Faulty injection pressure sensor, ECU error
  • If you have any further questions about the Chrysler 200, do not hesitate to consult our Chrysler 200 category.