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we have a 2017 diesel sport. starting to get cold in the mornings. How does one activate the glow plugs? This is a stupid question probably, but i dont feel like the glow plugs are automatically activating if they are suppose to? I know on my ford f350, i turn the key to on, the glow plug lights up and you wait until the glow plug light goes out, then i can start the truck. What is the procedure for the range rover diesel? thank you complete noob to the range rover
 

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Have you read your owners manual? Obviously with most any diesel you turn your ignition on and wait for a a coil emblem light of some kind to extinguish. You certainly do not just jump in and try to start it.
 

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It's just as RRToadHall said, wait for the coil emblem to go out and then start. There is no way for the user to influence the glowing process, it is all automatic. On many newer diesel vehicles however, the process is so quick that the coil emblem goes out almost immediately, so you might not necessarily notice that it has been on and that the vehicle is ready to start. Off means "ready to go".
The glowing process is only for starting the diesel engine, compression combustion takes care of the rest.
 

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we have a 2017 diesel sport. starting to get cold in the mornings. How does one activate the glow plugs? This is a stupid question probably, but i dont feel like the glow plugs are automatically activating if they are suppose to? I know on my ford f350, i turn the key to on, the glow plug lights up and you wait until the glow plug light goes out, then i can start the truck. What is the procedure for the range rover diesel? thank you complete noob to the range rover
They’re automatic. Single press of the ignition button and keep the brake pedal depressed until the delay start is complete. It also needs to be rather cold (-10°C/14°F) to warrant the extended glow plug startup delay (indicator will illuminate in the cluster). Short Glow Plug cold starts do not cause the indicator to appear, only slightly longer than usual starter operation is a clue.
 
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