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Old 02-04-2013, 12:18 PM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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04 LB7 "Wait to Start"?

As stated 04 LB7 with 221,000 miles... Do I have a wait to start light? I've owned this truck for about five years and have never seen it. Even replaced the entire gauge cluster a couple months back. Still no "wait to start" light. Is this something I should be seeing?

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Old 02-04-2013, 12:33 PM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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well i know that the gmc's have the light but the chevy's that i have seen all have a spiral indicator that is the glow plug lights. it looks like a pig tail.
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:35 PM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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mine is a gmc... i just assumed it didnt have one until i was reading another thread and a guy was talking about replacing a bulb in his...
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:38 PM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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hmm... im not sure then... my 01 has the "wait to start" light.. are you throwing any codes or are any fuses blown?
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:39 PM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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You havn't seen it because there is no light that says "Wait to Start". It is the glow plug indicator light and it looks like a pigtail, and it come on when your key is in the on/acc positions, then switches off after a few seconds. The light comes on in the upper left hand side of your dash. It is the same in Chevy's and GMC's.
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:41 PM   eBay Motors  #6 (permalink)
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See here: Noob question regarding glow plugs
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:42 PM   eBay Motors  #7 (permalink)
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no blown fuses and no trouble codes..

thanks TTUD-Max... i guess if it's not staying on long enough for me to notice then i'm probly doing ok.. thanks for the help guys
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Talley - Where do you live? The only time the light should not come on is if your engine is already warm or the outside ambient air temp is warm enough so that the glow plugs wont be triggered on.

No matter what season, mine always come on for at least a second or two, even in the middle of summer in West Texas. Though, sometimes it will be hot enough outside that they won't come on. In the winter months they stay lit for a second or two longer.
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:55 PM   eBay Motors  #9 (permalink)
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i live in NW Arkansas... truck is my work truck so it drives all day without being shutoff, usually from about 7am till 3-4pm then its parked in the shop till the next day. truck side of shop isnt heated but it's very well insulated so even on the coldest nights it doesn't get below freezing in there. i've owned it 5 years and it's never slept outside overnight... i'm guessing it probly stays warm enough that i've never had to deal with the light. i just assumed i didnt have one...
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You havn't seen it because there is no light that says "Wait to Start". It is the glow plug indicator light and it looks like a pigtail, and it come on when your key is in the on/acc positions, then switches off after a few seconds. The light comes on in the upper left hand side of your dash. It is the same in Chevy's and GMC's.
actually, my truck does have a light that reads "wait to start", its 10 degrees here in wisconsin, ill show you if you like.
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Z Series Autometer Boost and Pyro, 6k Highs 8k Lows and 3K fogs, tinted windows
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