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Exclamation HELP!!! GLOW PLUG RELAY WIRING

hey guys im new to the "online thread" group stuff.. but im gunna learn and i wanna become one into this brotherhood.. but i have an issue

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1992 F250 IDI 7.3 Ext cab 8Ft bed truck.

the guy i bought the truck from hooked up (which what i learned recently) was a bypass kit? for the glow plug timer.. so theres this switch he installed and told me when i need to start the truck i put the key in the ignition hit the switch on.. start the truck.. turn the switch off.. OK! easy enough..

the very next day.. the truck wont start (keep in mind i bought the truck from the orginal owner and he is a friend of mine not jerk)

so it was my fault i left the switch on.. DOHH! so bought new glow plugs for $10 a piece at autzone.. replaced them and boom she fired right up almost to good to be true.. next day.. same damn problem!.. so i said screw it.. im replacing the GLOW PLUG RELAY.

he added a switch to it and all that crap and i decided i wanted to take that out and let it be OEM and call it day.. right? wronggg.. after replacing the GPR (i got discouraged with the extra wires) i left it the way it was but with a new GPR.. but i think i messed up a wire or a ground or something because it still wont crank...

S0000 long story short.. every morning i have to pop the hood and fire up the struck off the starter solenoid and by shooting some starting fluid into the intake..

IM IN JERSEY (unfortunatley) and it FRIGGEN COLD.. its getting annoying.. can ANYONE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD- HELP ME.. pictures would be awesome if possible..

BETTER YET! anyone on this forum live in JERSEY? im in milltown (near east brunswick/north brunswick/new brunswick/ edison area)


THANKS TO EVERYONE IN ADVANCE FOR THE ONES WHO CAN HELP!!
im just a army soldier trying to get to ft dix everyday.. which i do, but with the PITA starup procedures i have to do every morning..


appreciate it guys/girls. thank you
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Hard to say what he really did.........

NEVER USE AN ON/OFF SWITCH........PUSH BUTTON ONLY should you want to control the best solid state system made....

What brand of GPs did you buy???? they are probably again burnt out if wrong ones.

If you hook up the controller as OEM was, it will automatically do all you need for a start.
I will PM you the start sequence of events.........

Check my photo's under my name for the GP wiring schematic.......

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pictures were somewhat helpful but i need a better picture of the controller and wires..


thanks for the post im glad someone saw it and took the time to read it and try and help..

anyone have pictures.?!?!?!?!


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Are you looking for a pic of the controller? If so I can post when I get home from work.

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Are you looking for a pic of the controller? If so I can post when I get home from work.

im looking for a picture of the controller properly wired up.. for a IDI setup.. not a powerstoke. can u you be of some help?



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im looking for a picture of the controller properly wired up.. for a IDI setup.. not a powerstoke. can u you be of some help?
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i need pictures of it installed on a vehicle actually if possible?

im having a really bad wiring issue with this friggen truck and they previous owner.. so im trying to compare to someone elses on there actual vehicle..

thx for the standard picture tho.. can u take one of the one on ur truck?
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S0000 long story short.. every morning i have to pop the hood and fire up the struck off the starter solenoid and by shooting some starting fluid into the intake..
If you are having to short the starter relay to get it to crank over then there is something wrong that is not related to the glow plugs ... Possibly a miswire from the ignition switch to the starter relay ...

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picture of mine wired up incorrectly (i believe it is being it doesnt start on its own) has been added!

every day gotta use starting fliud.. is that bad to do to the truck?
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If you are having to short the starter relay to get it to crank over then there is something wrong that is not related to the glow plugs ... Possibly a miswire from the ignition switch to the starter relay ...
not true.. its liek 20 degrees outside... and i dont plug in the truck.. so when i spray the staring fluid in the engine i just fire it up off the solenoid being im standing right there.

i may have typed it wrong in the original thread.. i can spray the motor and go back into the truck and start it from the key as well....

ANYONE HAVE PICS OF THE CONTROLLER ON THERE TRUCK??
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i need pictures of it installed on a vehicle actually if possible?

im having a really bad wiring issue with this friggen truck and they previous owner.. so im trying to compare to someone elses on there actual vehicle..

thx for the standard picture tho.. can u take one of the one on ur truck?
Here you go: If you need me to trace wires it might be a few days as the weather is getting bad and it's supposed to rain...


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yeah see that doesnt look nearly close to what i have.. your glow plug wires are red???


did you see the pictures of mine?
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yeah see that doesnt look nearly close to what i have.. your glow plug wires are red???
did you see the pictures of mine?
yeah I saw your pictures. The best way is to trace the wires. Mine is factory original as far as I know.

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yea well whenever you have time to trace them (if you have time) would greatly be appreciated..


this is giving me a huge headache!! haha
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