Glow plug light flashing and esp light is on. Scanned the car and got a code 000812. Brake pressure release solenoid f84.

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glow plug light is flashing and esp light is on . scanned the car with rosstech .
00812 brake pressure release solenoid f84 electrical curcuit fault.

could not found this solenoid . replaced abs and brake switch nothing found same problem after changing

My car has 65000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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Hi there. Either the drainage holes are blocked, or ECU housing seal is damaged causing water to enter the ECU housing. Take a look around the ECU and see if there is any standing water or moisture areas. If there is moisture or standing water, then the ECU cover will need to come off so you can dry off the wet areas. If you need further assistance with your warning lights being on, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

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The glow plug warning light is only seen on diesel Audis and is usually orange in colour. Like the conventional engine management light, it`s designed to alert drivers about faults with the emissions or running of the vehicle.
Common causes include failed glow plugs, a faulty relay, wiring issues, or a faulty control module. It is important to have the vehicle inspected by a qualified mechanic as soon as possible to avoid potential engine damage.
In the case of a glow plug light flashing, if you need to keep driving, take it easy and avoid high speeds as much as possible. Many times, an engine will go into “safety mode,” and you might notice a drop in performance.
What does EPC mean on an Audi? The EPC system stands for “Electric Power Control”, and if you see the EPC light flashing your dashboard, this indicates that there is a problem with the throttle system or the sensors in your electric Audi.
If you have a Glow Plug Indicator flashing, it`s likely that your vehicle`s ECU (engine management unit) has detected a fault that can be related to the glow plugs, the glow plug light, the glow plug control module, or even sensors that aren`t directly related to the glow plug igniter itself necessarily.
With a bad diesel glow plug, as you step of the gas pedal, the engine won`t accelerate. A decrease in power can be caused by misfires in the engine, both of which are common signs of bad or failing glow plugs. The decrease in power can get so bad that the vehicle will not start at all, and you will be stuck.
There is no set time limit, as the severity of the problem can vary. However, it is generally not advisable to drive for more than a few miles with a flashing check engine light. If possible, have the vehicle towed to a repair facility rather than driving it so that you do not put yourself or others at risk.
Is It Safe To Drive With A Blinking D Light? Your transmission can be severely damaged if you drive while your D light blinks. If the light comes on, you should have it checked out as soon as possible. Until you can get your vehicle to a mechanic, only drive short distances if you have to drive.
Is It Safe To Drive With the EPC Light On? Quick answer: no. The EPC light could indicate a wide range of problems, some relatively minor and some more serious. If your vehicle has an illuminated EPC light and is in limp-in mode, you need to take it to a dealer for diagnosis and repair as soon as you can.
You should never ignore this light when it comes on. It is a clear indicator that there is a problem. The brake control unit, the steering control unit, and the engine control unit all control the EPC. For this reason, it may be challenging to diagnose the cause of the light on your dashboard.
With ignition on: It is normal for this lamp to appear for a few seconds when the ignition is switched on to signify that the glow plugs are preheating. While the engine was running: There is a fault in the engine management system if the lamp appears constantly or flashes while the engine is running.
A blinking check engine light will show up on your dashboard is almost always correlated with engine misfires. A misfire means that the engine is dumping uncombusted fuel into your car`s exhaust system. Engine misfire is a serious issue because it can quickly raise the temperature of the catalytic converter.
Defective glow plugs, however, can lead to the point that the DPF cannot be regenerated, causing clogging, which in turn means an expensive DPF replacement will be necessary.”
You can drive with a bad glow plug if you have to. But the drive should be short and should take you to the mechanic`s shop. Driving on a faulty glow plug will result in continued poor performance. Eventually, your engine will misfire.
And the car might struggle to start. In colder weather the symptoms might eventually appear like a flat battery. That`s because you will be cranking the engine in vain as you try to start it but you`ll be draining the battery of its charge.
How Long Do Glow Plugs Last? The average life of a glow plug on a diesel engine is roughly 100,000 miles. So, it is not something you should have to worry about very often. However, they can fail before then, especially if you hard start frequently or use a lower quality glow plug than recommended in your pickup.
P0380: Glow plug/Heater, circuit A – malfunction (2.0 HDi engine) This fault code does not light a lamp on the dashboard. It indicates a problem in the preheating circuit. This generic fault code does not specify the exact cause of the problem.
Glow plug is merely an aid for starting the engine. There are many designs still produced today without any glow plugs (eg military diesels run without any electricity), and even many modern diesel engines can be started if glow plugs fail (unless onboard computer prevents that).
The rule of thumb is that if the check engine light is flashing, you can`t keep driving the car. It`s an emergency. Often it indicates an engine misfire. If you keep driving, you will likely cause irreversible damage, mostly to the (expensive) catalytic converter.
A solid check engine light indicates a problem that needs to be addressed but is typically not urgent. A flashing check engine light indicates a severe problem that requires immediate attention to avoid further damage.
Flashing Red: If the traffic signal is flashing red, treat it as a stop sign and come to a complete stop at the intersection. Look carefully in all directions before proceeding. Other directions may have a different type of signal indication.
Move to the left, reduce speed and stop if necessary.
Flashing can indicate the intention to overtake or pass another driver, or to signal a driver who has just overtaken that he or she can now return to the original lane. Flashing can request or insist that a leading driver speed up or change lanes to get out of the way of a faster following driver.

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