Diagnostic Trouble Code – P0380
P0380 – Glow Plug/Heater Circuit “A” Fault
The glow plug system is used to assist in providing the heat required to begin combustion during cold engine temperatures. The glow plugs are heated before and during cranking, as well as initial engine operation. The Engine Control Module (ECM) controls the glow plug ON times by monitoring coolant temperature and glow plug voltage. The California Glow Plug system has eight individual glow plug supply circuits between the controller and the glow plugs. If the feedback voltage from the controller to the ECM is not within range, DTC P0380 will set.
- Faulty glow plugs
- Faulty glow plug wiring harness
- Bad electrical connector
- Faulty glow plug control module