Citroen Xantia

since 1993 of release

Repair and car operation

Citroen Xantia
+ Introduction
+ Operation manual
+ Routine maintenance
+ engine Repair
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ Power supply system and release
- Engine electric equipment
   + start and charge Systems
   + ignition System - petrol models
   - Preheat system - diesel models
      Problem diagnostics
      Removal, check of a condition and installation of candles of an incandescence
      Removal and installation of the control unit of system of preheat
+ Coupling
+ Transmission
+ Power shafts
+ Uniform hydraulic system
+ Brake system
+ Running gear and steering
+ Body and salon furnish
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ electric equipment Schemes

Removal, check of a condition and installation of candles of an incandescence

If attempts of start of the engine were just made (and also right after engine switching off), glow plugs can remain for some time warmed up to very high temperature. Be careful!



1. Disconnect a negative wire from the battery. For the purpose of ensuring access to glow plugs remove an air distributor casing. In case of need remove an inlet air line and disconnect a ventilating hose from a jellied mouth of impellent oil. For more details see. A power supply system - diesel models.

2. Give a nut of fastening of a feeding wire to each of incandescence candles, remove washers.

3. Pay attention that the main submitting wire is connected to a glow plug of the first cylinder.

4. All candles are connected among themselves by tires crossing points.

5. Where it is required, accurately take aside procedures of a tube stirring to performance and wires.

6. Turn out a candle (and) and remove it (them) from a head of cylinders.

Condition check


1. Attentively examine each of candles on existence of signs of mechanical damages. Obgoraniye or an erosion of working tips can be connected with violation эпюры streams of injected fuel. In that case it is necessary to check a condition of nozzles also.
2. If candles look outwardly serviceable, check them on existence of electric conductivity, - use an ohmmeter or a lamp sampler (see the previous Section).
3. For check of uniformity and speed of a warming up of a candle on it tension can be submitted to 12 V.Deystvuyte extremely carefully:
   a) Accurately clamp a candle in a vice with soft sponges - remember that the candle is heated to is red;
   b) Track, that the wire of giving of a food was equipped with a safety lock in order to avoid candle damage in case of short circuit;
   c) On termination of check let's to a candle cool down within several minutes, only then take out it from a vice.
4. The serviceable candle is warmed up to is red already about 5 seconds later after giving on it of a food, otherwise it is necessary to replace a candle. Candles at which the tip, and the middle of a working element is heated not also are subject to replacement.


Installation is made upside-down. Before a vvorachivaniye it is necessary to grease a carving part of a candle with anti-taking hermetic on a copper basis. The tightening should be made with demanded effort. Remember that applying of excessive force at a tightening of a candle can lead to damage of a working element.