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#1 FORD 1

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 05:52 PM

Hi,

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Just recently the right indicator stopped working, i.e. nothing happened when i operated the stalk. After a short while they started working. Then a few days later the left side failed and then worked again a few minutes later.

Even whilst they were not working the Hazaards were ok. The bulbs are ok, in fact I took one out and noted the indicators still worked with a faster flash, so I'm wondering if there is a flasher relay which has nothing to do with the hazaards somewhere I can replace?

Also, sometimes when I start the car the instrument panel says " front lights malfunction" for a couple of seconds but all the lights work? Interestingly when the indicators are not working there is no warning caption on the instrument panel?

Thanks

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 07:10 PM

Hi,

SMAX 2.0 TDI 2007 34K

Just recently the right indicator stopped working, i.e. nothing happened when i operated the stalk. After a short while they started working. Then a few days later the left side failed and then worked again a few minutes later.

Even whilst they were not working the Hazaards were ok. The bulbs are ok, in fact I took one out and noted the indicators still worked with a faster flash, so I'm wondering if there is a flasher relay which has nothing to do with the hazaards somewhere I can replace?

Also, sometimes when I start the car the instrument panel says " front lights malfunction" for a couple of seconds but all the lights work? Interestingly when the indicators are not working there is no warning caption on the instrument panel?

Thanks



Hi I would think you either have a loose bulb or blown bulb somewhere along the line.

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 08:17 PM

Thanks but my problem is that when I select the right or left indicator with the stalk absolutely nothing happens intemittently. A wiring or bulb fault causes the indicators to flash rapidly.

I seem to have a failure of whatever electronic gizzmo feeds the indicators so would like to know what that is and where is it please?

Thanks

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 08:40 PM

Thanks but my problem is that when I select the right or left indicator with the stalk absolutely nothing happens intemittently. A wiring or bulb fault causes the indicators to flash rapidly.

I seem to have a failure of whatever electronic gizzmo feeds the indicators so would like to know what that is and where is it please?

Thanks


the flasher relay unit is a small black cube found in the small fuse box beside the battery found in the engine compartment mate.
lift the lid on the little box and look under the lid, you will see a diagram of what each relay and fuse is for in the box, also ensure a tight seal when closing as if water gets in, your wipers will come on by themselves and your indicators lol even when the car is parked up with the engine off lol :D

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 08:51 PM

I think I have heard that the indicator stalk can go faulty.
Quite a few owners suffer the "headlight malfunction" message - I don't think it's related to your issue.


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