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VW Electrical System Question (directionals)  
User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 45
Posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1021 times:

I'm having a problem with the right directional on my 1998 Beetle (here comes the abuse). The dash indicator is blinking very rapidly, and the actual signal isn't going at all. What do I need to replace?


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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1016 times:

The bulb.  Sleepy

User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8473 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1012 times:

yeah its the bulb. try a different one.

User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 45
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1008 times:

That would be a relief. I thought it might be a relay, or something. I'll fit a new one tomorrow.


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 998 times:

The rapid flashing of the indicator on the dash is designed that way to tell you that you need to change the bulb. True of most cars.

User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 983 times:

It's not exactly a design, it's just electrical physics at work  Big grin
Funny to see how some car makers make a marketing argument out of a totally normal occurrence.

UTA



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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 977 times:

What do I need to replace?

The car.


User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 967 times:

LMAO, KROC pretty much said all thats needed to be said here.

You need to replace your car, which by the way most 17 year old girls get for their birthday.  Big grin


User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4688 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 955 times:

"You need to replace your car, which by the way most 17 year old girls get for their birthday."

......or is LHMARK trying to attract the 13-17 year old female demographic??




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User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 954 times:

I thought most girls got a Pontiac Sunfire for their 17th birthday?

User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 947 times:

Actually Capt. they upgrade to the Sunfire at 17, they start off with the Beetle at 16.

BTW - I drive a Grand Prix, but nice try.


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