LHMark
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VW Electrical System Question (directionals)

Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:19 am

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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RE: VW Electrical System Question (directionals)

Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:21 am

The bulb.  Sleepy
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bill142
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RE: VW Electrical System Question (directionals)

Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:26 am

yeah its the bulb. try a different one.
 
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RE: VW Electrical System Question (directionals)

Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:30 am

That would be a relief. I thought it might be a relay, or something. I'll fit a new one tomorrow.
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RE: VW Electrical System Question (directionals)

Fri Feb 11, 2005 11:22 am

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.
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RE: VW Electrical System Question (directionals)

Fri Feb 11, 2005 4:43 pm

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.

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RE: VW Electrical System Question (directionals)

Fri Feb 11, 2005 8:49 pm

What do I need to replace?

The car.
 
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RE: VW Electrical System Question (directionals)

Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:46 pm

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
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RE: VW Electrical System Question (directionals)

Sat Feb 12, 2005 12:07 am

"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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CaptOveur
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RE: VW Electrical System Question (directionals)

Sat Feb 12, 2005 12:12 am

I thought most girls got a Pontiac Sunfire for their 17th birthday?
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RE: VW Electrical System Question (directionals)

Sat Feb 12, 2005 1:01 am

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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