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Driver side front indicator playing up.

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by unitzero, Feb 14, 2012.

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    [Feb 14, 2012]
    i tried searching but found no real useful info regarding this.

    a couple of days ago my indicator started clicking at double speed - so I presumed that I had a bulb out. so checked and yes, the front wasn't blinking. Off I go to my local parts place and buy a pair of 581's them set about the task of removing the headlamp tto change the bulb - After twisting off the old bulb, it looked totally fine - filament unbroken and no sign of it blowing. I decided to put in the replacement anyway.

    popped on the ignition and tried indicating right - click click click click - still not working.



    does anyone have any clues as to what's going on here ? all the other indicators aand lights work perfectly, it's just this one :(
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    Does it have power going to it?
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    I'm afraid I don't have a multimeter so can't check. there was one point when re-attaching the headlamp when it seemed to work. but once it was all screwed back in it was dead again.
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    check fuse
    maybe the hazard switch
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    In that case I'd check all connections at the plug and inside the headlight unit.
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    would the hazard fuse not cause both inductors to act up ?


    James, I shall check the connections as soon as I can get hold of something to check with, may pop to my mates garage and see if I can borrow his tools
    (like usual)
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    update:

    Pushed out all the sprung pins / connectors within the indicator bulb holder and where it screws in to the housing and *touch wood* all is well. managed to fit 2 white side lights and my other Philips extreme dipped bulb too.

    thanks for the help ;)
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    Thats really wierd, exactly the same thing happened to me last week. Changed the bulb and it worked OK for a few days then back to double speed again. I did exactly what you did with the bulb holder only yesterday and all is well. It was the drivers side also, very bizarre!
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    the springs must sag over the years and decide not to make contact a they should ? I'm sure if it keeps happening a new holder shouldn't be too much £ from Audi.
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