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Indicators flashing fast......

WOLF Jan 4, 2014

  1. WOLF

    WOLF Well-Known Member

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    My indicators on the N/S are flashing fast but the back one not at all,i took the light unit out but the bulb appears to be ok........
    The bulb housing for the indicator slot doesnt seem to have power getting to it...The warning panel on the dash shows an indicator fault.

    The car is a 2002 avant b6,help appreciated.
     
  2. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    They're obviously flashing fast to tell you one bulb is not working. Have you tried another bulb just in case? Or cleaned the connections where the bulb sits into the rear light PCB?
     
  3. WOLF

    WOLF Well-Known Member

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    Yeh cleaned the connection and tried 2 different bulbs:think: still the same.

    Side and front indicators working...........
     
  4. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    The problem must lie in the PCB or the plug somewhere then I imagine.
     
  5. WOLF

    WOLF Well-Known Member

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    I'll take it out again tomorrow and take a look,cheers for your help james:icon_thumright:
     
  6. PetrolDave

    PetrolDave Well-Known Member

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    A few years ago I had a similar problem on an MG Metro, turned out to be a hairline crack on the PCB, which I soldered across and it worked fine after that.
     
  7. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I'm sure you'll get to the bottom of it, but I have a spare PCB if it comes to that.
     
  8. WOLF

    WOLF Well-Known Member

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    Nice one james,i'll let you know my findings;)
     
  9. deano1978

    deano1978 different gear

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    U any leds in them?
     
  10. Cockney Boy

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    WHAT !!!!!!!! I never thought that would every be typed by you
     
  11. WOLF

    WOLF Well-Known Member

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    No mate no LEDS.
    BUT ive just noticed abit of water in the light unit..........MMMMmmmm
     
  12. deano1978

    deano1978 different gear

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    Expected with all this rain.
    Condensation,moisture,10year old headlights.

    Ive got brand new headlights and ive got condensation.

    Ive Got some silica bags to put in the units to absorb the moisture.
     
  13. WOLF

    WOLF Well-Known Member

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    Yeh i guess so,i'll get to the bottom of this this morning hopefully.
     
  14. WOLF

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    Took the light unit out again,more water than first thought.Cleaned the pcb up as it was all furred up on the contacts and everything now all good.......Im going to have to get a new lamp unit.

    Cheers james for the offer of pcb but everythings good:applaus:
     
  15. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    No problem, I do have a nearside light unit. It has some scratches from memory, but I can't recall how severe. If it's of interest I can dig it out and look.
     
  16. PetrolDave

    PetrolDave Well-Known Member

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    In my defence, I was only 20-something at the time :3sadwalk:
     
  17. WOLF

    WOLF Well-Known Member

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    If its cheap i can live with a few scratches:yes:
     

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