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 Post subject: Indicator acting up ...
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:14 pm 
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Heading for the filling station I noticed my indicator acting up - when signalling a right turn, the light in the gauge cluster just stayed on permanently. Did some tests - when signalling right, the rear stays on permanently, front does nothing. Hazard flasher still works for the rear (both sides blinking), front only flashes left light. Indicator to the left still works fine both rear and front ...
Anybody have an idea what might be wrong?

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 Post subject: Re: Indicator acting up ...
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:06 pm 
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likely a ground problem... (or the lack thereoff) :ok:

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 Post subject: Re: Indicator acting up ...
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:17 pm 
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Sounds like you have the same problem I just had to fix. The turn signal sockets on our cars are mounted from the bottom inside the housings, which allows water to collect in the light socket itself. After awhile (80,000 miles in my case), the socket basically melted. If you take the socket out of the housing, I guarantee it will be melted. My left signal was destroyed. You can order them from autozone for around $8, free shipping to an APO. The part number is 85881. Hope this helps!

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 Post subject: Re: Indicator acting up ...
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:20 am 
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... Hm, guess I need to check how to get to the light then ... can one get to it without a lift? ;)

Manual is very descriptive ... whereas they have pictures for the headlights (which are pretty much straightforward), only a couple lines on the turn signals ... and that only in the 98 manual - nothing in 2000 and up about them! Great ...

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 Post subject: Re: Indicator acting up ...
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:56 pm 
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Well, crawled underneath the car and managed to get the socket out ... looks fine to me ... nothing melted or anything, but the light bulb is burnt through ... (at least one of the two threads inside) - now the question is if this causes the blinking to get stuck ...
I checked the wiring diagrams in my Haynes manual, and according to that, the same blinker relay generates the pulses for either side (hazard flasher is separate though).

And the second question is: Where the f*** am I going to get a light bulb like the one I need in Germany? Doesn't look like anything I've seen here before ... :(

Reckon if I can't get a replacement, and weather is OK, I might try to put the working bulb from the left side in the right and see if the not-blinking indicator swaps side then ...

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 Post subject: Re: Indicator acting up ...
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I get my bulbs at the local Opel/Gm dealer. But that may be a thing of the past.

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 Post subject: Re: Indicator acting up ...
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you mean with opel going bankrupt ? :wink:

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Whats the bulb number Garry? I can see what I can do for ya.

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 Post subject: Re: Indicator acting up ...
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Got it downstairs in the car - Sylvania 375 or something ... I will check the local car places on my way home ...

Edit: 3157 according to a website ...

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 Post subject: Re: Indicator acting up ...
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Guy at the local Opel place looked at my like "WTF do you dare ask me for a GM part?" ...

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 Post subject: Re: Indicator acting up ...
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I've got some sitting here. How can I get them to you?

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See anybody who's coming up to Bitburg this weekend?

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Anyone near Ramstein going to Bitburg this weekend?

I will be unavailable after tomorrow.

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 Post subject: Re: Indicator acting up ...
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Gonna check the Opel place in Bitburg ... with the number of US cars there, maybe they have one ...

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