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RE: Electrical Gremlin


I read on the list recently someone who had a similar problem, I think he ended up replacing the bulb holders on both sides due to corrosion inside. I am sure this was over the last week so maybe check the archives in case I am going mad.

Good luck and hope this helps.


		-----Original Message-----
		From:	Don Muirhead [mailto:dmr@kwic.com]
		Sent:	20 July 1999 14:10
		To:	Quattro (E-mail)
		Subject:	Electrical Gremlin

		Started on Saturday on '86 CGT.

		Right turn-signal works fine depress brake - flasher goes like snit - take 
		brake off back to normal.  Figure bulb burnt out or loose wire/ground. 
		 Next right-turn - everything is back to normal - must be loose wire 
		Get home check bulbs, connections and circuits - everything is ok.

		Sunday - everything works right then out-of-the-blue it starts again.  Get 
		home grab circuit tester drive down rough road can't duplicate it.  Sunday 
		night - go into town - starts again.

		Monday - go to office for a couple of hours everything is ok.  Drive out of 
		parking garage - first right turn - starts again.  I jump out of the car 
		check the lights, and circuits everything is ok.  Get back into car and it 
		works fine.

		Since I'm old - what am I missing?  This has never happened before and I 
		haven't changed a thing in over a year.
		Rear lights (bulb holders) are grounded separately.  Replaced turn-signal 
		relay, all bulbs and right rear bulb holder on Sunday.

		This morning I try again - can't duplicate it.

		Btw - the token "make only left-hand turns" one-liners not welcome.

		'99 A4
		'96 S6
		'86 CGT x 2