[Vwdiesel] 2001 Golf intermittent blinker

Rolf Pechukas rbp at 4u2bu.org
Fri Apr 17 17:42:02 PDT 2009

>> I tried disassembling hazard switch - not much to take apart -  
>> sprayed
>> some cleaner in the back
>> still no change
>> any other ideas?
>  I'd "hazard" a guess at the relay itself.  In the earlier cars I've  
> had
> good
> luck clearing up sticking flashers by turning on the 4-ways and  
> working
> the turn lever through the two sides a few times to let it blink.   
> Might
> have
> a sticking contact or bad relay.
>    Loren

thanks Loren
but I'm pretty sure it's the hazard switch
took it apart today and watched it in operation
there's a magnetic relay in there that runs the two blinkers (more  
stupid VW engineering, IMNSHO - why would they run the blinkers thru  
the hazards??)
going to try to get the switch recall done
otherwise, maybe I can hotwire for the time being to bypass the relay  
(any thoughts on that?)
or grab a new switch from autohaus or somewhere
maybe they have a SS available now
Rolf in MA

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