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Re: Passat indicator relay too quiet

Phil Payne wrote:

> 'er indoors has asked me try and find a way to make the indicators noisier.  I
> know the ur-quattro clicks nicely, but that's because I never get around to
> reinstalling the cladding in the left footwell.  Is there a way to make a
> Passat indicator relay noisier without adopting the same solution?
> UK law requires the indicators to be distinctly audible (for blind drivers?)
> but the Passat's are almost deathly quiet.

I've designed and built mine around a 4011 CMOS chip (a quad NAND gate)
and a piezo buzzer.

It turns the beeping repeater "ON" if either of turn indicators is "ON"
AND the Stereo sys is "ON".
The repeater is "OFF" if both turn indicators are "ON" regardless of the
I've done it in this particular configuration as not to drive myself
nuts if for some reason I have to sit in the idling car with the Stereo
"ON" AND with the four-way (emergency) flashers turned "ON" as well.

Although the clicking of a 200 turn signal relay is quite audible, it is
impossible to hear when I turn on my rolling Alpine "concerto hall".
More than once did I catch myself driving with the signal still blinking
way past the intersection at which I've been turning the last time.

Igor Kessel
'89 200TQ -- 18psi (TAP)
'98 A4TQ -- FINALLY!
Philadelphia, PA