Gu Patrol Indicators

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 09:28
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Hi all
This is not another post about the rear lights on a GU Patrol.

I have found on my Patrol that the indicator tends to canel prematurley. Eg if I am turning right around a roundabout when I vear left to go around the roundabout, the indicator cancels.

Its not a big deal but can be dangerous when oncoming cars dont see that I am turning right.

Is this normal for the GU or is mine faulty. Is this adjustable?
Thanks
G
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Reply By: Michael - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 09:50

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 09:50
I thought it was normal for all vehicles, the stalk indicator was around long b4 roundabouts were thought of.. I suppose its something that technology hasn't caught up with yet.....
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Reply By: Rob W. - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 10:36

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 10:36
Groove,
Mine does the same thing. I'm not too worried about. Just put the indicator on by hand again. Just like you said, it only happens on roundabouts.

Rob
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Reply By: Pluto - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 11:39

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 11:39
I agree with the others. It's no worse in the Patrol than any other vehicle I have driven.

One thing that is worth rembering. when the indicator switch cancels, let it, and then switch it back on. If you try to force it to stay on it will wear out the indicator switch in a very short time.
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Reply By: 10 Para (Qld) - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 12:31

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 12:31
Hi my GU has only just started doing it since it went to Nissan for a service last Wednesday it must be something to do with the alignment and or the balance because they have stuffed up both.
Regards
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Reply By: Shawn - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 12:43

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 12:43
My GU does it, my comondoor did it, my falcon did it, my gemini did it. My wifes VW didn't do it,they were lucky to work at all,but her other cars all did it.
Don't worky about it. My problem is they don't turn off after a big gentle left / right hand turn and I can't hear the flasher unit to remind me.
Cheers
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Reply By: Groove - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 13:43

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 13:43
I thought it might be normal for this car but the last week I have been driveing my girlfirends Subaru and it doesnt do it at all, neither did the pajero I had befor this lovely machine!

Thanks for the replys
G
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Reply By: Cobra - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 15:29

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 15:29
My GU does it since new. Took it back to the dealer to have it rectified but was told there is no fix and it was caused by the vehicle having the same gear as the left hand drive vehicles and that they have the same problem turning left on roundabouts. Sounded plausible
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Reply By: Freshn - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 19:39

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 19:39
Indicators will cancel when the steering wheel's angle reaches a particular value. Since Patrols have a mega-slow ratio steering (more turns lock-to-lock and big turning circle to make matters worse), u need to turn the steering wheel more to get the same steer angle than any car (or even 4b) hence causing the indicators to cancel comparatively early.
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Reply By: andyg - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 21:01

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 21:01
Why not do as some other road users do when they go through a roundabout they keep the steering wheel straight doesnt matter which lane there in.
May be they do this so there indicators dont cancel [bull]
Dont force them to stay one this wears out the little plstic tab prematurelly so they dont cancel auto witch can be just as dangerous and fustrating.

ANDYG.
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Reply By: Martyn (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 21:40

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 21:40
Groove,
Range Rover, I've got the complete opposite problem, damn things won't cancel, new indicator stalk the lot. May be a Range Patrol or a Nissan Rover would be a happy compromise. My GU is the same as yours and everybody elses apparently, I think I'll go for the not doing the slight left then right manouvre and hit the kerb it's easier than trying to fix it...............
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Reply By: motherhen - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 23:20

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 23:20
Ours work fine - but they are so quiet it's easy to not realise they are still flicking if the turn is insufficient to turn them off
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