Help with faulty? indicator

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 14, 2006 at 19:59
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Help....my daughter's Suzuki Grand Vitara has an issue with the left hand indicator. When stationary, it works, but when mobile it sometimes doesn't work. The local auto electrician basically didn't want to know about it. Anyone had a similar problem (on any vehicle)?
Gary.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 02:06

Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 02:06
Sounds like either a loose connection of the wire, globe, or a bad earth.

Check all connections are sound and the globe contact areas are clean.
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 08:12

Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 08:12
I have trouble with my indicators all the time. It's a sort of intermittent fault......every time I turn them on (either right or left), they come on for a second, then they go off, then on again, then off again........etc etc .......took it to sparky and he tried to tell me this condition is normal for indicators......AS IF!!!!! I won't be going back to HIM again!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahahaha ;-))))
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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 09:23

Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 09:23
With all the electronic gadjets you have, no wonder the indicators wont work. Must be a massive power drain somewhere....hahahahahahahaha
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 15:03

Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 15:03
Bloody hell.....that's the pot calling the kettle "black"!!!! hahahaha

Spoken by the bloke who's got red wires going to earth and black wires used for "+" thingo's....hahahahaha

Good one Willie....how's the planning going for the national get together @ Warraweena coming along?

Cheers mate

Roachie
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Reply By: robak (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 14:24

Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 14:24
I had the same problem on my car. All worked when stationary or braking but nothing when accelarating. It was a bad connection just behind the indicator. Being an old car one of the metal plate thingies in the connector popped out and was loose.

Is it just one L/H indicator or all of them. If it's all then the problem might me at the switch.

R.
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Reply By: Kirky66 - Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 14:25

Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 14:25
Have you tried replacing the lamp? I had a brake light which did the same thing eventually replaced the globe with no more problems
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Reply By: arewelost - Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 16:33

Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 16:33
i had a simiular problem on a nissan narvara it turned out to be a fractured wire in the indicator assembly on the steering column when stationary no vibration it worked but when moving it would work ever now and then hope this helps
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Reply By: Member - Gary W (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 20:58

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 20:58
Thanks for the suggestions. Finally found an auto electrician who traced it to a short in the trailer wiring near the towbar. $50 was a cheap fix. We priced a full indicator assembly just in case...about $900...lucky we didn't need this option.
Gary.
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