Ducato Indicators

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  1. OldWomble

    OldWomble Funster

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    Hi all, anyone knows if the "lane change" operation of the indicators on the van can be disabled - its so sensitive that I find every time I dip the lights or turn the indicators off, the "lane change" flashing activates. Its very misleading to anyone behind! I'm not sure if this is the same with all Ducato's or if mine is not quite right. Any thoughts appreciated, thanks.
     
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    Not as far as I'm aware, it may be something a dealer could do with the OBD port, but I doubt it
     
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    I wish I could disable it on my Citroen version, it is annoying and have some times touched it when going for the cruise control stick.:rolleyes:
     
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    You could always take the bulb, or the fuse out, lol
     
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    That would kill all the indicators :whistle:
     
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    True, just the bulb then.
     
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    The point is it is the indicators that are flashing ( the ones on the corners of the van to say you are turning) so you cannot take the bulbs out. The idea is that you just touch the switch and the indicators will give 6 flashes to say you are changing lane, trouble is if you activate the system accidentally you cannot cancel it so it gives the 6 flashes.
     
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    Yes i suffer with it myself sometimes and it can be frustrating when you rush to correct it and it does the same opposite side .lol
     
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    What year ducato?
     
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    2012
     
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    I guess it must be something built in to the computer but certainly is a pain in the butt!
     
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    This must be a later feature as it's not present on my 2008 x250
    I imagine it is something you have to become accustomed to.
     
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    Mine has the same wretched indicator switch, which I first came across on a Vauxhall. They are a bit "wobbly" and lack a positive on/off action.

    Invention of the devil.
     
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    My berlingo has this function which I recall when new in 09 was a little troublesome but I now take it for granted without issue.
     
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    Having driven hundreds of these vans I've never encountered it as a problem, I find it is a useful feature. If you wish to change lanes on a dual carriageway then to indicate your intention you just partially move the stalk in that direction/release and the indicators flash five times (I think on Fiat/Pug/Citroen, my wife's Focus flashes 3 times by the same method). I hesitate to suggest it but perhaps you need to be more refined with your controls?

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    What about arm signels?
     
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    dont work without a co pilot
     
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    I've found if you push the stalk down for a couple of flashes then release it cancels the five flashes.
     
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    The problem with ours is it is too sensitive. For example, you put the left indicator on and leave it on to say, make a left turn, you then just touch it to cancel and it bounces so far that it then activates the 5 flashes on the right indicator. Very frustrating for anyone behind you! I've driven other vans with the same system and its never a problem. It just seems like ours is extra sensitive!
     
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    It sounds as though the mechanical self-centring of the stalk is at fault. If possible try one in a different van to check. If it is OK examine the stalk, find out how it centres, then increase the resistance to movement.
     
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