Flickering Fiat indicator - bulb or relay?

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  1. magicsurfbus

    magicsurfbus Funster

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    I've just taken the MH ('05 Fiat Ducato) for a drive round after a couple of months in storage, and the left indicator is flickering, with the relay clicking rapidly. The rear bulb has failed (ie doesn't work as an indicator or as a hazard light) - is this what's causing the relay to misbehave, or has the relay packed up and blown the bulb?

    The right indicator's fine.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. timdownieuk

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    Bulb. Rapid flashing is a classic sign of bulb failure. The relay will be fine.
    Tim
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Or, of course, bulb holder or broken wiring.

    Nothing terrible.
     
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    Indeed! Wasn't thinking before I replied.
     
  5. Caztur

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    This has just happened again on my van. The bulb was only replaced 6 months ago. Does this mean the wiring is stuffed somewhere?
     
  6. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    Just a dud bulb again, nothing to do with wiring

    Peter
     
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    Thanks Peter.
     
  8. magicsurfbus

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    Replies appreciated thanks - I'll try a new bulb (and check the old one's actually failed).
     
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