indecator not working

Discussion in 'Tech/Mech General' started by Wildbill, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Wildbill

    Wildbill Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    Messages:
    7,081
    Likes Received:
    12,066
    Location:
    Goole funster top up and elsan point
    one of my indicators is not working right the right hand one works OK but the left hand one only flashes three times then stops will it be the flasher unit:Sad:
     
  2. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    29,466
    Likes Received:
    16,913
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    doubtful Bill....only one flasher unit is fitted which controls both sides individually via the indicator stalk.

     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Wildbill

    Wildbill Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    Messages:
    7,081
    Likes Received:
    12,066
    Location:
    Goole funster top up and elsan point
    may be bad earth then
     
  4. TheBig1

    TheBig1 Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2011
    Messages:
    7,222
    Likes Received:
    9,602
    Location:
    Dorset
    bad earth behind the light
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    29,466
    Likes Received:
    16,913
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    with a bad earth/blown bulb at one light you would usually expect the flasher unit to flash at a faster speed from the remaining working lights on the same side.

    still worth investigating though.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. aba

    aba

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,793
    Likes Received:
    1,119
    Location:
    yorkshire
    if its a relatively new motorhome there could be a bulb on its way out as the canbus system can do some strange things if it detects a wrong resistance.

    i had a tail light bulb fail so bought another and fitted it switched on the lights it lit for 2-3 seconds then went out so i swapped it for the other side and it did the same on that side.

    fortunately my dad was camping with us so took his tail light bulb out and tried that and it worked properly so we then put the new bulb in his and all is well.

    so cheap replacement bulbs may not work correctly on canbus equipped vehicles.
     
  7. aba

    aba

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,793
    Likes Received:
    1,119
    Location:
    yorkshire
    if its not canbus equipped it could be the hazard switch playing up as thats inline with the indicator switch.
     
  8. Wildbill

    Wildbill Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    Messages:
    7,081
    Likes Received:
    12,066
    Location:
    Goole funster top up and elsan point
    my van is that old my wife walks in front with a flag.
    changed the bulb front and back nearside still the same:cry:and it is freezing out and have a trip planed up to Ripen.
    must be earth problem
     
  9. Wildbill

    Wildbill Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    Messages:
    7,081
    Likes Received:
    12,066
    Location:
    Goole funster top up and elsan point
    will look at that thanks:thumb:
     
  10. Wildbill

    Wildbill Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    Messages:
    7,081
    Likes Received:
    12,066
    Location:
    Goole funster top up and elsan point
    you got it broken wire needs a new indicator unit rotten
     
Loading...

Share This Page