Indicator on the blink

Oct 21, 2017
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My moho indicator has an intermittent fault.
If I use it as a motorway overtake , 5 blinks ,it works perfectly ok. If I click it on to run continuously it speeds up and the indicators don’t actually blink!
Any ideas / solutions ?
 

Lenny HB

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Sounds like a job for your nearest Fiat dealer, not worth messing about yourself on a new van.
Never heard of that happening before, if it was the flasher module you would expect it to do it on 5 flash sequence.
 
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Is it both sides or just one side and do the hazards lights function normally ?

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Paddy "are my indicators working ?"

Murphy, "yes, no, yes, no, yes, no, yes, no etc........
 
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Possibly a bad connection on one of the bulb holders but that normally makes one of the bulbs not light up very bright or not at all, also could be a faulty hazard switch or the indicator switch itself.
Check what you can yourself then it’s time for an auto electrician, good luck.

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PeteH

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Check the lamp EARTHING, Most if not all new vehicles are CANBUS. The controls rely on such small currents that ANY earth fault causes issues.
 
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Your best solution would be to buy some of those BMW indicators.
They aren't cheap, but they never go on the blink!
 

Stretto Boy

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Your best solution would be to buy some of those BMW indicators.
They aren't cheap, but they never go on the blink!

I bought l BMW last Saturday and my indicators still work:

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Check the lamp EARTHING, Most if not all new vehicles are CANBUS. The controls rely on such small currents that ANY earth fault causes issues.
CANBUS influence stops at the rear lighting control unit. Wiring from there to the lamps themselves is conventional as are the bulbs & connections. The control unit does however monitor bulb current so a faulty connection in a light unit, or a duff bulb, will result in a dashboard indication. Whether or not the vehicle uses CANBUS a fault affecting both front and rear has to be caused by something common to both. First in line is the column switch which is simple to check if pre-CANBUS and not too tricky even if CANBUS. I would guess that fusing pre-CANBUS would affect both sides so again my first check would be column switch and connectors.

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Blinking happy now, I’ve sorted it out.
I should have had a proper look in the first place, loose connection was the problem. Thank god it wasn’t a canbus thing, I’m not sure what they are. Thanks to all who responded.
 
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