Flasher Relay Failure Can Cause Erratic Turn Signal Operation on Volkswagen Beetle TDI

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Erratic turn signal operation can be a result of a failing turn signal flasher relay which will require replacement.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 72,000 (32,000–100,000)
8 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, more2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
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I had this problem too, but fixed it by spraying contact cleaner into the blinker stalk pivot area in the steering wheel column.
erratic turn signal flashing.
Flasher relay is erratic when right signal turn is performed.
need to replace flasher...where did those clever germans put it???