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

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

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Average mileage: 86,839 (11,300–170,000)
14 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
61 people reported this problem
22 people shared problem details
My blinkers stay on and dont blink just solid green light.
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Left blinker goes 100x faster than the right. Bulb replaced twice and it still goes out.
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My turn signals work only sometimes. They work when I first use them, but the more I use them they stop working?
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turn on the blinker and it blinks once then nothing like you turned it off
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flashes fast on the right side, fine to the left. Haven't gotten it fixed yet.
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Turn signal does not work, this needs to be repaired by a VW dealership at no cost to the customer. The internet is full of people with the same problem with their VW product, its not just the beetle. I am very disappointed with my car, its very hard to maintain. Parts and service are priced out of my range.
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Blinkers not working
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Erratic turn signal
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Blinker keeps ticking after using the turn signal.
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Turn signals just quit working - I turned the car off and back on, then they started working again...
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Blinkers stopped working - rapid clicking only... also emergency flashers not working..
blinkers work when they feel like it... may go all day with no problem then they stop working... sometimes as im turning they may start working again or if i leave blinker on.
Had same problem, mechanic replaced relay.
Erratic blinkers. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don't. I have had them fixed 3 times and then the same thing happens again.
bang on the lens
Left turn signal fails to operate. Replaced bulb at dealer twice. Took to dealer a third time. They stated the computer was not reporting a turn signal failure. There was no corrosion found, no short and all wires were sound. The blinker works and then it doesn't. It will work fine for 2 weeks and then it works off and on again. The dealership has no definitive answer and charged me $100.00 for labor!
No turn signal at all.
solid turn signal illumination.
Haven't had it fixed yet as it is intermittent. This will usually occur after a heavy rain.
right flasher flashes quickly and left is slower paced
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