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Volkswagen Beetle Flasher Relay Failure Can Cause Erratic Turn Signal Operation

Volkswagen Beetle Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Average Mileage: 88,136 mi (25,000 mi - 156,000 mi)


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

  • Visitor, , 85,000 mi

    My blinkers stay on and dont blink just solid green light.

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  •  Rookie

    Left blinker goes 100x faster than the right. Bulb replaced twice and it still goes out.

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  • Visitor, , 39,000 mi

    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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  • Visitor, , 91,000 mi

    flashes fast on the right side, fine to the left. Haven't gotten it fixed yet.

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  • Visitor, , 139,000 mi

    turn on the blinker and it blinks once then nothing like you turned it off

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  • Visitor, , 156,000 mi

    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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  • Visitor, , 40,000 mi

    Turn signals just quit working - I turned the car off and back on, then they started working again...

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  • Visitor, , 25,000 mi

    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!

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  • Visitor, , 84,556 mi

    No turn signal at all.

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  • Visitor, , 140,000 mi

    solid turn signal illumination.

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