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Volkswagen Passat Flasher Relay Failure Can Cause Erratic Turn Signal Operation

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

Average Mileage: 121,701 mi (70,000 mi - 195,000 mi)


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

  • L turn signal is flickering fast R is flashing at the normal speed

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  • Visitor, , 95,000 mi

    Signals became erratic and eventually failed. The flasher relay (located on dash inside hazard light button) had to be completely replaced.

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  • Visitor, , 115,000 mi

    Turn signals don't work.

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  • Visitor, , 100,120 mi

    left turn signal stop and go then the right did similar pathern then both fail. Sometime they both work then stop after three "blicking"

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  •  Rookie

    The led turn signal are very low dim, and the fast lane signal doesn´t work

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  • Car at the dealer right now to have it replaced. Unfortunately, it's not the relay behind the hazard switch, but the one behind the steering wheel...$$$

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  • Visitor, , 153,000 mi

    I had erratic turn signal and "studdered" (as others reported. I researched the "flasher relay" finding it resided behind the Hazard button. I almost bought a replacement but I tried pushing the hazard flasher button (which I hadn't in years). In the first attempt it didn't work at all, in the second attempt it did, and better, it resolved the turn signal functionality completely! Apparently the connection had eroded from non-use. I had feared it was the signal switch, which is a huge repair but it was not. Try this before you spend many dollars!

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  • Visitor, , 128,000 mi

    Flasher stops flashing. I need to know how to remove the defective one.

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  • Visitor, , 100,500 mi

    Just as described on Repair Pal.

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  • Visitor, , 110,000 mi

    Turn signal works erratically, mostly not working.

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