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

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: 121,642 (43,577–195,000)
13 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
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L turn signal is flickering fast R is flashing at the normal speed
2002 Volkswagen Passat 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"
1999 Volkswagen Passat 115,000 mi,
Turn signals don't work.
2001 Volkswagen Passat 95,000 mi,
Signals became erratic and eventually failed. The flasher relay (located on dash inside hazard light button) had to be completely replaced.
The led turn signal are very low dim, and the fast lane signal doesn´t work
2001 Volkswagen Passat 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!
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...$$$
2002 Volkswagen Passat 144,000 mi,
Blinker would blink 2 to 3 times then stop. If I moved the the lever on the steering wheel to activate whichever turn signal I was using I could sometimes get it to blink 1 or 2 times more, but it just stop again. Eventually both turn signals stopped working completely. I have not fixed the problem.
2000 Volkswagen Passat 128,000 mi,
Flasher stops flashing. I need to know how to remove the defective one. jsitrin@cox.net
2001 Volkswagen Passat 125,750 mi,
Right turn signal flashed fast at times, then left began then both all the time. Changed the relay myself part $52 at the dealer. Located behind the emergency hazard indicator. All part of the same assembly.
2003 Volkswagen Passat 100,500 mi,
Just as described on Repair Pal.
2003 Volkswagen Passat 125,000 mi,
Hi I have a 2003 passat the left signal light is on all the time I removed thr really still on I took the fuses one by one did not go out and the front the rear the sied lights are on if you can help me out to solve this problem I appreciate thanks
2000 Volkswagen Passat 110,000 mi,
Turn signal works erratically, mostly not working.
2002 Volkswagen Passat 146,000 mi,
replaced x2
2002 Volkswagen Passat 98,000 mi,
Erratic turn signals and hazards. Not a bulb or fuse problem, seems to be the turn signal relay.
all bulbs ands flashers and fuse replaced,but still have turn signal promblems
2000 Volkswagen Passat 149,000 mi,
The signal light does not always work. Sometimes it works and sometimes it get stuck.