Flasher Relay Failure Can Cause Erratic Turn Signal Operationon 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 : 121,825 (43,577–195,000)
13 Years Affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
38 people reported this problem
15 people shared problem details
L turn signal is flickering fast R is flashing at the normal speed
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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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Turn signals don't work.
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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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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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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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Flasher stops flashing. I need to know how to remove the defective one. jsitrin@cox.net
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Just as described on Repair Pal.
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Turn signal works erratically, mostly not working.
replaced x2
Erratic turn signals and hazards. Not a bulb or fuse problem, seems to be the turn signal relay.
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.
all bulbs ands flashers and fuse replaced,but still have turn signal promblems
The signal light does not always work. Sometimes it works and sometimes it get stuck.
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