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1998 Volkswagen Jetta Question: I REPLACED CUSTOM SIGNAL LIGHTS THAT WORKED FINE. THEN I SHORTED OUT WIRES

 

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NYDRIVER65, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Kew Gardens, NY, August 08, 2010, 09:35
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I REPLACED SIGNAL LIGHT BULBS, I CHECKED FUSES, WIRES ARE GOOD, STILL NO SIGNAL LIGHTS. 4WAY DON'T WORK.
WHERE IS SIGNAL LIGHT RELAY SWITCH LOCATED, SO I CAN CHECK OR REPLACE. I KNOW I SHORTED OUT SOMETHING, BUT WHERE, EVERYTHING ELSE WORKS.

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    Visitor, September 08, 2010, 09:06

    Lighting RECALLS

    Electrical & Lights: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
    Campaign Number: 06V183000
    Dates Manufactured: 01/1998 to 11/2001
    Number of Vehicles Affected: 646,246
    Model Years Affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
    Date Owner Notified: 11/2006
    Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC OR MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS AND CRUISE CONTROLS, A BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH ON THESE VEHICLES MAY MALFUNCTION IF IT WAS INSTALLED INCORRECTLY DURING SAFETY RECALLS 03V-265 OR 04V-096.
    Consequence Summary: THE BRAKE LIGHTS COULD BECOME INOPERATIVE, OR REMAIN ON. FAILURE TO PROVIDE THE PROPER SIGNAL WHEN BRAKING COULD LEAD TO A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
    Corrective Summary: DEALERS WILL INSTALL THE NEWLY DESIGNED BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 27, 2006. VEHICLES WITHIN THE MAKE, MODEL, AND MODEL YEAR OF THIS POPULATION MAY BE INVOLVED IN EITHER THIS RECALL OR 06V-183, BUT NOT BOTH. THE REMEDY IS THE SAME FOR EACH RECALL. VOLKSWAGEN DEALERS WILL APPLY THE REMEDY BASED ON THE VIN NUMBER OF THE VEHICLE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VW AT 1-800-822-8987.
    Recall Notes: VW RECALL NO. N4.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION┬┐S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

    Electrical & Lights: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HAZARD FLASHING WARNING LIGHTS:SWITCH
    Campaign Number: 04V584000
    Dates Manufactured: 06/1999 to 09/2001
    Number of Vehicles Affected: 410,000
    Model Years Affected: 2000, 2001, 2002
    Date Owner Notified: 03/2005
    Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE HAZARD SWITCH AND FLASHER SYSTEM FUNCTION MAY DEGRADE OVER TIME BECAUSE OF DISTORTION AND MATERIAL TRANSFER OF THE CONTACTS OF CERTAIN HAZARD SWITCH RELAYS WHICH OCCURS DUE TO SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASED ELECTRICAL CURRENT LOAD FROM HIGHER WATTAGE TURN SIGNAL BULBS.
    Consequence Summary: THIS MAY RESULT IN INTERMITTENT OR INOPERATIVE TURN SIGNAL AND HAZARD FLASHER FUNCTION.
    Corrective Summary: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HAZARD FLASHER SWITCH/RELAY KIT. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 31, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.
    Recall Notes: VW RECALL NO.VX.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION?S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
    Electrical & Lights: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
    Campaign Number: 07V442000
    Dates Manufactured: 10/2004 to 09/2007
    Number of Vehicles Affected: 340,000
    Model Years Affected: 2005, 2006, 2007
    Date Owner Notified: 10/2007
    Defect Summary: CERTAIN VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." SOME VEHICLES MAY NOT HAVE HAD A REQUIRED CAP INSTALLED WHICH DISABLES THE HEADLIGHT HORIZONTAL AIM AND SOME VEHICLES MAY CONTAIN A CAP THAT DISABLES THE VERTICAL AIMING SCREW.
    Consequence Summary: NONCOMPLIANCE CAN INHIBIT PROPER HEADLAMP AIM ADJUSTMENT FOR ROADWAY ILLUMINATION, IMPROPERLY AIMED HEADLAMPS COULD CAUSE REDUCED ROAD VISIBILITY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
    Corrective Summary: DEALERS WILL INSPECT FOR THE PRESENCE OF A CAP IN THE SOCKET OF THE LOW BEAM HORIZONTAL AIMING SCREW AND INSTALL ONE IF MISSING, AND INSPECT FOR THE PRESENCE OF A CAP IN THE SOCKET OF THE VERTICAL AIMING SCREW AND IF PRESENT, THE CAP WILL BE REMOVED. THE RECALL WILL BEGIN ON OCTOBER 31, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VW AT 1-800-822-8987.
    Recall Notes: VOLKSWAGEN RECALL NO. Q8.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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