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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 94,497 (11,300–200,102)
14 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
107 people reported this problem
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My turn signals work only sometimes. They work when I first use them, but the more I use them they stop working?
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.
blinkers work when they feel like it... may go all day with no problem then they stop working... sometimes as im turning they may start working again or if i leave blinker on.
Blinkers work fine but I have a fast ticking from wherever the turn signal sound comes from, how do I fix it?
Blinker clicks erratically, sometimes for an hour straight or just a few times. Clicks twice as fast as it should, and it has not been fixed!
My right blinker continues to blink rapidly; which usually means the bulb is out. However, I have had the bulb replaced many times and it continues to blink at this rapid rate. The left one occasionally does it as well but not as often.
Turn signal knob is touchy - if you push even slightly up, the right turn signal comes on. When it is cold, the turn signal comes on all by itself - have come outside in the morning to find my turn signal has been on for god only knows how long. Also, it is very difficult to get the right turn signal to shut off, especially when it is cold.
I had fog lights until my dog destroyed them. How she did , she only knows. Leaving me to take off and hear clanking on the asphalt. Being in hurry to work I had to stop and just cut them off. The second one is one the blinkers stopped working. Check the fuses replaced the bulbs what else do I do now?