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Front left turn indicator assembly just plain fell off!

Hi. First, thanks to all you folks who contribute to this.

I have a '99 Passat and the other day I was driving down the highway and the front left turn indicator assembly (parking light?) just came off and got devoured by the road. Does anybody know 1) if I have the right term for it (it's the the light assembly on the corner, right next to the headlight)? and 2) if there are any reputable online sellers of replacements?

Again, thanks!

js

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Yes,  front turn signal assembly.  
Spring attaches to plastic assembly,  that hooks onto slot in inner fender well.   You don't have the spring, because the plastic fin that holds it snapped off.   The other side will do the same in about 6 months.   You will pay about $40 each for an OEM assembly or a high quality replacement online.   Many reputable online parts houses,  my favorites are :
www.blauparts.com www.germanautoparts.com
both are top notch, reasonably priced, fast shipping.  Both can supply OEM (the exact parts you will get from the dealer ... for close to double the price) parts ... be sure to ask.  If either of these vendors have aftermarket parts, they will likely be of equal or higher quality than you will get anywhere else.
If you have any mechanical ability,  the install will take less than 3 minutes ... plug in the connector, pull the spring back toward the passenger compartment until you see where it goes, ands hook it.


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    BTW I just installed a timing belt, water pump, serpentine belt, tensioner and timing roller (100K service) on my '05 TDI with a kit from blauparts ... the kit was so comprehensive that it included 2 litres of the special Orange lifetime antifreeze you need when you pull the water pump ... all OEM parts including the special stretch motor mount bolts that have to be replaced at this service.   The folks at blauparts are #1 in my book. 


  • sdavistay May 17, 2010

    Yes, this has happened to me 3 times,with my 2000 Passat, your answer is all well and good except for the fact that you said the plastic fin that holds the spring on snapped off (which mine did) so therefore there is no place to put the spring as you say (where it goes) , because you said (where it goes) broke off. Now you get your drill out and make a new place (where it goes), drill a hole and hook the spring in the hole. It is pobably the worst design I have ever seenYou can order online at partsgeeks.com for $28.79 plus about six bucks shipping.

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