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When the steering wheel is in any position except fully upward, the signal lights and hazard lights will not operate when activated. turn signal selector arm has been replaced twice. everything works fine for a week or two then the same problem resurfaces.
I would think it is a short or bad connection in the wiring harness coming out of the switch.
Posted on Jan 08, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It is behind center of instrument cluster just above the accel pedal in the blower/flasher relay block,it is actually a relay on this vehicle.
Posted on Feb 28, 2009
It Could Be The Flasher Switch Or Turn Signal Switch Now This May Not Be Whats Wrong with Yours Now My Ignition Switch came Apart on my car and i lost turn signals and E flashers i hope one of these will help
Posted on Aug 17, 2009
I agree. It sounds like a mechanical problem in the turn signal switch in the top of the steering column. Once you pull the trim off the column, it's a fairly easy repair from there. Downside? The turn signal stalk assembly can be rather expensive in most cases. I would consider a used one or finding one on Ebay first, before calling your local dealership.
Posted on Aug 26, 2009
You have to remove the airbag in the steering wheel. Unplug the battery. Place the steering wheel in the outer most lower position. Turn the wheel and in a certain position in the back using a mirrior you'll see holes. With a small screw driver you can unclip the airbag. Turn the wheel the other way to access the other clip. There are 2. Once removed unclip; the harness connector (yellow from the airbag and place it so the vw symbol of the airbag is facing upwards so if it does go off it won't fly upwards. **You should use an antistatic ground on yourself not to deploy the airbag. then use a 12mm triple square drive socket to remove the steering wheel. note the position as it can be placed in several positions. Behind the wheel is the steering angle sensor/ clockspring. DO NOT TURN the clockspring and make sure it stays in it's position when reinstalled or it will break. From there you can remove the trim on the column and access the switches. When reinstalling the airbag VW states to reinstall everything final, close all windows, put the key ON position get out of the car close the door, and only then put the battery back. This is because if the airbag does go off for any reason you will not be in the car when you put the key on. If it does go off the key will already be on and you will be safe. This is the procedure from VW and they state that if damge to other components are affected by key on and battery connected it is still safer than getting an airbag in your face. Just precautionnary. Note the airbag clips are hard to access to remove it. You have to place the flat end of the screw driver on the upper part of the clip and kin of press it downwards. Let me know, but if you are not comfortable or not experienced in airbags do not attempt this yourself.!!!
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
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