Passat Indicators Blowing Fuses 2005 model
It sure sounds like a short in the left signal circuit. I can't say where the wires are routed but you may have one with failed insulation or pinched under some hardware.
You could avoid repeated fuse replacement if you buy a cheap digital multimeter from Radio Shack (if you are in the US) or alternately, from an auto parts store. One adequate for this would be under $20 US.
Some have a continuity checker that sounds a 'chime' that stops when the resistance level rises a bit.
Since the meter could be damaged if the short clears, it would be smart to disconnect the negative side (ground) of the battery.
Putting the probes across the fuse contact will simulate the fuse for this checking but it will not let your signals function.
I would punch the probes into the fuse holder, put on the left turn signal and start removing bulbs and checking the routing of the wiring.
When the chime stops, you have found the culprit.
Sep 19, 2008 |
1999 Volkswagen Passat