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1995 Jetta Hazards/Turn Signals not working

I recently left the car inactive over the winter, when I came back to it I had a dead battery. Jumping wouldn't fix it, the battery was apparently really dead. So I replaced the battery. However now the turn signals and hazard lights are not working. The hazard switch on the center of the steering column will light up but the lights will not flash. Same with the signals, they won't go either.

I checked the fuses and my flasher fuse was burned out, so I replaced it. While idling I get a nasty buzzing noise from the turn signal lever so I pulled it out.

Is it the turn signal relay that is dead? Or something worse?

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Colin and Chris are correct, check the flasher relay that is located under the dashboard at the driver side. Will need to remove the cover, then unlatch the two tabs on each side that hold the fuse panel in place and you can lower it down enough to where you can remove the relay.

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Its the flasher relay above the fuse box.

Posted on Sep 19, 2009

  • Natalie C. Mar 14, 2012

    Do you have to replace it

  • ginstervrt Mar 14, 2012

    Yes, it just slides out. The part number is written right on it. The contacts on the bottom only allow it to go in one way, so you can't mess it up.

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Flasher unit

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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Check flasher unit under dash

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