What about the earth next to the rear light fitting maybe. You could try switching the indicator on or maybe the hazard lights then fiddling with the wires for that light and bulb to see if it affects anything.
hey there,Finally, someone in the world has the same ##%#@@$ problem I do. Intermittant left rear turn signal. Some days it is fine, other days the bulb out indicator appears on the dash and the left rear bulb stops working. Shut the car off, come back in an hour, then it works fine. I recently changed the left mirror signal assembly because it too was erratic. The rear is a problem still. I changed the bulb with right side that works fine, no improvement. I've checked contacts and provided an additional ground, no improvement. Does anyone have a suggestion? Something wrong with the CAN BUS? Bad wire going back to the bulb? Please help.
On way home last night from work, a random guy stopped and said that my brake light was flashing. So once again took light cluster out to look at the bulbs, cleaned the contact on the bulbs replaced cluster, and the indicator works, but now the brake light doesn't......what is going on????New to this forum and I am a girl :laugh:
I am glad I am not alone, I too am having problems with rear indicator but the right one. Taken light cluster out and checked bulb....looks ok, replaced plugged back in and hey it worked.....for about 2 minutes! Then back to the same problem.
Any ideas, do I go and get a new bulb and try that or take to my local VW dealer (car is under warranty) for them to look at and charge me extorionate amounts????
Did you find out what the issue is? I am having the same odd problem. I start the car everything works, I keep the brake pedal pressed the left turn signal and brake light goes off I turn the signal right and then left it works again. I turn the signal right and leave it for five minutes or less and it stops working. I repeat and works again. It also works if I stop the car leave it for 3 minutes and start again ... is like this car has a mind of its own ...I am having the same problem on my rear left blinker. I replaced the bulb and problem still exists.
The blinker problem for my car only occurs when the headlights are on. Whats funny is that the blinker does actually blink for 3 times but then stops.
I can get the indicator light to go away and blinker functionality to return if I turn off the car and turn it back on.
I'm beginning to wonder if this is a faulty ground. This is just a guess from my research online but I am going to clean one of the grounds I can get to in the trunk and see how it goes.
Will post any positive results I have...