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Offline Zipperhead

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No indicators or hazard lights
« on: Nov 21, 2020, 08:25 PM »
The indicators and hazard lights stopped working on my mk3 today. The indicators don't come on and the lights on the dash don't light up. I stopped and checked the fuse and that hadn't blown.

When I put it back in the garage and locked the steering I tried the hazard lights and they worked. Put the ignition on, no hazard lights (or indicators)

I've been looking at the indicator circuit section of the wiring diagram (the page that shows just the indicator/hazard circuit) and the only place that I can think of that would cause these symptoms is if there's a fault in the ignition switch.

Have I missed anything obvious, or subtle, that might have caused it?

At the moment I'm thinking that I'll go round to the garage in the morning and blast some contact cleaner into the switch, through the key slot - I'm assuming that even if I took the switch out, which would no doubt involve a deal of swearing, that the switch ittself is going to be sealed.

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Re: No indicators or hazard lights
« Reply #1 on: Nov 21, 2020, 10:42 PM »
Your diagnosis is correct.
You have a dodgy Mk3 ignition switch
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Re: No indicators or hazard lights
« Reply #2 on: Nov 21, 2020, 11:03 PM »
Thanks for the confirmation. Hopefully some contact cleaner will help.

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Re: No indicators or hazard lights
« Reply #3 on: Nov 22, 2020, 12:00 AM »
The electrical contact arrangment is attached to the base of the ignition / steering lock, so spray from the bottom as spraying down the lock may not work.
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Re: No indicators or hazard lights
« Reply #4 on: Nov 22, 2020, 12:18 AM »
This old video shows something like what the V650 ignition switch is like


BUT the ignition switch unit is held onto the top triple clamp by security bolts that you may have to drill out

It may be just easier to temporarily bypass the ignition switch with a jumper wire from the +ve supply to the indicator cct until you can get the electrical switch part of it off and apart

Ie hot wire it 🤔😁
« Last Edit: Nov 22, 2020, 12:33 AM by TowerMan »
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Re: No indicators or hazard lights
« Reply #5 on: Nov 22, 2020, 12:46 AM »
Hmm. I'm not sure I fancy trying to drill out security bolts - I'll have to try squirting contact cleaner in from the top, and if that doesn't work, then think about hotwiring it and getting some more screws and go to my brother for help.  I help him with computing problems and he helps me with electrical/mechanical problems.

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Re: No indicators or hazard lights
« Reply #6 on: Nov 22, 2020, 03:01 AM »

 
 This and others by Dr Bones are very good. I seem to remember I ground the heads off the two bolts with a dremel. It wasn't difficult.
 

  https://www.versys.co.uk/index.php/topic,21767.0.html

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Re: No indicators or hazard lights
« Reply #7 on: Nov 22, 2020, 10:23 AM »
That's very useful, thanks.

If I can't get any joy out of chemicals today, then I'll order a T10 security bit and have a try next weekend. It's good to know that I don't have to remove 90% of the plastic to get to it!


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Re: No indicators or hazard lights
« Reply #8 on: Nov 22, 2020, 11:05 AM »
A good drink of contact cleaner seems to have done the trick (for now!) - I put a long nozzle on so that I could squirt it onto the switch rather than the lock barrel.

BUT I think I'll order some security bits anyway, then during the long dark days of winter I can take the switch apart and make sure that it's nice a clean ready for some trouble free tours next year.

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Re: No indicators or hazard lights
« Reply #9 on: Nov 22, 2020, 12:42 PM »


 Glad you've isolated the problem  :028: .

 Rob.
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