Mk1 golf gti 1983 indicators not working but hazzaerds are???
mk1 golf indicators not working
I have a mk1 jetta as well as the golf in question. I might swap the hazard switches in each to the other and see do the symptoms follow the switches.
I've tried 3x individual hazard switches and all show the same symptoms:
4x hazards work with ignition on or off
With ignition off, switching indicator stalk to left lights up both left indicators and leaves them on.
Same when switched to right.
With ignition on, indicators work double speed on both left and right. This is the problem.
Fuses checked, replaced, double checked
Bulbs all working
Ignition live present at black/ blue wire at back of hazard switch.
I bought this car after being idle for 20 years so who knows what was working last time it was being driven.
Just in case any of these issues are connected. Cheers
The bulbs in the rear indicator sockets were 5w, not 21w.
Swapped them for 21w. Indicators working as normal!
Duh!! Feeling silly that I didn't notice it sooner!!
Now, on to the other issues…
sooo. indicators still on when you indicate ignition off? Interesting issue, sounds almost like parking lights are triggering indicators rather than side repeaters somehow.
do the sidelights work ok? check the earths to the rear cluster, the brown wire goes to the chassis back there.
for brake lights at the back the large lights have a dual filament bulb for the brake and sidelight maybe thats got something to do with it.
for alternator does battery light come on with ign ition? if not start at the blue wire spade near the battery, disconnect and check the spades are clean. Then follow the blue wire it should go to terminal D+ on alternator
As for the alternator, the D+ terminal doesn't go to the battery, it stops at a little thing bolted to the body of the alternator itself. It's a 1.1 engine with the three-pin plug loom connector.
Last edit: by trevorbrady
Just so you know, I've swapped in a second alternator with no improvement. Have a third one i will try too.
trevorbrady saidAlt #3 is charging. Thanks for reading and helping!!
Reminds me of having my Alternator go on a car, and the next 4 replacements were bad…I decided on having the last one tested before I put it on, and low and behold it worked.
what it SHOULD do is put on the sidelights on one side when you put the indicators on ignition off so this is why I was thinking parking light system.
If not then theres probably something up with the hazard switch wiring, or you are incredibly unlucky with hazard switches
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