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#1 Chris1992

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Posted 25 May 2019 - 02:50 PM

Yesterday I fitted a brand new indicator assembly which I got from a seller on eBay. It worked perfectly when I fitted it, but today I've noticed it has developed some issues. Firstly, the flasher switch no longer works at all, and secondly, when on main beam, if I jiggle the stalk slightly it makes the dip beam come on. To me this points to a dodgy stalk, but just thought I'd see what the consensus was here first. The plug connectors are good, and everything else on the stalk works fine. 

 

I have recorded a little video here to try and show what I mean. Notice what my hand is doing at the bottom of the screen. 

 

 

Any help would be much appreciated. 

 

Cheers

Chris



#2 unburntfuelinthemorning

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Posted 25 May 2019 - 06:44 PM

That's faulty.

 

New stalks are rubbish quality compared to the factory ones.  I bought two new stalks from Minispares.  The indicator one worked but is cheaper construction than original.  The wiper stalk didn't work until I adjusted the contacts.  Also the part with the symbols on was fitted at the wrong angle.  I thought sod it and fitted it anyway but now I wish I returned it and got a replacement but it's too long ago now.



#3 Chris1992

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Posted 25 May 2019 - 10:14 PM

That's faulty.

 

New stalks are rubbish quality compared to the factory ones.  I bought two new stalks from Minispares.  The indicator one worked but is cheaper construction than original.  The wiper stalk didn't work until I adjusted the contacts.  Also the part with the symbols on was fitted at the wrong angle.  I thought sod it and fitted it anyway but now I wish I returned it and got a replacement but it's too long ago now.

 

That is rather concerning news! It seems that a lot of parts are becoming poorer and poorer quality these days. Thanks for the clarification though, I've messaged the seller, will see what he says. 



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Posted 25 May 2019 - 10:26 PM

Buy second hand if you can, new are junk, so much so I'm attempting a repair to an original stalk which has a disconnected earth loop

Edited by cal844, 25 May 2019 - 10:26 PM.





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