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Indicators Not Working (Mostly) But Hazards Are


Best Answer cal844 , 19 March 2020 - 04:21 PM

Fit new inline and main box fuses, they really should be checked once a year.

Check and clean the earth connections as well.

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#1 JBZero94

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Posted 19 March 2020 - 12:03 PM

Hi there

 

I have a 1988 Mini Jet Black and that for the most part, the indicators have stopped working.

 

It all started when I was driving home but suddenly, the indicators stopped working. However, they haven't stopped working entirely as I have had moments where I have driven the car around my local neighbourhood and for a brief period, they worked again then stopped working again. I get the feeling there is a loose connection somewhere but it's just narrowing it down to where it is.

 

I have also replaced the indicator relay and sprayed contact cleaner on the contacts, made no difference.

 

I even bought a new indicator stalk, still nothing. It does the same as the old stalk. The horn and the full beam still work, just not the indicators.

 

The hazards still work as well.

 

I've checked the fuses, they are still intact.

 

Also, there have been times previously where the indicators stopped working, once a few months ago during heavy rain (I came back later, they worked again) and then again as I was merging onto an A road but they started to work again. 

 

I am pretty sure there is a loose connection somewhere, does anyone have any ideas where I should focus on? 



#2 Ethel

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Posted 19 March 2020 - 12:23 PM

Could be the hazards switch. Pull it out of the socket and bridge the bottom two connections, both light green/brown wires.



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Posted 19 March 2020 - 01:06 PM

If it stops raining...............You will probably find that it curers its self..................meanwhile, wear a rubber glove and use hand signals.



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Posted 19 March 2020 - 03:14 PM

I've had a similar problem. Even though the fuse was intact in the glass it had come apart behind the metal end cap. Fixed mine once I fitted a new fuse

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Posted 19 March 2020 - 04:21 PM   Best Answer

Fit new inline and main box fuses, they really should be checked once a year.

Check and clean the earth connections as well.

Hope this helps

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Posted 25 March 2020 - 03:52 PM

As it turns out, the cylinder fuse connectors were quite corroded, sprayed contact cleaner on them and bam, the indicators worked. I feel like a fool overlooking the glass fuses.




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