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    Vauxhall Astra Indicators Stuck

    Right, this is driivng me nuts. My '98 Astra has a problem where the driver's side indicator gets stuck on solid when turning the indicator on and it remains stuck when the stalk goes back to the off position and I go to turn the right indicator on again. Even this can take a few tries and results in me going down the road with a solid light before suddenly indicating for no reason.

    After checking the bulb, it was blackened so I replaced it which solved the issue for a day but it happened again this morning. I've also read about water ingress but in this current weather I think that may not be the problem...

    Has anyone ever experienced this and got any idea how to fix it?

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    Can you post a quick summary please?

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    Basically it could be a faulty relay

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    That sounds expensive.

    The left doesn't do it, I discarded that because I thought all indicators would be affected. I guess that there is one for each side?

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    On that forum it says you may have 1 large relay that does both or two smaller ones that does each side.

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    Relays are a few quid - get them from a motor factor rather than Halfrauds.

    They are located behind a panel in the drivers footwell; just pull the old one and insert the new one. These relays are bright yellow, so you shouldn't have much trouble finding it.

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    SirBendy will be along in a sec and what he doesn't know about the Vauxhall Astra isn't worth knowing.

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    if you do find 2 small relays you could switch them over to test.

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    Bin it and bet a beemer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disaster View Post
    Bin it and bet a beemer!
    Not this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disaster View Post
    Bin it and bet a beemer!
    I'd rather push my MK4..or indeed my long dead MK3..

    'k...an 98..so, that could be either. On the MK4, drivers side, under the steering wheel is a lidded "cubby hole" - open it, pull it right down to remove the drawer bit. Use a penny/key/whatever to remove all 4 thumbscrews and remove the recess. Reach in and down, press the fuse panel catch and swing the entire fuseboard out towards you so you can see it.

    There are 2 relays at the top RH of the fuse/relay box - one for left turn and one for right turn - swap 'em over, see if the fault moves. Myself, I'd probably do a run to the breakers yard and appropriate a replacement, but if you don't have one local to you, a factor should be able to help.

    IIRC, the MK3 is similar, but there's no cubby hole, just a removeable panel by the drivers knee.

    I have an irritating issue with my intermittent wipers..they sometimes lock up. Unfortunatly, they're not relay driven, it's a knackered multi-timer module, and I CBA to fix it..heh. 99% functional, and the intermittent function sucked anyway!

    I currently have my fuseboard swung down, as I'm going to rip out the ruddy annoying screamer that does the lights/keys notification. Hate, hate, HATE. So hard to get out the car without it waking the tiddlers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirbendy View Post
    I currently have my fuseboard swung down, as I'm going to rip out the ruddy annoying screamer that does the lights/keys notification. Hate, hate, HATE. So hard to get out the car without it waking the tiddlers.
    Oh can I have it if you do? The one in my Calibra's knackered.

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    Does the calibra share the common part with the MK4? Or would it be more MK3? Given the Calibra is based on the Cav to a degree, I'd think the MK3 was a more likely bet...and I do have a defunct MK3 that I can pull one from.

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    The panel sounds familiar, I will give that a look later. Think I rummaged in there before for a dodgy fuse since the electrics on this car are questionable at best and no surprise when something fails.

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