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Matt, Mechanical Engineer
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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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bently arnarge 2001 n/s flasher not working. bulbs all ok,

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bently arnarge 2001 n/s flasher not working. bulbs all ok, as hazards flasher lights all working. flasher unit sounds to be clicking faster than it should on n/s.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Matt replied 4 years ago.

when you get a rapid 'clicking' from the indicator light then this is down to a mismatch of bulb resistances from what the flasher unit / relay was originally specified to


1st thing to try is remove all the bulbs one at a time on the indicator circuit ( front, side and rear) and double check that they are all 21W and 12V items and then clean up all the connections so they are bright and clean - use a little piece of emery clotch or sandpaper to give all the contacts a scrub and do the same to bulb contact points
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

but bulbs all work when the hazards are on.

Expert:  Matt replied 4 years ago.

the hazard flasher is on a different circuit and not as sensitive to imbalances

try cleaning up the connections 1st on the bulb sockets and see how you get on
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

bulbs all clean and got good conection, we think that flashers go thought hazard flasher circuit

Expert:  Matt replied 4 years ago.
Hello Kevin


if thats OK then check the condition of the terminals and the socket of the flasher unit if either look burnt then replace the flasher unit