Electronic Problem

Tiny
MMNMBK
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  • 2005 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT
  • 76,000 MILES
Problem is clicking sounds faster version of turning signal sounds. It comes and go. It has been more than a year and I took repair shop when it started. They said ignition coils need change and it changed all of them while twice brought my car (also engine oil pressure light was on). I was afraid bringing my car there anymore even had warranty because it didn't fix sound problem so I am planing either bringing to dealer or repair shop which deal with especially german car. My car's antenna is broken, back side cigarette charger broke and that spot has been opening. I have never taken care of my car well and twice or three times car accident. (It is hit and had dent was repaired.) I spent less than $2,000 repair when car stopped working after a year of purchase as used car. I am very afraid seeing big number for fixing my electronic problem. Can any one guess how much it could be and is that worth fixing? IDo I need bringing to dealer (which I have never done) or local shop can repair?
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Thursday, April 18th, 2013 AT 8:12 AM

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Tiny
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This is a subjective question and I am afraid to say that even the dealer might have problem unless they are able to verify the source of the noise.

Without knowing what work is required, it is not possible to provide any costing.
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Thursday, April 18th, 2013 AT 8:22 AM
Tiny
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So are you saying it is possible no one can find problem?
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Thursday, April 18th, 2013 AT 8:29 AM
Tiny
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Generally there are very little problems that cannot be diagnosed and rectified but at times there are problems that leaves us wondering what could be wrong.

Depending on the problem, if it is a common problem, the dealer should be able to diagnose the problem easily as would have encountered the problem before and has experience on it but if the problem is peculiar, don't get your hopes too high and you might need to pay a lot of money for the work time spent on diagnosing the problem.
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Friday, April 19th, 2013 AT 5:44 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for your replay.
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Friday, April 19th, 2013 AT 6:43 AM
Tiny
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You're welcome.
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Friday, April 19th, 2013 AT 8:20 AM
Tiny
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Clicking sound that is similar to "turn signal" clicking, but faster, is usually due to a worn out turn signal switch or a faulty Hazard Switch.

The turn signal relay is part of the Hazard switch.

While the clicking is happening, place your hand on the Hazard switch. If you feel clicking, then you need to either replace the Hazard
Switch or the Turn Signal Switch. A shop will be able to diagnose which one of the two you need.

Thomas
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Sunday, April 28th, 2013 AT 5:05 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the input.

Need to reply to get this off my list of unreplied questions.
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Sunday, May 19th, 2013 AT 12:34 AM

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