2003 Volkswagen Passat turn signal

Tiny
BEN BLOODWORTH
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  • 2003 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT
  • 6 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 50,000 MILES
My turn signals work properly but continue to make the clicking souind after they have shut off. Sometimes the noise just starts while driving. Sometime it will go away for weeks.

updated 12-9-08
I pulled the fuse on "hazard" but the clicking continued. If I pushed in the "Hazard" with the fuse still out, the clicking stopped but I had no turn signal. Additonal information requested on car:GLX, 169 engine 2.8L v6 4 motion all wheel drive system.
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Friday, November 28th, 2008 AT 8:59 AM

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Tiny
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Hello -

If you need to get back with us please let us know if your vehicle is the Passat GL, GLS, GLX, GLX 4Motion or W8 4Motion. Also, your engine is the 2.8L?

It appears that your blinkers and emergency flasher all run through the same switch/relay. Does this same problem happen when you turn the emergency flashers on? You might try it.

When this happens, try pulling fuses 2 and 39 and see if this stops.

I do have a lengthy test you can do on the switch if you would like me to send that you you.

I hope you and your family had a nice Thanksgiving.
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Friday, November 28th, 2008 AT 10:39 AM
Tiny
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Hello -

My main wiring diagram program is down.

I want to try and narrow it down to either the switch on the steering column or the flasher switch in the dash.

I think it is the one in the dash. The flasher switch since both run through this and it is the relay.

When you did your test you only pulled one fuse. What I would like you to do is know where fuse 2 and 39 are. Fuse 2 is for the turn signals and fuse 39 is the flasher system.

Please pull fuse 39 and then turn your car on and see if your blinkers still work. Not just come on steady but actually work. If they do then do the below. If not then

Next time it does this remove fuse 39 first. See what it does.

Then drive for a while without the fuse 39 in and see if it happens again.

I read through the testing of the system. My original thought was to send that to you and I can. But you need a fluke meter and another piece of test equipment.

At the end of he very long test it states: "Note: If malfunction has not been eliminated after all test steps, replace Emergency Flasher Switch (E3)."

So my thought is for you to replace the Emergency Flasher Switch in the dash.
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Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 AT 9:27 PM

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