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VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) This is a general discussion about A4/MkIV Jetta (99.5-~2005), Golf(99.5-2006), and New Beetle(98-2006). Both VE and PD engines are covered here.

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Old January 12th, 2004, 13:41   #1
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2001 Golf GL TDI - 5 speed
This just started yesterday and is very annoying.
Every time I use my turn signals the relay/stwitch keeps clicking about 10-15 times after the turn signal is off. It seems to click more times when I use the left signal, I can also hear it clicking when I first start the car.
Checked all lights - they look OK, couple months ago I replaced the glove box cover my self - I wonder if that may be the problem.
I will hate to bring the car to the dealer and spend 150+ for something that may be as simple as light bulb or relay.

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Old January 12th, 2004, 13:44   #2
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are the turnsignals going on and off with the clicking? or is it just clicking with no lights?
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Old January 12th, 2004, 13:44   #3
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Probably the switch. You might find a used one around here if you ask around.

The relay is behind the hazard switch and is user-replacable.
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Old January 12th, 2004, 13:48   #4
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Just clicking - no lights
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Old January 12th, 2004, 13:57   #5
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Oooohm oooooh! FINALLY! Someone ELSE has this problem! [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

Ok, I THINK I know how it happens. Have you ever used armor all or similar product on your instrument panel clear cover? (Bezel?)

If so, that is what I believe happened to mine. I also have some ideas on a fix. It DOES go away after a while. Then I went to a carwash where they did the armor all on the instrument panel. Yep, after about 3 weeks or so it started happening. We need to talk about this! [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old January 12th, 2004, 14:48   #6
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I had the car washed couple of days ago at full service car wash. But I asked for the basic wash - vacuum the inside and dry out side. I noticed the guys made an attempt to wipe the dash - pretty sorry job as I can see large spots of dust. So it is possible for them to have sprayed something on the instrument panel, I couldn't smell
anything and the interior is pretty dusty I doubt they used armor all.

I take it you are suggesting I do nothing for couple of weeks and see if the clicking goes away.
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Old January 12th, 2004, 17:09   #7
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The first time mine clicked for MONTHS! So far this time it has been clicking for weeks... [img]/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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Old January 12th, 2004, 20:34   #8
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I have a 2001 Jetta TDI, I have the same problem with the turn signals. It goes on anf off it's been like this for about 2 months!! Gets annoying. I did use armo all while cleaning the car could that be the problem?
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Old January 12th, 2004, 20:57   #9
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I have a 2001 Jetta TDI, I have the same problem with the turn signals. It goes on anf off it's been like this for about 2 months!! Gets annoying. I did use armo all while cleaning the car could that be the problem?

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Could be, or could just be a coincidence? The hazard switch is a known problem. I bet if you change it, all will be good.

Edit: I was wrong! Mine is now doing the same thing. I tried changing the relay with 2 new ones and it still makes the noise.
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Old January 12th, 2004, 21:51   #10
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I can only go with what happened with me. I changed hazard switch/ turn signal relay because it died. About a year later I armor alled my dash glass. The funny noises started soon after. A LONG time later they stopped. Fine for over six months. (I have a bad memory but this is what I remember!) Then armor all again and funny noise again. Too much of a coincidence. My vote is the armor all causing the problem. The cure is patience.
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Old January 13th, 2004, 03:05   #11
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You should have used dielectric Armorall... [img]/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
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Old January 13th, 2004, 07:49   #12
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Can you post instructions on how to replace the switch?
Is this the same as the turn signal relay?
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Old March 17th, 2004, 13:13   #13
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I have this annoying problem in my 2002 Jetta TDI Wagon.
I'm a bit confused -- should I go after the switch itself, or the relay first? Larry.
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Old March 17th, 2004, 15:24   #14
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I'm guessing it's the relay contacts (mechanism) ... I just went
and bought a new relay for 31 USD from VW. (Will append here
in case that doesn't resolve the problem); Larry.
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Old March 17th, 2004, 15:59   #15
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I hope it does fix it but I will be real surprised if it does. Let us know.
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