Renault Megane Indicator Problem

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Hi. For the past few weeks the right indicator on my Megane has been playing up and flashing double time and actually making other lights flash too which is really funny if I want to die. Well I?ve been putting off fixing them because 1. I?m a bit lazy & 2. I wasn?t quite sure what to do.

I?d tested all the bulbs and they were fine and then last week a new problem arose where if I had the headlights on and was indicating right the fog light indicator would light up on my dashboard and as soon as I put my foot on the brake the right indicator would stop working! A great trick if you like playing chicken when turning right in the dark.

Well I asked my friend Ian what he thought and he said ?probably some sort of earthing problem?. Cheers. So I went researching on the net and actually found a solution because it seems this has happened to a few other Megane owners.

THE CAUSE
Because one of the bulbs has lost an earth, when I brake I?m drawing an earth through another bulb to feed the defective light and by doing this it?s creating a magnetic field in the second bulb making it light. i.e things be f**ked up.

THE SOLUTION
Open the boot and remove the lighting block and disconnect the connecting block. You should be able to see a bit of blackening on one of the pins where it has overheated. Get a small file and remove the black bits and maybe bend the pins a bit to improve the connection. Do this to both the left and right set of lights and put everything back.

Brilliant I can now indicate and brake at the same time!

Posted by Adem @ 25 February 2005 3 comments
Tags : brake , brakes , Car , earthing , faulty , fix , flashing light , indicator , megane , renault , , tail

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Jun 4, 2009
5:11 am
#1 Terry..(South Africa) :

DUDE!!!!?..thats is the EXACT problem im having cant wait to go try it out. Gets all fucked up wen trying to turn in the dark and some idiot comes up behind u then your light goes off and he hoots and gives u the finger so yeah i cant wait to get this sorted.Thanks for the info

Jun 4, 2009
10:01 am
#2 Adem :

Hi Terry,

I hope this helps and you?ll have to let me know if this works.

Aug 7, 2009
6:35 am
#3 tom :

i?m having the exact same problem i will try this asap coz its really annoying and slightly dangerous!!!!

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