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james butler
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indicator lights stopped working

Post by james butler » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:14 am

hi all,
the indicator led has stopped working, i know its got somthing to do with the connection on the bottom of the cluster because if i wiggle the wiring to the plug it will come back to life.
is there a way of taking apart the plug and making the connection tighter?

james


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Re: indicator lights stopped working

Post by mark1gls » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:00 pm

If you remove the black plastic cover on the socket attached to the instrument cluster and carefully lift the blue mylor and stick some electrical tape around the plastic tongue on the instruments to bulk out the connection.

Found a thread with some pictures.

http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/show ... and-ground

A list of other useful fixes but mainly for Mk1 Golfs and Briano1234 is in the USA so some things are different on there car.

https://vwgolfmk1.org.uk/forum/index.ph ... -of-things


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Re: indicator lights stopped working

Post by james butler » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:22 am

cheers mark thats great :good:
will give this a go in the week as its driving me nuts :dash:
ive got to fix the sub now aswell as thats lost power, gremlins all over the place :zombie:


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Re: indicator lights stopped working

Post by james butler » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:08 am

i ended up doing this with some strips of paper to bulk out the contact but its essentially the same principle
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i must have a later set of clocks or something


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Re: indicator lights stopped working

Post by mark1gls » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:29 pm

Did it fix the problem?

Links I posted are for MK1 Golf cabriolet and I think the instruments dash do differ compared to the Mk2 Scirocco?


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