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Old 12th August 2018, 09:01 AM
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Default Fault on read LED indicator

I have an issue where one of my rear indicators comes up with a fault after a period of use. The amount of time varies, and re-starting the car clears the issue for a short while.

The rear lights are LED. All other lights work, it is only the indicator that fails after a period of use while driving.

Does anyone have an idea what would cause this?

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Old 14th August 2018, 08:01 AM
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Moisture in the lamp cluster is common, you may find some of the LEDs are no longer working which will cause problems. could be not enough current due to LEDs not working or maybe a short circuit is causing an over current condition.
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Old 12th October 2018, 11:28 AM
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I have taken the unit apart and cannot see an obvious issue - the bizarre thing is that when it is cold, the indicator works, but when it gets warmed up by the sun, it stops working.


I am wondering whether this could be a dry joint that is affected when it gets warm. Only the indicator is affected too - no LEDs are out either.
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Old 12th October 2018, 02:04 PM
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I have taken the unit apart and cannot see an obvious issue
Is it an easy job to take apart? I have an intermittent issue with the rear light on mine, which is due to two of the LEDs being faulty. Just wondering if mine is due to dry solder joints as well.
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Old 15th October 2018, 11:45 AM
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Yes, very easy - took me a little time to find the bolts, but open up the boot and at 90 degrees to the wing light cluster you will see 2 round covers - remove these and with a deep socket you can take out the nuts carefully - I dropped one as there is a gap before the trim.
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