Indicators needing to 'warm up' to work

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Indicators needing to 'warm up' to work

#1 Post by edie_fox » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:59 am


Apologies if this is in here, I did have a search first.

My car is booked in for electrical bits and bobs but I like to try and have everything available for the guy when I take it in save going back and forth.

Has anyone experienced this before, is it common? The indicators need to warm up before they will work correctly....which isn't great as I can't open my window to manually indicate either until it goes in for the work!! Relay/terminal/fuse or....what?

If anyone knows what it is and it's a simple link me if it is as simple as a 'part' on Rimmers or wherever. I'll be popping back there in the next week.

Thank you :) (my 'help' posts will reduce with time! :laughing2 )
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Re: Indicators needing to 'warm up' to work

#2 Post by Kriss707 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:40 pm

Check all the connections, including the bulbs & holders, are clean & the relay is 'clicking' solidly.

A lot of bulb/lighting problems are caused by poor earthing.

Are the Hazard lights slow too ?

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Re: Indicators needing to 'warm up' to work

#3 Post by 1234dist » Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:41 pm

My money would be the relay
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Re: Indicators needing to 'warm up' to work

#4 Post by richard moss » Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:37 am

Possibly broken solder joints inside the relay. It's a common fault on, for example, the ECUs of Honda powered Rovers of the 80s and 90s
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