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    Morning all,

    I hope you can help me with this strange problem I have.

    For the past month or so I have had problems with my offside indicator stopping working causing the other to start flashing really fast. The dashboard bulb warning light is constantly lit.

    Anyway, reading up on this forum and the web I was told to check the earth wire as it would have burnt out, it had :(

    I had a word with a sparky in my work who snipped the old earth cable away and replaced it with a new earth and attached it by the spade fixing on the cluster.

    Now time for the strange part, on the nearside the brake light lights up as it should but the offside where the problem began now lights up the bulb above the indicator?

    Please, any advice/help will be much appreciated.

    Thanks all

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    Hi al,he wasnt meant to snip away the old earth wire completely,just tap into it and connect the spade connector to a specific lug on the cluster.
    See below for guide.
     
     

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    Thanks for that Edber, that explains it! He is having another look at it today so shall I ask him to refit the cable going in to the connector as well as the new cable?
     
     

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    Sorted now Thanks again Edber
     
     

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    You are welcome mate,glad i could help.
     
     

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