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Angelis
13-11-2005, 05:52 PM
Model: 1994 - 348 GTB

The indicators stopped flashing this afternoon.

Although the indicator light comes on, it does'nt flash.

I had the same problem a few months back and the garage tech pulled out a fuse/connector (from under the sterring wheel I think), wiped it clean and popped it back in and the lights were working again with no problems.

I've had a look under the steering wheel and all I could see is this fuse/socket, circled in the pic below.

Is this what I need to disconnect and clean?

stevew
13-11-2005, 07:47 PM
Sy,that's the micro switch for the rear brake lights.
The fuse for the indicators is located in the passenger side footwell beneath the footrest,the manual says it's also the same fuse for the reversing lights.
Check that the reversing lights are working,if they are It'll be something else.

355fiorano
13-11-2005, 08:20 PM
Sy, I saw your left side indicator not flashing at one point after we left box hill. I also saw that your left hand dipped beam was on as well. This was only for about 20 secs or so and then they went off. When you used the indicator again it seemed OK.

Angelis
13-11-2005, 08:42 PM
When you used the indicator again it seemed OK.

I was switching it on and off by hand all through the trip home. :grin:



Thanks Steve. I'm going to check it in the next few days.

RIOT OK
13-11-2005, 11:28 PM
Model: 1994 - 348 GTB

The indicators stopped flashing this afternoon.

Although the indicator light comes on, it does'nt flash.

I had the same problem a few months back and the garage tech pulled out a fuse/connector (from under the sterring wheel I think), wiped it clean and popped it back in and the lights were working again with no problems.

I've had a look under the steering wheel and all I could see is this fuse/socket, circled in the pic below.

Is this what I need to disconnect and clean?

Try this....more fitting to the age of car!:laugh: :laugh:

steve f
13-11-2005, 11:35 PM
Try this....more fitting to the age of car!:laugh: :laugh:
angelis cant let go of the steering wheel at the speeds he goes :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

tonyh
13-11-2005, 11:38 PM
My RH indicator's going mad , clicking 10 x faster than usual. Verdi says one of the bulbs on that side has gone. Check your bulbs, m8 :) Little gardening tip thrown in as well :laugh:

Angelis
13-11-2005, 11:51 PM
My RH indicator's going mad , clicking 10 x faster than usual. Verdi says one of the bulbs on that side has gone. Check your bulbs, m8 :) Little gardening tip thrown in as well :laugh:

Bulbs are ok.

It was Verdi who fixed it last time. I was upstairs in the office when one of the guys pulled out the plug/fuse, cleaned it and put it back in again. think it's called a flasher unit.

I should have be watching more closely.

Murph7355
14-11-2005, 12:18 AM
Flasher units are big square blocks that'll probably be plugged into the fuse board (when I say big, I mean anything from around an inch cube). They usually have 3 or more pins on the back.

One on my Caterham pops out under acceleration! The connectors aren't always that great and would likely cause what you're getting.

Speedy indicators is always a bulb out :) And on a Daytona, when the red brake warning light comes on when you press the middle pedal, a bulb could be out there too...

WillW
14-11-2005, 08:52 AM
IMO this sounds like flasher units has gone, they won't last forever so it's probably that. At least for other cars they are very cheap and easy to change by yourself.

stevew
14-11-2005, 09:40 AM
Sy,that's the micro switch for the rear brake lights.
The fuse for the indicators is located in the passenger side footwell beneath the footrest,the manual says it's also the same fuse for the reversing lights.
Check that the reversing lights are working,if they are It'll be something else.

Also check wether they work on hazards,it's a different circuit with a seperate fuse and relay.

Angelis
15-11-2005, 04:31 PM
Also check wether they work on hazards,it's a different circuit with a seperate fuse and relay.

Steve, i've checked everything.

1. Indicator lights come on, but don't flash.
2. Reversing lights are working.
3. Indicators flash when the alarm is set.

I'm 100% certain it's the Flasher relay, part number 159265. None in stock in the whole of the UK.

I still can't figure out where it is. I know it's under the dashboard somewhere. Just passenger side and can't see anything there.

stevew
15-11-2005, 04:39 PM
Steve, i've checked everything.

1. Indicator lights come on, but don't flash.
2. Reversing lights are working.
3. Indicators flash when the alarm is set.

I'm 100% certain it's the Flasher relay, part number 159265. None in stock in the whole of the UK.

I still can't figure out where it is. I know it's under the dashboard somewhere. Just passenger side and can't see anything there.

Sy,pull off the rubber mat on the footrest,you should see 2 screw like fasteners,undo these and the footrest should swing down,it's hinged at the bottom.The fuses and relays are in there.

Ferraritech
15-11-2005, 05:47 PM
I'm 100% certain it's the Flasher relay, part number 159265. None in stock in the whole of the UK.

Sy

Have found one for you 27.50 plus vat and posting - any good?

Angelis
15-11-2005, 05:48 PM
Sy,pull off the rubber mat on the footrest,you should see 2 screw like fasteners,undo these and the footrest should swing down,it's hinged at the bottom.The fuses and relays are in there.

Found it.

Turns out the fuse box is upside down compared to what's in the manual. :angry:

However, I can't identify which relay it is. I've looked in the manual but it does'nt refer to any flasher relay unit. I've also made sure they are all securely pushed in as well.

Angelis
15-11-2005, 05:49 PM
Sy

Have found one for you £27.50 plus vat and posting - any good?

Yep. Do you know where it goes?

Ferraritech
15-11-2005, 05:58 PM
Yep. Do you know where it goes?

As far as I can remember it's not fitted directly to the fuse / relay board, probably to the side - I will take a picture and post.

Angelis
15-11-2005, 05:59 PM
As far as I can remember it's not fitted directly to the fuse / relay board, probably to the side - I will take a picture and post.

Thanks Mal.

Ferraritech
15-11-2005, 06:08 PM
Should be easy to find - it's bright blue............................

Angelis
15-11-2005, 06:57 PM
Should be easy to find - it's bright blue............................

Looked everywhere and can't find any blue relay.

Manuals don't help either.

steve f
15-11-2005, 06:58 PM
Looked everywhere and can't find any blue relay.

Manuals don't help either.
pay a dealer to fix it you tight **** :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Ferraritech
16-11-2005, 11:42 AM
Looked everywhere and can't find any blue relay.

Manuals don't help either.

Try looking at "right knee level" (as if you are sitting in the driver's seat) just under the dash, you may have to pull down a bit of the carpet, also the manufacturer may have changed the colour since your car was produced so look for a relay made by ITALAMEC with something like 12V 42/92W or 12V 42/46 (x2) on it.

Angelis
16-11-2005, 12:14 PM
Try looking at "right knee level" (as if you are sitting in the driver's seat) just under the dash, you may have to pull down a bit of the carpet, also the manufacturer may have changed the colour since your car was produced so look for a relay made by ITALAMEC with something like 12V 42/92W or 12V 42/46 (x2) on it.

Found and fixed!!!

Took it out, cleaned it and popped it back in and it's working 100% now!

Thanks Malcolm, you're a star!!

Saved me a long trip and 's

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Ferraritech
16-11-2005, 01:20 PM
Found and fixed!!!

Took it out, cleaned it and popped it back in and it's working 100% now!

Thanks Malcolm, you're a star!!

Saved me a long trip and 's

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Nice to get there in the end isn't it - might be worth 355 owners noting that the flasher relay for the 355 is in a similar position :wink3:

Angelis
16-11-2005, 01:27 PM
Nice to get there in the end isn't it - might be worth 355 owners noting that the flasher relay for the 355 is in a similar position :wink3:

And it does'nt say anything about it in the manual!

Ferraritech
16-11-2005, 01:30 PM
And it does'nt say anything about it in the manual!
Sy - it's not even in the workshop manual I checked out a 355 and assumed it would be the same for 348, which luckily it was :thumbsup:

Angelis
21-11-2005, 11:42 AM
The problem keeps re-appearing. I'll have to put a new one in.

Malcolm, how do I go about buying one off you?

Ferraritech
21-11-2005, 12:27 PM
The problem keeps re-appearing. I'll have to put a new one in.

Malcolm, how do I go about buying one off you?

Sy,

Send me a Pm with your mailing address and I'll get one om sales guys to give you a call to get your credit card details. :thumbsup:

Angelis
23-11-2005, 11:27 AM
Thanks Malcolm. Just received the Flasher unit.

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Ferraritech
23-11-2005, 11:41 AM
Thanks Malcolm. Just received the Flasher unit.

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Good hope it sorts the problem :thumbsup: