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 Post subject: Boxster lights help (pls)
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2016 5:30 pm 
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Hi all. My dash keeps telling me, after indicating left, to 'Check left indicator' (or similar). The indicators seem to work fine - except an occasional rapid flashing on the dash when being used. I've checked the bulb seating etc. (the limit of my skill) and all looks fine. Wotsup?????? ['06 987.1]

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 Post subject: Re: Boxster lights help (pls)
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2016 7:59 pm 
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I have had this in the past. Sometimes it has been slight corrosion on the bulb base on one it was some cheapy bulbs. Worth fishing the bulbs out & having a close look at the connection. Or swap them for new ones.

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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 8:49 pm 
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Wazzer, easy, stop using indicators and bung yer arm out the window :lol:

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Martin & Kim 6853 wrote:
Wazzer, easy, stop using indicators and bung yer arm out the window :lol:


....... 'n' I'll puncture the floor and use my feet on the tarmac to brake!

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Martin & Kim 6853 wrote:
Wazzer, easy, stop using indicators and bung yer arm out the window :lol:


....... 'n' I'll puncture the floor and use my feet on the tarmac to brake!


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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 5:58 pm 
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Hi :)

As Jim said ...I would change the bulbs... its usually a slight difference in wattage that causes the bulb sensor module to "think" that an indicator bulb has failed...

I would change them for new ones in pairs...back first then fronts if not cured...

928s do it as well lol... dont ask me how I know lol...

New rear bulbs on mine all cured....

All the best Brett :)

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:55 am 
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Thanks for the bulb help folk - will try new uns!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:23 pm 
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I finally got round to putting new bulbs in and checking the connections but with no joy. The indicators seem to work fine (according to the reflection in my garage) but the dash disagrees - throwing a warning message every time left indicator's used. Anyone got any suggestions except 'try only turning right'? Ta.

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did you do the repeaters as well?

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Ooooh, no - didn't think o' that duuuuuur. Will check - ta!!!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:53 am 
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Yep, twas the side repeater not working. I've replaced the bulb though and it's still not working. I wonder what I could try next?

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Yep, twas the side repeater not working. I've replaced the bulb though and it's still not working. I wonder what I could try next?


Hi :)

Go back to that side repeater thats not working with a voltmeter and see if it has 12 volts at the centre terminal that touches the MIDDLE of the bulb (when indicators are active with ignition on)

To test the earth that SHOULD be on side of bulb, easiest way is to get a length of wire and hold on bared end on SIDE of bulb and attach other end to any decent earth point on car....

Dont forget the bulb needs BOTH 12volt power AND a good earth....

Hope this helps :)

All the best Brett :)

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I see your close to me these days, if you still have the issue in a week or so, I'm currently out of the country, give me a nudge and we'll see if we can sort it.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:05 am 
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Brett928S2 wrote:
WazzerM wrote:
Yep, twas the side repeater not working. I've replaced the bulb though and it's still not working. I wonder what I could try next?


Hi :)

Go back to that side repeater thats not working with a voltmeter and see if it has 12 volts at the centre terminal that touches the MIDDLE of the bulb (when indicators are active with ignition on)

To test the earth that SHOULD be on side of bulb, easiest way is to get a length of wire and hold on bared end on SIDE of bulb and attach other end to any decent earth point on car....

Dont forget the bulb needs BOTH 12volt power AND a good earth....

Hope this helps

All the best Brett :)



Hey, huge thanks Brett - I can nearly understand that lol. Soz, I can drive but I can't 'spanner' - even at this level lol. But with help .........

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:09 am 
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I see your close to me these days, if you still have the issue in a week or so, I'm currently out of the country, give me a nudge and we'll see if we can sort it.


Hmmm, some help ............... smashin', yay!!!

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