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k4s
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Model and year : 93 5 speed 3.0 turbo
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PostSubject: A mystery   Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:37 am

Ok,so happily trundling along,turn the indicator on to go round a corner.Blinker is happily blinking away then it stops.
Later on check and sure enough the indicators are not working.Track down the fuse box,locate the appropriate fuse and replace with same(new).Try turn signal and the 10 amp fuse immeadiately blows.
Swear alot.
Replace blown 10 amp with 15 amp(only one I had to hand).Turn signals now work as they should.
My question is...Will this use of a larger fuse amperage cause damage elsewhere?
Also,what could be the reason the 10 amp is now not able to perform as it should?
Thanx in advance.
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PostSubject: Re: A mystery   Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:09 pm

Short circuit, likely to be a bare wire. Yes the higher fuse could cause the wiring to catch fire rather than killing the circuit.
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PostSubject: Re: A mystery   Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:14 pm

I guess you need to consider whether the wiring can handle 15amp...if it can't it'll go up in smoke...maybe the bus too....
Causes...dunno....a short is the obvious thing to check for...trace all connections/wiring you can...look for signs of chafing/burning/arcing......examine the bulb holders for security and generally everywhere for moisture ingress (which will short things)....
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Model and year : 1996 Super Custom Ltd. 3.0 TDI EFI
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PostSubject: Re: A mystery   Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:46 pm

Something not right, probably best to check what else is on that circuit and see where the problem is.... may be something simple like a bad connection on the bulb....
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PostSubject: Re: A mystery   Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:53 am

Cheers guys,
10 amp is the fuse recommended so I guess the next job is to track down the fault.
Thanks again for the input.
Richard
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PostSubject: Re: A mystery   Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:56 am

Might be worth taking the fuse out and working out what else doesn;t work, i'm not sure ifanything else is on that circuit, but someone else on here may know....
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PostSubject: Re: A mystery   Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:49 am

Yeah,seems isolated to just the indicators as all other lights are working as they should,and nothing else appears to be malfunctioning.
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PostSubject: Re: A mystery   Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:05 pm

The description for that fuse does show as the indicators only.
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