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Right indicator flash-frequency has increased and rear-right bulb is out

Yes, they are related. Changing the burnt out light will rectify the problem. When one of the lights is burnt out less current passes through the flasher unit and it flashes faster. I don't remember ...
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Right indicator flash-frequency has increased and rear-right bulb is out

Yes, they are related. Replace the rear bulb and all will be fine. In most cars, now, the access to change the bulbs is from the inside of the car i.e. the back of the lamp. Usually removing a panel ...
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Indicators Not Working But Hazard Lights Working

Traced this problem to a fuse under the dashboard, located in the middle horizontal row right most fuse. Turns out this fuse is the indicator fuse and when this fuse is blown the indicators won't work ...
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Red dot under Neutral symbol on 2012 Dodge Caravan

I found a copy of the owner's manual here. Pages 284-285 have a diagram of the instrument cluster, where this light appears as #17. Page 294 says that this is the Vehicle Security Light and explains:...
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Why did the old-school thermal flashers remain in use for so long?

Three major reasons why they were used so long: 1. Cost - Even today a thermal flasher units cost about $2-2.50. The cheapest equivalent electronic flasher unit, which happens to be a direct ...
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Clio I indicator control non-functional

Since it is occurring on both sides with the same result, your problem lies with the switch on the column. There is an outside chance that the wiring harness connection which attaches to the switch ...
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Wire Lights '72 CB750

I think you have a problem The photo's of your harness and various components are not OEM. The wires are too new looking, as well, your turn indicator relay is definitely aftermarket. Here is ...
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Why does the fuel indicator take time to register a newly filled tank?

The level mechanism is an arm on a pivot attached to the top of the fuel tank and capable on moving to touch the bottom on the fuel tank. To the other end of the arm is attached a hollow plastic ...
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Why did the old-school thermal flashers remain in use for so long?

At the time your mg was originally made, the thermal flasher unit was cheap and effective. The use of electronics in most cars came along later, such as electronic ignition only became common place in ...
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Turn indicators don't work but hazards work fine

The hazards still work OK This rules out that the indicator bulbs are not working. When I indicate right my headlights come on ... when I turn the left indicator off the headlights go off Based ...
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Difference between orange and orange/silver indicator light

If the indicator lens is colourless, then you will need an orange bulb installed for the indicator to flash orange. If the indicator lens is orange, then it won’t matter whether you install an orange ...
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Why did the old-school thermal flashers remain in use for so long?

First of all, thermal flashers do NOT blink faster when a bulb blows - they flash slower. Bulb-out indication by "hyper-flashing" is a function of electronic relay flashers and some solid ...
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Why did the old-school thermal flashers remain in use for so long?

In comparison with a flasher built with a few semi-conductors: They're bigger in size, No, not really. Electronics were pretty big until recently. In 70's a transistor that could hold enough current ...
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What causes dashboard indicators go off, ABS and brake indicator on intermittently?

Often your type of problem is caused by a loss of ground to the dash. I'm not familar with your vehicle but you might try jumping a good ground to the dashboard when the problem occurs.
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What does in mean if upshift indicator on 1987 VW Golf misbehaves?

This problem will not affect the performance or safety of the car so please don't worry about that. The likelyhood is that it is vacuum related. There is a vacuum pipe which I'm pretty sure goes to ...
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What could cause indicators to not work while the engine is running and start working when the engine is stopped?

The hazard lights in every car I've ever drive work whether the engine is turned on or not. The turn signals (indicators) work when the engine is turned on. It sounds like something is interrupting ...
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Does (forcefully) overriding the self-canceling damage my indicator levers?

It certainly used to be possible to damage the mechanism. . Years ago, on my 1979 Renault 5, I managed to break the self cancellation mechanism just as you describe. A small nub on the steering ...
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How can I fix a slow indicator on a Honda Hornet?

There's a chance the relay needs to be replaced. There's a couple steps you could try beforehand though. Check resistance between all the wires from the light controls to the relay to the light ...
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Jeep Liberty Brake Light Indicator

It is true. According to the Owners' Manual, page 202; This light monitors various brake functions, including brake fluid level and parking brake application. If the light turns on, it ...
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Does (forcefully) overriding the self-canceling damage my indicator levers?

A rundown on the basic self-cancelling mechanism can be found here. Depending on how modern your car is, the mechanisms will have been engineered with materials that are malleable enough to withstand ...
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Hazard lights in accidents

Yes, modern vehicles do this. They can also activate the hazard lights in an emergency braking situation, so even before/no impact. I experienced this firsthand when attending a driving seminar ...
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Fuses of motorbike

A good way to find the issue is to put a bulb in place of the fuse - while it is lit the fault is there, then you can disconnect items or gently move the wires until it goes out - hopefully then the ...
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car indicator problems

Sounds like a poor ground, when the headlights are off then the 21W can get to ground via the headlamps but if the headlamps are on then that does not happen. Check the ground connections and for ...
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Search pdf manual for "brakes" indicator 1999 Toyota Camry

Look for 16."Inspect Parking Brake Switch"; That gives you the diagnostics. See screenshot of Page 51 in the pdf manual you posted; page 2271 in the bottom right corner of the manual. The ...
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Fuses of motorbike

Most likely a short-circuit somewhere. Did you do any work related to indicator, horn, etc. recently? Start by doing a visual inspection of wires. Pay special attention around narrow bends and where ...
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BMW E46 indicators not working

Fixed it. Took the Light Control Module out (a five minute job, as it's part of the headlight knob assembly) and noticed some damage to the PCB. Swapped it out for another one I got at the local ...
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Brake warning light glows faintly

In case your car has only one brake warning light (some cars have two: one for e-brake, one for the brake system), it also could be a bad contact in the e-brake switch. If you are able to reach it (...
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Brake warning light glows faintly

This could be either a wire rubbing somewhere on the body or it is a pad warning sensor - the wire is just starting to come into contact signalling low pads. You should check the pads for wear.
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Gear display on MFI Volkswagen Polo Highline right drive cars

No it isn't possible, there are many configurations and things that can be activated on the Instrument Cluster but displaying the current gear on manual vehicles isn't possible. I know you probably ...
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On my 2017 Honda HRV, a blue thermometer light on the dashboard is always on in the morning indicating that the coolant temperature is cold

General note about warning lights: yellow means you should avoid driving the car unnecessarily. Red means you should stop driving the car immediately at the next safe spot, and have it towed. A ...
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