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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
109,895 miles

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta lights problems

lights problem

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 212005

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 109,895 miles


I signaled with my right turn signal for a right-hand turn, suddenly the turn signal stopped flashing (not the quick flashing & clicking for a burnt out bulb), the light stayed on. Tried the left turn signal and the same thing happened. Kept trying them and would not work. Suddenly began operating. The hazard lights did not work either. After repeated attempts, the lights unexpectedly began working. I continued driving, when I signaled another right-hand turn the again the signal repeated the previous failure. I immediately contacted the auto repair shop that I use and setup an appointment for service three days later. The problem occurred intermittenly between the first occurrance and the service appointment. The service technician could not duplicate the problem immediately but the headlamps would not go to bright. He did eventually have the problem with the turn signals. The end result was to replace the switch: Headlam dimmer/turn signal/cruise switch 8L0953513J01C (part #). this is an integrated switch. I have listed the three components separately on the complaint list. This same shop had changed the same switch on an Audi. I do not know if the replaced part would still be available.

- New Richmond, WI, USA

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