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Hi,

 

Recently got an F10 Touring and loving it. Few weeks ago I got an error saying indicator (left) error, which went away straight away after using the indicator. 

This week the error comes up every few times I use the stick, but then clears and I don't know which indicator to check as it starts working again. Is there anyway of seeing which one needs replacing, as I've had a look at the car status and there appears not errors.

 

Thanks

Jeeta

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Have you physically checked all the lights work? 
 

If a warning message appeared there is a chance a fault has been logged. 
 

Ideally you need to read/check for fault codes using diagnostic equipment that will give you more of an idea what’s wrong. 

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36 minutes ago, 535i Andrew said:

Have you physically checked all the lights work? 
 

If a warning message appeared there is a chance a fault has been logged. 
 

Ideally you need to read/check for fault codes using diagnostic equipment that will give you more of an idea what’s wrong. 

 

Each time it happens, I'm driving and within few seconds the error on dash and fast ticking noise of the indicator when used, goes and then works normal again.

By time im parked (dash error not there) i check lights all around and everything looks fine.

 

What diagnostic kit would you recommend or should I take to garage for them to read?

 

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Sounds like it could be a failing indicator light/led unit.  The fast flash is a sign that a light/led is not working, trick is to find which one. Problem is depending which light it is, they are integral with others, the rear light unit houses side lights, indicators and brake light and needs to be replaced as a complete unit. 

 

I use a Foxwell NT530 for diagnostic work as it’s cheap and reliable.
 

A friendly local garage will be able to read codes for not a huge fee. My local Indy charged me £35 to get codes read. 

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20 minutes ago, 535i Andrew said:

Sounds like it could be a failing indicator light/led unit.  The fast flash is a sign that a light/led is not working, trick is to find which one. Problem is depending which light it is, they are integral with others, the rear light unit houses side lights, indicators and brake light and needs to be replaced as a complete unit. 

 

I use a Foxwell NT530 for diagnostic work as it’s cheap and reliable.
 

A friendly local garage will be able to read codes for not a huge fee. My local Indy charged me £35 to get codes read. 

 

Thanks, appreciate the help mate, will check in with a local garage.

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21 minutes ago, 535i Andrew said:

Sounds like it could be a failing indicator light/led unit.  The fast flash is a sign that a light/led is not working, trick is to find which one. Problem is depending which light it is, they are integral with others, the rear light unit houses side lights, indicators and brake light and needs to be replaced as a complete unit. 

 

I use a Foxwell NT530 for diagnostic work as it’s cheap and reliable.
 

A friendly local garage will be able to read codes for not a huge fee. My local Indy charged me £35 to get codes read. 

 

BTW, if it is a failing indicator unit, is it an expensive job/part?

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2 hours ago, Jeeta Johnson said:

Hi,

 

Recently got an F10 Touring and loving it. Few weeks ago I got an error saying indicator (left) error, which went away straight away after using the indicator. 

This week the error comes up every few times I use the stick, but then clears and I don't know which indicator to check as it starts working again. Is there anyway of seeing which one needs replacing, as I've had a look at the car status and there appears not errors.

 

Thanks

Jeeta

 

That'll be an F11 then ;-)

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1 hour ago, Jeeta Johnson said:

 

BTW, if it is a failing indicator unit, is it an expensive job/part?

Its a very simple job.

 

Yes if you have a touring its a F11 the F10 is the saloon :)

 

Not sure on cost depends if you go genuine or aftermarket.

 

Could be worth checking wiring etc before you go paying garage's to scan car.

 

More then likely to be a failing led/light unit.

 

 

 

 

My guess would be side repeater.

 

Hard part finding out which 1 good luck buddy.

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On 6/8/2021 at 9:40 PM, marko530d said:

Its a very simple job.

 

Yes if you have a touring its a F11 the F10 is the saloon :)

 

Not sure on cost depends if you go genuine or aftermarket.

 

Could be worth checking wiring etc before you go paying garage's to scan car.

 

More then likely to be a failing led/light unit.

 

 

 

 

My guess would be side repeater.

 

Hard part finding out which 1 good luck buddy.

 

 

Hello mate, finally coming back on this as I've hardly driven car and its been manic month with work, but finally worked out which light it was as I caught reflection of the light in back of another car.
Basically the front passenger indicator light sometimes continuously flickers, then goes back to normal. When it flickers it doesnt even show an error on dash. Would this mean there is a wiring connection error or just swapping the bulb may fix this?

 

Thought I'd ask before purchasing a new bulb and doing the work.
Thanks

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It sounds to me like you need to look at this the opposite way round. If the passenger side front indicator intermittently flashes fast it means one of the other lights is intermittently not flashing at all which then causes the passenger side front light to flash fast. You need to find which light is not flashing at all when the fault occurs.

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On 6/28/2021 at 4:59 PM, Cadwell Parker said:

It sounds to me like you need to look at this the opposite way round. If the passenger side front indicator intermittently flashes fast it means one of the other lights is intermittently not flashing at all which then causes the passenger side front light to flash fast. You need to find which light is not flashing at all when the fault occurs.

To describe it more in detail, it jsut flashes without indicator on, and now it seems to stays on more rather flashing. Its strange as it's not the entire indicator, it's a small cluster of the orange (maybe 1/6th of indicator). I've noticed this from reflection off other cars that the remaining indicator goes on normally when i indicate, then this small part then switches back off, then sometimes comes back on. 

 

As its intermittent, i havent managed to take a pic of it or notice it when i park up car.

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