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    Indicators don't self-cancel

    Now then, my Mk4 1.7 DTI LS (estate, if that matters) has been standing since the end of November as I've been recovering from fairly major surgery, and haven't been allowed to drive.

    Been out for the first time today, and everything seems OK, except that the indicators don't self-cancel.

    Anyone got any ideas as to why this might be? Could it be to do with the cold and damp, or just that it's been standing, or something else?

    I would have thought the self-cancelling would be mechanical rather than electrical, but it was fine when it was last used just over a month ago.

    Any advice would be most welcome.

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    It is mechanical, there's a small plastic peg inside the stalk - it can break off, mine did a few years back so needed a new/2nd hand stalk. eBay was under £10 and a 10 minute job to replace it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nry View Post
    It is mechanical, there's a small plastic peg inside the stalk - it can break off, mine did a few years back so needed a new/2nd hand stalk. eBay was under £10 and a 10 minute job to replace it too.
    Thanks, but that can't have happened while it's been stood. Also, I forgot to mention that it did cancel a couple of times while I was out, but failed to cancel the vast majority of the time.

    Any other suggestions.

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    Mine was like that - possible that in the cold weather, the plastic peg was more brittle and broke. Mine would work sometimes but not others, but the peg was certainly broken when I took the old stalk out.

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    Worth a look then. I'm taking it in soon to get the windscreen wiper linkage replaced, so I'll get the bloke to have a look at this too while he's got it.

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    why not do it yourself?

    only takes 5mins to fit

    but if youd rather pay extortionate rates then feel free

    if however youd like to save a bit of wedge DIY

    even if u just remove it to check it over...... depends if its a friendly garage ur taking it into and they dont charge stupid amounts

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeordieBandit View Post
    why not do it yourself?

    only takes 5mins to fit

    but if youd rather pay extortionate rates then feel free

    if however youd like to save a bit of wedge DIY

    even if u just remove it to check it over...... depends if its a friendly garage ur taking it into and they dont charge stupid amounts
    Cos I know bugger-all about cars, and I doubt the Haynes Book of Lies will be much use. I'll have a look in the book, but if I'm not totally confident then I'm not risking buggering something else up.

    I use a good local garage (wouldn't touch a main dealer with a bargepole) so it won't add too much to the price of the other job that needs doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nry View Post
    It is mechanical, there's a small plastic peg inside the stalk - it can break off, mine did a few years back so needed a new/2nd hand stalk. eBay was under £10 and a 10 minute job to replace it too.
    The garage (decent independent, not main dealer) reckon a new switch (I assume he means the stalk) could be about 50 quid, which I don't want to pay. Did you get yours from a particular shop on ebay, or were you just lucky enough to find a private seller?

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    I assume this is the bugger: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vauxhall-Astra...item2c52599998

    Bought it; can't go wrong at that price, eh?

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    Nice price for a new part just ordered one myself as just bought a T reg Astra thats been sitting still for a while and mine would not cancel either.

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