Why does my Volkswagen vehicle’s turn signal blink fast?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Service Specials on Sunday, January 12th, 2020 at 6:00 am
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Here’s Why Your Blinkers are Blinking Too Fast

Sometimes, randomly, when you’re driving, you throw on your turn signal and it feels like it’s blinking too fast. So, to experiment, you switch it to the opposite side, and it blinks normally. Not only is this issue annoying to see, it is also audibly annoying, as that well-timed ticking you’re used to is upset by the sped-up version. But what does it mean?

We’ll give you a hint: it’s easier to figure out at night.

Why does my Volkswagen vehicle’s turn signal blink fast?


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Burned Out Bulbs Make Your Blinkers Go Faster

There are a few reasons that this frustrating phenomenon can occur, but 95% of the time, it’s a burned-out exterior light. Other reasons include a poor connection to a bulb, moisture inside the light assembly, and general electrical gremlins. So, if this is happening to you, turn on your blinker to the fast side, get out of your vehicle, and check the front and back end. If all lights appear functional, try switching on the high beams. Also, make sure to step on the brakes and have someone check for you. Something stable and heavy will work if you don’t have a helper. Just make sure to put the car in park first.

How to Fix It

Luckily, changing a light bulb in a car is quite easy. Make sure the vehicle is off, disconnect the battery, and pop out the light assembly (this is the most difficult part). Then it’s just a matter of pulling out the old bulb and slotting in a new one. While it might seem intimidating, its not much different that changing a bulb in your house or apartment.

Blinker Still Going Too Fast?

You might just be in the 5%. In that case, schedule an appointment, and we’ll have our certified technicians diagnose, fix, and replace whatever is necessary.

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