Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Results 1 to 31 of 31

    Thread: Blinker fluid??

    1. 08-12-2010 04:04 PM #1
      I have no blinkers or hazards on my car and have replaced the blinker switch, relay, and fuse. Reading some of the archived posts mention blinker fluid....is this a joke or real? If its real, where can I check the level for it? My only other probable cause seems to be the bulb cassette in the rear according to others that have had the same problem...




      97 Jetta GLS

    2. Member
      Join Date
      May 8th, 2010
      Location
      Riverside, CA
      Posts
      388
      Vehicles
      97 GTI VR6
      08-12-2010 04:05 PM #2
      Wow.
      There is no blinker fluid on your car
      Any car.
      Light bulbs need electricity
      Electricity and fluid dont mix.
      Last edited by 97Ginster; 08-12-2010 at 04:34 PM.
      Quote Originally Posted by vento86 View Post
      Welcome to the vortex, where we smash all of your hopes and dreams.

    3. Member vcampg's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 24th, 2007
      Location
      KansasCity/PNW
      Posts
      1,824
      Vehicles
      98. 77.
      08-12-2010 04:06 PM #3
      this is good

    4. Member Mobius1's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 18th, 2004
      Location
      NH
      Posts
      8,075
      Vehicles
      98 porcelain jetta
      08-12-2010 04:06 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by 97Ginster View Post
      Wow.
      There is no blinker fluid on your car
      Any car.
      Light bulbs need electricity
      Electricity and fluid dont mix.
      bwaaaahahaha

      dude make sure its topped off with sae g25 from the mopar parts counter
      Quote Originally Posted by mikey69
      NOW THATS SOME VORTEX FOR YOUR ASS

    5. Member PettR's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 2nd, 2008
      Location
      Norway
      Posts
      3,931
      Vehicles
      Jahre ABF, R6, mk7 R, e-UP!, Tesla Model S, Airwheel X8
      08-12-2010 04:11 PM #5
      Yes, I'm back in Norway. No I don't have time to go to the junkyard and find red 20th seatbelts or other rare **** and send it across the Atlantic ocean to you.

      Quote Originally Posted by dankvwguy
      They toed my car to the toe yard
      THE CBOX KREW ----Mk3 16V club--------

    6. 08-12-2010 04:19 PM #6
      Don't listen to the idiots in here...they're just trouble makers.

      Don't go to the dealer because they overcharge for it. You want to go here to get quality blinker fluid.


      http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main...&products_id=6

    7. Member PettR's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 2nd, 2008
      Location
      Norway
      Posts
      3,931
      Vehicles
      Jahre ABF, R6, mk7 R, e-UP!, Tesla Model S, Airwheel X8
      08-12-2010 04:24 PM #7
      Listen to tdogg, he's got more posts than everyone in this thread combined
      Yes, I'm back in Norway. No I don't have time to go to the junkyard and find red 20th seatbelts or other rare **** and send it across the Atlantic ocean to you.

      Quote Originally Posted by dankvwguy
      They toed my car to the toe yard
      THE CBOX KREW ----Mk3 16V club--------

    8. Member Mobius1's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 18th, 2004
      Location
      NH
      Posts
      8,075
      Vehicles
      98 porcelain jetta
      08-12-2010 04:24 PM #8
      get off his nuts petter
      Quote Originally Posted by mikey69
      NOW THATS SOME VORTEX FOR YOUR ASS

    9. 08-12-2010 04:25 PM #9
      Wisdom. I posses it.

    10. Member Scorp67's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 30th, 2009
      Location
      JHB, South Africa
      Posts
      175
      Vehicles
      '00 Mk4 TDi, '96 Mk3 1.6
      08-12-2010 04:25 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by tdogg74 View Post
      Don't listen to the idiots in here...they're just trouble makers.

      Don't go to the dealer because they overcharge for it. You want to go here to get quality blinker fluid.


      http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main...&products_id=6
      This, fixed my problems, im now harder, faster and longer

    11. Member csrgti's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 18th, 2009
      Location
      Central Florida
      Posts
      3,398
      Vehicles
      past Scirocco, Gli16V, Scirocco16v, Cabriolet, present 84GTi,96GTi
      08-12-2010 04:26 PM #11
      If you think your blinkers need fluid you should not be working on your car.

    12. Member Mobius1's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 18th, 2004
      Location
      NH
      Posts
      8,075
      Vehicles
      98 porcelain jetta
      08-12-2010 04:26 PM #12


      opulence i has it

      mini-giraffe content
      Quote Originally Posted by mikey69
      NOW THATS SOME VORTEX FOR YOUR ASS

    13. Member effdbmx1's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 26th, 2007
      Location
      Everett
      Posts
      1,274
      Vehicles
      95 glx
      08-12-2010 04:27 PM #13
      I only use Redline High Temp blinker fluid because anything else overheats in my car


      I got mine at Pepboys but any auto store should have it. And you can check the level with the little dipstick by the transmission

    14. Member johnbeck4's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 17th, 2006
      Location
      618
      Posts
      671
      Vehicles
      '99 Daily
      08-12-2010 04:28 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by tdogg74 View Post
      Don't listen to the idiots in here...they're just trouble makers.

      Don't go to the dealer because they overcharge for it. You want to go here to get quality blinker fluid.


      http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main...&products_id=6
      got some about a week ago and it does help. ive noticed a major difference. blinker fluid from autozone doesnt last as long as this does.

    15. Member PettR's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 2nd, 2008
      Location
      Norway
      Posts
      3,931
      Vehicles
      Jahre ABF, R6, mk7 R, e-UP!, Tesla Model S, Airwheel X8
      08-12-2010 04:28 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Mobius1 View Post
      get off his nuts petter
      1 second nut-swinging and you stopped playing alpine crawler just to comment on it
      Yes, I'm back in Norway. No I don't have time to go to the junkyard and find red 20th seatbelts or other rare **** and send it across the Atlantic ocean to you.

      Quote Originally Posted by dankvwguy
      They toed my car to the toe yard
      THE CBOX KREW ----Mk3 16V club--------

    16. Member Mobius1's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 18th, 2004
      Location
      NH
      Posts
      8,075
      Vehicles
      98 porcelain jetta
      08-12-2010 04:30 PM #16
      i'm hooked on angry birds now
      Quote Originally Posted by mikey69
      NOW THATS SOME VORTEX FOR YOUR ASS

    17. Member PettR's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 2nd, 2008
      Location
      Norway
      Posts
      3,931
      Vehicles
      Jahre ABF, R6, mk7 R, e-UP!, Tesla Model S, Airwheel X8
      08-12-2010 04:32 PM #17
      One day I will get it right. One day.
      Yes, I'm back in Norway. No I don't have time to go to the junkyard and find red 20th seatbelts or other rare **** and send it across the Atlantic ocean to you.

      Quote Originally Posted by dankvwguy
      They toed my car to the toe yard
      THE CBOX KREW ----Mk3 16V club--------

    18. Member
      Join Date
      May 8th, 2010
      Location
      Riverside, CA
      Posts
      388
      Vehicles
      97 GTI VR6
      08-12-2010 04:32 PM #18
      If you are gonna use that stuff, be sure to mix it with some sae g25 like Mobius said to gain optimal performance. That should get you up to 2 million blinks
      And be sure to break the fluid in by driving in the fast lane with your left blinker on for a couple of miles.
      Quote Originally Posted by vento86 View Post
      Welcome to the vortex, where we smash all of your hopes and dreams.

    19. 08-12-2010 04:36 PM #19
      I'm thinking all these years of working on these cars and I never heard of blinker fluiid....how can that be?? This can't be real! LOL Anyway, I have no blinkers, the hazard light just lights up and doesn't blink...stepping on the brake makes no difference....any suggestions on what to check next?

    20. Member effdbmx1's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 26th, 2007
      Location
      Everett
      Posts
      1,274
      Vehicles
      95 glx
      08-12-2010 04:36 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by 97Ginster View Post
      If you are gonna use that stuff, be sure to mix it with some sae g25 like Mobius said to gain optimal performance. That should get you up to 2 million blinks
      And be sure to break the fluid in by driving in the fast lane with your left blinker on for a couple of miles.
      No actually you have to drive with the emergency blinkers on. You wouldn't want to have one side blink more than the other

    21. Member dubsonparade's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 4th, 2006
      Location
      Abbottstown, Pa
      Posts
      1,970
      Vehicles
      1997 Golf 4 door/ 1987 Cabriolet ABA swap/ 2008 civic ex 5speed
      08-12-2010 04:36 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by maddhatter1 View Post
      I have no blinkers or hazards on my car and have replaced the blinker switch, relay, and fuse. Reading some of the archived posts mention blinker fluid....is this a joke or real? If its real, where can I check the level for it? My only other probable cause seems to be the bulb cassette in the rear according to others that have had the same problem...




      97 Jetta GLS

    22. Member effdbmx1's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 26th, 2007
      Location
      Everett
      Posts
      1,274
      Vehicles
      95 glx
      08-12-2010 04:38 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by maddhatter1 View Post
      I'm thinking all these years of working on these cars and I never heard of blinker fluiid....how can that be?? This can't be real! LOL Anyway, I have no blinkers, the hazard light just lights up and doesn't blink...stepping on the brake makes no difference....any suggestions on what to check next?

      Mine failed once and it wasn't the fluid and I read somewhere that you have to go in reverse as fast as you can for about 6.5 miles and it will reset the BCM(blinker control module) it worked great for me

    23. Member filthyillness's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 13th, 2010
      Location
      North Carolina
      Posts
      2,506
      Vehicles
      1991 GTI, 1995 GTI, 2007 GTI
      08-12-2010 04:40 PM #23
      no the fukk you didn't!

    24. Member Mobius1's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 18th, 2004
      Location
      NH
      Posts
      8,075
      Vehicles
      98 porcelain jetta
      08-12-2010 04:41 PM #24
      this is like in the army when we would tell the new guys that we inventory our mattresses and that he needed to bring his mattress to the officer in charge to give him his mattress serial number
      Quote Originally Posted by mikey69
      NOW THATS SOME VORTEX FOR YOUR ASS

    25. Member
      Join Date
      May 6th, 2010
      Location
      Columbus Ohio
      Posts
      241
      Vehicles
      1995 Jetta ABA
      08-12-2010 04:42 PM #25
      Many times if the blinker fluid isn't what's causing the problem, eventually the fault is traced to shoddy muffler bearings. They almost never get greased when you take your VW to a quick-lube joint. Grease them yourself!

    26. Member
      Join Date
      May 8th, 2010
      Location
      Riverside, CA
      Posts
      388
      Vehicles
      97 GTI VR6
      08-12-2010 04:46 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by effdbmx1 View Post
      No actually you have to drive with the emergency blinkers on. You wouldn't want to have one side blink more than the other
      Thats true, good point. I just didnt want to put him in danger, just in case if one blinker overheated and blew up. Blowing up two blinkers would be a disaster.
      Quote Originally Posted by vento86 View Post
      Welcome to the vortex, where we smash all of your hopes and dreams.

    27. Member Roketdriver's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 23rd, 2009
      Location
      Flint, MI
      Posts
      5,128
      Vehicles
      2001 Passat Wagon
      08-12-2010 04:46 PM #27
      Good luck finding the fluid... I know it's in artificial short supply right now, meaning they have lots in stock but they don't want you to know that so they can jack up the prices. If you go to your auto parts store and they tell you "there isn't any" or something like that, you must DEMAND to speak with the manager and make sure you get that blinker fluid. About a month ago I was driving all over town trying to find a place that had some... as I was walking into the Autozone I saw one employee pull some off the shelf and hide it in the back. Needless to say, I was furious when they told me they didn't have any RIGHT AFTER I SAW THEM PUT IT AWAY. I would have ordered the Kaleco stuff but I didn't want to wait for shipping.

      You can check for leaks by looking under the car.. there will be wet/damp spots under your blinkers. Feel around for moisture, etc. If you find a leak you might need to replace the seals in the housing, or the housing itself.

      Good luck with the blinks
      GOOGLE IS YOUR FRIEND.
      I like grocery getters.

    28. Banned
      Join Date
      Aug 4th, 2008
      Location
      Cumberland, RI
      Posts
      1,407
      Vehicles
      98 Silver Arrow Jetta Vr, 98 Porcelain Jetta Vr (RIP)
      08-12-2010 05:02 PM #28
      This is the best post ever lmfaoo...

      I might have some blinker fluid laying around if u need it . I take paypal

    29. Member johnbeck4's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 17th, 2006
      Location
      618
      Posts
      671
      Vehicles
      '99 Daily
      08-12-2010 05:06 PM #29
      or if your in a hurry instead of replacing blinker fluid, you could always do the car to plane swap.

      http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main...products_id=16

    30. Member filthyillness's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 13th, 2010
      Location
      North Carolina
      Posts
      2,506
      Vehicles
      1991 GTI, 1995 GTI, 2007 GTI
      08-12-2010 05:09 PM #30
      while your at it, get an exhaust sample too.

    31. Moderator vanaman's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 26th, 2003
      Location
      OhiO
      Posts
      15,173
      Vehicles
      97 Jetta GLX, 99 Cabrio, 03 Sierra SLE, 90 XT600, 84 ATC200X, 78 CB750F, 66 S90
      08-12-2010 05:46 PM #31
      no such thing as blinker fluid.

      steve

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •