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Hi all
Hoping for some advice
2003 Vw beetle
My hazard switch started smoke and burn smell
Then all indicators and hazard stopped working
So replaced hazard switch with genuine Vw one
The same thing has just happened again
Checked all bulbs and for damp or corrosion can’t see anything

could it be faulty wire some where
Any advice greatly appreciated
 

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Sounds like there's a short in that harness somewhere. Also check your fuse panel and that there's actually the correct size fuse plugged into the socket. The fuse panel is there to prevent things from burning down if there's a short. Sounds like there's a short outside of that circuit or maybe grounding out somewhere different. Good luck!

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Many thanks for your reply

There was actually a 20amp fuse in
Where should of been 15amp
But just noticed this after the second switch burnt out

Is there an easy way if checking for a short ??
sorry not very clued up on the electrical side of things

cheers
 

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Pug bug

many thanks for your help
Just watched the video very helpful
Will get multi meter out in the morning

Can I do the test from the wiring that goes into the behind the hazard switch

if I remove the fuse for the hazard switch
Do the multimeter check on each of the pins of the wiring block
Is that correct
Thanks again
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I would first get the right fuse and then troubleshoot for a short and check the wire to see how bad/melted it is. Fuse #2 10amp and fuse #39 15amp. When a wire smokes it is because it has to many amps and the wire gets hot and the smokes. That's why they have fuses to zap and stop the flow of electricity.
 

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pug bug
Very grateful maté once again
That’s has helped me understand it much better
Will give that a go
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In the video they use volts to test for short. If you test using ohms you'll pop the fuse inside your multimeter.
 

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Glad someone was able to give you some charts and videos! I hope you figure it out. The electrical systems in these cars are so fincky and cause fires frequently because of the fuse box on top of the battery.

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