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Post by Microlightstore » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:59 pm

can anyone help , i dont know how to find the body control unit , i have been told this is the fault that
is making the indicators flash faster on one side only , i have been told it will be this unit , but i dont
know where it is or what it looks like , any help would be great

thanks

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Post by MJJamieson » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:02 pm

Normally means a bulb has blown, or it did on older cars!!!! :?
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Post by Ducklakeview » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:05 pm

Microlightstore wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:59 pm
can anyone help , i dont know how to find the body control unit , i have been told this is the fault that
is making the indicators flash faster on one side only , i have been told it will be this unit , but i dont
know where it is or what it looks like , any help would be great

thanks
It's the Lighting Control Module (LCM) that controls the indicators. It's actually part of the light switch assembly - However who told you it was faulty? I've had a couple of cars where this has been diagnosed as the fault, and it turned out to be something much simpler and cheaper..

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Post by Marlon » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:24 pm

the indicator light has 2 bulbs - mine started flashing faster because one of the bulbs had blown.
It was a right PITA to fit for the first time.
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Post by Microlightstore » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:30 pm

all the bulbs are fine , it flashes fine when the hazzards are on , only when the r/h indicator is on
i have been told it may be the body cont unit , but have tried all but that , any ideas would
be welcome

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Post by Ducklakeview » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:40 pm

Microlightstore wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:30 pm
all the bulbs are fine , it flashes fine when the hazzards are on , only when the r/h indicator is on
i have been told it may be the body cont unit , but have tried all but that , any ideas would
be welcome

thanks
Whereabouts are you?

Who told you it was the "body control unit" because on these cars that's not what controls the lights. Without a proper diagnosis, you are on an expensive route...

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Post by Microlightstore » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:05 pm

i am near Skipton , you fixed my roof a few weeks ago , and did a great job too
i came one sunday morning to see you with the smg

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Post by Ducklakeview » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:14 pm

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Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:05 pm
i am near Skipton , you fixed my roof a few weeks ago , and did a great job too
i came one sunday morning to see you with the smg
I remember - Happy to have a look at this if you in the area.

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Post by Microlightstore » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:30 pm

thanks , i may have a day out and have a ride over to you
i will give you a call in a week or so
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Post by ph001 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:52 pm

The LCM also stores vehicle mileage so if you replace it you get a tamper dot on the dash :x
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Post by Ducklakeview » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:56 pm

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The LCM also stores vehicle mileage so if you replace it you get a tamper dot on the dash :x
Not if it's re-coded properly :)

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Post by Microlightstore » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:21 pm

may be over your way a week on sunday if you are free i may pop in and see you about this indicator problem

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Post by ronk » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:21 pm

Marlon wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:24 pm

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Can I ask why the photo has been doctored with the line???
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Post by Marlon » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:37 pm

ronk wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:21 pm
Marlon wrote:
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Can I ask why the photo has been doctored with the line???
I was highlighting the bulb that went as there are two
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Post by ronk » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:06 pm

Marlon wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:37 pm
ronk wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:21 pm
Marlon wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:24 pm


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Can I ask why the photo has been doctored with the line???
I was highlighting the bulb that went as there are two


Now I understand :thumbsup:
You don't stop playing when you get old - You get old when you stop playing !
So I bought a 35is with all the toys to play with. :thumbsup:

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