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    I have just looked at replacing my sidelights and disconnected the bulb once I have replaced both the indicator lights light up and I have changed the polatity around upon the bulb still no difference. The car front indicators will not stop lighting up, the sidelights do not work???
    I have disconnected the battery to see if that would sort it out no prevail.

    Help cannot drive car with indicators lighting up and no sidelights

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    not dislodged the earth lead on the bulbholders have you?..it is tight in there..

    either that or the main wiring harness hasn't come slightly adrift..it does sound like a bad earth problem to me..

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    If i stick a resistor on them it goes off, but a can hear a faint tick, tick, tick, tick noise all the time coming from somewhere behind the air vents towards the drivers side.

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    have you left different bulbs in ( what bulbs) or have you left the standard ones in?..

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    Both the sidelight bulbs worked before I took them out they were slightly discoloured but still worked, If I put an led light in they light up and the indicator goes out, tried a spare set of sidelights and they don't work either only leds now????

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    problem solved, whats the chances of having two sets of 5w sidelight bulbs faulty, robbed some out of the passat and they light up and the light goes out

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    unusual but not unknown...bulbs are made for tenths of pence, so they are bound to have some duff one's.. just your luck..

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