Audi pulsing rear indicators now available on..... - Fishermans Bend

...............HGVs. Surprised to see earlier this week, gordonbennet will be thrilled! ;)

Audi pulsing rear indicators now available on..... - badbusdriver

I think they should bring back trafficators!

Audi pulsing rear indicators now available on..... - gordonbennet

, gordonbennet will be thrilled! ;)

No, he won't.

Lorry indicators should have orange lenses even if all other vehicles need decorating in fairy lights lorries do not, orange bulbs behind those lenses are optional (but handy if you get a broken lens cos still ornage light innit, they should be a reasonable size and have no plastic chrome or shiny clear plastic to disguise the orange bulb inside for fashion reasons that inevitably catch the sun making the indicator all but invisible on sunny days.

Those pulse lights are a gimmick, they are not as clear as normal properly designed orange lensed jobbies, the best indicators are like Stobart trailers have, 3 standard round Hella light units each side giving three sidelights three brake lights and three indicators on each side, those indicators set centrally in each round lamp unit so the sun doesn't affect them and flashing together not in some poncy showy sequence designed to impress small boys and motoring writers not on the HJ payroll, whatever the daylight maye be they cannot be missed yet are not blindingly bright at night like some of the latest LED's especially those fitted to larger Merc cars.

Daf lorries have had these sequential led indicators for a while now, they're utterly useless and easily missed, especially in the sunlight.

Check out a Stobart trailer for those three Hella's each side, see what you think, am i right or talking out me backside as usual.

Thankyou for allowing me this small rant, haven't had one for at least an hour and getting withdrawl symptoms.:-)

Edited by gordonbennet on 07/07/2017 at 19:22

Audi pulsing rear indicators now available on..... - Manatee

I quite agree GB, manufacturers seem continually to be exploring new ways of making indicators legal yet less effective.

Audi pulsing rear indicators now available on..... - Terry W

Rather sad that so uch attention can be paid to a complete irrelevancy which seems to add nothing to function and a bit to cost.

Ah well - there are far bigger yet equally pointless thiings that mankind feels compelled to acquire in the name of vanity or style.

Audi pulsing rear indicators now available on..... - Ethan Edwards

Won't be long before they will be found on Corsa's and small buzzy French cars driven optimistically on a Social housing estate near you.

Very classy I'm sure....

Audi pulsing rear indicators now available on..... - NARU

VW and Audi, have for some time now, sacrificed indicator visibility for 'bling' looks.

It started with the front inidicator in the headlight unit of the golf (mk4?), and has just got worse and worse.

They seem to have their MoSCoW priorities all wrong. [Must do, Should do, Could do, Would be nice to]. Indicators must be highly visible even when [especially when!] the headlights and brakelights are lit.

There was a time when an audi indicator looked like this upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e5/...g

Now, its just a small cluster of LEDs, often in the middle of a brake light (rear).

Edited by Marlot on 08/07/2017 at 20:13

Audi pulsing rear indicators now available on..... - Auristocrat

Sequential indicators aren't new - first seen on the 1965 Ford Thunderbird.

Audi pulsing rear indicators now available on..... - RicardoB

Ah we are worrying too much...

Surely they are only sequential if they are actually switched on?

Lots of Audis that I see appear to have faulty non-working indicator switches.

Audi pulsing rear indicators now available on..... - RT

Ah we are worrying too much...

Surely they are only sequential if they are actually switched on?

Lots of Audis that I see appear to have faulty non-working indicator switches.

And all the other brands driven by numpties

Audi pulsing rear indicators now available on..... - daveyjp
As always these things are fitted to ensure the cash flows into the manufacturers coffers when they fail.

Just last week I saw my first VW with dodgy rear LEDs.

It was a 5 year old Passat and the rear lights were all over the place, he indicated and only part of the indicator flashed, along with the brake lights.

It was similar to the old earthing problem where random lights will illuminate, but I expect a new LED unit will cost the owner far more than sorting out a dodgy earth connection.
Audi pulsing rear indicators now available on..... - gordonbennet
I expect a new LED unit will cost the owner far more than sorting out a dodgy earth connection.

Quite, we don't want joe punter buying and fitting a standard 21w orange (or whatever bulb has blown) or even a box of ten for £6, not when we can bend him over for 4 figures for something he absolutely cannot do without and can't get fixed elsewhere, yet.

Is this deliberate, haven't they put enough unwanted faff in the things already to make them economic write offs before two Euro-spec changes have elapsed.

Not sure if i read it here, apparently facelift Jag XF's with LED indicators (or was it side lights, can't remember) set inside the headlights cannot be replaced, so a new headlamp unit to the tune of roughly £1100 is the fix, though i suspect cheaper copies from the Orient arn't far away, they'll probably fit where they touch and last 8 months before melting in the sun, just long enough to flog it.

Be interesting to know just how much people are really paying for new led light units, and if any of those handy technical workshops who rebuild electronic modules have sussed rebuilding these light units yet.

Audi pulsing rear indicators now available on..... - davecooper

These pulsing, chasing or whatever you want to call them indicators are nothing new. I saw these in the US at least 20 years ago. Obviously they weren't LED but the idea is the same.

 

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