Turn Indicator Relay ('98 Spider/Euro)
I've been trying to find the turn indicator relay on my Australian F355 Spider. I've tracked down a part number for the relay using an online catalogue, but would like some sort of confirmation (visual sighting of the part number) before purchasing this item. The P/N is 171798 for my right hand drive car (non-USA, post assembly number 24038).
I've found the unit which creates the *audio* for the turn, but not the actual indicator relay. There is one relay/unit close by to the audio generator, but it's wrapped in sticky disintegrating foam and hard to get to, so I don't want to go to great lengths to remove that and find out it's the wrong item. A previous forum post suggests it's under the carpet in the driver's footwell, but no luck finding it there.
When making a left hand turn, the flash speed sometimes varies. When the speed changes, the front left turn indicator stops working. I've cleaned the contacts on the bulbs (front and rear) and the lamp holders. I also discovered some cracked connector plugs on the front harness (and replaced the harness without success), and have been looking for other solutions. I'm not sure where the grounds/earths are for this system.
The only lamp I haven't removed is the small round one on the side of the car. I'm not sure how to remove that. Does it screw out?
Thanks for any feedback.