I spent most of today driving wihtout a flasher for the turn signals. It would not have been so bad but when it fails the turn signal won't come on. It leads to an odd feeling as though one is driving totally exposed. It is worth remembering for VW Passat owners that the flasher is the hazard flasher. I had two parts stores not sell one telling me it was different than the turn flasher. The $30 part from Volkswagen includes the push-button control for the hazard flashers. The flasher unit itself mounts in the dash right behind the button.
by Joshua Brauer on July 9, 2004