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Help naming/buying this car indicator part

edited 26 September 2022 at 4:06PM in Motoring
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elsmandinoelsmandino Forumite
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edited 26 September 2022 at 4:06PM in Motoring
Hi there - hope that this is the most appropriate forum for this query (rather than the tech one).

My Volvo V50 indicator has been playing up, so I took apart the stalk and note that there are two tiny contacts that move between the terminals - one for the indicators and one for temporary flashing of the main beams.

As per picture 7 of this:

AWD - Turn Signal Switch Repair (

The two contacts are pretty tiny (about 5mm square) and look like the head of a culinary fork, with three tiny prongs.

I noted that one of the prongs on the indicator contact had snapped off.

Does anyone know what they are technically called, so I can find out where/if I can buy a replacement?

I really want to avoid buying a whole new stalk, when all I need is a tiny piece of metal.

Any pointers would be much appreciated.


  • EssexExileEssexExile Forumite
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    I doubt you'll be able to buy anything less than a whole assembly, have you considered second hand?

    Have you asked on that forum or the British equivalent - ?
    Tall, dark & handsome. Well two out of three ain't bad.
  • elsmandinoelsmandino Forumite
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    Thanks for that - been looking on Ebay and other scrap sites and it seems like I can get the whole thing for about £20.00.

    Annoying, given that the piece of metal probably costs a few pence.

    I have also asked on the forum, that you suggested, and unfortunately got the same answer as you suggested - i.e. have to buy the whole thing.

    Interestingly, I managed to get the indicators fully working again by wrapping a piece of foil around the broken prong.

    Fine, for the time being, until that inevitably fails.

  • edited 28 September 2022 at 1:22PM
    Flight3287462Flight3287462 Forumite
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    edited 28 September 2022 at 1:22PM
    Just be very very careful you get the correct stalk.  Stalks can have multiple small variations depending on spec.  

    Anyone need a Fabia stalk without the speed limiter buttons? :disappointed:
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