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Hi all - so my r32 mk5 has been sat on the drive for a while as I don't use it much due to having another car, went to get in it the other day and the battery was flat (understandable) so I jumped it with a portable unit which I have done numerous times.

Problem is that the right indicator, cruise control & daylight driving symbols are all lit on the dash even when the functions are all switched OFF.

The lights aren't as bright as they normally are, if I actually put the hazards on or indicator the bulb does go to it's normal brightness.

Any ideas? I have checked round the car and all indicator & lamp bulbs seem to be working fine and cruise control is switched to off.

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Get a good trickle charger, before you kill the battery 馃槈 most times, a few restarts after the battery is recharged will clear things up
 

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You might need disconnect the battery for a few mins then reconnect to see if it resets. Low battery voltage and jump starting can cause ECMs to do funny things. As advised previously a good quality Battery Conditioner by CTEK and the likes is a good investment if the car is not used much to keep the battery well charged.
 

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You might need disconnect the battery for a few mins then reconnect to see if it resets. Low battery voltage and jump starting can cause ECMs to do funny things. As advised previously a good quality Battery Conditioner by CTEK and the likes is a good investment if the car is not used much to keep the battery well charged.
I started it up again and let it idle for 15 mins to get a little charge on the battery and the cruise control and daylight icons have both gone and the indicator one has faded (still there slightly though) so hopefully when I get a chance to take it out for a little drive tomorrow it will charge the battery enough and get rid of the lights.
 

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UPDATE - Right indicator light is still on very faintly - used a trickle charger to charge the battery fully - is this a sign that the battery needs replacing (assuming the battery isn't holding the charge very well)? What is the best method to determine this... multi meter?
 
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