2003.5 M3: Bown Turn Indicator Light Alert

The dash is randomly displaying the alert for a disfunctional left turn indicator light. Signaling a left turn results in a rapid flashing of the left turn signal indicator. However, it appears that
the fault may be with the signal lever itself rather than the light. Jiggling the lever causes the alert indicator to go out and the signal works normally thereafter.
Should the lever be replaced? Is this something I should consider attempting myself or is it best a shop job?
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On Wed, 18 Jun 2008 17:20:48 -0700, Jed

Correcting the Subject line. Damn recalcitrant "l" key on the aptop ;->.
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Jed wrote:

Have you checked that both left turn indicators are blinking when the rapid blink happens? The rapid blink is typically caused by a bulb being out. Doubtful that the lever is the root cause of the problem, more likely a bad bulb or wiring at the socket that reconnecting with the lever wiggle clears up momentarily.
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