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How do you remove the Hazard Button?


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Hi I'm new to the forum this is my first post here, I just got my 1976 '02 about a week ago and its more than a handful. I'm trying to get it ready for inspection and discovered the hazard button wedged with paper. After researching I found out that its a common problem and i found the fix, i got most of the center console apart however i cant get the part that holds the actual button out, i attached a picture how do you proceed to disassemble from this point, i dont see anymore screws and i tried prying on the black faceplate and it wont give


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The hazard switch is held onto the face plate by a knurled ring behind the face plate.  You have to reach behind the console face plate and unscrew the ring off of the switch.


The hazard switch always has 12v running to it even with the ignition off.  So first disconnect the negative battery cable before pulling the electrical connector off of the back off the hazard switch.

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How is your ashtray holder / switch plate mounted? Looks like a custom enclosure? Normally there are screws on either side that come out, then the assembly pulls out so you have better access to the back.

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This is a Clardy air conditioning console.  The item below the ashtray is not the car's heater core but, rather, the car's evaporator core -- for the air conditioning.  You should NOT have to remove the evaporator, and certainly not the heater, to replace the emergency flasher switch.  It's tight, but I'm confident I've -- somehow -- unscrewed the retainer ring on the switch without additional dis-assembly.  My memories are vague as to how that ashtray holder and its fascia panel are attached -- I installed mine in August 1976 -- but I believe a couple screws secure it to the underside of the dashboard's front lip, after the ashtray has been slid out.  But, again, I don't believe you need to remove the ashtray holder just to remove the emergency flasher switch.






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