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Hazard lights stuck in the on position


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I was just driving along.....And I noticed that I left the turn signal on but it would not shut off?? Turns out the button that activates the hazard lights is stuck in the on position. I took the fuse out so at least the lights have stopped, but now I am wondering if there is a quick fix or if I just have to replace that switch.

 

Steven

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You can take them apart and if you are lucky can bend the plastic lock arms so they grab better, I also add a shim so the arms are pushed to wards the inside of the switch that helps to keep the arms in the channel

 

All very self explanatory once it is apart    OR  just use a toothpick

 

Thanks, Rick

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5 hours ago, popovm said:

That’s the stage 1 fix. I moved onto stage 2 which is attempt to follow this thread and “fix” the switch but now the button stays in and the blinkers work but the hazards don’t work. 🤦🏼‍♂️

thanks for posting this. That thread link you posted really helped and I never would have guessed the hazard could make the turn signals not work. Mine dont and theres a toothpick holding the hazard off so there's my answer! 

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If you want to get into the pushbutton emergency flasher switch, I did a column a few years ago about troubleshooting one that was causing the turn signals not to work...and while I had it apart I figured out how to repair the pushbutton so it wouldn't pop out on its own.

 

PM me if you'd like a copy.

 

cheers

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Same switch used on Alfa of the period, still available new:

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VICTORPARTS.COM

SWITCH FOR HAZARD WARNING LIGHT - round

 

And Ferrari if you've won the lottery:

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WWW.AWITALIAN.COM

Ferrari Hazard Switch

 

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12 hours ago, dlacey said:

Same switch used on Alfa of the period, still available new:

8410870.jpg
VICTORPARTS.COM

SWITCH FOR HAZARD WARNING LIGHT - round

 

And Ferrari if you've won the lottery:

ferrari_61917100_1.jpg
WWW.AWITALIAN.COM

Ferrari Hazard Switch

 

 

 

Interesting. The Ferrari one has the resistor between the metal tabs like my original switch but the Alfa switch does not. Anyone know if this matters? 

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3 hours ago, John76 said:

It might have something to do with the illuminated button.

That's exactly what the resistor is for.  On the original switches, the resistor dims the illumination bulb inside the switch when the headlights are on, but not when they're off.  Replacement switches sold currently don't have the resistor, and internal bulb is bright all the time.

 

mike

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