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Hazard switch poltergeists

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Had the hazards come on 3 times for no apparant reason- thought it was the neighbor returning the joke , but, alas, no. Turns out the pushbutton popper is popping all by itself. No problem, I think , as I've got a couple of spares.... except that my 2 extras have 2 more prongs and a resistor where the one in my '72 seems, well ,less older looking? Pics attached.

Searched, but came up short. Any help appreciated.

left switch is current possessed switch and the right is one of my spares

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I had that same problem with my car! Then I bought another hazard switch off ebay and had the same problem as you - a few extra "prongs".

Auto electricians are a big help. If you can't find a 2002 one around, go see your local electrician, they'll help you out!

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Found one on flea bay, which I'm going to watch and hopefully buy.

So many wires going to this switch- it's a 1972 CPU !! ;-)

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There's a wire spring/catch that wears against plastic. The spring gets loose, the plastic gets worn and the button pops out. Bend the spring a little, dress up the plastic with an Xacto blade or Dremel bit and it should last for years.

Mine is on it's sixth year of post-fix, trouble free service.

You can try search for details but it's not that complicated.

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definitely worth a shot- a repairable electrical module? who knew? Oh, wait a minute, pre modern, therefore repairable. God bless old garbage !!!

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