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Headlight Use Laws for All 50 States
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How to Replace a Turn Signal / Hazard Flasher
Turn signals and hazard flashers are essential for safe driving. Hazard lights and turn signals use the same bulbs and need to be replaced together.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Hazard / Turn Signal Flasher
If your car's high or low beams, left/right indicators, or other lights are not working, you may have to replace the hazard/turn signal flasher.
How to Use Your Car Lights to Stay Safe and Legal
Following Following the rules of the road, including using your vehicle's various lights in appropriate situations, makes driving safer for you, your passengers, and other drivers. In addition to the headlights, vehicles come equipped with turn signals, brake lights, and...
How Long Does a Hazard / Turn Signal Flasher Last
Staying Staying safe when navigating the busy roadways out there can be a lot easier said than done. Most cars have a variety of different systems built in to increase the overall level of safety that a car has. The...
How Long Does a Combination Switch Assembly Last?
The The combination switch assembly is connected to your turn signal indicator. The purpose of the assembly is to adjust the high and low beams on your headlights, turn on your right or left turn signal, and activate your hazard...
How To Use Hazard Lights
Your Your car is equipped with a number of different lights. Depending on the light in question, they serve purposes ranging from visibility to directionality to safety to convenience. Where do your hazard lights fit into that? Actually, it’s a...
How To Use Hazard Lights
Your Your car is equipped with a number of different lights. Depending on the light in question, they serve purposes ranging from visibility to directionality to safety to convenience. Where do your hazard lights fit into that? Actually, it’s a...
How To Use Hazard Lights
Your Your car is equipped with a number of different lights. Depending on the light in question, they serve purposes ranging from visibility to directionality to safety to convenience. Where do your hazard lights fit into that? Actually, it’s a...
4 Essential Things to Know About Hazard Lights
There There are plenty of reasons why people decide to pop on their hazard lights, but only a few of the uses are actually legitimate. How do you know that you’re using your hazards appropriately? Here’s a hint: your inability...
How Does the Hazard Switch Work?
When When you experience difficulties while driving like a flat tire, running out of gas, or an unfortunate accident, your vehicle can be immobile at the side of the road or worse, in an active lane of traffic. If this...
How Does the Hazard Switch Work?
When When you experience difficulties while driving like a flat tire, running out of gas, or an unfortunate accident, your vehicle can be immobile at the side of the road or worse, in an active lane of traffic. If this...
How Does the Hazard Switch Work?
When When you experience difficulties while driving like a flat tire, running out of gas, or an unfortunate accident, your vehicle can be immobile at the side of the road or worse, in an active lane of traffic. If this...
How Does the Hazard Switch Work?
When When you experience difficulties while driving like a flat tire, running out of gas, or an unfortunate accident, your vehicle can be immobile at the side of the road or worse, in an active lane of traffic. If this...
How Does the Hazard Switch Work?
When When you experience difficulties while driving like a flat tire, running out of gas, or an unfortunate accident, your vehicle can be immobile at the side of the road or worse, in an active lane of traffic. If this...

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The fuse for "exterior lighting" is the only thing that all three of these circuits share. If that checks out ok, you might be having different issues. The turn signals and hazard lights do share some wiring. The turn signal...
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How do I use the hazard lights?
Your car’s hazard lights provide you with essential visibility and should be used in any situation where you find yourself forced to the side of the road. You should use your hazard lights day or night – they help warn...
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Hazard lights don't work
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais. There can be an issue with the switch itself or the hazard flasher assembly. The flasher is the device that makes the lights blink and a failure here...
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Hello. The key issue is probably due to a worn ignition cylinder. Replacing the cylinder should do the trick. These vehicles are also known for having the key completely stuck in the ignition due to a failure in the shift...
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Brake light issue
I would suggest checking first to see if the bulbs need to be replaced. Secondly, check the contacts in the rear tail light sockets. There should be two contacts, one for tail light and one for the brake light. Test...
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My hazard lights come on when open my car door and my clock in my car blinks also and my hazard light stay blinking what is the pr
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several reasons why the hazards might turn on when you open the door. Typically when you open the door the jamb switch which controls the connection to your radio and interior lights...
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2008 Ford Escape emergency flashers sometimes come on by themselves
Hello, thank you for writing in. Considering that most of the time you can utilize the switch to turn off the hazards, the switch is likely to blame. If the switch is what is allowing the power to go to...
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Hazards work but turn signals don't. Replaced the circuit boards relay and bulbs. I have a 99 Grand Cherokee.
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Where is the relay flasher located in the 2002 Hyundai XG350
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Hazard lights are on and will not shut off.
Hi there. The hazard light switch may have been damaged during the event that the airbag was deployed. Get the airbag replaced and reset the airbag light and see if the hazard lights go out. On newer cars, the hazard...
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I can't turn off my hazard lights in my Mazda 3 - help!
Hello, thank you for writing in. There is likely something wrong with the hazard switch itself. The power is always available to the switch while off or on for safety reasons. They are wired to work under any condition if...
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Turn signal non stop blinking and has a fast noise.
Hi there. Check the lights and see if there is a bulb that is burned out. A flasher will start to flash quickly when a bulb has burned out causing the power to be transferred to one light only and...
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Hi, I have a problem with the hazard button, it does not turn on at all.
The circuit that that powers the emergency flashers (hazard lights) includes the switch, flasher unit, fuse, wiring, grounds, bulbs, bulb sockets, and sometimes a relay. Before the switch is condemned, the circuit is tested to see if power is even...
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Turn Signals/Hazards Not Working 2005 Pontiac Grand Am
Hello - the problem you are experiencing is a failure of the turn signal/hazard warning flasher unit. The flasher unit performs the flash function for both your turn signals, and the emergency hazard flasher function. I recommend a turn signal/hazard...
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Turn signal and hazard lights are not working. 2000 Chevrolet Prizm
Hi there if the fuse for the turn signals and hazard warning lights is good, the flasher unit - same integrated unit services both functions - is likely bad, and should be replaced. I would recommend a turn signal/hazard warning...
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Emergency flashers activating on their own.
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When I use the turn signals, both tail lights blink like hazard lights.
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My four way and left turning signals don't flash
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