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Hazard lights do not stay on unless I hold the switch in
Hello, thanks for writing in about your Mazda 3. From what you've described you may just have a bad hazard switch. Replacing your hazard switch should fix the issue you're having. If you'd like assistance with getting this fixed, consider...
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Hazard lights don't work
Hi, thanks for writing in. The hazard warning lights and turn signal lights utilize the same flasher unit, but with different wiring connections. It appears the hazard warning portion of the flasher unit (internals) has failed. I would recommend a...
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Hazard light reset
If water entered into the hazard switch it may be internally shorted or still have water in the switch. You can try using a vacuum hose on the switch, to see if removing excess water from the switch helps. If...
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Several lights quit working
Hello. Thanks for writing in about your 2003 Chevrolet Express 2500. There should be a relay for the turn signals, flasher, and hazard lights. More than likely, this relay is faulty and would need to be replaced. It is also...
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Hazard switch smokes
It sounds like you have an electrical short, possibly at or near the hazard switch. Visual inspection and electrical testing will be needed to accurately find the location of the short. I suggest having a certified technician, like one from...
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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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Hazard lights don't work, but the turn signals flash normally
The hazard and turn signals are controlled by the body control module on this vehicle. You will need to have the body control module circuits monitored by using a scanner that can access the body control module data stream to...
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Hazards not working rogue electrical issue!
Hello. If the turn signals are only working when you mash down on the button, then the issue is likely related to the button. If the switch is new, then the problem might be with the mounting of the switch....
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Lights don't work correctly, ABS warning on
Hello there, these are not uncommon problems for a vehicle to have when it sits for awhile. With the ABS light on, the most likely cause is low or poor condition brake fluid. Brake fluid absorbs moisture and can cause...
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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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Hazard lights wont turn off 2005 Toyota 4 runner
Hello. It sounds like the switch is bad for the hazards or more commonly it sounds like a relay failure. The circuit would need to be tested with a voltage meter to be able to tell for sure, but it...
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Emergency flashers activating on their own.
Hello. If your hazard lights are malfunctioning, especially after a jump start, then it may be possible that there is an issue with one of the electrical components. The flashers are controlled by electrical relays that switch power to them...
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The turn indicators are not blinking, they just turn on. And the hazard lights are not working at all..
The body control module (BCM) is a possible cause but not the most likely. The flasher relay is the most common fault for signals and hazards lights not functioning properly. The relay is both electrical and mechanical. Power to the...
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I double clicked my hazardous lights and my car beeped and a yellow blinking light turned on next to my speedometer
Hey there. Have you read your owner's manual to see if the double-click command had a vehicle system response? Sometimes a sequence of button presses may activate a system response. Your double-click may or may not be related. If there...
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My hazard lights wont shut off. The button wires have been cut for awhile but now the hazards won't shut off and I pulled the fuse to no avail.
Hi there. It sounds like you're getting feedback through the circuits; this is when a normally off circuit gets power or ground from another circuit through an open or short. You'll need a digital volt/ohm meter, the electrical wiring diagram,...
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Hazard lights will not go off
Hi there. Check the switch to the hazard lights and see if the switch got stuck. Sometimes the switch tends to stick and make the hazard lights stay on. If the switch is working, then the contacts in the switch...
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Hazard light staying on
Hello. From what you describe, it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing issues with the hazard button. If the button is buzzing and causing the lights to malfunction that may be an indicator that it is sticking, or...
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The button for my hazards won't depress
Occasionally, these types of switches can get stuck due to dirt, debris or in some cases sticky substances such as drink fluids, etc. In some cases, spraying a very small amount of electrical contact cleaner around it will cause it...
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My four way and left turning signals don't flash
Hello - I suspect there is a bad ground or wiring damage on the left side wiring for the turn signals. The turn signals and emergency warning flashers use the same flasher unit, which explains why the right side turn...
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When I use the turn signals, both tail lights blink like hazard lights.
Hello. Without knowing exactly what wiring work was performed its nearly impossible to say definitively what the issue is. The brake light circuit and the turn signal circuit have crossed paths somewhere. The wires carrying the power supply from the...

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