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Hazard Warning Switch Replacement Service

What is the Hazard Warning Switch all about?

In many vehicles, the front and rear signal lights work to create that distinctive hazard light pattern that lets other drivers know that you’re slowing down for some reason, or that you’re having a problem. Usually, the hazard lights operate on the same circuit as your other lights, but they’re controlled by means of a separate switch.

The hazard warning switch is usually located near the steering column, but not in the same area as your turn signals. This is so that you don’t turn them on by accident. Usually, the switches are operated by means of tabs that are pulled out to activate the lights and pushed in to turn them off.

When you activate the switch, all of the vehicle’s turn signals become illuminated and then start to flash in a highly visible pattern. A circuit is completed, and power is sent from the fuse block through a flasher to the lights. The flasher causes the lights to rhythmically flash at a steady pace. Assuming that your hazard light switch is working as intended, the lights will work even if the key isn’t in the ignition.

Keep in mind:

  • Hazard lights work to alert other drivers to the fact that you’re in trouble at roadside, or that something troublesome is preventing you from maintaining normal speed on the road.
  • If your hazard lights are not working properly, your car will not pass a motor vehicle inspection.
  • The problem may not be the switch – it could just be a faulty bulb.

How it's done:

  • The instrument trim panel around hazard switch is removed
  • The defective hazard switch is removed
  • The new hazard switch is installed
  • The instrument trim panel is reinstalled
  • The repair is verified and the hazard switch is tested for proper operation

Our recommendation:

You should never let hazard light problems go uncorrected. Not only will you fail a motor vehicle inspection or a routine roadside check, you could be endangering other drivers who don’t see this essential warning sign. Our expert mechanics can diagnose problems with the lights or switch, depending on which one is faulty.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Hazard Warning Switch?

  • Random clicking noise in the dash
  • Hazard lights come on sporadically, or not at all
  • Lights continue to flash even when turned off

How important is this service?

If your hazard lights aren’t working the way they should, you need to get them fixed immediately. Operating your vehicle with bad hazard lights is dangerous. You’re risking your safety and that of other drivers.

Fast and easy Hazard Warning Switch Replacement service at your home or office.


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