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Old 03-16-2008, 12:37 AM
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I have to replace my hazard relay. Do I need to disconnect the battery?
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Old 03-23-2008, 05:53 AM
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I'm bumping this so I can find it again when my hazard switch comes in. I had this problem today (still intermittent... it started working again just as I pulled into a car parts store, thinking it might be a fuse.) I ordered the switch from ECS tuning, so it will probably be here in moments! They're so fast!

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Old 03-23-2008, 06:42 AM
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You could also just look at any of my first posts on a page. It's in my signature because so many people were having that same problem.
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:06 PM
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Thanks for posting this. I bought my Beetle at a Ford dealership and they usually have no clue about what to do when I take it there to be fixed (I have a Ford warranty ). I bought the part, showed them your how-to and they were able to install it for me!
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A few clarifications regarding this ...

1. Photos show configuration for '98-'03 models--switch is different and in different location on '04-up models.

2. Photos show car without heated seats. If car has heated seats, pulling off the outer front panels is complicated by fact the heated seat switches are attached to wiring harness.

3. Bentley manual states that the switch can be simply removed outward without need to remove the panel at all. (See illustration.) Would need to pull off the blank and/or press adjacent switch to on and then pry switch out from the side according to the manual. I'd recommend caution using this method.
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Old 05-14-2008, 04:34 AM
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A few clarifications regarding this ...

1. Photos show configuration for '98-'03 models--switch is different and in different location on '04-up models.

2. Photos show car without heated seats. If car has heated seats, pulling off the outer front panels is complicated by fact the heated seat switches are attached to wiring harness.

3. Bentley manual states that the switch can be simply removed outward without need to remove the panel at all. (See illustration.) Would need to pull off the blank and/or press adjacent switch to on and then pry switch out from the side according to the manual. I'd recommend caution using this method.
Actually, that's what I did. I didn't unscrew anything, I just popped it out.
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Old 07-14-2008, 03:20 PM
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What are the exact symptoms for the switch failure? I tried searching the forum, but this is the only post I could find. I just started experiencing signal problems and I'm thinking this is the problem. When using a turn signal I get 1 flash of the signal on the dash, then it stops. Outside signals do not work at all. Also flashers do not work.

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Old 07-14-2008, 03:50 PM
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What are the exact symptoms for the switch failure? I tried searching the forum, but this is the only post I could find. I just started experiencing signal problems and I'm thinking this is the problem. When using a turn signal I get 1 flash of the signal on the dash, then it stops. Outside signals do not work at all. Also flashers do not work.

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That sounds like the relay.If all your bulbs are working & seated properly then replace the relay.
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Old 10-28-2008, 06:36 AM
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I wanted to thank you for posting this.
You saved me around $500. The dealer already charged me $80 for a diagnostic, said the sockets were bad. They quoted me around $400-600 for labor and parts. I spent $35.00 and did it on my lunch break. Thank you, I can make safe turns now and I'm thrilled. You really made my day
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Old 10-30-2008, 06:06 AM
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thank you so much!!! i've been sans blinkers for a couple of months because i was under the impression that it was gonna be super expensive to fix and i'm pretty broke!
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Old 12-02-2008, 02:14 PM
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Thanks! But I have heated seats, mine's an 03 and it is different, got any ideas on how to change that?! Thanks!
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Old 12-03-2008, 05:08 AM
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I have heated seats & it works pretty much the same way. I just popped out the middle part where the hazard switch actually is.
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Do you have a part #? And is it a dealer item only?
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Old 01-29-2009, 05:34 AM
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The part itself should only be like $18-$20.

You can also just pull the hazard switch out from the front without taking any panels off, by grabbing the lip under the front of the switch and gently pulling it out making sure to hold onto the wire with it or else once you have disconnected the old switch the wire will pull back through and you will have to work to reach it. A hook tool might help with this as well, but once it's connected you can just puch the switch back in. I just replaced mine not too long ago and I have an 02 turbo S with heated seats.
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Thanks so much...the relay did the trick...your directions were fantastic!! Ordered from http://www.germanautoparts.com/
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Thank you for this entire thread and the illustration from Bentley. I was able to fix this problem myself for about $35 and 3 minutes of my time. Probably saving hundreds of dollars (and wasted time) at the service department. THANK YOU.

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A few clarifications regarding this ...

1. Photos show configuration for '98-'03 models--switch is different and in different location on '04-up models.

2. Photos show car without heated seats. If car has heated seats, pulling off the outer front panels is complicated by fact the heated seat switches are attached to wiring harness.

3. Bentley manual states that the switch can be simply removed outward without need to remove the panel at all. (See illustration.) Would need to pull off the blank and/or press adjacent switch to on and then pry switch out from the side according to the manual. I'd recommend caution using this method.
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Old 12-28-2016, 08:34 PM
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Default Does anyone know how to replace this on an '05 beetle?

The one we bought for my daughter doesn't have the hazard below the dash as indicated in the pictures but rather up in the dash close to the windshield.
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