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Old 02-20-2006, 08:16 PM
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Default HOW TO: Hazard Relay Replacement (turn signals and hazards not working)

ISSUES:
- Turn signals do not work.
- Hazards do not work.

TOOLS REQUIRED:
- Torx 20 driver/bit

TIME:
- 15 minutes

PARTS:
- 1 Hazard Switch / Interruptor $29.10 USD.
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Old 02-20-2006, 08:20 PM
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STEP 1:
- Under the Housing Assembly, remove the 2 Torx 20 bolts.
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Old 02-20-2006, 08:21 PM
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STEP 2:
- I pulled on the housing plate very carefully, and loosened up the side panels in front.
- Remove the side panels.
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Old 02-20-2006, 08:23 PM
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STEP 3:
- Once the side plates are removed the remaining 2 Torx 20 bolts are exposed.
- Remove the 2 Torx 20 bolts.
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Old 02-20-2006, 08:26 PM
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STEP 4:
- The bottom plate will now release.
- Once the switch is exposed, lift up on the switch from the rear harness portion. This will allow you to disconnect the harness from the switch.
- Slide the switch forward.
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Old 02-20-2006, 08:27 PM
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STEP 5:
- Reverse the process.
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Old 02-25-2006, 05:47 PM
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Excellent writeup with visuals, Tribangle. Nice work and thanks for sharing!
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Old 02-27-2006, 03:59 AM
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Thanks pal.. If you only posted that up about 2 weeks earlier

I was taking out the panel under the steering column, and you have to take out the switch holder there to get the panel out. I took the back two screws out and fought with it a bit before I went and got the manual to find out there were two more screws hiding behind those derned caps.
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Old 02-27-2006, 06:45 AM
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This is the first place that I go to when I want to begin troubleshooting. After searching for this topic, I noticed that there were no walk-throughs. Simply, just a small something I could do to give back to the ORG!

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I give thee +3 bonus points for looking in the manual.
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Old 02-27-2006, 07:57 AM
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Quote:
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I give thee +3 bonus points for looking in the manual.
LOL... 70 something dollars you can bet your bippy Im gonna use it!!!
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Old 02-28-2006, 07:44 PM
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Did the manual provide any good data?
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Old 06-28-2007, 11:57 PM
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And that is what it is all about!
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Old 08-28-2007, 03:59 AM
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hmmmmm well I replaced my hazard relay because the turn signals were flashing (and clicking) rapidly but none of the bulbs are out. Also when I turned the hazard lights on they flashed at the normal rate. Yet after replacing the relay the turn signals stillll are flashing viciously, I'm wondering if it's a fuse now or maybe there is a bad connection to one of the turn signals eventhough they all work. Well idk but if anybody has any ideas, all will be welcome just pm me because I lose track of threads, thanks!

oh by the way Tribangle great How-To!
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Old 11-23-2007, 01:52 AM
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What about when the hazards work fine but the turn signals act funky? would this be a switch problem and not a relay problem?
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Old 11-23-2007, 08:00 PM
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What about when the hazards work fine but the turn signals act funky? would this be a switch problem and not a relay problem?
Mine started out as just the turn signals. Try this, turn your indicator on and try to listen closely to the area that your emergency button is located. If it's louder than normal or if it buzzes at all I would replace it. First check all your bulbs to make sure
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Old 11-24-2007, 04:40 AM
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Nice write up! Thanks!
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Old 02-18-2008, 05:09 PM
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I just paid 180 dollars to get this fix today and im pissed about it lol
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:05 PM
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I have to replace my hazard relay. Do I need to disconnect the battery?
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Old 03-15-2008, 11:06 PM
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Thanks dawg! Great write up!
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