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Re: Hazard warning light switch

Post by brandon mitchel » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:18 am

Is the light switch the same with car ignition switch? My light switch is broken and I brought it to a mechanic to repair it.



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Re: Hazard warning light switch

Post by marcelo320 arg » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:49 am

you people with this tutorial saved my life, i can find this switch in argentina nowhere. i managed to fix it

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Post by Jeroen » Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:31 am

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Re: Hazard warning light switch

Post by Dan323i » Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:53 am

Thought I'd have to source a new one 'til e21Mark mentioned this thread – even a mechanical doofus like me has fixed it, easy!

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Re: Hazard warning light switch

Post by yagermiester » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:02 am

hi! i'm new to the forum but i just bought a e21 and the turn indicators dont work, the owner said it was because the hazard light switch may have broke and that it was the relay. i really need to get this fixed and i dont know much about the car cuz im only 16 years old.

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Re: Hazard warning light switch

Post by e21-Mark » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:53 pm

Pull the plug off the hazard switch and using a bit of wire, bridge the 2 lilac coloured wires and bingo, you should have indicators till you get a new switch.

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Re: Hazard warning light switch

Post by yagermiester » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:20 pm

so the hazard is the relay and thats what is making the blinkers stop working?

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Re: Hazard warning light switch

Post by e21-Mark » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:26 pm

Possibly. Is the hazzard switch working? The flasher unit is in the steering column.

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Re: Hazard warning light switch

Post by yagermiester » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:19 am

no hazard swich it broken and the signal switch on the steering wheel is not showing any sign of power in it

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Re: Hazard warning light switch

Post by e21-Mark » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:20 am

Your indicator circuit runs thru the hazard switch, so if you bridge the terminals I mentioned earlier you should see them working again. Either that, or stick a new switch in.

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Re: Hazard warning light switch - howto on p. 2

Post by Stefe21 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:36 pm

Hi, just visiting from the dutch forum... I also have the broken switch and repaired it as shown in the pics. Seemed to be okay until i connected it to my car, the fuse blew...

Opened the switch again but everything seems okay. I cannot remove the spring, is a bit jammed on the bottom of the switch... any suggestions?
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Re: Hazard warning light switch - howto on p. 2

Post by LeeLee » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:23 pm

mine had the same problem fixed the old one but had already ordered a new one so though ohwel I've got a spare,left the repaired one in a draw and used the new one from BMW.lasted a few months then broke again,so took it out and thought il repair like I did with my old one once I opened it realised it was slightly different to my old one,put it back together and plugged it in it started smoking it had melted the spring inside some how,so used my original that I repaired and it's never let me down so far haha

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Re: Hazard warning light switch - howto on p. 2

Post by Jeroen » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:56 pm

Some old fashioned quality!
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