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What is a hazard switch and where is it located?

The hazard switch allows you to turn on your hazard or emergency flasher lights. When you press the button, all four of your turn signal lights will flash simultaneously. This is a useful way to warn other drivers of potential hazards or to make your vehicle visible during a breakdown, especially at night, and is an important safety feature of any vehicle.

The hazard switch is frequently mounted on the dashboard. Sometimes it is mounted to the steering column or attached to the turn signal switch. The button is marked with one triangle inside another triangle. This part is also commonly referred to as a hazard or emergency flasher switch, hazard or emergency light switch, hazard warning switch, or simply just a flasher switch.

How do I know if my hazard light switch needs to be replaced?

If your flashers fail to turn on when you press your hazard switch button, then you’ll want to replace it, lest you find yourself in some situation where you need them and they don’t work. Sometimes the electrical contacts can wear out, causing the flasher switch not to function. Sometimes problems can develop with the switch itself — the button may get stuck in one position or pop out of its housing. 

Can I replace a hazard flasher switch myself?

That depends on where the switch is located. If the hazard warning switch is mounted in the dash, you may be able to simply pry out the old one and push the new one into place. If it is mounted to the steering column or attached to the turn signal switch, the job can become more difficult. In many cases, you’ll have to open up the steering column to gain access to the switch. Be sure to disconnect your battery before opening up the steering column in order to avoid inadvertently setting off the airbag. 

Need a hazard switch replacement?

You may not use your hazard lights all that often, or ever really, but you absolutely do not want it to fail when the time comes and you do need it, like when your car breaks down while driving down the highway and you're forced to pull to the side of the road for example. You want to make sure that if this does happen that you will be visible to traffic to avoid a potential accident, and this where your hazard flasher switch comes into play as it is responsible for activating your emergency flashers. If you are looking for a replacement hazard light switch then you have come to the right place! At 1A Auto, we carry a large selection of emergency light switches for many makes and models, at great prices. If your hazard lights are not working because of a defective emergency flasher switch, then our aftermarket replacement is just what you need to get your vehicle in good working order again!

We also make shopping for a replacement hazard warning switch for your car, truck, SUV or van easy at 1A Auto - we're here to help you select the right part for your vehicle! Our emergency flasher switches are brand new, not remanufactured or rebuilt, and are direct replacements. They are also built to strict quality control standards and are all 100% tested prior to leaving the factory. Call our customer service toll free at 888-844-3393 if you have any questions about our switches, warranty, compatibility or to purchase, or you can buy online.

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