funny you should ask... this just happend to me, two days ago [!] on my 1995 Chevy Lumina.
i read the owner's manual, and found that the turn signals will not work, as long as the hazard lights are engaged. well, needless to say, not only had i *not* engaged the hazard lights, but as it turns out, i *couldn't* engage them!
there is a plastic sheath/button that fits over the actuating rod. it's the rod which really engages the hazard flasher switch, down, inside the steering column. this sheath/button is the piece that sticks out the top of the steering column, with the little, concentric, double-triangles on it. you're supposed to push it down to engage the hazard lights, and then push it again to disengage them.
when i tried to turn the hazards on, they wouldn't stay on; if i let the "button" go, they went back out; if i held it down, they would flash.
i lifted up on the sheath/button, and it came right out of the steering column. i put the sheath/button back in, pushed it down, and again the hazard lights would flash as long as i was holding it down, but it wouldn't *stay* down. upon closer examination, i saw that part of the bottom of this sheath/button was broken off.
my mechanic found that the broken piece was still down in the column, wedging the hazard actuator rod in and "almost-on" position, thereby disabling the turn signals. he pressed the actuating rod quickly, a few times, and finally the offending, broken bit popped out.
he told me that as long as i don't use the hazard lights, I'll be all set. because that acutator doesn't seat itself vertically, without the broken sheath, if i need the hazard lights and push the actuator rod [even without the sheath/button on it] i could knock the rod out of kilter, and my turn signals will be out of commission, again.
guess what? i can live without my hazard lights.
p.s. or it could just be a fuse. ;)
^^^^ THANK YOU! THANK YOU! YOU FIXED MY PROBLEM AS WELL! My turn signals all of the sudden went on me today. the hazards still worked but the turn signal did not. I was worried because my dad had a probelm with his car in which his tailights would not come on when he switched his lights on, and it cost him a couple hundred to fix! His light switch was busted in the steering column. However i read this page pulled out the hazard light switch above the steering wheel and sure enough, THERE WAS A LITTLE BROKEN PIECE OF THE HAZARD LIGHT SWITCH STUCK INSIDE! I used needle-nose pliers to remove it and turn signals work FINE! Thanks Again R.J.
if you mean: "why do hazard lights flash when brakes are on", then the answer is because vehicles are equipped with a hazard light relay that supercedes the brake lights. This way, slow moving vehicles can operate under hazard lighting.
If the lights come on but do not flash, replace the flasher relay. If they will not come on check the fuses.
A flasher relay interrupts power to the hazard lights making them flash. The relay can be a dedicated relay or it can be the same relay that operates the turn signals. Depends on the make, model, and year of the vehicle.
Some vehicles has a flasher relay for the turn signals and another one for the hazard lights. Are you sure you replaced the correct one?
You can buy special bulbes that blink your lights slowly or you can computerize them.
Try replacing the turn signal flasher
Answer You might want to check your flasher relay which is under the dash.
If lights light up but do not flash, then need to change the flasher, if no light at all chk all fuses first.
To make the hazard lights alternating flash, a kit called a wig wag is added to the flasher system. To have actual strobe lights, then a strobe kit with its own light has to be installed.
what car have you got?
Sounds like hazard flasher needs replaced. there are two one for rerular turn Andone for hazard. Sounds like hazard flasher needs replaced. there are two one for rerular turn And one for hazard.
As far as I know , the multi-function switch is the switch for your turn signals , flash to pass , hazard lights etc . It is inside the steering column
replace turn signal flasher, hazard flasher is separate
either a bulb or the signal flasher relay located on the fuse panel usually opposite the hazard flasher relay
Hazard lights, the triangle button. It makes both of your turn signals flash. Other possible ways to notify people that your car is a hazard: Holding the hood on with bungie cord or duck tape, using body kits to look like a ricer, obnoxious mufflers, missing lights, using zip ties to hold parts of it together, etc.
The hazard and turn signals each have their own flasher relay. They should be fairly close to each other under the dash. They are the same flasher part.
My sons 93 royal 88 Oldsmobile right directional would not blink. We changed the bulb and it started to flash.. hope that helps
There are separate flasher relays for the hazard lights and turn signals. The flasher relay may be out on your blinkers. The relay for the hazards is behing the fuse box. The relay for the blinkers is behind the lower dash panel to the right of the steering column.
check for a loose ground wire
How to change hazard and horn reminder modeWhen LOCK and UNLOCK signals are sent from the remote controller for more than 2 seconds at the same time pressing both buttons, the hazard and horn reminder mode is changed and hazard warning lamp flashes and horn sounds.
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Replace the flasher relay if the lights come on but do not flash.
have you check all the bulbs? if one of the bulbs are bad they will light up, but will not blink.
The hazard flasher on a 2001 Toyota Camry is located under the dash, near the hood release. It triggers the hazard lights to flash and regular intervals to notify other drivers.
If you mean that the arrow inside the dash turns on and stays on then your problem is one of the left side turn signal bulbs. Test by turning on your four way (hazard) lights and observing all lights. The one that does not flash is the bulb that needs replacing.