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bennelson 04-14-2008 06:39 PM

HELP! S10 hazard button broken!
Hey everyone.

I have my '95 S10 pickup truck loaded up for work tommorow and the hazard button is broken!

The hazard lights won't TURN OFF! This is bad news because it will eventually wear the battery down, I don't have turn signals, and I look like an idiot driving!

Does anyone know how to fix this?!?!?

I checked the fuse box. The fuse that would disconnect the hazard light also would disable the BRAKE LIGHT, so that' not an option.

MetroMPG 04-14-2008 08:36 PM

Sounds like good advice, Frank. That way at least you'll still have brake lights.

RH77 04-14-2008 09:15 PM

What about the relay "Clicker"? Usually there's a turn-signal device under the dash that makes the clicking noise and often relays or times the blinking duration and frequency.

Have you tried pulling this? Instead of the fuse, it may just get rid of turn signals and keep the brakes.

Some models (older Civics for sure) have a relay/clicker for the 4-way flashers and one for the turn signals. Not sure if GM used this -- it could allow the use of signals if the redundancy was built-in...

Just an idea. Good luck getting that fixed...


metroschultz 04-15-2008 12:55 AM

get a screw
The hazard button on your S10 is held on by a small screw.
Probly just the screw came loose and you can replace it.
If you lost the whole button assembly,
Button, spring, base, screw
They sell it at your local dealer for cheap.
or you can just put a small screw in the plastic pull tab and use it that way.

Red 04-15-2008 01:04 AM

Not sure how your flasher button works, but you cant stick a screw driver down the hole and just manually switch it off?

RH77 04-15-2008 01:13 AM


Originally Posted by Frank Lee (Post 19637)
That would be the flasher.

So that's what they call it :p

I just remember having an "interesting" time with LED turn signals and the "Flasher" in the past.

Great idea, glad I thought of it :D

bennelson 04-17-2008 10:35 AM

The entire hazard button popped off, flew away and got lost.

Looking down into the hole, I could see bits of metal and plastic.

I was able to use a screwdriver to hold the button down. This turned the flashers off. Unfortunately, I no longer have turn signals, but that would have been gone anyways if I pulled the flashers.

It looks like to replace the flasher button, you have to remove the airbag and steering wheel! yipes! What a pain!

I am going camping next weekend using the pickup to pull a teardrop camping trailer and probably have the electric motorcycle in the bed too. It's only the 2.2L engine, so I will have to do a test drive with that setup to make sure everything works ok before leaving town.

Gotta have those turn signals for pulling a trailer!

MetroMPG 04-18-2008 08:27 AM

That's an awesome picture. :)

You sure you can't unscrew that plastic cover without removing the steering wheel? I'm sure you are, but I'm surprised. Every car I've owned that I needed to get in there, I could access with a number of screws on the bottom side, and the piece came apart in an upper & lower half.

bennelson 04-18-2008 09:03 AM

I will double-check, but the cover that goes around the hazard button also goes around the ignition.

Sure would make it easy to hot wire if you only had to pull out a couple of screws!

metroschultz 04-18-2008 09:20 AM

OK, I was incorrect,
I believed you had the old style S10 T/S set up
You have the new style,
very easy to fix
those covers come off from the steering column
no need to pull the wheel
there are small holes in the bottom
look inside and see the screws that hold it all together
you may have regular #2 Phillips or they might be Torx heads
take out all the screws, remember where they went, some are for the cover halves and some are for retention to the column
one half will fall away easily
the other half will hang on the Ignition switch
just push that half over to that side
then you need to have a set of "Secure Torx"
the turn signal switch is held on with those.
get another switch either used or new( they are not real expensive)
and replace.
have fun.

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