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Re: 4-way flashers (archive)

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Posted by Ron Salzman on March 07, 2000 at 09:07:39:

In Reply to: 4-way flashers posted by Wayne on March 06, 2000 at 21:43:48:

You can fix this problem by fixing the flasher switch. Hardest part is getting the 2 halves of the switch apart. There are locking tabs. But if you use a razor to make slices in the overlying plastic piece (the part with the holes which the tabs lock into) its quite easy to then release the tabs.
Make the slices from the corner of each tab hole out to the edge of the plastic. Then just pry up the "flaps" you've made and slide the switch apart.
Don't worry about the cuts, the switch will hold together easily regardless of them.
Once you get it apart you'll probably see what's wrong-- on mine there was just a little too much clearance between the little lug that slides up and down through the cleverly shaped channel, thus the lug could spontaneously pop out of the channel and spring pressure would turn on the switch. All you need to do to fix this is cut a small thin plastic strip (i used an ice cream pail lid) to make a little shim, and slide this in so as to make the lug hold its place in the track.
This repair shouldnt take more than 10-15 min.
Mine hasn't had any problems since.

: Does anyone else experienced the spontaneous turning on of the 4-ways? I will come home from work to find them on, I have also seen it happen!!

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