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grizzlybear1943
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hazard light button

Postby grizzlybear1943 » Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:53 pm



well guys its me again.
what I have done in last couple days is spraying the hell out of the hazard button on the handlebars. I then removed two long bolts and opened the housing, again I sprayed contact cleaner. the hazard lights will go on then off. Does anyone out there suggest I replace the hazard switch or just leave alone.
Thanks for your input
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Re: hazard light button

Postby Mh434 » Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:50 am

Not sure if the single switch is even available - replacing the entire cluster might be required to get a new hazard switch. That having been said, it occurs to me that the hazard switch is so seldom used (in my case, only accidentally - and mine stuck on during a long group ride a couple of weeks ago!) that it's very unlikely that the switch would ever wear out. A buildup of crud - which you are in the process of reversing - is likely the only failure you're ever likely to have.

IMHO, just clean it well, maybe use a tiny bit of dry, non-greasy lube (say, silicone spray?), and button it up for another 10 years or so. That's my plan, anyway...

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Re: hazard light button

Postby dingdong » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:00 am

The flimsy design of the locking mechanism for the hazard switch is probably your problem. Fails easily. Mine did the same thing. I just don't use it. Too expensive for me to justify replacement.
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Re: hazard light button

Postby Uncle Fester » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:30 am

dingdong wrote:The flimsy design of the locking mechanism for the hazard switch is probably your problem. Fails easily. Mine did the same thing. I just don't use it. Too expensive for me to justify replacement.



That was my plan as mine did not work either, but every once in a while I would push the button , just to see if it would work, and the dang thing started working after awhile ! So I am going to clean the button with some contact cleaner this week now that I know it is working, to keep it working, and repeat that once a year as part of my annual maintenance .
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Re: hazard light button

Postby svorn » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:30 pm

My hazard switch hasn't worked since I bought the bike. Now my turn signal switch has failed too. I'm stuck with replacing the whole unit. You can get them new OEM on eBay for $134, but I've been watching for that NOS unit you can get on there for $60-80 on occasion.




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