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Renault Clio II (2001 - 2007) - 03 1.2 Hazard Warning Button Problem  
03 1.2 Hazard Warning Button Problem - ljjt
Just recently my hazard warning light button stopped working. Every time i pressed the button hazards would not come on. The problem is the button. I have removed the mechanism from the dash and found the buton to be sticking. Have lubricated with wd40 which solved the problem at first. However, I can no longer turn the hazards off. Its like there is an internal fault with the button mechanism but I cannot acces this. Please can anyone help? Also can I remove the fuse to stop the hazards keep flashing as a temporary measure? Thanks

Edited by Dynamic Dave on 16/01/2010 at 20:15

Tags: technical issues electrics ABS warning lights

03 1200 Hazard Warning Button Problem - elekie&a/c doctor
Very common fault on these.As a temporary measure ,disconnect the hazard switch from the wire connector.The indicators will still work as normal.hth
03 1200 Hazard Warning Button Problem - shara
Had exactly the same problem with my clio hazard switch. If I turned the switch on I could not turn it off again. I think the button mechanism failed. You may be able to to take the fuse out but be careful not to disable the operation of other lights in the process (the hazard fuse may be linked to others). Like you I tried the WD40 thing without much success.. Luckily a week or so after the problem ocurred I got hold of another hazard switch from the scrappy for a tenner which solved the problem.

Edited by shara on 16/01/2010 at 15:03

03 1200 Hazard Warning Button Problem - omegpots

Had exactly the same problem with my clio hazard switch. If I turned the switch on I could not turn it off again. I think the button mechanism failed. You may be able to to take the fuse out but be careful not to disable the operation of other lights in the process (the hazard fuse may be linked to others). Like you I tried the WD40 thing without much success.. Luckily a week or so after the problem ocurred I got hold of another hazard switch from the scrappy for a tenner which solved the problem.

Take apart the switch and you will find a small alloy lever which is suposed to follow the chicaine moulded in the plastic. This alloy is too thin and over time bends with the pressure of the spring trying to push the button on, so when you release it will not relatch. Bend the alloy with spigot a little so it engages in the chicaine and your switch will work. My local man changes 1 every month, if the alloy were just a bit thicker there would never be a problem, it is hardly ever used so why should it fail, probably made that way.

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