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Hazard Switch

Postby mike11trueman » Mon 01.02.2021, 20:26

Hi All
I know there are many threads around concerning the Hazard Switch, but as I now have a MOT failure I am seeking a replacement. Brought one recently off eBay which claimed to be compatible but wasn't.
If anybody is breaking or has one they would like to sell please let me know.

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Re: Hazard Switch

Postby GeoffSmith » Mon 01.02.2021, 21:52

To save others getting incorrect switches, what is the GM part number on the switch you have Mike?
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Re: Hazard Switch

Postby Kipperozzy » Mon 01.02.2021, 23:22

Hi Mike, I managed to get mine working again by stripping it down and cleaning the contacts, believe these get corroded from lack of use so I regularly switch mine on now and it’s fine
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Re: Hazard Switch

Postby cliff » Fri 09.04.2021, 21:26

Mike,

sorry, a little late. I have a spare if you still need one.
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Re: Hazard Switch

Postby lancselanman » Mon 26.04.2021, 13:12

cliff wrote:Mike,

sorry, a little late. I have a spare if you still need one.


Can I buy the hazard switch if still available?

My Elan now off the road until I find a working replacement.

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Re: Hazard Switch

Postby Burningflash » Sun 06.06.2021, 22:03

I have one
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Re: Hazard Switch

Postby lotusnut » Thu 09.09.2021, 20:12

Hi, if you still have the hazard switch, can I buy it?
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Re: Hazard Switch

Postby lotusnut » Mon 03.01.2022, 16:29

Still looking for a hazard switch, can anybody help?
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Re: Hazard Switch

Postby M100-NC » Mon 03.01.2022, 19:47

PM sent.
I am in the US and have a LARGE collection of M100 parts available for sale, both new and used.
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Re: Hazard Switch

Postby M100-NC » Sat 08.01.2022, 22:56

I still have a couple of NEW hazard switches that are vacuum sealed to a "Lotus" cardboard backing so they shouldn't have corroded or dirty contacts.

$65.00 + postage each.
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Re: Hazard Switch

Postby lotusnut » Sun 13.02.2022, 11:51

These are similar to the 1986-1994 Vauxhall Carlton, which are also rare, the difference being the colour of the graphics, the Carlton ones are white as opposed to Elan red, I have managed to swap over the buttons. I also found that if I removed the button, the hazard lights and indicators would work.
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Re: Hazard Switch

Postby chrisP » Wed 14.09.2022, 16:39

Hi i just wanted to add that I have just removed and cleaned the Hazard switch on my car and wanted to document some of the steps -

The switch is removed by pushing the detent tab up with a cocktail stick and then a large amount of wiggling as you disconnect the electrical contact block

Once out the switch needs to be disassembled there are five tabs on the back that need freeing two on each side one on the bottom - do this carefully as there are two springs inside. and a tiny lever that locks the switch in the on position.

The switch face needs to be removed from the sliding while block that contains the contacts - I could see no way of doing this so used a dremel to carefully remove some od the white block, so I could slide a small screw driver down each side and release.

With all that a part I cleaned the contacts and reassembled - I found that two bits of plastic cut from a packing tray allowed me to guide the contacts into their housing - which I could then pull out from the side while depressing the white block.

The actual switch fascia is the last piece to be reconnected after you have made sure that the white block moves in its tracks - this took several attempts as the tiny lever kept jumping out of place.

That whole lot probably cost me two hours..... maybe more
Readits post here was helpful - https://forum.lotuselancentral.com/view ... 46&t=26198

Pictures that might help: I have them but there seems to be an error uploading at the moment
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Re: Hazard Switch

Postby Fredjohn » Wed 14.09.2022, 17:42

Great write up Chris. :clap: So people don't have to search threads why don't you add it to the wikilec page?
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