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Broken Hazard Switch Repair How-to

07-22-2006, 08:50 AM
Don't think I ever posted this how-to here

Yes people, someone has finally done the Broken Hazard Switch repair because we were stupid when we pulled the dash bezel How-to!!!

This applies to all 95 and up trucks

Tools and Parts required:

GM Hazard switch repair Kit part # 15174447 Cost= $15.00 to $17.00 at the dealership

Needle Nose Pliers

The hazard Switch kit will come with a small tube of dialectric grease. Smear this on the entire thing before installation.

First look at your old hazard hole. You should see it broken similar to this.

Reach in with your needle nose pliers and grasp the edge of the old switch housing and pull upwards and remove.

You should now have the entire assembly out..

Now simply insert your new hazard switch in hole and push down firmly..

New Switch:

And wala! You're done... Your final repair should look like this.. (though less blurry unless you're not wearing glasses then it will look just like this!

Takes about 3 minutes. If you can't do this repair, you're a complete moron! :D


07-22-2006, 09:16 AM
I was wondering when you were going to post it here.

Added to the FAQ.

07-22-2006, 10:14 AM

I call DUPE (propogated by the both of you)
You are now guilty of plagurizing yourself.

Got a link to a different forum,which was of great help.
It's even got the same exact format and pictures.

07-22-2006, 10:19 AM
It's been posted on several sites for a long time. It needed to be posted here because we're not allowed to link to other forums. The rules were a little fuzzy when I gave you the link, but now that the rules have been updated, its very clear that absolutely no linking to other forums is allowed.

07-22-2006, 02:58 PM

I call DUPE (propogated by the both of you)
You are now guilty of plagurizing yourself.

Got a link to a different forum,which was of great help.
It's even got the same exact format and pictures.

Actually it has all but 1 picture (me giving the bird)... Yep, copied from myself :)

07-22-2006, 05:41 PM
Actually it has all but 1 picture (me giving the bird)... Yep, copied from myself :)

Regardless, It was of help to me, and thanks for that.

07-22-2006, 11:51 PM
you guys should post this in the fact section.

06-14-2007, 05:05 PM
I have a 96 blazer with a broken hazard and the dealers and wreckers all same the same thing... 95 96 97 all have to replace multi switch to replace hazard ...tey wont even sell the hazard sep. called gm they say same thing...hmmmmm

06-14-2007, 05:10 PM
They told me the same thing with my 98. You have to give them the part number and tell them to look it up. After they know that you know the part exists they will usually sell it to you. Otherwise, it's more profitable for them to sell you the $150 part vs. the $20 part.

06-14-2007, 05:42 PM
ok that sounds like something they would do ...perfect do you have a GM part number for me..thanks a mill

06-15-2007, 06:05 AM
ok that sounds like something they would do ...perfect do you have a GM part number for me..thanks a mill

Did you even bother to read the very 1st message in this thread?

07-08-2007, 02:48 PM
I just purchased my 97 blazer and was in the process of removing the column cover and all.. then i gave up and found this thread... purchased the part listed and it worked perfect.. Thanks.. next time i will look here before i attemt a repair.

12-18-2007, 09:42 PM
does the hazard switch also control the turn signals? cuz i broke mine today and the turn signals dont work either. im assuming the multifunction switch still works because my wipers, cruise control, brights, etc. all still work just not the turn signals. i found this thread really helpful thusfar in removing the broken one but still have to get the part. help???

03-16-2008, 12:52 PM
Has anyone tried this on a 96 bravada? I have had a few shops and a dealer tell me that these are normally modules that can be replaced but in a 96 the entire steering column has to be replace...... im thinking they are yanking my chain. I found another way to fix it but every few months it acts up. I pushed the broken button down enough to where the hazards were off and the blinkers still functioned. Marked that spot on the broken off piece and drilled a hole through it. Then fastened it down with zip ties around the steering column.

03-02-2009, 03:25 AM
Thank you very much. I just used this to repair the hazard switch my 98 Oldsmobile Bravada to fix the lights. The part number worked perfectly. GM would not sell it to separately me but Chevy (next door) had one in stock. Solved a long time problem with lights.

04-27-2009, 12:16 PM
OK OK. So I'm a moron! But something ain't right with this switch. 97 S10, hazard switch broken off inside. I got the part from the dealer but can't get the old switch to pull out. It comes up only so far and it gets caught, stops, hangs up, whatever you want to call it. And the needle nose is starting to break off pieces of the plastic. I don't want to just keep tearing it up. What's it catching on? Is there another way to 'pull it straight out?' Duh.

08-05-2009, 07:28 PM
Thank you so much for this. What happened to me was, I was taking off the dash thing to install an aftermarket stereo, and it broke the hazard button. The flashers wouldn't go off. I just unplugged the fuse from the box and went without the turn signals (and know I know the brake lights as well) until my dad drove it one day and found out. Now I have to fix it and luckily I found this thread in time (he wanted me to fix it by today because I have to take my dog in to the vet tomorrow)

08-05-2009, 09:42 PM
Ok I have a question: How does the button stick in? It looks as though there was a rod or spring that broke off/got lost in the process of it breaking. I manged to remove the old one and I could super glue it. Any ideas anyone? Is there a rod or spring? Will super gluing work? (

08-05-2009, 11:23 PM
Ok I just cut the spring in half or so, and put the thing back in and it works fine. I am going to glue the button back on later.

Chevy Nova
05-08-2010, 07:36 PM
I was just about ready to replace the multifunction switch when I came across this quick repair. Note there is a recall notice for 2000 and 2001 Recall Bulletin 0107313 Dated June 2008. It informs you of what kit you need or if you need the multi function switch. Heres the pdf of the service bulletin
Another note from the pictures the switch your removing appears to be metal. It is not. If you look at the picture of the new one you will see its almost 3" long. I drilled a hole in the top of the red portion of the switch and srewed a drywall screw in and pulled it out. I didnt realize the black outer portion came with it. The service bulletin has a diagram and description of how to remove if theres a question. If you use my way of removing be careful that you dont bind the switch and make it harder to remove.

Chevy Nova
05-11-2010, 06:55 AM
Thanks for this post it saved alot of time and money. It took three dealers to find one but I finally got it and it took all of 5 seconds to put it in. Thanks again

05-26-2010, 01:36 PM
Hello I'm from mexico and I have the same problem with my blazer of 95, the case is that I do not have the enough data to get the hazzard switch here in mexico and my question is if anyone could help me writing where, with what name and with which number of the switch did you get it?

11-12-2010, 05:15 PM
Received part from GM warehouse in Pennsylvania. Dealer close to my house is asking for $300 for the multi function switch. I told him that GM is selling only the Harzard light kit and he does not believe me. by the way it cost me $15

01-23-2012, 05:39 PM
This was spot on and thank you - saved me hours of troubleshooting, I am sure. Also, O'Reilly had them stocked at the warehouse and had one in my hands in less than 24 hours for $18 with no phone calls or driving past my local store.


Halfway in, mine went ZZZTTT!!! :loser:

I found and replaced the blown fuse but now have no turn signals nor flashers...I do have brake lights again! But...

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