How do I fix a damaged hazard switch?

Asked by Oct 16, 2015 at 10:47 AM about the 2001 Ford Escape XLT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My hazard lights will not turn off so I have removed the fuse but that of
course stops the turn signals from working. I have research for parts and it
seems that my 2001 Escape is not "normal". It has a hazard switch on top
of the steering column. Normal seems to be a push button switch on the
center of the dashboard where the radio and heater controls are. I have
been told the multi-function turn signal needs to be replaced but when
looking at pictures of that part it does not show the solenoid switch for the
hazard switch which is behind the multi-function switch closer to the dash. I
have replaced the hazard flasher module under the dash but have not
replaced the hazard switch solenoid because I cannot find any information
about it. The picture shows where the switch solenoid is mounted.

1 Answer

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You might be going back to Ford for this. For a 2001 model rockauto.com shows one for models made through November 6, 2001. Which should include yours. By November of '01 the 2002 models were out. Look at the production date of your car. It's on the sticker on the driver's door. After November 6, 2001 a different switch was used. Is it possible your steering column was replaced at some point? There's also a listing for a different hazard relay if equipped with the optional trailer towing package. So there's definitely a few variables here. Check with the parts counter at your local Ford Dealer. They may be able to help. HTH. -Jim

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