Question about 2001 Chevrolet Blazer
I have found out what the problem is! It's the hazard light switch on top of the steering wheel housing. Slightly push the swith sideways toward the drivers door with key on and then puch the brake pedal to check if the brake lights work. I got a piece of rubber and a penny, then wedged it on the right side of the hazard switch and push it down to lodge it the housing for a quick fix. So that means that the turn signal switch control has to be replaced because the hazard switch is made into it. firstname.lastname@example.org
You may want to contact chevrolet about the issue as there was a recall in effect for the brake lights not working
Recall Details Issued: 2008-05-22
DESCRIPTION OF ISSUE
GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING 5,862 MY 2000-2002 CHEVROLET BLAZER, MY 2000-2001 GMC JIMMY, AND MY 2000 OLDSMOBILE BRAVADA SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. THE MULTIFUNCTION SWITCH COULD DEVELOP AN OPEN CIRCUIT CONDITION THAT RESULTS IN THE STOP LAMPS AND THE REAR HAZARD LAMPS BECOMING INOPERATIVE. THE CENTER HIGH MOUNTED STOP LAMP AND TURN SIGNAL FUNCTIONS ARE NOT AFFECTED.
THE LOSS OF STOP LAMPS AND REAR HAZARD LAMPS COULD FAIL TO WARN A FOLLOWING DRIVER THAT THE VEHICLE IS BRAKING AND/OR IS STOPPED AND COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
DESCRIPTION OF COMPONENT
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HAZARD SWITCH CARRIER. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 17, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, GMC AT 1-866-996-9463, OR OLDSMOBILE AT 1-800-630-6537, OR THROUGH THEIR WEBSITE AT
HTTP://WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM . NOTE: THIS CAMPAIGN IS AN EXPANSION OF A PREVIOUS RECALL (PLEASE SEE 01V364).
GM RECALL NO. 01073.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO
Posted on May 27, 2014
That fixed mine too. I've tried everything, and I couldn't figure it out.
Posted on May 20, 2014
Or new hazzard switch dealer will tell you they dont exist well they do
pair of needle nose pliers
pull old hazzard switch straight up it pulls straight out with little force
if plastic breaks dif in pull up the part is 15 at dealer
no need to buy anything else and dealer will try to sell you the whole steering component you dont need the whole component
Posted on May 17, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
More likely it is the hazard/turnsignal/highbeam/cruise control switch module. It costs about $275 for the module. However there is a repair kit for the likely culprit...the hazard button. Try jiggling it around a little, see if that helps. Spray a little WD-40 into it so it can jostle back into it's correct position. You could try a junkyard unit or Ebay. It's not too hard to change. The hard part is doing it without removing the steering wheel. It can be done. I've done it. But hopefully you can locate the repair kit which costs about 15 dollars. Good luck.
Posted on May 05, 2010
When my blazer did this they had to replace part of the wiring harness in the steering wheel. It took forever for them to get the parts because we live in nowhereville, but once it was in it works again and no problems. I had to take it to the actual chevy dealer because none of the other places had a clue. good luck.
Posted on Jul 31, 2008
I had this problem, and to be honest, it happened to the left side about a week later...it's the board that the bulbs plug into...it's a very common problem with this model. So popular that you can normally get the socket board off the shelf at a parts store! it's extremely simple to replace, and I replaced all the bulbs at the same time!
Posted on Oct 11, 2009
Some of these had two fuses for brake lights. One for the top/center stop lamp and another for the rear left and right brake lights. Usually one said "stop" and the other said "brake" and one was in the underhood panel while the other was in the dash fuse panel. It's not uncommon to blow a brake light fuse [LR and RR] if you tow a trailer but some of these had seperate fuses for the trailer lights also. If you have a test light check both sides of the two fuses for power [ignition key on] while stepping on the brakes. It should at lest narrow your search a bit.
Posted on Jun 09, 2010
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