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Flashers won't turn off, tried the swittch and don't have alarm?

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I have a 2001 Subaru Legacy Wagon and I am having problems with the emergency flashers. When I purchased the car, the switch on the top of the steering column wouldn't work - which was largely ok because the flashers were not activated. Recently a friend drove the car and hit the switch on top of the column - it worked for him unfortunately - now they won't turn off. I tried unplugging the battery in the hopes that it would reset or something - that didn't work. I also tried digging into the steering column, but had no success there. Any suggestions are very much appreciated. I also noticed while looking for a reset switch under the dash that a green plug was disconnected, when I plugged it in the check engine light came on - I promptly unplugged it . . . Any ideas as to that?

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  • cooleyis Oct 01, 2009

    The switch is actually a rocker switch. I removed the rocker and cleaned out the points inside - that didn't help either. I think that I probably now need to replace the flasher relay and the flasher switch, any thoughts on that?

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FLASHER SWITCH ON STEERING COLUMN IS A SLIDE SWITCH.SLIDE IT LEFT OR RIGHT TO TURN IT OFF.YOU CAN GO TO SALVAGE TO GET ANOTHER BUTTON OR GO TO DEALERSHIP PARTS.THEY PROBABLY CAN GET YOU ONE.

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