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Replace hazard switch behind dash

Does anyone have any instructions on how to replace the hazard switch on a 2002 Old Alero. The switch was recalled however my car is out of warranty and therefore not covered. I was able to purchase the switch but an having difficulty in figuring out how to get the old one out. I removed the bezel around the instruments on the dash and can get access to the switch from the left side but an unsure how it disconnects/removes. Any help or diagrams would be appreciated.

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I had the same problem this weekend and fixed it. I experienced the same difficulty. You need to remove a couple covers to allow good access to the back of the hazzard switch. First remove the vent that is located just ot the right of the hazzard switch. There are 2 metal clip at the botton side of the vent. Push up on the clips with a screw driver and pull the vent out. Next remove the black plastic bezzel for the gauges. The bezzel is held in place with 2 screws. Now you should have access to the hazzard switch from the left and right side. The hazzard switch mounts (clips) into a black plastic bracket. I was not able the remove the hazzard swich by pressing on the 2 clips, so I removed the 3 screws that held the bracket to the dash and removed the entire assembly. Hope this helps. I only ended up with a few minor scratches.

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