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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-25-2001, 12:02 PM
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Hazard light help

I just bought an 86 CJ-7last week. When we were driving it off of the trailer the hazard lights came on. My dad was driving and said he didn't touch anything. Well the hazard lights are still on everytime I start the jeep. Hazard lights are supposed to be on at all time, but mine are only on when the jeep is. They also dim when I give it gas. I am new to jeeps so I am not even sure how I would turn them on/off normally so any help will be appriciated. Any ideas what it could be or how I should go about finding the problem? thanks

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-26-2001, 01:54 AM
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Re: Hazard light help

First off, welcome...second, fill out your profile - it will help in diagnosing problems and some of the guys get a little grumpy when it is not filled out...

The hazard switch is on the steering column by where the key goes in. Push it in to turn it on and pull it back out to turn it off.

Yes, the hazard switch should have power to it all of the time - not just when the key is turned on. Did the previous owner do any rewiring and maybe changed it somehow?

I guess you could pull the fuse out and stop it from blinking all the time. Its not a fix but at least you would be able to drive it. I don't think it would stop blinkers from working, but I am not sure. I believe the the flasher fuse is separate from the turn signal fuse...they are located just above the main fuse panel (which is down above where the left drivers foot goes).

Get a Haynes or Chiltons manual to help start tracking things down. I generally prefer the Haynes but the Chiltons has pretty good electrical diagrams.

What kind of shape is the rest of the electrical system in? Does the electrical system have good grounds? Do a search on grounding on this bbs and read up on what CJDave has to say about grounding all three of the systems in your jeep.

Hopefully some of this will help, or at least help get you started in figuring out the problem...

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