Author Topic: Hazard Button Help  (Read 78 times)

Offline TheHairyFalcon

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Hazard Button Help
« on: July 17, 2017, 02:19:33 PM »
Hi, I have a 1974 K10. I noticed the other day that my hazard button is missing and the inside of the hole looks damaged. I have not had the truck very long so I am still making some discoveries. I am going to post a picture. Does the hole looked damaged? If not what kind of switch do I put in it? If it is damaged can I rewire the button to a switch on the dashboard? Thank you all in advance.

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Re: Hazard Button Help
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 03:44:37 PM »
Hazards are part of the turn signal switch. The knob is held on with a small screw.

Looks broken off. Should be a little plastic piece there.

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Re: Hazard Button Help
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 04:24:29 PM »
I agree.  Although the image you posted doesn't show much detail, there seems to be a plastic boss missing that accepts the retaining screw for the hazard switch knob (first two images, below).  The hazard switch is a component of the turn signal switch - the knob attaches to the side of the switch assembly using a ~1" long screw.  You can procure the turn signal switch and hazard knob as a complete kit, assuming a non-tilt column.  (BTW - Our site store is a vendor for American Autowire.  You can email Captkaos - webmaster@73-87chevytrucks.com - for price and availability if you like).  You will need to remove the steering wheel and underlying lock plate to access and replace the switch assembly, which requires a steering wheel puller and a lock plate compressor - both tools can be rented from AutoZone, O'Reillys, etc.  Replacing the turn switch consumes about 40 minutes.
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Re: Hazard Button Help
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 04:48:09 PM »
Thank you for your help! I had the steering wheel and lock plate off the other day to replace the ignition cylinder, that is when I noticed the hazard switch being missing. Now that I know what I do I am confident that I fix this rather easily. Thank you again!

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Re: Hazard Button Help
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 05:14:55 PM »
Just to point out, on your 74 the knob is smaller and one piece vs the one in the pic for a later model assuming you have the original column in the truck.