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Hi my car hazard lights keep turning on whilst driving this

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hi my car hazard lights keep turning on whilst driving this seems to affect the windows as well as they dont open when the hazard lights are playing up, my husband has replaced the switch on hazard lights and still doing it. any ideas?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: UK Ford
Expert:  sean replied 4 years ago.

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is this an earlier shape Galaxy (2000 to 2006)?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
yes
Expert:  sean replied 4 years ago.

Hi

you need to be looking at the wiring to the doors especially the front doors. Where the wiring goes between the car body and the door it runs inside a rubber tube, with opening and shutting the doors eventually the wiring becomes damaged inside the tube and can either become broken or shorts together,this is why the windows are affected as they get their power and earth through this wiring.

The indicators start to work because they are linked to the locking of the car,when you lock the car they flash once when you unlock the car they flash twice,if due to a short circuit in the door wiring the lock/unlock signal is sent to the locking control unit then this unit sends power to the indicators because it thinks the car is being locked or unlocked via the lock in the doors.

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