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I have a Mazda rx8 and my hazard will not stop blinking.

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Hello! I have a Mazda rx8 and my hazard will not stop blinking. Help???
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Mazda Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago
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Hi my Name is ***** ***** you removed the flasher to stop the hazards from flashing?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
What do you mean by flashers?
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I have removed the hazard fuse but that also controls my blinkers. Which I need for everyday driving.
Mazda Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

there is a flasher control module under the dash left of the steering wheel

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Will that make me lose my turn signals ?
Mazda Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

its a dual output module....the flasher circuitry and the turn signal circuitry are 2 different out puts

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
all I do is unplug it right ??
Mazda Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

unplug it to verify it stops the flashers, but you will have to get a new one because leaving it unplugged will cause the turn signals to not operate

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Okay what happens if that doesn't solve the problem ? Could I have knocked it loose and caused it to do this ?
Mazda Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

as long as you havent been under the dash you should have been able to knock it loose. if that doesnt fix the problem then we will look at wiring issues. but it should fix the problem as wiring issues arent that commom

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Okay I'll let you know if that works.
Mazda Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

ok, please keep me posted...thanks

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Could it be anything else other than a flash module
Mazda Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

sorry, its kind of hectic around here today.....yes, it could be the hazard button/switch being stuck

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
How should I start to take the center console panel off so I can remove the button and check it out.
Mazda Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

you should be able to hear or feel the switch click by just pushing it a couple times.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Okay it seems to click just fine. Could it be any of the fuses?
Mazda Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

it says you already checked the fuse for the hazards...correct?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Sure did. The hazard fuse. Another fuse I should check ?
Mazda Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

no other fuses, it sure sounds like the hazard switch is stuck on, which is controlled by the flasher module. do you have an ohm meter handy?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I do not. I'm having trouble trying to get my flasher module out. Any ideas?
Mazda Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

did you get a replacement flasher module?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I ordered a spare
Mazda Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

lay on your back and remove the connector and 2 screws that hold it to the bracket

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I have put a new flasher module in and it still doesn't work. They keep flashing. What next?
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
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Mazda Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

the only other thing it can be is the hazard switch itself. remove it. put an ohmmeter on the contacts and push the switch on then off and see if the meter reads open then closed

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
It can't be a shorted wire? All the wire are connected to the hazard button. What's my first step? Disconnect it all
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Can I just disconnected the wires that go to it? Would that work ?
Mazda Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

its not going to be a shorted wire. that would cause the hazard lights to stay on steady without blinking. yes you can disconnect the wiring.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
It seems like now my drivers door is locked and now it seems like my lock button won't even work.
Mazda Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

is this a new problem? or did it happen when you disconnected the wiring?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Happened during. Door won't even open with the key
Mazda Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

happened during what? replacing the module?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Taking the hazard button out.. could it be a bad battery causing all this? My drivers door is locked and won't open
Mazda Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

will it open with the key? or do you mean from inside?

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