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Experience:  Mechanical Engineer with 20 years experience in the auto industry, 8 yrs in formula 1 engine testing
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The Hazzard lights won't shut off, Old battery and no, Old a

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The Hazzard lights won't shut off
JA: How old is your battery? Have you checked the bulbs?
Customer: Old battery and no
JA: What is the model/year of your VW?
Customer: Old a Ninty something not my car
JA: What year is your VW?
Customer: The battery is from7/15 a 1997
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Just want to shut off or should we disconnect the battery until morning when we can take it in
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: No
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.


you don't say what model this is

but a common issue on VW's and Audi's of this era is the hazard switch relay failing

this is built into the switch in the dash

So you have to pry the old switch out and replace the unit

if you can tell me the model I'll try to help further

Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.


do you still need help?

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