problem with hazard lights 1998 ranger
Had this happen twice to me recently.
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1998 ranger 3.0 manual trans.
Two times i used my hazard lights and they quit working two different ways.
First time they were on while i parked on a hot day, 15-20 i came out (moving/loading things from a house) and i noticed i didn't here them clicking. they were off but the button was still in the on position. i saw a small puff of smoke come from the multi-function switch. so turned them off and the turn signals didn't seem to work either. After 10 minutes or so off they came back on and worked normal.
Replaced the multifunction switch (MFS) a month later with one from a junkyard (99 explorer).
Accident (not me) on the interstate few days ago, sitting on the side of the road waiting, hazards on for 20 minutes and then they stopped flashing and stayed on solid, turn signals came on solid too. after 10 minutes off they came back on normally.
wth, did i unfortunately have two bad MFS's or is there a flasher relay for them in one of the fuse boxes, i thought the newer 97 and up rangers do not use the flasher relays any more it was all in the MFS. it has two small 5 pin ISO relays in a small relay box under steering column. i replaced those last time, no change.
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