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Hazard lights wonít disengage 1979 spider

Hello everyone!
Iím new here, just got my spider today!

Itís got a weird issue where the hazard button wonít click in to turn off. It presses in, but wonít stay. Is this something that can be easily replaced? How would I go about removing it to check it out?

Iíve worked on a Mercedes and an Oldsmobile before, but where electrics are concerned, Iím kind of clueless, not to mention nervous about Alfas, they have a reputation, after all.

Any advice for a green cadet?!

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Welcome to Alfa ownership! My first piece of advice is...be patient. You will find many of the answers you need on this forum, and learn of other resources as well.

I've never paid much attention to the 'reputation' issue. In my experience, this is mostly due to exaggeration, combined with anecdotal experiences, filtered through the lens of non-owner opinion. And that's the key word - opinion - everybody has one...

Again - be patient, listen and learn, be willing to get your hands dirty - and always remember that these are 'old' cars, from a time when things could fall out of adjustment, wear out, and generally need attention. BUT - the rewards are wonderful!

An Alfa Romeo is a machine with a soul - and a Series 2 Spider is a great place to start. Parts are plentiful - both new and used, and the driving experience remains firmly connected to preceding generations of the marque...

Congratulations and have fun!
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Congrats. There's lots of good advice out here. Try this thread for a fix...

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/elec...ch-always.html

Just took mine apart last week and it's working fine now.
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Welcome to Alfa ownership! My first piece of advice is...be patient. You will find many of the answers you need on this forum, and learn of other resources as well.

I've never paid much attention to the 'reputation' issue. In my experience, this is mostly due to exaggeration, combined with anecdotal experiences, filtered through the lens of non-owner opinion. And that's the key word - opinion - everybody has one...

Again - be patient, listen and learn, be willing to get your hands dirty - and always remember that these are 'old' cars, from a time when things could fall out of adjustment, wear out, and generally need attention. BUT - the rewards are wonderful!

An Alfa Romeo is a machine with a soul - and a Series 2 Spider is a great place to start. Parts are plentiful - both new and used, and the driving experience remains firmly connected to preceding generations of the marque...

Congratulations and have fun!
Thanks! Believe it or not, thatís sort of reassuring. Iím not the most confident mechanic, and simple things have stumped me before. If it wasnít for forums full of helpful and friendly people, Iíd never have learned anything!

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Congrats. There's lots of good advice out here. Try this thread for a fix...

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/elec...ch-always.html

Just took mine apart last week and it's working fine now.
Hey, thanks! Thatís super helpful! How do you remove the switch from the dash assembly? Is there a hidden screw or something I need to find?

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It has a big threaded screw collar on the back, hard to reach. And the wires come off individually, no multi-plug.
I fixed one of these this way, cutting a new sharp path; it was OK, not great. It half-destroyed the unit taking it apart and putting it back together.
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