Electrical & Lights FD2 Hazard Switch

Discussion in '8th Generation (2006-2011)' started by Sims77, Saturday 27th Jun, 2015.

  1. Sims77 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Mark Sims Stoke on Trent
    170
    97
    Hi guys and girls

    I've noticed that my illumination on the hazard switch isn't working. The button works but it doesn't light up.
    I've had the dash off and its connected fine.

    Is it the switch itself thats knackered?

    Also, there's a yellow plug above my clutch pedal thats been unplugged and taped up. Does anybody know what its for and should i plug it back in?

    Cheers
     
    Loading...
  2. Nighthawk Guest

    United Kingdom Richard Milton Keynes
    5,369
    3,141
    14
    Check the bulb in the switch mate, its likely to be blown. I had to replace the one in the Civic, also on the hazard light. If the switch itself is actually activating the lights, then the switch is fine.

    Its located here (using a spare hazard switch here from the Civic which came with Robs trim when he gave it to me)

    IMAG2440.

    Just turn it anti clockwise just a bit and pull it out. They cost pennies from Honda

    IMAG2441.

    A yellow plug is normally SRS stuff - have you got a picture?
     
    Loading...
  3. Sims77 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Mark Sims Stoke on Trent
    170
    97
    Cheers mate

    I'll take a look.

    I have'nt got a pic of the plug but..... i'll go get one
     
    Loading...
  4. Nighthawk Guest

    United Kingdom Richard Milton Keynes
    5,369
    3,141
    14
    If you have a multimeter, you can just test the little bulb for continuity to see if it is indeed blown or not. Il put money on that is has though.
     
    Loading...
  5. Sims77 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Mark Sims Stoke on Trent
    170
    97
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1435431161.023796.
     
    Loading...
  6. Nighthawk Guest

    United Kingdom Richard Milton Keynes
    5,369
    3,141
    14
    That on top of the clutch pedal?
     
    Loading...
  7. Sims77 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Mark Sims Stoke on Trent
    170
    97
    Yes mate

    Also, no bulb screw on the hazard
     
    Loading...
  8. Nighthawk Guest

    United Kingdom Richard Milton Keynes
    5,369
    3,141
    14
    My first thought for the clutch pedal would be cruise control switch so it automatically kicks off the cruise control when you press the clutch in. No idea if any versions of the FD2 come with cruise control, especially Type-R's. Does your car have cruise control? can't see that being SRS connector at all.

    Is this what your hazard switch looks like?

    fd2 hazard switch.JPG
     
    Loading...
  9. Sims77 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Mark Sims Stoke on Trent
    170
    97
    No, no cruise control

    And yes that's my button.
     
    Loading...
  10. Sims77 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Mark Sims Stoke on Trent
    170
    97
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1435431990.188145. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1435432001.843420.
     
    Loading...
  11. Nighthawk Guest

    United Kingdom Richard Milton Keynes
    5,369
    3,141
    14
    Ok, second thought - you have a start button that you have to push on the FD2 to start it don't you?

    If you do, I know that SOME cars with start buttons have to have their clutches depressed before it will turn over. That could have been unplugged to bypass that??

    On your hazard switch, it looks like the red part unclips, have you removed that? The bulb could be underneath that.
     
    Loading...
  12. Sims77 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Mark Sims Stoke on Trent
    170
    97
    Never actually tried to start it without the clutch. Good call.
    Will try it when my car is in one piece. Lol

    Yes the bulb is inside but I can't really get at it

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1435432176.656423.
     
    Loading...
  13. Nighthawk Guest

    United Kingdom Richard Milton Keynes
    5,369
    3,141
    14
    Well at least we have found the little sod now.... :Laughing:

    Must be a way of removing it mate, maybe get a pair of long nosed, see if you can the base of the bulb and if it feels like it twists anti clockwise at all.

    If that switch on the clutch pedal is for the start button, I imagine it was disconnected so that the car doesnt require you to press the pedal in to start it. Personally, I always start a manual with the clutch depressed, better for the components and less stress on the starter IMO
     
    Loading...
  14. Sims77 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Mark Sims Stoke on Trent
    170
    97
    I can turn the bulb but it won't pull out.
    I'll try with pliers but it looks a frustrating job. Lol.

    I always depress the clutch as well.

    If I can't get a bulb I'll have to get a new switch.
    I'm sure Holdcrofts can get one
     
    Loading...
  15. Nighthawk Guest

    United Kingdom Richard Milton Keynes
    5,369
    3,141
    14
    Call is yours mate, if you are thinking that you will just get a switch if you can't get the bulb out, I would personally twist it and pull at the same time if you can and use a bit more force. Cars can be frustrating...lol, but I like a challenge. The bulb has a little plastic sleeve over the top of it (for colouring), it could be just that you are turning. Try turning the base itself if you can.
     
    Loading...
  16. Sims77 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Mark Sims Stoke on Trent
    170
    97
    I can see a little tab and it's turning but just tried to pull it out and it's just crushing the led casing.
    I'm leaving it now.

    As for the clutch, you were right. I can start it without the clutch.

    Cheers for your help
     
    Loading...
    Ichiban and Nighthawk like this.