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Username Post: 98 c1500 hazards stop when braking        (Topic#365072)
jbknight311 
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05-01-21 08:22 PM - Post#2819117    

This can't be right. Seems and feels dangerous when on the highway doing 70mph,traffic ahead is stopped. I turn on my hazard lights and start braking. When I press the brake pedal the hazards stop flashing. Something wired wrong or bad design?

98 C1500 Silverado extended cab 5.7 auto 2wd Fort Worth, TX.


 
CowboyTrukr 
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05-02-21 06:34 AM - Post#2819140    
    In response to jbknight311

No, that’s actually the way they’re wired.

Greg

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wagonman100 
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05-02-21 07:20 AM - Post#2819147    
    In response to CowboyTrukr

Yes, it’s designed so that people behind you know you have your brakes on even when the hazards are going.

Jay
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jbknight311 
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05-02-21 01:41 PM - Post#2819169    
    In response to wagonman100

Problem being I am braking rather hard and would really like the nice folks doing 80 to 90mph there is a problem ahead. Now I pump the brakes when I can to get the flashers going once or twice.
I guess a purchasing manager thought he could save 75 cents by having only one flasher relay. I wonder how many trucks got rear ended with no hazard flashers on?

98 C1500 Silverado extended cab 5.7 auto 2wd Fort Worth, TX.


 
rockfangd 
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05-02-21 05:04 PM - Post#2819179    
    In response to wagonman100

Sounds normal to me.
If I was coming up behind you I would prefer to see brake lights over hazards

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65_Impala 
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05-03-21 08:44 AM - Post#2819205    
    In response to jbknight311

Brake lights on say you're braking and slowing down. Hazards are supposed to be used to indicate that your vehicle presents a hazard on the road.

So, behind a car that has been moving at highway speeds, I'd rather see the brake lights so I know it's slowing down by braking rather than the hazards since I have no clue what it's actually doing or why the hazards suddenly came on.




 
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