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    hazard light switch?

    What is everybody using for their hazard light switch?
    I need something 4 pole.

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    Lucas OEM style blade with two-position rocker (on/off).
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    use a on off switch with diodes on the two wires going to the lights.

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    I used an ON-[OFF]-ON dual pole, dual throw switch. It has 6 spade connectors on the back (if you've got a complete kit there should be one included). Connect power to the bottom spades and your indicators to the middle spades (each side gets one spade). With the switch in the bottom position, nothing is connected and so everything stays off. With the switch in the upper position, the connection is made and the indicators flash.

    The dual pole means you don't need any diodes. If you use a single pole single throw switch like alv69 then you will need the diodes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by phileas_fogg View Post
    I used an ON-[OFF]-ON dual pole, dual throw switch. It has 6 spade connectors on the back (if you've got a complete kit there should be one included). Connect power to the bottom spades and your indicators to the middle spades (each side gets one spade). With the switch in the bottom position, nothing is connected and so everything stays off. With the switch in the upper position, the connection is made and the indicators flash.

    The dual pole means you don't need any diodes. If you use a single pole single throw switch like alv69 then you will need the diodes.


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    If you only use ONE signal indicator lamp, you will still need diodes, even with a DPDT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by weendoggy View Post
    If you only use ONE signal indicator lamp, you will still need diodes, even with a DPDT.
    Yep. Silly me; I just assumed a pair of indicator lights. My bad.


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    I thought that the switch would be included. Hm, wonder what else I will need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by broku518 View Post
    I thought that the switch would be included. Hm, wonder what else I will need.
    (ordered MK4 complete kit)
    A double pole toggle switch is included with the complete kit. As are all the other switches, e.g. turn signal, high/low beams, horn, headlight, ignition, etc. Not everyone chooses to use them, therefore the different answers you're getting here. Many want Lucas style switches, for example, which is different than the supplied hazard toggle. Plus Lucas doesn't make a double pole, so it's necessary to do the diode approach if that's what you want.
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    Thank you edwardb.
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