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A while ago I had occasion to use my emergency flashers and had a difficult time getting the switch to disengage to turn the flashers off. It took me a number of times pressing it to get it to turn off.

I just tried to use them again the other day and, while the flashers would flash so long as I held the button in, as soon as I released the button, the flashers disengaged. Has anyone else encountered this and, if you fixed it, what did you do?

If there isn't a fix and it's just time for a new switch, how big of a job is it to replace it? Thanks! :)
 

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I had trouble with mine and it only took a few minutes to fix it.
I took off the trim on the side of the shelter. Removed the left pocket.
Removed the panel that has the switches in it.
Removed the back of the switch panel.
Removed the two small screws holding the switch in place.
Sprayed the inside of the switch with a silicone spray containing teflon.
Looked like mud coming out of the switch.
Put everything back together in reverse order and it has worked fine ever since.
May sound complicated, but it is a very easy fix.
You can't just spray the switch from the outside because of the way the button is made. It's made to keep water out of the switch...
 

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This is a 15 year old thread but post #2 told me exactly how to fix this problem on my '06. It took about 30 minutes to remove the switch panel from the shelter and then remove the two screws fixing the switch in the panel. With the switch out of the panel I flushed out the inside of the switch with an aerosol electronic cleaner to restore the on/off function.
 

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This is a 15 year old thread but post #2 told me exactly how to fix this problem on my '06. It took about 30 minutes to remove the switch panel from the shelter and then remove the two screws fixing the switch in the panel. With the switch out of the panel I flushed out the inside of the switch with an aerosol electronic cleaner to restore the on/off function.
Yeah ... and besides, we've all learned that as the bike ages, to use the 4-way switch, Honda wants us to stand alongside the bike while holding the 4-way switch in :)
 

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My 09 had the opposite problem, once I pressed the EF button, it would not turn off. I disassembled it and tried to clean switch, but could never get it working correctly, so I removed the switch after I lost the little spring. Sold the bike with non-working EF.
 
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