Hello - I was having the same issue, and wanted to post a response to see if you had any further insight into this. I have a 2003 Honda Odyssey. I was driving last week when the blinkers stopped working simultaneously in both directions. I also started smelling something burning. So I pulled over and turned the flashers on. They worked. I popped the hood. Didn't see any smoke. Checked under the car. Nothing was leaking. The smell dissipated. The hazards stopped working. I was only two blocks to my destination so I drove the rest of the way and the smell came back pretty strongly.
Context: A year ago someone did a hack job replacing my battery and the positive battery cable was rigged up strangely. But it worked. I ended up needing an alternator, which was replaced. At the end of the alternator repair last year my mechanic mentioned I should bring the van back to get the battery cable fixed. I never got around to it.
When I had my van towed because of the smell/hazards issue, my current mechanic replaced the battery cable and the smell is gone, but he inadvertently overlooked the hazards. Thinking it could be a quick fix I replaced the fuse, but it didn't work. I noticed the fuse broke, so I put another fuse in and turned the ignition to start the battery (just before the van turns on), then turned it off and checked the fuse. It wasn't broken. I then repeated that step and started the left turn signal. It clicked twice then stopped. The fuse was broken again. Any thoughts as to what it could be? Thank you!
Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 10:49 AM