The turn signal switch may fail causing the hazard/turn signal flasher to continue to click even when the turn signal switch is off. Replacing the faulty turn signal switch will commonly correct this condition.Google+
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Chevrolet Malibu Turn Signal Switch May Fail and Cause Hazard Flasher to Click
Chevrolet Malibu Problem
Average Mileage: 131,381 mi (54,000 mi - 220,000 mi)
Visitor, 2000 Chevrolet Malibu, 148,750 mi
Clicking in center of dash seems to be from something to do with the turn signal/hazard flasher. Everything is normal when the turn signal or hazards are on, but clicks sporadically when not on.
Visitor, 2002 Chevrolet Malibu, 98,000 mi
Random relay clicking (stops when either the turn signal or hazard flashers are activated) in center of dash. I've been advised to replace the signal module. Really don't want to start swapping parts as that is a poor method of trouble shooting and also gets expensive. Was there a recall on this? If so what was the campaign number?
Visitor, 2002 Chevrolet Malibu, 192,000 mi
My 2002 Malibu LS recently started with the hazard button clicking noise. All signals work as normal, but when the signals are not in use, the clicking noise is random and highly irritating.
Visitor, 2005 Chevrolet Malibu
Hazard Clicking light continue to click even when the switch is off. I replaced the switch and it's still the same.
Visitor, 1997 Chevrolet Malibu
2004 Malibu ... left and right turn signal and hazzard light wont come on .... the lights work fine
Visitor, 2001 Chevrolet Malibu
The turn signal switch may fail causing the hazard/turn signal flasher to continue to click even when the turn signal switch is off.
Visitor, 2003 Chevrolet Malibu, 200,355 mi
Continual (signal light) BEEPS, without having turn signal on... and comes and goes... i just disconnect it, because its very bothersome:/
Visitor, 2003 Chevrolet Malibu
Visitor, 2001 Chevrolet Malibu, 121,074 mi
A sudden and persistent 'clicking' of the relay located under the center of the dash presented itself.The clicking could be started and stopped temporarily by a very slight manipulation of the turn signal lever switch within its 'off' position which indicated a worn connection within the switch. Replacement parts vary in price.
$90 at autozone (limited lifetime warranty) branded as "Duralast". These products are engineered and manufactured by Wells Vehicle Electronics. $134 at NAPA branded ECHLIN (3 year warranty) or $104 branded "Mileage Plus"(1 year warranty). O'Reilly had $99 branded BWD (Limited Lifetime). Examination of the parts did not reveal any noticeable quality variance between the parts but their is a subjective 'feel' or 'look' difference of the plastic parts. I chose the ECHLIN sold by NAPA based on my past experience with this brand. A great video tutorial on the R&R on YouTube can be found at http://youtu.be/pR8NmTJ3QVI which is from a parts company called 1A Autoparts.
An easy in and out repair requiring just (1) 7mm socket wrench
Visitor, 2003 Chevrolet Malibu, 120,000 mi
Annoying clicking noise comes on randomly when key is switched to engine on. It's now coming on consistently. Replacing the flasher switch doesn't help, will replace the multi signal switch.