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Chevrolet Malibu Turn Signal Switch May Fail and Cause Hazard Flasher to Click

Chevrolet Malibu Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Average Mileage: 131,959 mi (54,000 mi - 220,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 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?

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Hazard Clicking light continue to click even when the switch is off. I replaced the switch and it's still the same.

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  • The turn signal switch may fail causing the hazard/turn signal flasher to continue to click even when the turn signal switch is off.

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  • Visitor, , 200,355 mi

    Continual (signal light) BEEPS, without having turn signal on... and comes and goes... i just disconnect it, because its very bothersome:/

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  • 2004 Malibu ... left and right turn signal and hazzard light wont come on .... the lights work fine

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  • constant ticking

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  • Visitor, , 147,000 mi

    All the bulbs were fine but when I switched my turn signal on, it would blink really fast and the front driver side turn signal would not blink. I spent countless hours having shops tell me, "change the relay" and other things like, "one of your bulbs are burnt out," when I could clearly see all of them working. I decided to buy a new bulb and just replace it to see if it would help. Opening up the turn signal, I found that the plastic attached to the bulb actually melted in the socket. I was able to pull out the bulb and break out the melted in plastic pieces. Once the socket was all clear, I put a new bulb in and it works just fine now. I will however have to get a new socket sometime because of some damage the melting did.

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  • Visitor, , 129,000 mi

    Turn signals will stop working for no reason and then work again later. Hazard Switch will click incessantly and door "dinging" will start going off every so often and sometimes go for SEVERAL minutes!

    Replaced the Hazard Switch and the problem persists. Going to try and replace the actual turn signal switch this week.

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