Chevrolet Malibu Problems

Abnormal Clicking Noise From Hazard/Turn Signal Flasher on Chevrolet Malibu

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

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Average mileage: 125,909 (6,000–290,000)
11 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010
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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.
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?
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.
Hazard Clicking light continue to click even when the switch is off. I replaced the switch and it's still the same.
Clicking noise like the flashers are on. Also occasional dinging as if the door was open and the left turn signal sometimes keeps going even after the blinker switch goes off. When the left turn signal keeps flashing, I start getting smoke coming out of the steering column.
2003 Malibu clicks constantly like the turn signal is stuck on. Also, now the "bonging" sound that might indicate a door not shut starts bonging at will.
I have to keep pushing the hazard switch until it give me the turn signals.but as i need it it will not work.Not easy to fix when you need the turn signals while driving.
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 which is from a parts company called 1A Autoparts.

An easy in and out repair requiring just (1) 7mm socket wrench
The turn signal switch may fail causing the hazard/turn signal flasher to continue to click even when the turn signal switch is off.
Turn signal works for a few clicks and then dies. Hazard lights do the same. Outside lights work when each is clicking. Some days turn signals won't come on at all. Other days they work longer than a couple clicks. Unpredictable. Dangerous. Three years of this problem. Heard it was a simple problem to fix and an inexpensive part if you have the knowledge to do it yourself. Many shops I asked kept telling me it was electrical and quoted ridiculous amounts. Noone could say directly what it was. I looked it up online to learn. Car just turned over 100,000. Found honest mechanic who knew right off it was a Hazard Button problem and ordered the part to fix it. Cost for fix approximately $145.
Continual (signal light) BEEPS, without having turn signal on... and comes and goes... i just disconnect it, because its very bothersome:/
Clicking sporadically continues after turn signal is turned off. Replacing the hazard relay did not fix the problem
This annoying clicking sound just starts at random forcing me to turn music up so it does not drive me crazy.
Everything in the back, including turn signal lights, i believe the front driver side signal light is out, as well as the whole back lights, including tail lights, back-up lights, break lights, everything.