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Turn signals sometimes don't work

My 2002 Malibu turn signals have acted up lately. They work most of times, but sometimes just stop working, no lights or clicking sound. When they don't work, other electrical systems appear to work just fine. A day or even a few hours later, the signals work again. Any solutions and suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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  • Jim Dec 15, 2008

    Thanks a lot. How do I change the flasher? Is it a DIY job or a job for a professional? Your guidance is greatly appreciated. Jim

  • Jim Dec 17, 2008

    Can't seem to find the part online at What is the right part name for this flasher? Thanks a lot!

  • Jim Dec 20, 2008

    Sorry for the delay in rating your solution, but I did not have the car to get it fixed; it was used by my kid in college. I will try to fix it during this holiday period when the kid and the car are home.

  • Jim Dec 31, 2008

    GM actually issued a special policy # 04098 that covers free replacement
    of the hazard switch/turn signal flasher, which is located behind the
    hazard flashing button, for all 1999, 2000 and 2002 Alero, Grand AM and
    Malibu for update 10 years or 150,000 miles whichever occurs first. I
    just got my 2002 Malibu fixed by a locate Chevy dealer. I first called
    the Chevy Customer Care Center at 800-630-2438 to inquire about this
    special policy. After getting the relevant info from me about my car
    problem, the rep called this dealer and explained to them the
    situation.The dealer then set up an appointment with me to replace the hazard switch/flasher free of charge.

  • anandshetty Jan 01, 2009

    I had the same problem. That was fixed by the dealer few months ago free. Threee weeks later, I have started getting clicking sounds while I drive. It is not continuous. I took the car back to the dealer. He said that it is the multi-function switch and is not covered by 04098. It costs $459. Is turn signal switch different than multi-function switch? The clicking sound wasn't there first time.

  • roakley413 Mar 05, 2009

    My 2002 malibu turn signal and brake lights just stopped working. checked all fuses and all are intact..

  • prissmoore Apr 23, 2009

    We, too, have an issue with our turn signal on our 2002 Malibu. I thought it was the fuse, but that's fine. Thanks for the Chevy info. I'm going to call them tomorrow and find out about getting it fixed via that policy #.



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Change the flasher to an electronic unit. They are far less likely to give you trouble.

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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  • Howard Lester Dec 15, 2008

    No it is easy. turn on the signal switch and listen for the clicking. Home in on the sound.Most flashers are in the fuse box area or under the cars steering column. You may need to take the kick panel off under the steering column to get at it,but all it takes is a screwdriver.When you find the flasher it simply unplugs from the connector and the new one plugs in.

  • Howard Lester Dec 18, 2008

    Here is an example, Yours may be different. Call your local parts store and ask for an "electronic heavy duty turn signal flasher".They will know what you mean.

  • Howard Lester Dec 20, 2008

    no problem keep me in the loop.

  • Howard Lester Dec 31, 2008

    Great news. Best of luck.



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