Question about 2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT
You can hear the relay activating like the flashers are on all the time but its not actually engaging making it more anoying than anything.
Turn signals and flashers work as normal still so I think I have a short to ground in the relay, but it seems you have to disassemble the dash to get to that relay?
My answer is a few years too late, but might help the next person with this issue. The problem most likely is the turn signal switch itself. After a while particles of copper and copper oxides from the wear of the contact surfaces will build up in the grease to the point that the grease becomes conductive enough to cause erratic shorts across the contact points sending voltage to the flasher.
To clean the switch remove the top half of the steering column cover. Now remove the 1 screw in the top of the turn signal switch and gently rock it back and forth to separate it from the column. Disconnect the wire connector and lay the switch on a clean flat surface, remove the torx screws and separate the halves. You should see black grease smeared across the contact points. Remove the grease being sure to clean out the slots between the contacts. Use an eraser to polish the contact surfaces. Lightly recoat the surfaces with fresh dielectric grease and reassemble.
Posted on Apr 21, 2013
This is Located Under the Dash on the Drivers Side Fuse Panel at the Very top of the Panel. Get down there and try the Blinkers, You will here it trying to work. Not hard to get to.
Posted on Jan 22, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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