Question about 2000 Chevrolet Malibu
Are you replacing the signal switch because you are having problems with your turn signals working? If you are don't replace it yet. There's a recall for the 2000 chevy malibus.
Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s): CHEVROLET / MALIBU 2000-2001
OLDSMOBILE / ALERO 2000-2001
PONTIAC / GRAND AM 2000-2001
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 03V327000 Summary: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES HAVE HAZARD WARNING SWITCHES THAT MAY EXPERIENCE SOLDER JOINT CRACKING CAUSED BY RAPID TEMPERATURE TRANSITIONS AND THE SOLDERING PROCESS. IF SOLDER JOINT CRACKING OCCURS AND RESULTS IN AN OPEN CIRCUIT, THE TURN SIGNALS/HAZARD LAMPS BECOME INTERMITTENT OR INOPERATIVE. Consequence: WHEN THE TURN SIGNALS ARE INOPERATIVE, THE DRIVER CANNOT USE THEM TO SIGNAL INTENT TO TURN THAT COULD RESULT IN A CRASH. Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HAZARD WARNING SWITCH. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 5, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, PONTIAC AT 1-800-620-7668, OR OLDSMOBILE AT 1-800-630-6537. Notes: GM RECALL NO. 03043. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
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Posted on May 13, 2009
You do not need to pull sterring wheel to replace turn signal switch pull upper steering column cover 1 7mm screw in center of switch when installing depress horn contact to install behind cancel cam
Posted on Nov 27, 2009
I had this problem with my wife's car that started intermittently and increased over time to the point of being annoying. I noticed if you wiggled the turn signal it would kind of start and stop. That whole blinker thing that they replaced for about $100 plus labor is just a piece of plastic with a bunch of copper contacts. Those copper contacts are coated with a dielectric grease. Over time that dielectric grease rubs the copper contacts and results in a conductive grease that intermittently bridges the contacts and causes the relay to make noise. This can be fixed for free and taken apart with a set of TORX drivers. First disconnect the battery to be safe. then remove the covers of the steering column. There is three wire plugs. Remove them and the TORX screw on top. Once it is out of the vehicle I would take it to a work bench or kitchen table for that matter. Look at the backside of the assembly and you will see copper contacts on the side with the turn signal. Make sure that the grease isn't sitting in between the gaps. I used a can of compressed air and a couple of Q-tips to clean it out. If you have some new grease I would recommend totally disassembling the unit by removing the 7 silver TORX screws and carefully removing the back. Be careful the placement of the brass spring. This will give you good access to the contacts. Clean them as best you can and put a light coat of grease and reassemble. put it back on your steering column. There is a spring loaded pin near the top that may need to be depressed with a screwdriver to get back into place. Line up the two guides and put the single torx back on. Hook the three cables back up. Put the steering column covers back on it. hook your battery back up and sit back and be proud of your handy work.
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Fig. Fig. 4: Steering wheel installation-1980 and later vehicles
Fig. Fig. 6: A ratchet or driver should be used to loosen the trim pad retaining screws
Fig. Fig. 7: Once they are loosened, remove the trim pad screws from the back of the steering wheel
Fig. Fig. 8: Pull the trim pad from the steering wheel in order to access the horn wire(s)
Fig. Fig. 9: Remove the retaining nut snapring
Fig. Fig. 10: Matchmark the relationship between the steering shaft and the wheel in order to assure proper wheel installation
Fig. Fig. 11: Loosen and remove the wheel retaining nut
Fig. Fig. 12: Use a steering wheel puller to loosen the wheel on the steering shaft
Fig. Fig. 13: Once the wheel has been loosened by the puller, the wheel may may be removed from the steering shaft
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