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Need to remove 2000 Malibu steering wheel to put siginal switch in. I have the steering wheel puller and tools. I know to take battery loose.2clips on back of airbag, remove airbag unplug the 2 wires and Malibu replaces both siginal & wiper arm is this repair. I know about flasher in Dash and changed it last year. Yesterday tryied another flasher first. Now not only the clicking noise of the turn signal clicking does quit when you tun tun signal on and stips also when using flashers.Now the ingnition ding driving down road started as if you turn car off you and left key in and open door when driving. Lubed all of door hinges and handle for stucjk door pins and that has stopped. I have turn signal assembly. I haven't pulled a steering wheel since 1996 on a chevy truck.At least this assembly dosen't have the wiring harness on it like the old type that went down colum as before. Thanks Rich,

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  • Richard Mowery May 09, 2009

    Keemo68 yes I have the tool to push the presure plate down to remove the C clip and looks as from there you don't have to do all that cut the wire and use old harness to pull new harness with old through the colum as in older years. Other than that seems to be not so bad of replacement.

    Thanks for your quick response.

    Rich,

  • Richard Mowery May 13, 2009

    Thanks Guys. I know about the hazard switch recall. Yhay has been done. I know that 90% of the Malibu have that Hazrd Turn switch problem when driving down the road and blinker keeps clicking. The problem is that the car lot didn't install a windshield molding and glue water leaked in. As my son installs glass for a living, Replaced the winshield stop all leake and the blinker switch started acting up. If I played with the blinkers I could get Hazard and blinker switch to stop intermently quik blinking. Ordered blinker switch, My older son works @ a body shop come over and pulled the top cover off the colum and on torque bolt off switch and three conecters and put it back together problem fixed. Also son that puts glass in warned me of Door regulators are also quick to go in the Malibu. Thanks to all that answered and all was helpful.

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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. 
RECALLS SUMMARY
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).

Also If you want to check out other recalls go to http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/recalls/recallsearch.cfm

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Remember that you also have to remove the ring from around the shaft that holds the pressure plate with the spring. once the ring is removed the plate will come off and then you can remove the steering wheel to replace the switch

Posted on May 09, 2009

  • eobarrows52 Apr 30, 2011

    So,how do you remove the ring from around the shaft and is it the purple ring?

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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

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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.

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  • sodi33 Jan 29, 2011

    Thanks davewilhite!
    I tried your way but when placing back it keeps doing the clicking noise..it drives me crazy, could it be the hazard button?

    I don't know which part to buy and replace to get this fixed!

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