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Stuck contacts on the parking turn signal circuit

Since the repair of the contacts of the stalk is so intense. I want to move the wiring from the parking lights and turn signals to a new circuit and abandon the parking light only contact circuit. Where is a good place to pick up the turn signal and parking light wiring to put it on a new circuit? 94 Chevy Cavalier convertible

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  • born44 Jul 25, 2009

    The contact is stuck in the stalk and it is pain to fix, so I want to eliminate it and move the turn signal, tailight, and front parking light to a new circuit bypassing the contacts in the stalk. Then they would work on the headlight circuit, only come on when the headlights are on. Where can I disconnect this wiring and eliminate the contacts so I can re-fuse it to another location?

  • born44 Jul 25, 2009

    Why do you recommend this?

  • born44 Jul 25, 2009

    I see. The switch is only $50, but getting to it, ie: pulling steering wheel and so on can get expensive. Correct? Thanks for your response.

  • born44 Jul 25, 2009

    Thanks you have been very helpful

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As a professional of 40 years I don't recommened you do this, replace the part.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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    yadayada Jul 25, 2009

    newer GM cars have electrical systems controlled and monitored through body modules, if you start changing around wiring you could end up with host of other poblems, we are taliking about the multifunction switch correct? the new switch is only $50.00

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    yadayada Jul 25, 2009

    yes you must pull the steering wheel but this only takes 30 min's max and you can borrow the tools from Kragen or Autozone, you will need the GM lock ring depressor and a generic steering wheel puller, also disconnect the battery for 20 min minimum before starting to disarm the airbag. this is much easier than attempting to "jerry rig" the car around the switch, the whole job takes about 1 hour even for a do it yourself-er..

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The problem is not very clear. I assume that you have a contact and you want to sort it out.
If parking light and turning indicator light are too intense, but htey have the correct voltage , replace bulbs not wiring.
If instead you have a contact, and this is causing troubles to turning lights and parking lights, then you can replace the wiring harness to lights.
Start test and replacement from the contacts soldered at the back of the relay/fuse box. That is the starting point when you replace the wiring harness to lights.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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    Ginko Jul 25, 2009

    Do not refuse elsewhere, start from fuse box and use flexible shaft to pass the wires to lights.

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My 2003 GMC ENVOY won't shift out of park


Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System
The automatic transmission shift lock control system is a safety device that prevents an inadvertent shift out of PARK when the engine is running. The driver must press the brake pedal before moving the shift lever out of the PARK position. The system consists of the following components:
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The automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid


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The automatic transmission shift lock control switch

With the ignition in the ON position, voltage is supplied to automatic transmission shift lock control switch. Voltage flows through the normally closed contacts of the automatic transmission shift lock control switch to the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid. The automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid is permanently grounded. This energizes the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid causing the transmission shift lever to be physically locked in the PARK position. When the brake pedal is pressed the contacts in the automatic transmission shift lock control switch open, de-energizing the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid. This allows the shift lever to be move out of the PARK position.
Shift Lever Does Not Move with Brake Pedal Depressed ?

2

  1. Turn ON the ignition.
  2. Press and hold the brake pedal.
  3. Attempt to move the shift lever out of the PARK position.
Does the shift lever move out of the PARK position?
Go to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections
Go to Step 3

3

  1. Turn OFF the ignition.
  2. Disconnect the automatic transmission shift lock control switch.
  3. Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
  4. Attempt to move the shift lever out of the PARK position.
Does the shift lever move out of the PARK position?
Go to Step 7
Go to Step 4

4

  1. Turn OFF the ignition.
  2. Leave the automatic transmission shift lock control switch disconnected.
  3. Connect a test lamp between the A/T shift lock control solenoid supply voltage circuit at the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid and a good ground.
  4. Turn ON the ignition with the engine OFF.
Does the test lamp illuminate?

5

  1. Turn OFF the ignition.
  2. Connect a test lamp between the ignition 1 voltage circuit of the park lock solenoid and a good ground.
  3. Turn ON the ignition with the engine OFF.
Does the test lamp illuminate?
Go to Step 6
Go to Step 9

6

  1. Turn OFF the ignition.
  2. Connect a test lamp between the ignition 1 voltage circuit of the park lock solenoid and the park lock solenoid ground circuit.
  3. Turn ON the ignition with the engine OFF.
Does the test lamp illuminate?
Go to Step 8
Go to Step 11

7

Inspect for poor connections at the harness connector of the automatic transmission shift lock control switch. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections and Connector Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 14
Go to Step 13

8

Inspect for poor connections at the harness connector of the park lock/automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid assembly. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections and Connector Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 14
Go to Step 12

9

Repair the open or high resistance in the park lock solenoid ignition 1 voltage circuit. Refer to Circuit Testing or Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you complete the repair?
Go to Step 14
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10

Repair short to battery positive voltage in the A/T shift lock control solenoid supply voltage circuit. Refer to Circuit Testing or Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you complete the repair?
Go to Step 14
--

11

Repair the open or high resistance in the park lock solenoid ground circuit. Refer to Circuit Testing or Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you complete the repair?
Go to Step 14
--

12

Important: Depress the button on the side of the shift lock actuator. With the button is depressed, cycle the plastic straw within the shift lever 3 to 5 times. The straw should move smoothly and freely except near the top of the travel where additional force will be required to mechanically actuate the park lock mechanism inside of the shift lock actuator. If there is stick/slip or abnormal friction while cycling the plastic straw or if the straw is altogether stuck in the lever, the entire control assembly (shifter and shift lock actuator) needs to be replaced. Refer to Transmission Control Replacement . If there is no abnormal friction, replace the shift lock actuator. Refer to Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Actuator Replacement .
Did you complete the replacement?
Go to Step 14
--

13

Replace the automatic transmission shift lock control switch. Refer to Stop Lamp Switch Replacement in Lighting Systems.
Did you complete the replacement?
Go to Step 14
--

14

Operate the system in order to verify the repair.
Did you correct the condition?
System OK
Go to Step 2

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Stuck in park will not shift


Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System
The automatic transmission shift lock control is a safety device that prevents an inadvertent shift out of PARK when the ignition is ON. The driver must press the brake pedal before moving the shift lever out of the PARK position. The system consists of the following components:
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The automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid.


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The automatic transmission shift lock control switch.


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The park/neutral position switch.

With the ignition in the ON position, battery positive voltage is supplied to the park/neutral position switch. When the transmission is in the PARK position the contacts in the park/neutral position switch are closed. This allows current to flow through the switch to the automatic transmission shift lock control switch. The circuit continues through the normally-closed switch to the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid. The automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid is permanently grounded. This energizes the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid, locking the shift linkage in the PARK position. When the driver presses the brake pedal the contacts in the automatic transmission shift lock control switch open, causing the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid to release. This allows the shift lever to move from the PARK position.
Park Lock Solenoid
The park lock solenoid is a safety device that prevents an inadvertent shift out of PARK when the key is in the OFF position. The key must be in the RUN position to release the park lock solenoid. The system consists of the park lock solenoid. With the ignition in the ON position, voltage is supplied to the park lock solenoid. The park lock solenoid energizes through a permanent ground unlocking the shift lever. With the ignition in the OFF or ACCY position the park lock solenoid de-energizes and locks the shift lever in the park position.
Shift Lever Does Not Move with Brake Pedal Depressed
DEFINITION: Transmission shift lever will not move out of the PARK position with the ignition ON and the brake pedal pressed.

1

Did you perform the Symptoms - Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control tests and all the necessary inspection?
Go to Step 2
Go to Symptoms - Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control

2

  1. Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
  2. Press and hold the brake pedal.
  3. Attempt to move the shift lever out of the PARK position.
Does the shift lever move out of the PARK position?
Go to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections in Wiring Systems
NO Go to Step 3

3

  1. Turn OFF the ignition.
  2. Disconnect the automatic transmission shift lock control switch.
  3. Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
  4. Press and hold the brake pedal.
  5. Attempt to move the transmission shift lever out of the PARK position.
Does the transmission shift lever move out of the PARK position?
Go to Step 6
Go to Step 4

4

  1. Turn OFF the ignition.
  2. Disconnect the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid.
  3. Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF
  4. Press and hold the brake pedal.
  5. Attempt to move the transmission shift lever out of the PARK position.
Does the transmission shift lever move out of the PARK position?
Go to Step 7
Go to Step 5
Inspect for poor connections at the harness connector of the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections and Connector Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 10
Go to Step 9

6

Inspect for poor connections at the harness connector of the automatic transmission shift lock control switch. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections and Connector Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 10
Go to Step 8

7

Repair the short to battery positive voltage in the A/T shift lock control solenoid supply voltage circuit. Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you complete the repair?
Go to Step 10
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8

Replace the automatic transmission shift lock control switch. Refer to Stop Lamp Switch Replacement in Lighting Systems.
Did you complete the replacement?

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Headlamps
You can use the headlamps two different ways.
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Place the headlamp switch in the HEAD position for normal operations


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Place the headlamp switch in the OFF position for automatic lamp control (ALC) operation. During ALC the low beam headlamps are ON for daytime running lamp (DRL) operation in daylight conditions at reduced intensity or low beam headlamps ON at full intensity with exterior park lamps ON in low light conditions. The ambient light sensor is a light-sensitive transistor that varies its voltage signal to the body control module (BCM) in response to changes in the outside (ambient) light level. When the BCM receives this signal the BCM turns ON just the low beam headlamps at reduced intensity for the daytime running lamp (DRL) operation. A resistor wire is used (CKT312) to reduced the voltage which reduces the light intensity for the DRL's function. The ambient light sensor can also turn ON the low beam headlamps and the exterior lamps for automatic lamp control (ALC). Any function or condition that turns ON the headlamps will cancel the DRL operation (this means no reduced voltage to the low beam lights). Thirty seconds after you start the engine with the headlamp switch in the OFF position, the DRL will perform one of two actions:
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Illuminate the low beam headlamps at reduced intensity in daylight conditions


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Illuminate the low beam headlamps and exterior park lamps for low light conditions

The DRL operates when the ignition switch is in the RUN position, the parking brake is not set and the transmission is not in the PARK position When these conditions are met and the DRL ambient light sensor indicates daylight conditions the DRL will illuminate
Should have BCM scanned for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes , could have DTC'S stored in memory !
DTC B2645 Ambient Light Circuit
The body control module (BCM) monitors the ambient light sensor signal circuit in order to determine if the daytime running lights (DRL) or the auto headlights (ALC) should be turned ON in the AUTO mode. When the BCM senses the ambient light sensor voltage is between 1.75-4.9 volts, either the DRL will be commanded ON or the ALC will be commanded ON.

  1. Turn ON the headlamps.
  2. Ensure that the headlamp dimmer switch is in the LOW position.
Do both low beam headlamps illuminate?
Is only one low beam headlamp inoperative? YES / NO
IF no
  1. Disconnect the lamps switch assembly.
  2. Install a jumper between the headlamp switch headlamps ON signal circuit and ground.
Do the low beam headlamps illuminate?
Do the low beam headlamps illuminate?
Go to Step 18
Go to Step 7

7

  1. Remove the headlamp module.
  2. Install a fused jumper between battery positive voltage and the switched low beam voltage supply circuit.
Do the low beam headlamps illuminate?
Go to Step 8
Go to Step 11

8

Test for the following in the headlamp module control circuit:
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An open


?€¢
A poor connection


?€¢
A short to ground

Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs .
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 19
Go to Step 10

9

Inspect for a poor connection at the harness connector of the lamp switch assembly. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections and Connector Repairs .
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 19
Go to Step 14

10

Inspect for a poor connection at the headlamp module. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections and Connector Repairs .
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 19
Go to Step 15

11

Test for a short to ground in the low beam voltage supply circuit. Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs .
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 19
Go to Step 12

12

Inspect for a poor connection at the harness connector of the underhood fuse block. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections and Connector Repairs .
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 19
Go to Step 17

13

Inspect the inoperative low beam headlamp voltage supply and ground circuit for a high resistance, a short to ground, or an open. Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs .
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 19
Go to Step 16

14

Replace the lamp switch assembly. Refer to Headlamp Switch Replacement .
Did you complete the replacement?
Go to Step 19
--

15

Replace the headlamp module. Refer to Relay Replacement in Wiring Systems.
Did you complete the replacement?
Go to Step 19
--

16

Replace the inoperative low beam headlamp. Refer to Headlamp Assembly or Headlamp Bulb Replacement .
Did you complete the replacement?
Go to Step 19
--

17

Replace the underhood fuse block. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections .
Did you complete the replacement?
Go to Step 19
--

18

Replace the BCM. Refer to Control Module References for replacement, setup, and programming.
Did you complete the replacement?
Go to Step 19
--

19

Operate the system in order to verify the repair.
Did you correct the condition?
System OK
Go to Step 3

IF

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How do you change a Turn Signal switch in a 1997 Chevy Lumina


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Audi audible turn clicker continues even after the turn signal ended


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Now for instance on other Brands, wiper controls randomly turn on when a turn signal is activated. Sometimes hitting a bump will make wipers go on without using a turn signal. That is a more common problem. But it illustrates that this does happen.

You can get free wiring diagrams at Autozone.com after registering your vehicle. You can also get diagrams at alldatdiy.com. This may be a problem as some Foreign models may not be listed, but try anyway.

What is vague is which lights are flashing? Is it turn signals, the high beam? as those are functions in the turn stalk. But dashlights are not.

Now another device that makes lights flash, but not the wipers, is the Antitheft. Look at your wiring diagrams to see how this is wired.

Although it may sound weird, have a complete battery and charging system analysis, free at big autoparts stores like Autozone. You just can't imagine the strange problems that arise from shorted batteries.

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I hope my solutions are helpful.

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You can test this with a simple test light. Remove one of the bulbs and with the test light grounded touch the test tip to each of the sockets contacts.
If you have the blinkers on then one of the contacts should light the test light. If not, you may have a short before the sockets....which may lead back to your control stalk. It just seems unlikely if your rear signals are still blinking. So the short might be in the harness betweent he lights and the stalk....which is tough since most of the harness is buried in the engine bay.

Good luck and be careful!

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