Question about 2000 Oldsmobile Alero
Humidity causes water condensation on the contact points of the indicator blinker circuit. The blinking is the result of two electromagnets, which switches the front & back lights alternately. However due to collection of water on the coils of the electromagnet, short it thus not charging the magnet which attracts the relay turn by turn. With dead electromagnet the switching does not occur at all. The box is generally supposed to be water proof, which might require a change of the seals or replacement of the entire mechanism( only the box which has the electromagnets)....sodeep
Posted on Jul 30, 2009
This was a factory issue recall.
Posted on Aug 08, 2009
There is a factory recall for this problem. The wires temporarily burn out. Look online under recalls for this vehicle and the information will be there.
Posted on Aug 10, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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