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Blinkers flash intermittently and they click

Blinkers flash intermittently without being turned on and there is a continous clicking like they are always on.

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  • jordache76 May 10, 2010

    The flasher unit is quoted to buy at $102 from GM (not installed just the unit itself). We tried a generic three prong type which did not work.

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Replace the flasher unit, its usually located on the drivers side near the upper brake pedal area and it looks cylindrical it can be pull right out simple as that.
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  • steve t May 11, 2010

    wow! sorry that didnt fix it, your car is only an 08 model, i would have never suspected that you're have a wiring issue..but now thats what its sounding like, either inside the turn signal or hazard switch or a wire is chaffing somewhere shorting out..maybe running along down the steering wheel column try when it making the noise do a shake check on a few wires and see if the noise goes away...if it does then that means you have a short and it hitting or rubbing on a piece of metal somewhere. Play around with the hazard and turn signal switches too..it might be an internal short in the steering column.

  • steve t May 11, 2010

    interesting about the price...i had no idea...you see i dont buy new cars i just try and maintain the ones i have, i have a beretta with 298000 and i had a Saturn that had 228000 but the clutch went out and they are all made of junk plastic inside, but the outside of car was amazing because it was plastic, but every little plastic thing was breaking and i used it as a training car... and my daughter litterally burnt the clutch up when i saw the smoke i got out and saw fire! luckily it went out and then we were on our way so i sold it for $200 bucks! i also own a blazar which i dont recommend because i see a lot of complaints on this sight of head gasket problems it has 106000 and the only thing that went wrong was a fuel pump so far...my 97 camaro has 123000 and the only problems since i bought it second hand, was the a/c went out, but i think i might of fixed that about a week ago i put in this stuff called red angel in it supposed to fix minor leaks in a/c systems 6days and doing o.k. not great but o.k. but i think it not going to hold for very much longer. So you see this is one of the reasons i dont own a 21st century car because i dont trust GM yet! its o.k. for me, because i know what sounds to pick up on... i can feel a slight misfire in a cylinder, i can tell when my daughter has been hotrodding my car when i loan it to her because of a special feature of the performance chip i put in, it changes its settings like when someone uses your car and moves the damn review mirror..i like working on cars and i always keep up on my maintenance. I like the older cars, they're much simpler and parts dont cost $102 friggin dollars for a $3 dollar part. This is one of the main reason GM is losing business, you dont screw over people buy sticking it to them for parts...we already get ripped off the moment we drive it off the lot. i feel for you, i really do, $102 dollars and this is a saftey issue and its like extortion, and you dont really want to play guessing games.So im going to try and paste a link to a guy that might be able to explain how to find a short in your car for you a really short 5 min video.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcy8qYGbf...
    well the link didnt turn blue, so just type in scotty kilmer finding shorts
    or just if you want to view any other $ saving techniques he's kind of gooffy, but he knows his stuff, i've even learned a couple neat tricks from him and i believe you can even ask him a question and he'll personally answer it. check this out and if he helped you in anyway.. do you think you can upgrade my answer to a helpful? thanks ...i just cant believe you have an 08 car and it is causing you problems...if it was me i'd be pissed off. i feel for you. Really type in scottykilmer.com and watch all his videos some are worth watching even if you know nothing about cars, someone you do may like it, and help you fix your car or keep it maintained through his videos...i watched them all! He's a character all right! later!


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