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99 olds aurora

Driving lights came on by their self and caused battery to go dead. Battery was tested and is good. Hearing a strange clicking noise around the stirring wheel.

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  • Anonymous Jul 03, 2008

    I too have a clicking sound and my strring wheel seems a

    loose, you can shake it back and fourth slightly. I also have a problem keeping my right fog light from blowing almost as soon as I change it.

  • Anonymous Aug 08, 2008

    I was having the same problem and found a "relay" box under the dash clicking the same time the lights were blinking and unplugged the larger wire loom (the one with the red wire in it) the clicking and the blinking stopped but now I can't drive at nite (no headlights now), went to the dealer to order that relay and a tech over heard my concerns with the parts man and the tech said not to order the relay but that the problem was in the turn signal arm which houses the light switches. It sends a short to the relay that I was gonna replace The part # is 26062937 but watch out as the quote was 540 bucks for the part and hour and a half to two hours labor. I'm thinkin of goin to the salvage yards for the tunr signal assembly.

  • snaketw1 Aug 10, 2008

    I have the same problem with my parking and fog lights coming on and off while driving and parked. It has a clicking sound coming from the dash board on the left side. It drained my battery had to get a jump and drove to get a new battery. The dealer told me that the battery was good. I have to unhook my battery in order that my car's battery wont drain before it's time for me to goto work. I have to do this until a solution is found.

  • Sam Martinez Dec 04, 2008

    I replaced the black box with the relays in it 25640703 but still same thing. Now if I ground one of the wires to the back lights, everything works fine. I dont recommend it if you dont know which wire is.

  • Anonymous May 03, 2009

    Yeah dudes,ive been unhooking my battery in this damn car now for a year!I also replaced the relay control box and always had a feeling it was in that switch.thanx for the info.



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Don't replace the entire switch, clean any of the relays or take the switch apart. You'll notice at the back of that switch where wires are attached to the blades that they are exposed. My guess is that you'll also notice the tilt steering wheel "release" is bare metal and in very close proximity. Insulate the lever with something (I cut apart a plastic water bottle, melted it in half, then fused the ends with a butane soldering torch) and put everyhting back together). The blades at the back of the switch are arcing across to the tilt lever.


Posted on Dec 07, 2008


This is a common problem for that vehicle. the lights on/off switch is going bad. It's the left arm coming from the steering column with the: light control /cruise control /turn signal all in one.... replace (not real easy to do if unskilled)

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