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02 Alero There is a ticking sound and occasionally smoke that seems to be coming from my steering column. Sounds a lot like my blinker. I have checked all of my lights and signals they all seem to be working. I'm afraid this is going to cost me some big $$$$. Please help!

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  • mosslanding1 Jul 19, 2008

    Ticking noise in the steering column every time I use the blinkers and when I turn and smoke comes from it every now and then. When I removed the blinker fuse it stops all together what the heck it and what can I do
    to fix it?
    Please help


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SOURCE: Fast Blinker noise driving me crazy Mystery of what the heck it could be

Replace the Turn Signal Relay, it's getting old and wore out. When you replace it, the sound will remain, but it won't be near as fast a sound.

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

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SOURCE: need to change blinker switch assembly in steering column

Special tool steering wheel lock plate tool at any parts store.

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

SOURCE: Smoke from 95 Camaro steering column

Where ever there's smoke, there's fire. This could be the multifunction switch arching and burning the lubrication in the assembly. Multifunction meaning, one switch that operates the turn signal wipers, cruise etc.

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

emissionwiz
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SOURCE: 2005 grand am smoke coming from steering column

a defective starter switch will cause this.

Posted on Aug 24, 2009

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SOURCE: how to pull steering column for blinker switch

You will need some tools like a steering wheel puller and a few other tools. Take the cover off the steering wheel and the centre nut from the steering wheel. Use the remover to pull the steering wheel. Take the shroud off of the column and you will be able to see what is holding the switch onto the column. Remove the wiring harness and remove screws for the turn signal switch. There might be a star with a pin in the centre. Put the new switch on and put it all back together.

Posted on Sep 18, 2009

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SOURCE: puffs of smoke coming out of the steering column

the problem is your signal light switch circuit board is worn out. Ive replaced that same part cause i was having the same problem. Then i had to replace my steering column for other reasons and now guess what .......MORE SMOKE!.

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

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