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The key is most likely OK. So is the shifter. I would bet a $100.00 (that I can't cover) that the shifter is in a console "on the center of the floor". If so, the "electric/mechanical switch that you key cylinder actuates when it turns is on the top of the steering column, above the brake pedal. You will have to drop the column down with the 2 1/2 nuts, holding the column up to the dash, after the plastic cowls are removed. It will have a cable, that goes from the "electrical" switch, to the console. to activate/deactivate, the button on the shifter that depresses. Once it breaks, usually cloumn will lock "open" or "locked" .......no in between.
unless u are familiar with air bag assemblies I suggest u take it to a qualified mechanic..if u accidently touch something wrong u can deploy the bag and cause serious harm to yourself..u have to remove the air bag in the steering column
The turn signal flasher is above the emergency brake petal and about 6 inches above, hid by a wiring harness. It is in a clip so pull it out and leave the wire hang to replace the new flasher. If you locate the fuse box drop it down by releasing the two metal clips left and right , the flasher will be directly above the left side of the panel.
You should take it into a dealer. There is a recall on the flasher unit for this particular vehicle. If it has already been replaced then it is the muti-function switch in the steering wheel. Very common problem with the Pontiac Grand Am.
If neither turn signal works then you may need a new turn signal flasher, it is located under the dash near the steering column(in most cars), have a parts store pull one and show you so you can see what you are looking for.
My son came down and figured it out for me. Not sure what all he did but he had to make a few modifications by splicing the wires together after cutting the wires just under the dimmer switch...then a few adjustments were needed to get it to all work right. Thanks