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Having problems with repeated clicking in dash when turn signals are not on. I believe it is a multifunction switch but don't know how to repair and what tools I need. It is a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am GT. Any help on how to repair would be great, thanks.

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  • pkolk Nov 23, 2008

    I just a couple days ago started having the same problem. I will be driving down the road and hear the fast clicking noise. I had a turn signal out and thought that might be the problem, but I replaced it and it still happens. Out of the blue I hear the rapid clicking.

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    Kristen Nov 25, 2008

    OMG it has happened to me so many times. it gets really iritating at times. i have a 2002 and no one seems to know the problem...i tend to just turn the radio up and try to ignore it. everythings my car is unsafe because of it.

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    I have the same thing with my 01 GA SE 1. I found that the ticking comes from the hazard switch. I unpluged it but then none of the turn signals work. I just want to know what wire to cut to stop the ticking but keeps the lights working.

  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2008

    I have the same problem. Mine is coupled with a possible/probable o2 sensor problem.

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The most common for this is that the hazzard flasher switch is the problem. The hazzard flasher / switch is also the turn signal flasher. There is no wire to cut to stop the clicking. The switch needs to be replaced. Lightly pushing in on the switch button will cause the lights to act irratically if it is the problem. The only other thing that causes this is the turn signal switch in the steering column. Tech jk

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