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Relay keep clicking under the glove box.

I have 98 GMC Jimmy SLT, I can hear a realy click under the glove box, sometimes it clicks like signal light sometime it clicks as fast as the machine gun. I check if it triger any lights or warning lights but I don't see anything, what could be the problem?

Any help will be appreciated, thank you.

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  • Marvin Santos Sep 12, 2008

    Its happening in no time when I'm driving no certain speed as los as the car is moving, sometimes it will click like a machine gun 'krrrrrrrrrrrrkrkrk" for about 2 seconds, sometimes it will click like you turn the signal light on but it does not turn on any lights. The other guy in the forum says it could be the turn signal lever switch?

    Anyway thanks a lot jcourt!

    Will wait for your help.

  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    i had the same problem it was the ignition switch

  • dpyard Jan 03, 2009

    same thing here, never constant some times quick and other times a slow clicking

  • Marvin Santos Feb 07, 2009

    Thanks ajpxxx I just replace it 3 days ago and confirm the noise is gone! ($147 plus tax)
    Now I can have a peace of mind......

    Thanks also to you James.

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    I have the same problem with one difference; the relay stops clicking once the brake is applied.

  • cindyl718 Feb 14, 2009

    We have the same problem. Clicking noise under the glovebox. It comes and goes but is very frequent.

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    I have same problem with clicking behind glove box- any answers?

  • jcourt859
    jcourt859 May 11, 2010

    Are there any cicumstances that causes the relay to do this? Does it happen at a certain RPM? Does it happen when you operate your turn signal, A/C, Heater, highbeams?


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I had same problem. You need to replace combo signal switch, You can get it on line for about $150---DONT BUY FROM DEALER OR YOU WILL PAY $300

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I jus fixed the same problem yesterday. its the turn signal switch. but be ready to spend about 150 bucks tho.

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

Thank you very much!

I going to check out how much it will cost me to replace it co'z it's quite anoying.....

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Its in the signal switch you can make it do it by gentilly touching the hazzaerd or move the switch common in most of them dont worry about iut

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