Question about 2003 Pontiac Grand Am
I have an '03 Grand Am GT. Every once in a while I will hear a sparadic clicking noise coming from the dash that sounds like the turn signal going nuts. I have had it to the shop and the "master something" was replaced in the dash, maybe for the turn signal. This did not fix the problem. I have found that when I wiggle the turn signal, I can make it stop temporarily. When I took it back to the shop, when it was still under warrenty, they would not fix it. What is the problem and how do I fix it? Also, I have 3 service lights on... service vehicle soon, ABS, and trac off. My traction control does not work either. Do I need a new sensor?
The multi-function (aka combination) switch probably has contaminated grease in the switch contacts from wear.
for do-it-yourself repair instructions. You can also buy a new aftermarket switch, if you don't want to take apart the existing one and clean up the electrical contacts.
For example, see:
(or just go to http://www.autozone.com/ and search for part #SW1414)
For 2003 Grand Am, it was listed as "Duralast / dimmer switch", but other makes & models may go by another name.
The OEM (GM) part number for mine was: 22676853
Posted on Oct 06, 2008
The clicking your hearing is most like ly the module in your steering column. it is probably getting weak and needs replacing. as far as the lights are concerned if your traction control doesn't work check the fuse in the junction box first it is under the hood. if the fuse is good then the control solenoid is malfuntioning.the abs light could be a bad wheel speed sensor or could be related to the traction control problem. you will have to hook up the vehicle to a diagnostic scan tool. my advice is take it to a small shop not the dealer ship this will save you money. the scan tool will tell which sensor is bad and it will be able to reset the codes in the ecm(engine control module ie main computer) hope this helps. please rate this....thanks
Posted on Sep 01, 2008
The Trac Off light is on because of the ABS malfunction. The front wheels are controlled by the ABS when a low traction situation occurs. When you repair that problem, the service vehicle soon lamp will go off. This lamp is different than the check engine lamp and resetting the engine control computer will not turn it off. The wheel speed sensors are made into the hub and bearing assembly and cost will be $100 to $125 at a parts store like Advance Auto Parts. I just repaired one of these yesterday. I am going to replace the hazard switch/flasher tomorrow to get rid of the clicking noise.
Posted on Oct 03, 2008
I have the same issue. I am certain it is not related to ABS or steering column. It is the sound of the directional "click, click, click" happening when you are driving and not using the turn signals. It comes from between inside the dash near the radio and it will come and go without warning or reason. I too have gotten it to stop by turn off and on a signal for a moment. I actually didn't recognize what the heck the sound was until a friend riding in my car said "why is the dash making the directional sound?" Then, I realized what it was.
Posted on Nov 10, 2008
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