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Alarm, horn going off, relay is fine, clicking

We have a 2003 Grand Am that started off with a clicking noise just like the blinkers were blinking - just the inside of the car click, click, click noise just after using the blinker, it would randomly click wildly for a few seconds and finally stop. About a couple of weeks later the alarm system would start going off out of the blue - even in a parked position while we were away from the car. The only way to stop it was to remove the relay. We've changed the relay several times and that's not it. Now we have no horn other than a cheap button type one just to "get by" for the inspection. This seems to be a multiple problem and not just one thing. Anyone else have this problem and what did you do? I want my horn back but I don't want the clicking noise inside the car nor the alarm system going off (horn honking) out of the blue! The relay IS removed to keep the car from going nuts. :)

Posted by Lisa Risler on

  • Brett Duxbury
    Brett Duxbury Mar 10, 2017

    Hi Lisa Risler, we want to help you with your question, but we need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?
    Does this alarm have an internal battery in it that keeps the alarm going if the car battery is removed. Maybe this battery needs replacing and the alarm is going off because of it being nearly flat .
    Also does the alarm have a key switch on it that you could use a key on it to turn the alarm off ?



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pull the hazard switch out of your dash and replace the hazard fuse, it's about $25- $30 from the VW parts department. It took me a lot of time and money for such a simple fix.

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I've seen this on alot of Jeeps, they have electrical problems and sadly you may have to take your jeep to an electric shop to pinpoint this problem. With electric jobs it can be a slew of things or just a shortage in a wire somewhere. There is no easy solution except pay an electric shop whatever they charge to troubleshoot and go from there.

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It sound like the horn is the problem. You may need to purchase a new horn located in the front grill somewhere. I hope this helps.

Posted on Feb 06, 2009


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Try replacing the Flasher first before spending to much money for a possible simple fix. If it's not your flasher then it could be the turn signal leaver.
Ok, this may seem stupid, but that's what they did to the blazer. They set the flasher near the middle and under the center console behind the radio.

It's to the left of the radio right behind the dash. The hazard flasher and the turn signal flasher are side by side.  It right next to the Cig lighter behind the panel. They do mark the turn signal from the hazard flasher on the plastic behind them. Turn is on the right.

Good luck and hope this helps.

Posted on May 02, 2009


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Hi Bill,I think before replacing anything else you should give that hazard switch a good workout.The switch doesn't get get used very often and the contacts get corroded and can upset the indicators.Good Luck.

Posted on May 16, 2009

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