Question about 2002 Oldsmobile Alero

1 Answer

Fast Blinker noise driving me crazy Mystery of what the heck it could be

There is a Blinker like super fast ticking sound in the steering column every time I use the blinkers it wont go off right away and when I turn the steering it does it it a sensor a loose wire?
dont know!!! When I removed the blinker fuse it stops all together what the heck can it be? and what can I do to fix it?
Please help

Posted by mosslanding1 on

  • mosslanding1 Aug 10, 2008

    replaced the relay but did not fix the problem the blinker sound comes on when you turn the steering wheel without using the blinker and smoke comes from the steering column evry now and then seems like a short some where

  • neilk59 Sep 02, 2008

    Had the same problem. It's dirty contacts in the directional signal switch in the steering column. Fixed it myself by removing the switch assembly, opening it up and cleaning the contacts and re-applying dielectric grease. I suppose replacing the whole assembly is another alternative.



1 Answer


  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 74 Answers

Replace the Turn Signal Relay, it's getting old and wore out. When you replace it, the sound will remain, but it won't be near as fast a sound.

Posted on Aug 05, 2008


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Fast blinker

I hate fast turn signals. I often locate electronic flashers in a junk yard, though they are not too expensive to buy. Every vehicle requires 2 one for the turn signals and one for the hazards. The bi-metal strip (heat activated) style that you have now changes speed with the number of lights on it so are replaced with electronic flashers when towing a trailer. Look for the flashers under your steering column or on your fuse panel. Sometimes they are in the glove box or behind the radio... just listen for it to locate it.

Oct 16, 2013 | Pontiac Montana Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

The blinker in my 2002 Chevy Malibu won't stop making the blinker noise...even when the blinker isn't turned on. Driving me insane!

the blinker control under and to the right of the steering column under the knee panel is out its a cheep part you remove the knee panel an turn on the turn signals listen for the ticking you find that part unplug it and replace it yours is bad worn contacts this is a cheap part easy to fix don't let people rip you off good day

Feb 15, 2013 | 2002 Chevrolet Malibu

1 Answer

I have a 2000 ford expedition. Originally the blinker would blink fast if I tilted the steering column down too low. If I raised it, it would blink normally. Tonight the blinkers crapped out all...

sounds like you have a pinched wire inside the column,, or a wire is being stretched and the shielding could have come off and it could have shorted out. if it shorted out - then yes a fuse may be blown or the wire contacts are toasted. check the fuse and trace the wires through the steering column and provide slack where needed.


Feb 06, 2011 | 2000 Ford Expedition

1 Answer

I have a 2000 Grand Cherokee.I recently tried to start the vehicle, it would not even turn over, it just started ticking (fast and sounded like you were starting a gas stove coming from steering column...

Recharge the parts store will do it for free if you tell them you would like know if it is good.

Replace the starter...or, if you remove the starter, take it to an auto parts store to have it tested.

Aug 07, 2010 | 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

I am trying to find the blinker relay on a 1988 chevy blazer....

its the fuse. wen a bulb blinks fast and cuts in and out its the fuse for the blinker. buy it at pep boys or any part place

Jun 04, 2009 | 1988 Chevrolet S-10

1 Answer

1999 Lincoln Town Car (Check brake Light comes on intermittently

brake light switch located on the steering column by brake peddal

Jan 28, 2009 | 1999 Lincoln Town Car

1 Answer

Clicking noise from the blinker wont turn off!

There are 2 common things that cause this.
1. the hazzard flasher is faulty. the hazzard button and the turn signal flasher are all in one. Sometimes pushing the hazzard button in slightly will get the noise to happen, and is an indication it is faulty.
2. The turn signal switch in the steering column is bad. Turning the turn signal from left to right- very fast and harshly, will sometimes clear it up for awhile.
Tech JK

Jan 21, 2009 | 2004 Pontiac Grand Am

1 Answer

Blinker problem

I would suggest an internally shorted multifunction switch. It should not be very expensive at a dealer and really easy to replace.
  1. Disconnect battery negative cable.
  2. Remove the upper steering column cover. Refer to steering column cover removal procedures below.
  3. Remove multi-function switch mounting screws Multi-Function Switch
  4. Disconnect wire connectors. Lift the switch straight up to remove.
INSTALLATION For installation, reverse the above procedures.
  1. Tighten multi-function switch to column retaining screws to 2.3 N·m (20 in. lbs.) torque.
  2. Tighten steering column cover retaining screws to 2 N·m (17 in. lbs.) torque.

Jun 19, 2008 | 1998 Chrysler Sebring

Not finding what you are looking for?
2002 Oldsmobile Alero Logo

868 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Oldsmobile Experts


Level 3 Expert

85239 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22485 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8984 Answers

Are you an Oldsmobile Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides