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#29 of 38 sorry folks posted in the wrong place didn't i.
Aug 27, 2011 (10:02 pm)
I will do better in the future. Promise.
#30 of 38 same turn signal problem
Sep 23, 2011 (1:23 pm)
2003 Pontiac Grand Am..I had the same issue, blinker going crazy when I pushed the blinker arm, until eventually the blinker light went out. Not the bulbs, got an entire new rear light box from a selvage yard and then installed. That was 2 years ago. Now, same problem.
In addition, security flashing issue, first happened winter 2010. Led to car being towed and new fuel pump installed so that I could go to work the next day. New fuel pump installed, car didn't start, fiance googled, saw security fix in acc position, car started. Car continued to start flashing security and not starting at random intervals ever since. Very frustrating and unsafe as noted in many previous posts. At this point the security light is always on and a solid light (not blinking). I am concerned as to whether this affects the optimal functioning of my vehicle.
Also, dash lights went out completely on several occasions while driving, sometimes all lights, sometimes just the radio/cd player lights....scary when you can't see what speed you are going on pitch black roads.
...car is fussy about starting, sometimes takes three or more attempts
...car has stalled several times while driving ON THE HIGHWAY in the fast lane I might note..very scary..just glided over to the breakdown lane and re-started.
put in over 6k in repairs over the last two years, started off with $1500, then something else went wrong, and again and again and again. Car is paid off, already invested so much money, want to keep it running.
-new brakes, rotors 2008 & 2010
-new struts 2010
-EGR valve 2009 at Dealership
-catalytic converter 2009 at Dealership
-left front wheel/hub bearing 2009 at Dealership
-ft brake pads and rotors 2009 at Dealership
-power steering flush 2009 at Dealership
-new intake-manifold gaskets, engine coolant flush, throttle body service, engine oil flush 2009 at Dealership
-new fuel pump from security problem...2009 (probably not even needed and $647.54)
-new horn 2009 (cost $1139.97....ridiculous that it should cost that much..all because of air bag position in steering column)
-plus many others in 2006..
Now, in order to pass inspection by 10/01/2011 I need to get my rear turn lights fixed again....If I could please get some assistance by GM as other posters on this thread have managed to obtain that would be greatly appreciated. I love my car, but these little things are worrying, unsafe, and will not pass inspection with a non-functioning turning signal. Thanks in advance for your help.
#31 of 38 Re: same turn signal problem [cpeta]
Sep 24, 2011 (6:36 am)
I have learned that the constant clicking noise is because of the combination switch. The switch has corroded grease in it from the factory. It is easy to change out,. The switch is in the steering column. DISCONNECT the battery.
You will need a #20 and a #10 toque tip driver. Take three screws from the bottom side of the column cover. (switch cover). Use the #20 driver to remove the bottom screws.(#20 tip) This allows the top half to be lifted out, no need to remove bottom side cover. Then the #10 driver will be used to remove the assembly. disconnect the 3 wire connectors. Lift the combination switch right out. At this point you can take it apart, or go buy a new one ($80.00) So, the switch has the wiper and turn signal, as well as the cruise control switch. Both are an interigal part of the combination switch,and come out with the switch box. On the wiper side tape around the switch. This will maintain the springs in side the switch. Gently widen the head light side to give you the room to clean the grease out. I used a spray cleaner for electrical stuff. Use q-tips to reach inside and clean out the old grease. replace with electrial connector grease. reassemble the switch and reinstall it in the car.
#32 of 38 Pontiac grand am 2002 turn signal
Dec 27, 2011 (11:49 pm)
I also have the problem and have changed a new multifunction switch one month ago but it still do not work sometimes. Everytime it not works I need push the hazard button.
#34 of 38 Re: same turn signal problem [cpeta]
Jan 08, 2012 (11:21 am)
So the turn signal issue is actually probably caused by corrosion on the actual circuit of the light assembly. We had this ongoing issue with our 03 & 04 Grand Am's - last year when we pulled the assembly apart to replace a burned out bulb, we discovered corrosion in the bulb sockets. After further inspection we discovered the entire circuit was pretty well corroded. I researched a replacement and found thru Amazon a car parts supplier that sold just the internal circuit part for under $20. We ordered 2 - (which snapped into the assembly) replaced both left and right - no issues since. It appears the seal around the light assembly is not good and allows moisture in. Not a surprise it is so corroded. Fixed the rapid blinking issue with the turn signal though - for about $40.
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#35 of 38 i thought i was crazy!
Jul 24, 2012 (3:44 am)
Ok assuming we're talkin about the same thing..when u turn on ur turn signals..u make ur turn .the turn signals dont flash anymore..but that clicking noise that sometimes will last up to !0 mins n my car..is so annoying and embarrasing! im tired of having ppl n my car sayin "whats that?" Ur turn signal on? Absolutley maddening>>i thought my car was the only one that did it! Good to know im not the only one!
#36 of 38 turn signal issue
Apr 23, 2013 (9:04 pm)
I have a 2004 Grand Am Gt, and my turn signal occasionally stops working. Every time I take my vehicle to my Pontiac dealership, they tell me that nothing is wrong with the turn signal and that they were unable to reproduce the issue. Today the issue became more serious, my turn signal stopped working. I thought I may have a bad bulb, I have changed all of them and that is not the issue. I am afraid if I take my vehicle back to the dealership they will not be able to determine what is wrong with the turn signal. Does anyone have any suggestions?
#37 of 38 Re: turn signal issue [kmabinkus]
Apr 24, 2013 (2:06 am)
In reply to your turn signal issue, I would check the 4 way emergency (hazard) flasher. That part serves both the regular and the hazard lamps. My wifes Malibu had the same problem, check to see if the hazard lamps are not functioning as well. Hers started off doing what you have described and then quit entirely. The flasher is part of the switch the whole thing needs to be replaced I found one in the salvage yard for a whole lot less than the dealer price. They are also available at the automotive chain stores you'll have to check the price. It is simple replacement but requiers removing some trim and maybe if you're not familiar with doing that you may need to shop around to find someone familiar with replacing it to save some grief. Hope this helps.
#38 of 38 Re: turn signal issue [kmabinkus]
Apr 24, 2013 (10:40 am)
I had this problem and found the solution is to either clean or replace the multifunction switch. I don't have the web address but if you google "pontiac grand am multifunction switch problems" your bound to find it. It has instructions and pictures that show how to remove the switch, take the cover off, clean and regrease it and re-install. I cleaned mine around 65k miles and it worked fine for a long time. The second time I just replaced it, that was around 100k miles. The problem each time was a little different, the first time I had the random clicking like the turn signal was on, the second time the turn signal section became intermittent.