I was driving home in my Newly purchased Malibu and the Turn signals stopped
working. I tried everytrhing else in the car and all seems to be working
fine including the 4-way Warning flasher, allof the bulbs around the car are
OK. I checked all fuses and didnt find any blown.
Can someone direct me in the place where I can check this out. where is the
turn relay on this car.
Also, where can I get an inexpensive Service manual?
Newly purchased? You can't have the seller stand behind this?
In what way did the signals fail? Does either side work properly?
Your best bet for an inexpensive service manual is the Haynes manual for
your car, available at most aftermarket auto parts stores for under $20.
There is a "non-recall" recall that covers this problem on some Malibus -
I'm not sure if your model year is included. In December of 2004, I received
a letter from GM re: my 2000 Classic. The letter stated that "some 2000
model year Chevrolet Classic vehicles may have a condition where the turn
signal/hazard warning flashers become inoperative." How's that for saying
there's a problem??
Anyway, GM has extended the warranty for this problem to 10 years or 150,000
miles from the date that your vehicle was originally placed in service,
whichever occurs first. If you have any questions, it recommends that you
call the Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center between 8:00 AM and 11:00 PM
EST, Monday through Friday at 1-800-630-2438. Good luck.
BTW - When I took my car in to have the repair done, the service writer
played dumb. Don't let them BS you.
I need to reply here.
Yes Both lights dont blink and the noisy relay inside the car didnt click.
When I got in the car this morning and started the turn signals worked
again. Go figure.
I have no idea what made them intermittant.
I have seen a lot of GM turn signals that work like that. They work for a
few seconds then the don't, then they work for a few seconds then the don't,
then they work for a few seconds then the don't, then they work for a few
seconds then the don't, then they work for a few seconds then the don't.
If must be a common problem with GM cars. ;)
My dissapointment here was realized when no one posted a reasonable answer.
something, anything. Perhaps someone has the Service manual, or has some
experience with the turn signals being intermittant.
I got a lot of stupid comments and jokes. is that what goes on in here?
I used to belong to the Ford group, now I own a chevy. wasnt much better
Anyone have something intelligent to add?
Larry I was kidding! It seems that you and I are probably the two
people in this country who even give two hoots about blinkers -
operational or not. I'm sick n' tired of being behind a driver who
slows down suddenly and then veers off to the curb or onto a driveway
or side street and assumes I can read his/her mind! Cabbies and
coppers come to mind...
On my last car - a 96 Ford Contour, the left signal would not turn off
even after a hairpin left. They replaced something Ford called an
"MFC" or Multi Function Control - Turnsigs, hi-lo beam, wipers, you
In your case it sounds like this might be either current not reaching
your MFC(or whatever GM calls it). If a fuse is out, it will affect a
lot more than just your turn signals, but I could be wrong.
Regards - and apologies for the sophomoric reception you got here! :-D
What bothers me more are the rednecks that drive 10 under the speed limit
and won't pull over and let anyone by, and then as they are approaching
their destination they slow down even more and make a career out of turning
into a driveway or sideroad - all without the use of directionals or pulling
toward the turn side. They all think they're driving 18 wheelers and have
to make wide turn swings. Moms in mini-vans and SUV are the worst.
Yeah, what gets me is the folks that go like that on an interstate and
then as you go to pass them (all the while going the same speed on
your cruise control), they SPEED UP so that you have to fall in behind
them again. Of course then they slow down, you move to the left and
start to over take them and then WHAM! They pull the same shit again.
Over and over and over. Sure makes one understand how road rage can
develop. Sometimes I want to just beat them like an everlast.
I'm pretty sure I replied suggesting you check into whether there is a
recall on your car. It seems to me that I remember hearing/reading
something about a turn signal recall that might include your car.
I appreciate any and all advice.
Im bringing the Car back to the Used car dealer I buoght it from and he
promises to have it Fixed.
I checked the Chevy site and found no recalls relating to such turn signals.
Does anyone have that number I can call for a GM arbitor (someone that can
advise me) or someting like that?
I have my answer. I brought the car back to the dealer and they replaced the
hazard switch, stating that that was faulty and not allowing the turn
Signals to operate Properly. They work now and I hope that was the Fix.
Anyone have any thoughts on that?
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