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Author Topic: Turn signals not cancelling?  (Read 6409 times)

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Offline Sly Bob

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Turn signals not cancelling?
« on: November 17, 2012, 12:44:00 PM »
The turn signal on my car wouldn't cancel. The left would cancel fine but the right wouldn't cancel most of the time after I made a turn.

This problem isn't on my car but my wife's 09 Malibu. The parts are the same as the Cobalt and HHR that has the same column as our Kappas do. Stands to reason that some of us here will have this issue at some point with our cars so if you do, here's how to fix a bum turn signal switch.

The great thing is unlike older cars, the steering wheel doesn't have to come off. 20 minutes tops from start to finish.



You get the switch out by removing the 3 screws under the column that hold the plastic cover around the column behind the steering wheel and removing the cover. You can then disconnect the wires from the switch and lastly, remove the switch by pressing in the two tabs on either side of the switch.
« Last Edit: May 29, 2014, 05:14:37 AM by Sly Bob »
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Re: Turn signals not cancelling?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2012, 04:09:02 PM »
That was a great video. Thanks. I played it twice just in case I need to do this. Nice to hear a Canadian accent..eh. ;)
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Re: Turn signals not cancelling?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2012, 04:22:51 PM »
Excellent - I've had this as an issue for a while, but never figured it was worth fixing.
Now I will!!  :thumbs:
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Re: Turn signals not cancelling?
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2012, 05:47:37 PM »
Yeah. and the dealer would charge how much for this? I can just imagine.
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Re: Turn signals not cancelling?
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2012, 07:35:20 PM »
Don't forget to check the blinker fluid level!  :lol:
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Re: Turn signals not cancelling?
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2012, 09:44:34 PM »
Bob has an accent?
I just thought he said EH too much
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Re: Turn signals not cancelling?
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2012, 09:53:13 PM »
It isn't my video folks, just found it when I was looking for a solution to the problem with the wife's Malibu.

I can tell ya EarthNTX how much it is to fix it at the dealer, at least in Canada, 'cause I inquired about it. They told me $250 but remember that they aren't going to fix the old one, they'll just replace it. I suspect it would have been more than that though because there is a new switch that they use now and with that new switch they have to replace the bracket that the switch clips into. The new switch probably has a stronger or better designed spring I suspect.

Back to the new style switch...

With the new style switch and the new bracket, now you have to pull the steering wheel and the coil behind the wheel to get the old bracket off and replace it. It no doubt would work but you'd have to take a second mortgage on the house when you get the bill for that.

Easier (not to mention cheaper) to follow the video and fix the old switch, worked for me. I did find a few of the old style switches new on eBay if anyone's looking for a replacement.
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Re: Turn signals not cancelling?
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2012, 11:07:15 AM »
Mine just started doing this very randomly, thanks!!

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Re: Turn signals not cancelling?
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2012, 11:18:26 AM »
Thanks SB!  Bookmarked for future (possible) reference :cheers:
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Re: Turn signals not cancelling?
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2014, 05:15:36 AM »
A year and a half later and still works great.   :thumbs:
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Re: Turn signals not cancelling?
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2014, 07:04:25 AM »
Don't forget to check the blinker fluid level!  :lol:
Also The Left Turn Blinker Oil, Not to be confused with the Right Blinker Oil! Part No. G2378349HJ39383DH093034-0-0KJ25486651486-54668765-6969
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Good vid though!
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