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The Turn signal flasher on the Malibu is part of the Hazard Switch located on the instrument panel.
To replace the 5 screws are removed front the trim plate that covers the instrument cluster, this plate also has the hazard switch installed into it. once the plate is removed the switch snaps out of the plate and the new snapped back in.
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Yes, dont't mean to confuse here, but The switch part of the component controls the Hazard flasher, but inside the switch is the timer circuit that controls the flash of both items.
GM does have a specialy policy adjustment on these switches and you may qualify for a free replacement from the dealer.
Below is a portion of the campaign I can check for you if you give me the last 8 digits of your vin number.
#03043A: Product Safety - Turn Signals/Hazard Warning Flashers Inoperative - (Mar 8, 2004)
THIS BULLETIN IS BEING REVISED TO INCLUDE 2000 AND 2001 MODEL YEAR PONTIAC GRAND AM VEHICLES. DISCARD ALL COPIES OF BULLETIN 03043, ISSUED FEBRUARY 2004.
General Motors has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain 2000 and 2001 model year Chevrolet Malibu and Oldsmobile Alero, and Pontiac Grand Am vehicles. Some of these vehicles have a condition in which solder joints in the hazard warning flasher switch may crack. If cracking occurs, it may cause the audible flasher indicator, visual flasher indicator in the instrument cluster, turn signals, and the hazard warning flashers to work intermittently or not at all. If the turn signals or hazard warning flasher are not working, others may react more slowly to a turning or stopped vehicle and a crash could occur.
Dealers are to replace the hazard warning flasher switch.
Involved are certain 2000 and 2001 Chevrolet Malibu and Oldsmobile Alero, and Pontiac Grand Am vehicles built within these VIN breakpoints:
Important: Dealers should confirm vehicle eligibility through GMVIS (GM Vehicle Inquiry System) before beginning recall repairs. [Not all vehicles within the above breakpoints may be involved.]
For dealers with involved vehicles, a Campaign Initiation Detail Report containing the complete Vehicle Identification Number, customer name and address data has been prepared and will be loaded to the GM DealerWorld, Recall Information website. The customer name and address data furnished will enable dealers to follow up with customers involved in this program.
I checked the VIN through the GM website and sorry to say yours does not qualify.
I have not bought the switch through an aftermarket source, only dealer.
I checked a couple of auto parts stores online parts look up and they both came back with no part number, but you call around in your area and hope to find one. If not the delaer would be the next stop.