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How do i change the blinker flasher in a 2000 Malibu

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how do i change the blinker flasher in a 2000 Malibu
Submitted: 5 years ago via CarComplaints.com.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Scott K replied 5 years ago.

Hello and welcome to Just answer,

 

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.

 

Let me know if you have more questions, Just reply back

 

Scott K

 

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
So the hazard switch controls both the blinker and the turnsignals? Can I get this switch from a Auto Parts store or will I have to go to a dealership>
Expert:  Scott K replied 5 years ago.

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)

Subject:03043A -- Turn Signal/Hazard Warning Flashers Inoperative

Models:2000-2001 Chevrolet Malibu
2000-2001 Oldsmobile Alero
2000-2001 Pontiac Grand Am

 

 


 

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.

Condition

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.

Correction

Dealers are to replace the hazard warning flasher switch.

Vehicles Involved

Involved are certain 2000 and 2001 Chevrolet Malibu and Oldsmobile Alero, and Pontiac Grand Am vehicles built within these VIN breakpoints:

Year

Division

Model

From

Through

2000

Chevrolet

Malibu

Y6226571

Y6352520

2001

Chevrolet

Malibu

16100003

16281822

1M500024

1M669822

2000

Oldsmobile

Alero

YC001581

YC002052

YC372245

YC435078

2001

Oldsmobile

Alero

1C100001

1C250905

2000

Pontiac

Grand Am

YC535849

YC568892

YM792549

YM886948

2001

Pontiac

Grand Am

1C100008

1C250906

1M500001

1M648029

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 US

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.

 

 

 

 

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

1G1ND52J3Y6144043

Expert:  Scott K replied 5 years ago.

I checked the VIN through the GM website and sorry to say yours does not qualify.

 

 

1G1ND52J3Y6144043

 

 

2000

Chevrolet

Malibu

Y6226571

Y6352520

 

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.

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