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Roy F.
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pontiac grand am clicking in dash

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pontiac grand am clicking in dash
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  Roy F. replied 8 years ago.
Can you please tell me what year your Grand Am is? It may help determine the cause of the problem.
I look forward to helping you.
Thank You,
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Hey Roy-

This is my girlfriends car. It is an 04. I went online and found that it seems to be in the multifunction switch behind the steering wheel. Last night I went ahead and removed the screws under the column and popped the top off. I took the torx screw out of the top and removed the wiring harness (3). Then I went back inside and removed the 7 screws from the actual unit and found the grease on the terminals. I didnt have rubbing alcohol so I used vodka on q tips and thoroughly cleaned it. I went ahead and reasembled it and went to put it back into the column. I put it down into it, reattached the harnesses and slid it into place. I put the top torx screw back in and then turned on the car and tried the turn signal.

I still had the clicking sound in the dash above the stereo. It did seem however that the clicking started to become less and less however. I also tried to drive and once my girlfriend closed the passenger side door the horn went off and wouldnt stop until I put it in park and pulled the multifunction back out again.

My question is two fold I guess. Do you think that I need to replace the switch all together? Also, How do I keep the horn from going off. It looked like I had the pin going over the wheel and 1/8 inch.

Expert:  Roy F. replied 8 years ago.
<p>Hello <a href="" target="_top">Customer</a>,</p><p>The multifunction switch is damaged internaly causing the clicking in the dash. You may also need a hazzard flasher switch. The flasher switch is also the flasher unit that makes the blinking action of the turn signals.</p><p> </p><p><table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td width="15%" valign="top">Vehicle Application:</td><td><table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" id="has1_dlVehicleApplication"><tbody><tr><td>2003 Pontiac Grand AM 3.4L, Vin E, Eng Cfg V6</td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Customer Concern:</td><td>There is a clicking noise from under the dash. It seems to be coming from the flasher assembly. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Tests/Procedures:</td><td>The hazard button is also the turn signal flasher. The common problem is the turn signal switch causing a small amount of current flow through the switch to make the flasher activate. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Potential Causes:</td><td>Turn Signal Switch<br /></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Diagnostic Codes:</td><td>None </td></tr></tbody></table></p><p> </p><p>I hope this helps.</p><p>Thank You,</p><p>Roy</p>