Mechanics

CHEVY TURN SIGNAL FLASHER

2001 Chevrolet Malibu

Electrical problem
2001 Chevy Malibu 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 70000 miles

How do you replace the emergency flasher switch/flasher unit on a 2001 Malibu. How do you remove the dash trim piece without breaking it and does the unit itself just "snap" in or is there a "trick" to get the old one out and the new one in? Thanks.


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Kevrap1
October 5, 2009.



INSTRUMENT CLUSTER TRIM PANEL Removal 1. Disable Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system. See appropriate AIR BAG RESTRAINT SYSTEMS article. 2. Remove screws from lower steering column trim cover. 3. Remove upper steering column trim cover from steering column. 4. Remove screws from instrument panel cluster trim plate. 5. Gently pry out instrument panel cluster trim plate form instrument panel carrier with a small flat-bladed tool. 6. Remove instrument panel cluster trim plate from instrument panel carrier. 7. Disconnect electrical connector from instrument panel dimmer switch. 8. Disconnect electrical connector from hazard warning switch. Installation 1. Connect electrical connector to hazard warning switch. 2. Connect electrical connector to instrument panel dimmer switch. 3. Align cluster trim plate tabs to retainers. 4. Install instrument panel cluster trim plate to instrument panel carrier. 5. Install screws to instrument panel cluster trim plate. Tighten screws to 2.3 N.m (18 lb in). 6. Install upper steering column trim cover to steering column. 7. Install screws to lower steering column trim cover. Tighten screws to 2.3 N.m (18 lb in). 8. Enable SIR system. See appropriate AIR BAG RESTRAINT SYSTEMS article.
DISABLING & ACTIVATING AIR BAG SYSTEM DISABLING SYSTEM 1. Turn steering wheel to place vehicle wheels in straight-ahead position. Turn ignition switch to LOCK position and remove key. 2. Remove AIR BAG fuse (10-amp) from driver-side instrument panel wiring harness junction block. See Fig. 2 . Remove Connector Position Assurance (CPA) clip and disconnect Yellow 2-pin connector, located above driver-side instrument panel wiring harness junction block. Remove CPA clip and disconnect Yellow 2-pin connector, located above passenger-side instrument panel wiring harness junction block. See Fig. 3 . Fig. 2: Locating Driver-side Yellow 2-pin Connector Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP. Fig. 3: Locating Passenger-side Yellow 2-pin Connector Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP. ACTIVATING SYSTEM 1. Remove key from ignition switch. Connect Yellow 2-pin connector, located above driver-side instrument panel wiring harness junction block. Install CPA clip. 2. Connect Yellow 2-pin connector, located above passenger-side instrument panel wiring harness junction block. Install CPA clip. Install AIR BAG fuse. Check system for proper operation. See SYSTEM OPERATION CHECK . CAUTION: Vehicle computers and memory systems may loose data and driveability problems may occur when battery is disconnected. Obtain radio theft code from customer and record radio station settings before disconnecting battery. See Computer Relearn Procedures in the Reference Information section. WARNING: Accidental air bag deployment is possible. Air bag deployment could cause personal injury. Wait at least one minute after disabling SIR system before servicing vehicle or air bag system. NOTE: When AIR BAG fuse is removed and ignition switch is in RUN position, AIR BAG warning light will be on. This does not indicate a system malfunction. WARNING: Accidental air bag deployment is possible. Air bag deployment could cause personal injury. When activating system, stay away from both air bags when turning ignition on.
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Merlin2021
Oct 5, 2009.
Are there any special tools required?

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Kevrap1
Oct 6, 2009.
No, just somethig meatal and smooth to get behind the panel with to pop it out after the screws are removed.

Merlin2021
Oct 6, 2009.