Turn signal Flasher

Tiny
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET MALIBU

Electrical problem
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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Monday, October 5th, 2009 AT 6:50 AM

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Tiny
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Here are instructions on how to remove the switch:

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


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Monday, October 5th, 2009 AT 4:35 PM
Tiny
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Are there any special tools required?

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Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 AT 11:54 AM
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No, just something metal and smooth to get behind the panel with to pop it out after the screws are removed.

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Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 AT 2:45 PM

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