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Old 01-05-2011, 09:56 AM   #1
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Default Turn signal blinks rapidly- '09 Malibu LS

The front left turn signal blinks twice as fast as it should be and the left rear signal is not blinking at all. The right side turn signals are both good.

I clicked the emergency switch, it seems that both sides work fine. Is it a problem with the turn signal switch? Is there a recall for this?

How much will it cost to fix it?

Any comments will be greatly appreciated! Thank you very much!
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Old 01-05-2011, 10:54 AM   #2
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The front left turn signal blinks twice as fast as it should be and the left rear signal is not blinking at all. The right side turn signals are both good.

I clicked the emergency switch, it seems that both sides work fine. Is it a problem with the turn signal switch? Is there a recall for this?

How much will it cost to fix it?

Any comments will be greatly appreciated! Thank you very much!
Could your tail light be out? I wonder if its the cars way of telling you that you got a dead bulb on that side. Thats just a guess though.
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Old 01-05-2011, 10:57 AM   #3
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Sounds like the rear bulb is out. Usually a fast blinking turn signial is letting you know the other bulb is burnt out.
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Old 01-05-2011, 12:12 PM   #4
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Yes, the rear bulb is obviously out. Every car I've owned does the fast blinking to let you know a bulb is burnt out.
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Old 01-05-2011, 12:25 PM   #5
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thank you very much! Would you please give me any information on how to replace the light bulb by myself? I think I found the bulk to buy on Advanced Auto Parts.
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Old 01-05-2011, 12:50 PM   #6
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I had the same issue with dead bulb.

Don't remember 100% but I from inside the trunk you should see a couple bigger plastic nuts, if you don't see them you need to peel the carpet back to access them. Unscrew these and the light housing should pull out from the outside. Then you can just turn the bulb socket and pull it out and replace. I did this outside of advanceauto last year before we headed out for a ski trip so it wasn't that bad at all.
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Old 01-05-2011, 04:30 PM   #7
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thank you very much! Would you please give me any information on how to replace the light bulb by myself? I think I found the bulk to buy on Advanced Auto Parts.
What he said. Also, we just went though this in another thread. See thread http://www.chevymalibuforum.com/foru...ead.php?t=6270. And, welcome to the forum.
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Old 01-16-2011, 05:33 PM   #8
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I just had to do this myself the other day. I pulled back the carpet and pulled off the 3 plastic nuts then pulled the whole light out. Then you can take out just the socket for the bulb. Then you can pull the light bulb out and put the new one in. It was easy once I found the directions.
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:44 PM   #9
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here is a video how to change the rear turn signal: http://carcarekiosk.com/video/2009_C...um_signal_rear

these guys show how to do everything on the 09 malibu - good videos, all free
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:34 AM   #10
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Default Re: turn signal blinks rapidly- 09' Malibu LS

my 2009 malibu was doing the fast blinking on the right side, went outside and sure enough it wasn't blinking in the rear, only in the front. I was a little freaked out thinking it was something bigger but as this thread has shown, it must be the bulb, thanks!

Edit: Can anyone confirm that the replacement bulb is in deed the 3157 not the 3156?? I have a 2009 Malibu LS

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