2001 Chevy Suburban turn signal starts windshield wipers

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  1. AOB

    AOB New Member

    The windshield wipers in our 2001 Chevy Suburban start everytime the left turn signal is used. Please provide recommendation of the least expensive way to repair this. Many thanks!
  2. murdog94

    murdog94 New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    Replace the Turn Signal switch in the steering column.
  3. Eddie Z71

    Eddie Z71 New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    Hi, and welcome to the site!
  4. retired2001

    retired2001 New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    Welcome to the GMTC ! I agree with Mike, above!
  5. pmf608

    pmf608 New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    I agree with the suggestion to replace the switch on this one, but you could try cleaning it first. On my friend's Grand Am, the wear in the switch caused the metal dust from the contacts to build up in the grease, which caused it to become conductive and make the turn signal flasher click. You could have some sort of short with the same cause, so I would try to clean it first. Just open it up, wipe the grease off with a cotton swap, and see if that fixes it. If not, then replace it.
  6. Bigbomber

    Bigbomber New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    Welcome to the club!I would also try cleaning it first.Good luck
  7. mfleetwood

    mfleetwood Moderator 1000 Posts 100 Posts


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