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Common issue I have found with our 8th gen vehicles, after awhile the turn signal switch wears, and you find the highbeams coming on randomly when you use the signal. The fix is replacement, AC delco part is fairly cheap through rockauto, unlike it's 7th gen counterpart.

Lets get started. First tools, what I used: 1/4 driver, T25 torx bit, 1/4 end wrench, needlenose pliers (optional), and a small flatblade screwdriver.

First pull the tilt adjuster off, nothing holding it, just pull outward.

Remove the plug piece by the ignition switch

Remove the torx screw in the bottom of the column, front most hole. No idea what the others are for

Pull down the panel under the column, just a little, there are screws holding it at the bottom, but you just need a little room.

Remove the bottom column trim, just pop the clips apart at the front, then push back and wiggle, as shown it is held with hooks in the rear.

Remove the top trim, you have to finagle it around the ignition switch a little.

Remove the top torx screw holding the switch.

Now the lower screw, this is where the wrench comes in. There is no clearance without removing the wheel, I find this may be a serious pain, but easier than removing the wheel. The pliers come in here as well, once the screw is loosened you can turn it easier with them.

Pull the switch off the column.

Remove each of the 3 plugs using the screwdriver on the tabs.

And that's it! Put everything back together in reverse order. The column trim is a serious pain to get back in place, but be patient and look closely, and you'll get it.
 

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Excellent write up!
 

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Thank you.
 

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Security patrol car, they control the lights and whatnot. The red button is the airhorn.
 

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Would this fix the issue on the blinker/hi beam headlight switch? I have an issue of the high beam coming on by itself so i have to hold the blinker towards the steering wheel to keep the lowbeams on. Thanks for the excellent write up! This looks like what I need to do to fix the problem but wanted to double check with ya. Thx
 

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wow

After reading this in full, I feel dumb about asking that question lol. thx for the write up!
 

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9th Gen Impala Differences 2006-2013 (2014-2016 Limited)

They made the 9th generation turn signal switch replacement even easier. You need a T25 torx bit and small screw driver. The tilt adjuster does not seem to come off and can stay on for this 9th gen replacement.
1. Remove the plug piece by the ignition
2. Remove the black T25 torx screw in the bottom of the column, front most hole.
3. Pull down the panel under the column, just a little, there are no screws holding it.
4. Here's is where it is different - The column trim top and bottom are snapped together. The bottom trim is not hooked in the rear. So pop the two pieces apart. Takes a little effort.
5. Work the top piece off the ignition switch to get it off.
6. The bottom piece just needs to be pulled down a little to expose the silver bottom T25 torx screw in the front. If you can get the tilt adjuster knob off you can take the bottom piece all the way off.
7. Here is the tip - you will need to turn the steering wheel 90 degrees to open a path to that silver bottom torx screw.
7. Remove the silver top T25 torx screw and then the silver bottom T25 torx screw. Pull the old switch up so you can remove the 3 plugs with the little screw driver

The only part that took some time putting the new unit back was snapping the top and bottom column trim pieces together. You have to get the top piece back over the ignition switch then get both pieces aligned so they will snap together. Takes some back and forth to get the correct alignment.
 

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Thanks for the updated 9th generation changeout Fred, that was helpful too. I found that the bottom piece can be completely removed without removing the tilt handle, just have to manuever it around to get the slot lined up and it comes off easy enough. I only had a 25 torx allen to work the screws out with and had a little trouble getting both the bottom screws back in. The silver screw I had to start with the tip of my finger which I was able to do after 3 or 4 attempts, and the black screw had to get started too far in there to start by hand and wouldn't reach with the short torx L fiitted end so I ended up taping the screw to the long end of the torx allen and it started just fine. Unfortunately for me, this changeout didn't result in any fix for me. My left driver side low beam still doesnt come on.
(low beam works on passenger side and hi beams work on both). Does anybody know where the the low beam relay is located on a 2009 chevy impala or have a wiring diagram? I saw somewhere else it's supposed to be located in the under hood fuse box but it isn't in there. Thank you, Jim
 

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Just curious - what are all of the switches mounted on your radio bezel?? Just being nosey! :)

Thanks.
That's exactly what I was thinking. I even circled them in red and was going to upload it, until I saw your question, and the answer.

Security patrol car, they control the lights and whatnot. The red button is the airhorn.
I could use an airhorn. Or a train horn.
 

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Hi, is the only way to see pictures is buy the 399. 3rd party hosting from photobucket or am i missing something,thanks
No - I don't think that would help - the person posting the photos would need to pay that $$$. It was just recently that Photobucket started charging these crazy-expensive fees to use their hosting service - and they *really* screwed a LOT of great posts on forums like this, where people used their previously-free service. Now that they are charging for their service (and charging a LOT), all of those nice, detailed posts from the past are really "crippled" since you can't see any of the pictures.

I think that Photobucket really made a bad decision - and it will probably cause the company to go out of business in the long term. I understand that they need to make money, but they should use advertising to help that, have more realistic fees and at least allow previously-posted pictures to continue working.... I know that I would NEVER support that company because of how they handled it. Not to mention that the prices they are asking are crazy expensive...

So unfortunately, I don't think there is a way to see these pictures. If there is some way to "restore" them, someone please let me know - I'd be glad to manually update posts if/as needed to make them work again if there is a way...

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Looks like kingnutin edited his post and fixed the pics to show up again.
 

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I just fixed it yesterday. I don't get on much these days, but please feel free to let me know of any of these issues and I will try to fix it. The Photobucket thing is a pain, but I switched to lensdump.

I still get my PM's, I don't have access to the resources I used to so I'm not much help with solving car problems. But I can solve issues with posts here
 

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Wanted to thank Kingnutin for this step by step on how to change this turn signal out. Just changed my son's 2007 Impala because of the brights coming on after turning. I ended up putting tape on the 1/4 wrench that holds the torx bit for getting that bottom bolt out of the turn signal, made it a little easier. Thanks again for your write up!
 

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Common issue I have found with our 8th gen vehicles, after awhile the turn signal switch wears, and you find the highbeams coming on randomly when you use the signal. The fix is replacement, AC delco part is fairly cheap through rockauto, unlike it's 7th gen counterpart.

Lets get started. First tools, what I used: 1/4 driver, T25 torx bit, 1/4 end wrench, needlenose pliers (optional), and a small flatblade screwdriver.

First pull the tilt adjuster off, nothing holding it, just pull outward.

Remove the plug piece by the ignition switch

Remove the torx screw in the bottom of the column, front most hole. No idea what the others are for

Pull down the panel under the column, just a little, there are screws holding it at the bottom, but you just need a little room.

Remove the bottom column trim, just pop the clips apart at the front, then push back and wiggle, as shown it is held with hooks in the rear.

Remove the top trim, you have to finagle it around the ignition switch a little.

Remove the top torx screw holding the switch.

Now the lower screw, this is where the wrench comes in. There is no clearance without removing the wheel, I find this may be a serious pain, but easier than removing the wheel. The pliers come in here as well, once the screw is loosened you can turn it easier with them.

Pull the switch off the column.

Remove each of the 3 plugs using the screwdriver on the tabs.

And that's it! Put everything back together in reverse order. The column trim is a serious pain to get back in place, but be patient and look closely, and you'll get it.
In 2018, you're still a life saver for this one lol. Thanks!

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