This has happened a couple times to me, both within the past week. Its been mighty cold here at night/in the mornings, and I've given coworkers rides home. So heres the problem.
When I start the car, and while the car is cold I can use my turn signals once. From there it seems to freeze up or get really loose in the column and not want to stay center. The quick fix is to center it by hand and wedge a small piece of paper in the hole to keep it there. Each time its happened, shortly after i started driving again I'd get this horrible loud buzzing noise coming from what sounds like the top of the dash on the drivers side that gets louder and faster as the speed of the car goes up. If anyone remembers the game Operation as a kid, the buzzing noise sounds very similar to when you touched the edge, but much louder and obnoxious. Each time its happened, I've driven about a mile this way and stopped for a few moments, then the sound has gone away while the car is at idle (but the turn signal stalk is still "frozen" and won't hold center without a crutch)
Could this be the combination switch going bad? Or perhaps the flasher module? If it were the passenger side, I'd suspect blower motor going bad, but not sure with the driver side. I do know my speedometer doesn't work properly (won't start registering speed until est. ~35 mph), could this perhaps be related to that?
Edited by TheWanderer, 04 March 2014 - 01:16 AM.