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Chevrolet Malibu, Sedan
#4790 of 4972 1997 Chevy Malibu 3.1 V6
Aug 15, 2006 (12:06 pm)
I've got the aforementioned 97 Chevy Malibu 3.1 V6, and i'm looking for a little more horsepower. Granted, this is a family sedan, that's irrelevent. I took out the old airbox and put in a AEM air filter instead, I wanted to put in a pipe instead of the excessive stuff they have in there, but i'm not sure how to get around the mass air flow sensor. anyone have any suggestions on how to get around that? Or just get a little more horsepower out of the car using other means?
#4791 of 4972 Re: Center High Mounted Stoplamp CHMSL [pao]
Aug 16, 2006 (11:10 am)
I was wondering what you found out, I am having the same problem?No power going to the unit and did not want to tear the whole thing apart.
#4792 of 4972 Re: Center High Mounted Stoplamp CHMSL [vants1234]
Aug 16, 2006 (4:30 pm)
A lot of times these are misdiagnosed. If you know that no power is going to it please let us know how you determined this.
If your vehicle has cruise control does cruise control work?
#4793 of 4972 Re: Center High Mounted Stoplamp CHMSL [e2helper]
Aug 16, 2006 (6:22 pm)
It does have power going to the unit I just checked ti tonight. So, I determine that it is the light assy. itself.
Yes, the cruise does work?? Why?
#4795 of 4972 Re: Center High Mounted Stoplamp CHMSL [vants1234]
Aug 17, 2006 (6:39 pm)
If cruise didn't work then I would have suspected it was something else - since it does work then I agree you are correct about CHMSL
#4796 of 4972 Re: 1997 Chevy Malibu 3.1 V6 [pieinmyface87]
Aug 18, 2006 (4:41 am)
I would go to google.com or else where and look. I have seen sites in the past that had performance accessories for Malibu's, Impala's, etc., out there.
#4798 of 4972 Re: Center High Mounted Stoplamp CHMSL [vants1234]
Aug 18, 2006 (7:24 am)
Mine was a faulty CHMSL...ordered thru gmpartsdirect.com, took about two weeks to get it..see if you dealer will match the price....simple replacement..took me about 15 minutes......pop off the top molding...two retaining nuts holding it in place....unscrew them gently as they are self tapping on the plastic studs of the CHMSL.....once off pull the CHMSL off the top of the hatch...disconnect the quick connectors..install the new one...be sure to lift the rubber window seal back over the base of the CHMSL...reinstall the two retaining nuts and pop the molding back on