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#102 of 151 Fixed the a/c controller on 2003 Malibu base model, easy!
Nov 24, 2007 (6:25 pm)
You guys helped greatly! Thanks!
The Torx driver needed is sized TX15.
I used a quick drying electrical component cleaner that I purchased from an Autozone.
I'll mention the wavy washer and the plastic block with the copper contact points.
Both of those are revealed when the harnesses are unscrewed from the back of the unit. Don't lose them, and don't forget to replace them when you reassemble the unit.
I also cleaned the contact points on that plastic block, just in case.
I'll also mention that removing the control knobs was easy with a pair of pliers. I used a piece of paper to protect the plastic of the knob from the pliers.
Other than that, the information in earlier messages and the AC_ControllersAreRepairable is all you need.
The particular a/c controller unit I fixed is the 4th unit I've had in my 2003 Malibu. The first one lasted a couple of years. The three subsequent were all warranty replacements of the previous one. I figured, with a warranty like that, what's the harm of voiding it? My a/c controller works now, and I thank you.
Vexed owners of a strangely behaving a/c controller, go forth and fix it!
#103 of 151 fixing malibu intermittent ac on 99 malibu
Apr 06, 2008 (4:36 pm)
Is there a easy way to fix the intermittent ac problem on the 99
Malibu? This is the worst car i have ever owned:(
#105 of 151 Re: fixing malibu intermittent ac on 99 malibu [tootal2]
Apr 07, 2008 (8:19 am)
That says dealer item, so it will break just like the original. If you google there is a fix for free, if you are handy with tools.
#106 of 151 Re: fixing malibu intermittent ac on 99 malibu [gonogo]
Apr 13, 2008 (6:05 pm)
I got the new controls installed. Now how do i fix fan speeds 1 and 2?
also is there anyway i can get the front brake pads to last more then year? I wish gm would test everything in the car before they sell them.
#107 of 151 Re: fixing malibu intermittent ac on 99 malibu [tootal2]
Apr 14, 2008 (8:15 am)
Replace the motor resistor, local purchase.
Install good rotors, not Chinese, and good pads.
May 03, 2008 (11:13 am)
Is there a a/c filter in the glove compartment that needs to be changed and how would I go about it?
#109 of 151 Re: chevrolet malibu [txsugarbear]
May 06, 2008 (9:08 am)
Thanks for all the help guys
#110 of 151 Re: chevrolet malibu [txsugarbear]
May 07, 2008 (10:48 am)
in the 04 malibu maxx..there isnt a filter.......but you can put one in..you have to remove the glovebox and do a slight modification.....the saturn ion filter will fit
#111 of 151 Re: chevrolet malibu [pao]
May 07, 2008 (12:14 pm)
I am sorry Pao I forgot to specify that my car is a Malibu LS...Thanks for the help...I really appreciate it!