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Chevrolet Malibu, Lights, Electrical, Sedan
#153 of 208 Re: Chevy Malbu window and blower problems. [cnotes]
May 30, 2008 (4:06 pm)
I had the same issue with my 2000 Malibu and got some hints on the fix. It had to do with the ignition switch. Instead of going to the dealer, I took advice from this and other sites. I cleaned the terminals on the ignition switch with sand paper and then with alcohol on Q-tips. I also noticed that the thin black wire on the harness had play in it when it was on the switch, so when I put the harness back on the switch I gently forced that connection to remove some of the slack. So far it has been working.
Also I fixed my A\C controller as described in other blogs by cleaning the contacts and using the #2 lead pencil, and that is working great. (I live in So FL, where we are now in the 90's)
Another issue I had was gas gauge not working correctly. I let the car run out of gas completely. This was something I remembered from the early 70's when I worked at a dealer while going to school. Since then (over two years) I have not had a problem.
I had a stalling problem, and noticed that the top of the fuel pressure regulator appeared discolored. I replaced that and the car has not stalled since.
I hope this helps with your issues. All these can be done with a little mechanical skill, but you will have to take your time and get the right tools, like the trim removal tool. Do the A\C and the ignition switch at the same time, so you only have the dash apart once.
The car has 108K + and now that I fixed those issues, it is a great ride. If you have the brake issue too, replace rotors and pads with aftermarket, and the problem sould go away. Use a good quality brand.
#154 of 208 Re: 03 Malibu, electrical problems,, many [pskats]
Jun 26, 2008 (5:57 pm)
I haven't been in for a while. My 04 Malibu has been running great since the ignition switch was replaced. Mine had burn marks so a new one was put in
#155 of 208 turn signal bulb problem
Jun 29, 2008 (3:37 pm)
I have a 2004 Malibu Lt v6 with just over 118,000 miles...
My left turn signal just started showing a fast flash indicating a burned out bulb, which I replaced...The bulb lights up but does not blink when I try the left hand turn signal...Tried reversing the right hand bulb with the left hand side...the right hand side continues to work while the left although is lit doe's not blink...
Hopefully some-one can be of some assistance with what might be the issue and solution...thanks in advance...
#156 of 208 Abs,E-Brake and traction control lights on cluster after battery
Jul 26, 2008 (9:01 pm)
Ok, yesterday i took off my battery cable to install an amp wire to the positive and after that i started the car and now on the gauge cluster the abs, E-brake and traction control lights will not go off and on my radio it says service traction soon. what does this mean it all happened after i disconnected my battery for an hour. help asap thx !! it is a 2007 Chevy Malibu LT V6 3.5L
#157 of 208 Re: Abs,E-Brake and traction control lights on cluster after battery [travi
Jul 27, 2008 (6:02 am)
Did you remove the negative wire first, was the key on when you removed the wire.
#159 of 208 2003 Malibu is it a fuse, switch, or electrical......car will not stay on
Aug 07, 2008 (8:15 pm)
I have an 03 Malibu that I have had for three years. And within those three years I have had to replace the alternator and the fuel pump. Now here it is the third year that I have had the car another issue. This time the car will start but it shuts off as soon as it is started. The power locks does not work, the inside lights does not work nor does the trunk button works. If I put the car in the on position the gages and lights on the dash takes a while to come on and the radio does not come on. But the weird part is when I try to start the car the radio comes on, when the car shuts back off the radio does not stay on. I have gas in the car but it says that my gas tank is on E. I love my car but it is very obvious that my car hats me. Can someone please tell me what the issue maybe?
#160 of 208 Gas gauge needle on wrong side of peg
Aug 28, 2008 (1:27 pm)
My daughter's old 98 Malibu LS isn't getting much use lately, and when I went to start it yesterday, it acted up but, did start. I went today and cleaned the battery terminals, removing the negative first with the key in my pocket. The positive wasn't that dirty, but there was corrosion down inside the rubber boot. I cleaned both terminals and the battery connections, the bolts and neutralized the corrosion, oiled the connections and hooked the terminals back up pos first and the the negative. When I went to start it, the gauges jumped all over the place. Finally after a few tries, it did start and I let it idle to charge the battery. While it was idling, I noticed the gas gauge needle is now on the bottom side of the limiting peg. I shut the car off and restarted and the peg only fell straight down, but was stopped when it tried to go up by the peg. Anyone know what caused this and is it fixable or is something broke. Thanks in advance.
#161 of 208 Re: Gas gauge needle on wrong side of peg [04cad]
Sep 09, 2008 (9:26 am)
Tried to start the 98 Malibu again yesterday, wouldn't turn over, replaced the battery and all is good. I was able to take a fine wire and going through the same hole the trip odometer reset pin uses, hook the gas gauge needle and get it on the proper side of the limiting peg and it appears to be working okay now.
#162 of 208 Moisture in 04 Malibu headlights
Sep 12, 2008 (6:10 pm)
Does anyone else have this problem? My car was parked outside overnight in a very heavy rainstorm and ever since, there has been water inside the right headlight housing (all three lights -- high, low and parking lamps).
The heat of the bulbs burns some of it off, but after I shut everything off it all clouds up again. Think this will cause any problem with (more) corrosion of the electrical contacts and connectors?