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Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Lights, Electrical, Hatchback
#244 of 253 Bad fuse on cigarette ports?
Mar 11, 2012 (6:39 pm)
I own a 2007 malibu maxx LTZ with 25500 orginal owner miles for the last 3 years whenever the temps dip in the negative digits the battery would fail. I would replace the battery and would be fine till next winter. Since we have had a mild winter I have not had a problem but I noticed the other day when I went to charge my cell phone for the first time in this car the cigarette port was not working in the dash or storage arrea. The dealer replaced the fuse and also said that the electrical problem I had in the past was not from the cig ports. I noticed after I picked up the car and tried my charger the ports still did not work after the dealer replaced the fuse. Then I found another port in the trunk and that one works but not the other two in the cabin. What is the cause? Could this have been tied to the electrical problem with the draining of batteries in the past and how should I fix?? The dealer did not charge me and now they are saying yeah I might have an electrical problem. Before I take it back to them I want more knowledge about the subject. I do not have any issues with the car or in the past other than the batteries dying prematurely. Note I took the car to them last year when the battery died but they could not find anything because the battery was replaced before bringing it to them..Any ideas??
#245 of 253 Re: Bad fuse on cigarette ports? [joerusso656]
Mar 13, 2012 (9:00 am)
If you own or have access to a multimeter you should disconnect one cable from the battery with the key in the off position(removed) and put it in series with the multimeter set to the current (amps)mode ( start at amps and switch down to milliamps) If no indication is there you have no leakage problem at this time, but if you are drawing current then disconnect one fuse at a time to determine which circuit contains the problem by observing when the current draw goes away. Of course once the battery is disconnected it may take a few days to re-learn things and sensors to become ready again, but it's not really a concern unless you plan on having the car inspected for emissions in the near term. Good battery or poor battery the car shop should have been able to locate the problem that was not due to the battery. Autozone will load test batteries for free BTW.
#246 of 253 Display and cd player went out
May 01, 2012 (10:12 am)
Hi, the cd player and display in the middle console that shows air temp, oil life and avg mpg went out on my 06 Malibu maxx. I was wondering if it is a blown fuse, because both went out at the same time, or a bigger issue. Thanks.
#247 of 253 Re: Display and cd player went out [sandersnd44]
May 02, 2012 (6:41 am)
If you're looking to check out your fuses, there's information on your vehicle's electrical system (including diagrams of the different fuse blocks) in your manual beginning on page 5-98.
GM Customer Service
#248 of 253 Re: Door locks and alarm malfunction [spiffshine]
Sep 18, 2012 (6:10 pm)
To spiffshine-- what was the end result in the door locks that were working on there own. Replace all door lock acc/latchs for a dealer ship cause they were inop now there having the same problems. Might be the reason why all of them where bad in the first place, Trying to find a fix quick so the door lock dont come back? Please help
#250 of 253 05 Malibu Maxx light problem??
Mar 08, 2013 (1:38 pm)
Hey everyone! new to the site.
i am having an issue with my lights on my 05 Chevy Malibu Maxx. the lights work, but the drivers side light is always dim. i don't mean on the dim setting, i mean when they are on, they are barely visiable as being on. the light bulb is very dim. i have replaced the bulb and checked fuses, and i'm lost now. i took it to 2 different mechanics, but they can't seem to figure it out.
Thanks in advance!
#251 of 253 Re: 05 Malibu Maxx light problem?? [gmford1979]
Mar 08, 2013 (2:06 pm)
Were either of the 2 mechanics with one of our GM dealerships? If so, we're available to follow up on any appointments. Please let us know!
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#252 of 253 Re: Cost of Electrical-related repairs [pf_flyer] Cruise Now quit
Jun 06, 2013 (9:37 am)
Yes my (05 Maxx) cruise control would sometimes intermittantly quit on its own but now completely fails to operate. The car with 127K mi has been pretty good otherwise. I hate electrical problems and GM seems to be plagued with them. Any suggestions out there. I tried about everything and my brake lights works fine (per the post above). The left engage swith on the steering wheel works fine and lights up. The right selector doesn't seen too.
Any Ideas? Does anyone know of the correct wire in the skematic to check or ring out under the steering column or at a switch to see if I am making contact with the selector. I had complained years back to the dealer about this and they always said "cannot duplicate customer problem" I hope to find this paperwork and approach them now. D~
#253 of 253 Re: 05 Malibu Maxx LS Cruise Control Intermittent Resume/Accel [curs]
Jun 06, 2013 (9:41 am)
Hi, Curs, did Cetaceousone ever respond on the Cruise failing issue ? Mine was exactly the same as your "Ditto" but now completely failed . What was the resolve if I may ask? D~