Last post on Aug 16, 2011 at 12:27 PM
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Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Hatchback
#72 of 73 Re: '04 Malibu Maxx Steering Issue [rustybug]
Jun 24, 2010 (8:15 am)
the issue with the sensor and column replacement is this some sort of recalibration of the column that must be done....dont beleive you can do that at home in the garage.....beleive the dealer has to do it
not sure there is a upgrade so to speak of the sensor or column..what I have read the sensors fail...or the contacts get dirt/grease on them causing them not to work....again...the only resolution I have seen on the forums is a steering column replacement to the tune of $600-800.....
getting ready to roll over 165K here on my 04 Maxx LT...and seven years old...hoping to get two more years out of her.....
#73 of 73 Re: Non working lift gate latch on 2004 Malibu Maxx [grayhawk]
Aug 16, 2011 (12:27 pm)
Same problem, and the answer from "dron" solved it for me. After removing the trim panel and examining the latch and solenoid I suspected it was the cause. But when clicking the remote I also heard another sound from a relay nearby. As dron noted, inside the fuse/relay box at the left side of the cargo area there are several relays. If you place your finger on each as you click the remote you can feel which one controls the latch. (If there is enough light and your glasses are on you can also read the label inside access door.) Replacing the relay ($17 including tax at the dealer) solved the problem at the latch and the hatch opens with one click. The time it takes to fix this is about 1 minute if you have the relay in hand. The GM part number on the relay was 19116057.