MalibuAnother long running GM name, the Malibu has overcome many changes to be one of the top mid size sedans heading into its eight generation.
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I have a 2000 malibu. I had it aligned, new tires, new brake pads and the rear tail light fixed. I was told they could not fix the tail light, that something was out. It was only the driver's side that was out. When i got in the car to leave, the "service vehicle soon" light was on. They said it was nothing they did! At night, I noticed my automatic dashboard lights did not come on - completely black! Then I took it back to them, and they said all my tail lights are out! This is very dangerous and I need to know what to do. They are refusing to help me.
I looked at the fuse for the automatic light system but it's this huge grey fuse that will not come off.
I cannot find the fuse for the tail lights.
Any help would be appreciated.
BTW - I am hooking a uhaul up to the car this week and driving across the country! The uhaul will need to be wired to my cars system!
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A mechanic that refuses to help you out?????? I hope you'll be looking for another mechanic ...
All fuses come out. Even the big grey one. If needed use powertools. (start with a plier and gripper, if that doesnt work, use a chainsaw or hydraulic powerdrill. If brute force doesnt ge t the job done, it means you're just not using enough of it !!! )
You do know that you have 2 fuse boxes, dont you? One under the hood (big black box) and one on the driver side of your car under the dashboard.
In the 2001 series, theres a fuse diagram on the lid of the fuse box under the hood. This one should point you into the right direction.
Thanks, I guess I do need some more strength. I am hoping an employee at the auto store will help me out with the fuses. My car, the 2000, has 3 fuse boxes. But I think they call the tail lights the park lights? It's so confusing.
I am also taking it to another mechanic tonight who is going to check all the electrical for me!!!!
I hate Strauss Auto - they also jacked up my alignment, I have to take it back tonight!
2004 Chevrolet Malibu Classic and had the same issue. It was the micro fuse/relay (bigger grey one) in the engine compartment fuse box. I changed out the fuel tank fuel pump and reinstalled it after a bit of undercoating to deaden some road sounds. I hooked back up the battery and drove it the next day. The "service engine soon" came on and later that night I noticed no dash lights or tail lights. I went through every tiny fuse, but have never had to replace a micro fuse/relay. I found the micro fuse was hot and located next to the 15 amp blue fuse. I replaced it with my horn relay and let the hot one cool. It worked in the place of the horn, but I will replace it with one from the salvage yard later so I don't have to worry about it lcoking up again. This post helped me locate it.