Mike vincent 2011-04-30 07:16:07
Has anyone had to replace the A/C button control in there Malibu and if so
did you get cheap parts. The service dealership said over $300 to fix it.
Klinger 2011-04-30 07:16:10
I am assuming that you have the typical Malibu problem of the blower
motor not working speed 1 and 2. If this is the case its a cheap fix.
All you need to do is to replace the blower motor resistor, a $20 part.
It takes a few minutes to do in the driveway. Check the net there are
lots instructions on how to fix this. Don’t believe everything the
rip-off off dealers tell you!!!
The_gear_head 2011-04-30 07:16:13
98 Malibu AC problem
Group: alt.autos.chevrolet.malibu Date: Fri, Dec 12, 2003, 5:19am From:
email@example.com (Mike Vincent)
Has anyone had to replace the A/C button control in there Malibu and if
so did you get cheap parts. The service dealership said over $300 to fix
if your have the problem stated….With the ac not working on certian
speeds ..I can tell you how to change out the resistor…..thats your
problem ….just let me know…Id tell ya now but i want to be sure i
dont sit here with a list of insturctions just for the h*** of it
…..If you really want to know ill tell ya and wount charge $300.00 Im
a dealer tech i know how much they try to get ya for so ill do it for
Tera news 2011-04-30 07:16:16
Well there actually is ANOTHER very common AC problem with the malibus. The
AC light will blink on and off intermittantly and the AC will go on and off
with it. They usually replace the whole control panel. I’ve never heard of
anyone able to get and replace just the button. One person said he took it
apart and cleaned everything really good and it started working again. The
replaced my entire panel.
Harry gerapetr 2011-04-30 07:16:25
I’m not sure everyone is talking about the same problem. I think the
original post was about the A/C button, not the fan control switch. Are
these two problems related somehow?
Tera news 2011-04-30 07:16:27
No, not at all !
Gooboy 2011-04-30 07:16:51
I have a 1998 POS Malibu and I have ahd both of the problems mentioned in
this group. The fan wouldn’t work at speeds 1 and 2 (Control module
replaced, $2000 parts and labour) and now my AC cuts in and out while I’m
Before I have my system recharged, is there a common solution to this
(apparently) common problem?
Jklane 2011-04-30 07:17:05
I was able to find a replacement control panel at a salvage yard for a lot
less than they wanted at the dealer.
Yvondebeau 2011-05-02 12:44:19
I had something like that. The A/C unit kept going off, on, off, on all by
itself. It was easy to notice this because it happened during a heat wave. I
went looking for the work order and here is what the work order reads like:
Cause: Road tested and fault occurs. Over bump A/C shuts off. Check
connections at control head OK. Internal fault.
Correction: Replaced A/C control head and road tested OK.
The technician did explain the problem to me when I picked up the car and it
did not sound anything like a short to me. If memory serves me correctly the
coolant had to be removed from the A/C unit so the unit could be repaired.
This is the only time the A/C unit gave me problems.
Hope this is helpful.
P.S. Cars are expensive to maintain. Some more than others. The extended
warranty helps alot and the great service that I have had from the
Eli 2011-05-02 12:46:09
Thanks for the feedback, My problem was solved by buying another A/C
control unit at a salvage lot. It cost me $40 dollars and a friend of mine
took it out and put the new one. Now the A/C doesn’t go on and off. The
technician wanted to charge me $250 dlls., I’m glad I didn’t return with
him. It’s a shame how mechanics try to take advantage of you.