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Chevrolet Malibu AC Blower Inop Due to Failed Resistor

Chevrolet Malibu Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2011, 2012

Average Mileage: 115,514 mi (10,200 mi - 219,000 mi)


The HVAC blower motor may stop working at one or more speeds due to a faulty blower motor resistor block. Our technicians recommend to confirm the resistor is at fault by first checking the operation of the switch.

  •  Enthusiast

    a/c turns off have to play w/ control

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  • heat/air only worked on 4 and 5. now it isnt working at all

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  • Visitor, , 211,956 mi

    The blower motor stopped working at the lowest speed, then over time the second then third now the fourth speed has stopped working. I'm only left with the highest speed on the control switch that works. the repair was replacement faulty blower motor resistor block.

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  • Visitor, , 85,000 mi

    ac heat only works on 4 and 5

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  • Visitor, , 16,000 mi

    my ac switch # 2 is not working....1-3-4-5-working.
    im a grandma...what u recomend i should do?
    is a malibu 2002. thanks...rose

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  • Visitor, , 112,000 mi

    ac/heat only works on 4 and 5

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  • Visitor, , 140,000 mi

    Same issues with 4 and 5 only working when the switch decides to operate correctly. AC turns itself off and on. GM has replaced the switch 3 times 1 or 2 times was under warranty. Now the blower is going out.

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  • mine only works on 5 need to replace

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  • Visitor, , 106,000 mi

    blower only works on setting of 3 or higher.

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  •  Rookie

    Blower started failing intermittently at any speed, then stopped working altogether. The dealership replaced the wiring harness and resistor, or whatever part the wiring harness connects to. The wiring had overheated, melted, and fused in the block. Dealership would not cover it under warranty because if my mileage. I filed a complaint with GM, and they would not reimburse.

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