Failure of Instrument Panel Lighting Due to Faulty Panel Dimmer Module on Chevrolet Malibu

The instrument panel and switch backlighting may fail due to a faulty dimmer control module. A failed module will require replacement.

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Average mileage: 106,378 (8,130–245,000)
9 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, more2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013
18 people reported this problem
12 people shared problem details
Dash lights are not working. Can't see speed and how much gas I have.
Still working on it but I beleive this is the problem. All fuses are fine everything works, exept the instrument lights.
dash lights blink on and off
confirmed. It is the dimmer module.
Lights on instrument panel just went out. Dimmer control switch won't work!
2003 Chevrolet Malibu135,000
my dimmer sparked and smelled bad, haven't fixed it yet
dashlights are to dim during drive in daytime even when using the to brittening switch
Instrument psnel does not light up....if running lights or lughts ate still not lit up....if i turn running lights off will come on and illuminate but should not work that way....I have already gotten 2 recall notices.....what a lemon i got
Panel light dimmers fails after initially starting vehicle in darkened areas sometimes fails during driving when panel should illuminate during dusk driving.
Dash lights are not working. Can't see speed and how much gas I have.
cant wait for gm to go out of business totally non transparent company after 3 years its the new owners problem the build garbage because their never forced to smell it old blood old designs fix and repair daily
1998 Chevrolet Malibu245,000
panel lights not working and cigarette lighter,as well as accessory lighter not working
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