2003 Chevrolet Malibu Q&A
2003 Chevrolet Malibu Question: instrument panel lights.
My instrument panel lights went out which consists of the dashboard light, the shift gear light, and the light that lights up the control knobs on the a/c, also My check engine light came on the same time, and my parking lights, side marker lights, and the tail lights are not working.Checked the fuse for the parking lights it is blown, and keeps blowing when I replace the fuse I even tried a 20 instead of a 15 it blew also. I had a friend scan it is shows no codes he said it must be a short. Any suggestion? - nsrourk
Fix your parking lights and the dash lights should come back on. The dash lights are powered from the park light circuit. The check engine light may or may not be related to the lighting issue. - Russ
Please remove that fuse, Russ is absolutely correct, this is a fire hazard! Please do it now and have the short diagnosed. This should be a relatively easy diagnosis for an experienced technician since the short appears to be permanent. - Bret Bodas
you should remove the 30 amp fuse right away before you either fry something else expensive or actually start a fire. You must have a short somewhere that is causing you to repeatedly blow 15 and 20 amp fuses. trace the wire going from that fuse back to the source of the short if possible. yes it will be a bit slow but you can do it. You can also check your wiring diagram and see where that fuse travels too and find it that way. MY guess is that between your parking lights and the fuse block you have a short. Maybe even the a bulb socket touching something. - bhiveranch
I purchased a used 1997 chevy cavillier and it came without a users booklet. I have a light that goes on and would like to find symbols and what they stand for before running to shop. Thank you - hotdog1140
Hi boss ! am afraid, its a deadly short. High-rating the circuit will expose the protected electrical components to severe damage. Hence need to rectify the short. - Visitor
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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