no dash lights on 2003 Chevrolet Malibu

i installed an aftermarket stereo and i checked the fuses and the're all good but now my dash lights aren't working

by in Olney, IL on June 17, 2010
4 answers 6 comments
ANSWER by , June 17, 2010
Grey wire at the stereo should carries dash light power to the stereo. Check the instrument panel fuse box fuse marked INST LTS 10 Amp.
COMMENT by , July 09, 2010
after market radio has orange wire do not use it. it will blow fuse for dash and tail lights. you don't need to use it only for older cars. my 2003 tacoma didn't need it now all is fine.
COMMENT by , August 24, 2010
i was going to put an after marked stereo in my 03 malibu but i found out if i didn't get this part for $150 that it would mess up my lights and wat not... you need that part for '97-'04 malibus... which kinda sucks
COMMENT by , August 25, 2010
well when i installed mine i hooked all the wires and lost my tailghts and dash lights. i went to pro radio shop and they asked if i connected the orange wire. they said don't use it so i did that and replaced fuse under hood - the fuses inside were all good. now all is fine. good luck!!!!!!!!!!
COMMENT by , March 07, 2015
What is the fuse labeled under the hood for the tail lights
ANSWER by , July 09, 2010
after market radio has orange wire do not use it. it will blow fuse for dash and tail lights. you don't need to use it only for older cars. my 2003 tacoma didn't need it now all is fine. then check fuse under hood - 10 amp.
COMMENT by , September 26, 2010
hey guys this was awesome . totally fixed my problems. had a bunch of fuses that blew as a result, but now all my lights work and after replacing all the fuses everything seems fine
COMMENT by , November 13, 2012
Is there like a Video with steps on how to get the wires done right? I'm thinking on doing myself instead of taking it (2003 Malibu) to the shop.
ANSWER by , June 07, 2014
The grey and brown wire that you just stuck in the back i am assuming like me, connec connect them! That is all you have to do. I feel like an idiot now. But it is the solution. Hope this helps other malibu owners!
ANSWER by , April 04, 2016
I have a chevy malibu 2003. I try to install a pioneer stereo and i have no luck do in it. And now i have no dashboar and tail lights any one can help me.