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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
155,343 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1997 Chevrolet Malibu accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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1997 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 092010


  • Automatic transmission
  • 155,343 miles


Everything was fine (as fine as it can be with a Malibu winkwink) until a few nights ago. Started the car and the dash indicators (turn signal, ever-present ABS light, etc) light up fine but the lights to show the speedometer and other gauges don't turn on. Also, the clock/radio no longer lights up and neither does the light beneath the shifter (to show what gear you're in). This only happens at night. During the day, all these lights work fine. The headlights and taillights work, brake lights work, dash indicator lights work, etc. Not sure yet how to fix this. But it is difficult driving at night now that we can't see what speed we're going or what radio station we're on or what time it is.

- , Cranbrook, BC, Canada

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