Jacob Caufield: let me tell you this crap works took my car to the shop they couldnt figure
it out and gave me a sheet full of problems that i didnt even have. watched
this video and now my ac work great thanks for the help man
florret2003: I replaced the unit today and it took 15 minutes. Easy job. I drove the
vehicle 16 miles and at no time did it cycle between on and off nor did it
change the mode from recirculate to fresh air without input from me.
Success! I cleaned the unit I took out and now I have a spare. Thanks for
the video, Wagslick!
Jose Rivera: To whom it may concern ,I had a problem i it solve but i have the air cicle
flowing throw the floor and vent how can i fix that problem,
brittany wells: oh yes i got that fixed but the windows air and turning signals still
acting up but ill figure it out one day but now the alternator or something
is acting out because it wouldnt start today but i just got done driving it
and the battery is new
pigboykool: Chevy Malibu is a piece of junk! My 2000 Malibu has coolant leakage problem
with the manifold Intake gaskets in a couple year again after a
replacement, the left side window won't work in the morning (seems like a
motor issue) for some unknown reason, and hopefully I can fix the AC
problem by the help of this video. Thanks for the upload!
xadam2dudex: why hasn't there been a class action lawsuit against GM for all the defects
in this car ?? it isn't an isolated occurrence.. it is symptomatic thru the
Malibu car line
kingmikeofthenorth: What a pain in the ass. Thanks for the vid. Maybe I'll tackle this one day
when I'm bored.
Pat Devine: This was right on...THANK YOU!!! Took about 20 mins.
DUBDUECE05: Thank you so much my car does that 05 classic
117dcp: No. I had this same issue and you need to replace the blower motor
resistor. I bought one for $17 at a local auto parts store. It took about 3
hours for me to get everything out and back together but it was worth it.
There is a video on youtube about replacing it.
brittany wells: omg yess i have all those same problems but have yet to figure out how to
mikeyhh1488: it's gonna be different between chevy and dodge. i have a malibu, an
intrepid, a stratus, and a charger. lol you'll probably be better off
replacing the MTC control head completely. it's much easier than opening
the thing up and fiddling with the board. from what you said, it sounds
like the knob switch is bad. hard to replace anyway
Scott Gerney: I just fixed my a/c. Thanks for the great video, very helpful. Entire job
took about 45 minutes
paulbieniek: Pain in the ass for a temporary fix.
Monica Rendon: totally saved me around 130 dollars thanks for the video but i used that
electronic tuner cleaner instead of alcohol works like a champ
Manuel Aspeitia: Thanks for the video but does this work on a 2005 Chevrolet Classic too? I
have had issues with mine they have charged the system as well as add Freon
Still no go!!
windfreak0: My lady friend suffered with intermittent ac for several years, so I
applied this fix. She couldn't believe it when this simple fix actually
worked. I did the entire job in about 1 hour tops.
Veronica Herrera: my a/c on my 07 Malibu is working only intermittingly? I dont know what to
do and dont know what to do
xadam2dudex: the sensor on the Passlock II system gets dirty or fails to recognize the
key to enable the ignition system..most of the time it is just dirty try
some fine grain sandpaper to clean out the sensor by inserting it in and
out of the key hole ...a key that hasn't been worn thru use also might
clean the sensor..sometimes the sensor goes bad tho
powerking73: You my friend are a genius!! I have worked on all types of cars and this
was an excellent fix! It worked great! Thank You many times!
MrBigal72: Now will this fix the issue with only being able to use the fan at speeds 4
and 5 as well?
yuzuki010: You don't need to use a screw driver to pry out the grey plastic molding.
just pull out the ashtray and pull on the area right above where it was. it
should come out.
Sailboat37: Same issue in my 04 Malibu classic. Will give this a shot since it looks
pretty easy. Thanks for sharing!
zenith4637: had this car for 5 years ...got over 200,000 miles....the switch on the
left (fan speed) had to be wiggled to get a good connection ...otherwise
the AC would kick off....Cleaned leads as explained in the video, now it's
working great. thanks wagslick !
gunpei: big props for this vid, just fixed the AC in my 2003 malibu with this
xadam2dudex: the starting problem may be the Passlock II system.. it goes bad on a lot
of GM cars there is even a section in the manual about what to do..try
using some sand paper clean the contacts in the lock cylinder..if u have a
key that isn't worn from use use that key it may clean the sensor ..there r
videos about the problem on youtube
xadam2dudex: the face plate is held in by clips not friction like the video says
Mike J Baron: SUCCESS! I have done this twice already! The "cleaning only lasts about 8
months. TIP: The maker of this excellent video only cleaned half the
CONTACTS! After cleaning the CONTACT on the printed circuit board, make
sure you also clean the moveable CONTACTS that touch the circuit boardt!
TIP: Use electronic TUNER CLEANER (RADIO SHACK) instead of alcohol! It does
a much better job.
xadam2dudex: I wish u would have shown taking off all the parts./ face plates that is
the biggest and hardest part of a project how to get the damn thing apart
Erick Szczap: This really worked. I'm not mechanically inclined at all but I gave this a
go and couldn't believe how easy it was. I've let my A/C go for years now,
because the dealer service center said it would be such a costly repair.
Can't believe it was this easy.
DJHalo2: Why you no show it work???
syrch65: Thank you so much for this vid, fixed this in about 20 mins and you saved
me $150 plus
Tim Nichols: THANK YOU for this video. This fix will save me a lot of money.
renesisrx8: This seems to be a pretty common problem with malibus. The other electrical
problem I've had is the igntion switch going bad and the electronics don't
start when the car does. i.e windows don't go up or down, HVAC wont work,
and the instrument panel doesn't function. Anybody else have this problem?
BigBootyJudy: did this in my 99 malibu.. didnt remove any wires just popped out the board
and cleaned it, worked great thanks.
Thomas Frank: Just followed this process for my '98 Malibu, and it worked like a charm!
Thank you so much :)
Christopher J: What do you think about adding graphite with a pencil --necessary? Can it
cause more problems than it fixes?
renesisrx8: The ignition switch needs to be replaced. It's located behind the ignition
cylinder. (where the key goes in)
Sailor Dave: Still driving my 2003 Malibu. Once wife's car is paid off, buying another
car and it will NOT BE A GM PRODUCT!
Renaldo Hicks: Its not just malibus, its on the impalas as well. My 03 impala is doing the
exact same thing right now. I will be testing this method out today, or
Mathew Cover: I've found that adding graphite will make the problem return faster. The
real problem is that the leads on the knob are scrapping metallic dust
around and causing the on/off/speed knob to short to ground which turns the
A/C off randomly (since it's not a solid connection). By adding graphite,
you're only going accelerate the time frame in which it'll start shorting
to ground again.
teemon1: This took 45 minutes maybe and worked and very easy. I did this on a 1998
Chevy Malibu. Also looking at the contacts path marks it looked like one
set was not staying on the path so I adjusted then up and over a small
amount. Thanks again for the video.
florret2003: I've had two of these units replaced by two different shops at a cost of
almost $400 apiece, including labor since I bought the car in 2003. I kept
the last one that was replaced in 2010 thinking there was something simple
that could be fixed. While looking for installation instructions for the
unit because I was going to order one at Amazon ($92), I came across this
video. I just cleaned the contacts and assembled the unit. Tomorrow I'll
replace it. I'll be back with the results.
ExAbytedb: Hey, I dont know if u have the same problem as I do, but I have a dodge
stratus and the cool and heat do not work on the levels 1-3 but the highest
level is 4 but thats the fan but that works fine for cool or hot air. Would
u have an idea of what the problem may be?
Tim Lewis: I had the most trouble removing the face plate too. I think that if I had
taken the knobs off before prying at the face plate, that it would have
been much easier to pry loose.
Esteban Cantú: works great in my malibu 02 , thanks!
TheEducatedRejects: From what I find, that's an early stage of this problem
xadam2dudex: the turn signal problem is due to moisture getting into the switch under
the emergency flasher button.. the switch has to be replaced it gets
corroded..it's part of the AC problem ..poorly designed system
Dillan Turvold: I can't tell if my a/c is cycling on/off or if its just not working.. i
have a '03 malibu. doesn't seem like cleaning that area helped me though,