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Service vehicle soon lite 2003 chev. malibu 6cyl. 60,000 mi.

The service vehicle lite came on twice and went off later. had it check they ck. the running lites they were ok. also it happen at nite it started ok. but the lites did not come on for about 20 sec. also the dash gauges and radio were inop. they said it could be the ign switch poss. bad connections.

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  • bstrolley Nov 17, 2008

    Have similar problem with 2003 Malibu at 30,000 miles--Service Vehicle Soon light comes on intermitently, but no indication of what the problem is. Dealer says bring it in when the light is on.

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    service vehicle light on

  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2009

    I have the same problem with my 2003 Malibu. The service vehicle soon light comes off and on. Then the dash gauges and air condition stop working.

  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2009

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  • Rickerika May 09, 2009

    I have basically the same problem. After starting the vehicle, Radio does not come on immediately, AC shuts off temporarily and the Windows will not operate up or down. I might add that these malfunctions also occur while driving down the highway. Radio and AC shuts off momentarily and the Window control does not function momentarily. Problem has been going on for approximately 4 weeks. Vehicle has 60,000 plus miles. I am told by a number of vehicle repair shops that it could be anywhere from 100 things to a thousand thing. Is this an over estimation or what. My major concern is if this vehicle is safe to operate or not. Please advise when a solution is discovered.



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Ignition switch is a solid culprit. the contacts get worn out or even "stretched " due to "Forced" turning of the key. You know the part where you try to turn the key past the stop point.

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