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AC in 98 Malibu

The ac in my 98 malibu wont stay on it will only stay on if the ac is turned on 5 if not every 5-10 seconds the light will blink on and off

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  • damon459 Sep 02, 2008

    I have the exact same Problem is this a common issue I plan on contacting the dealership as I just bough this car used when the A/C is on it blows ICE Cold but if that light isn't lit up it stops working I know it's not low on R134a as it blows so cold when it does come on.

  • edgoins53 Sep 05, 2008

    My problem is exactly the same as in previous post.  It is fully charged but the light blinks on and off.  I have to keep the blower set on 2 or 3 to get it to stay on at all.  When the light is out, hot air is all I get.  When it's on, it blows cold.



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I have had the same problem. You have to replace the panel where the fan/heat/AC controls are. The panels are not well made. I have had my Malibu for 8 years and have been through 3 panels. You can do it yourself it is very easy. 1) Remove the trim piece that surrounds the panel and the stereo. 2) remove the two screws that hold the panel in. 3) remove the connectors from the panel and replace with the new panel. The connectors will only attach one way.

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