20 Most Recent 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Questions & Answers


check your brake switch probably located on your brake pedal arm itself

2009 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jun 11, 2019


Yes you can't drive it with the seat out. The air bag light will stay on and the air bags will be inoperative. Once you reinstall the seat everything should go back to normal.

2009 Chevrolet... | Answered on Mar 20, 2019


That light means that the computer control module has detected a fault in the Electronic stability control system and it turned on the light to alert you. Right now the system is turned off for your safety. You now need the system scanned for the fault code that is set in the control modules memory.

2009 Chevrolet... | Answered on Mar 05, 2019


The locks on your vehicle are electronically controlled by the BCM - body control module . The driver an passenger door switche's are input's to the BCM . Do you know anything about automotive electronic's ? anti theft alarm remote, could this be part of the problem , No it's just a key less entry remote , nothing to do with the anti-theft .
Door Lock System Components
The Power Door Lock System consists of the following components:
• Body control module (BCM)
• Driver door lock switch
• Front passenger door lock switch
• Door lock actuators in each of the doors
• IBCM (PWR) 15-amp fuse

Door Lock System Controls
The Power Door Lock System is controlled by the body control module (BCM) and can be activated by any one of the following:
• A door lock switch Lock or Unlock actuation
• A keyless entry transmitter actuation
• An automatic door lock actuation
• An automatic door unlock actuation
• A last door closed locking (LDCL) actuation

Driver and Passenger Door Unlock Operation w/o Keyless Entry
When the body control module (BCM) detects a transition of either of the door lock switches to the Unlock position, it switches the door lock actuator unlock control circuits to voltage. Since the door lock actuator lock control circuit is at ground potential within the BCM, the driver passenger door lock actuators transition to the Unlock position.

Your best bet , take your vehicle to a qualified repair shop ! Need special tool to diagnose .

Power Door Locks Inoperative

Install a scan tool.
Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
With a scan tool, observe the door lock switch parameter in the Doors data list.
Does the scan tool display Idle?
YES - Go to Step 4
NO - Go to Step 8
4
Activate the driver door lock switch to the LOCK and UNLOCK positions.
Does the scan tool display Idle?
YES - Go to Step 9
NO - Go to Step 5
5
Activate the front passenger door lock switch to the LOCK and UNLOCK positions.
Does the scan tool display Idle?
YES - Go to Step 9
NO - Go to Step 6
6
With a scan tool, observe the driver door lock actuator command and the passenger door lock actuator command parameters in the Doors data list.
Activate a door lock switch to the LOCK and UNLOCK positions.

2009 Chevrolet... | Answered on Dec 24, 2017


What the specific codes are is important can you post that ?

2009 Chevrolet... | Answered on Apr 27, 2017


The HID requires a ballast, did you do any rewiring? Did you check the fuses? Unplug the relay either hi or low, use jumper wire between terminals 30 and 87, the lamps should work, I'm talking about your regular lamps. If they work with the jumper, then check control side of relay.

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2009 Chevrolet... | Answered on Mar 06, 2017


Maybe a video on you tube .

2009 Chevrolet... | Answered on Feb 15, 2017


Check the temperature sending unit (sensor) on the engine. A faulty sensor could also be interacting with your HVAC giving it the wrong temperature reading (i.e. a very low or no value).

2009 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jan 08, 2017


its possible that the incorrect voltage regulator was fitted to the alternator during the repair. A low voltage or irregular voltage from the alternator can cause havoc with vehicle electronics

2009 Chevrolet... | Answered on Aug 02, 2016


Dear Earl,
You have not supplied me with the year, make, or model of the vehicle, but for the past (about 20) years, the most common answer to your problem in the USA would be a bad "coil pack".
This is usually a tall skinny plastic thing that makes the spark for the spark plug, and has a wire connection on the bottom to energize it.
The top of it has either a hole for the spark plug wire, or a wire that goes to the spark plug.
The number of coil packs are according to the number of cylinders/spark plugs in the engine. ( Usually 4 or 6.)
God bless your efforts.

2009 Chevrolet... | Answered on Aug 02, 2016


number 4 misfire check either plug or coil --as to jerking if vehicle is not running correct [misfire ]it will not drive smooth trac light --it can be related to the misfire or check abs and brakes and power braking will set off traction control and puts a strain on brakes and c/v axles

2009 Chevrolet... | Answered on Aug 02, 2016


The kick panel is a pop in, pull on it lightly and it should pop off in your hand.

2009 Chevrolet... | Answered on May 05, 2016


You should contact a dealer because there is a recall on the make and model of the car that has those. Otherwise it is going to be expensive. It is a power assisted pump system. The cost for the assist motor is over 400

2009 Chevrolet... | Answered on Apr 04, 2016


First off testing would need to be done to determen what the cause is . The door locks on your vehicle are controlled by a computer ,BCM - body control module . The first test would be to check for DTC'S diagnostic trouble codes in the BCM . An to do this you would need a factory scan tool , not a OBD2 code reader . Door Lock System Components
The Power Door Lock System consists of the following components:
• Body control module (BCM)
• Driver door lock switch
• Front passenger door lock switch
• Reversible door lock actuator in each of the doors
• IBCM (PWR) 15-amp fuse
• Driver door cylinder switch, if equipped
Door Lock System Controls
The Power Door Lock System is controlled by the body control module (BCM) and can be activated by any one of the following:
• A door lock switch lock or unlock actuation
• A keyless entry transmitter actuation
• An automatic door lock or unlock actuation
• A last door closed locking (LDCL) actuation
If the driver door cylinder switch feature of the vehicle is functional, the locks may also be operated by a driver door cylinder switch lock or unlock activation.
Your best bet would be to take to a ASE certified repair shop or the dealer.Because if the BCM were the problem an had to be replaced , it would need programming .
Each door lock switch is wired to the body control module (BCM) through a separate door lock/unlock signal circuit. While these circuits are separated between the BCM and respective door lock switch, they are connected into a single circuit within the BCM. The BCM supplies voltage through the door lock/unlock signal circuits to each door lock switch. When either door lock switch is operated, this supply voltage is pulled to ground, providing the BCM with the required lock or unlock signal. In order for the BCM to distinguish between a lock and unlock signal, the lock switch contains two separate paths for this voltage to flow to the same body ground. When the switch is operated to the unlock position, the supply voltage flows to ground through a 1.5K ohm resistor. When the switch is operated to the lock position, the supply voltage flows to ground through a different part of the switch circuit, which has no resistor. The BCM then interprets the flow of voltage as a lock or unlock request and powers the door lock actuators to the appropriate lock or unlock position.

2009 Chevrolet... | Answered on Dec 20, 2015

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