2002 Chevy Malibu


Asked by Feb 17, 2016 at 01:10 AM about the 2002 Chevrolet Malibu Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2002 Chevy Malibu that when I turn my car
off my odometer light and my clock light stays on
and my battery is dead by the morning what is the
problem and why would my odometer in my clock
light not go off

8 Answers


Okay look in my manual for the push button menu?. Thanks I hope it works because I'm tired of getting boost offs . I just bought this car.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Okay well I will definitely try to read on it thanks

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Remove the shifter handle by carefully prying out the horseshoe clip in front of the knob...carefully pry the cover over the shifter and remove..in front of the shifter there is a plastic cam that accuates the shifter control module...by working the shifter back and forth you can see it move...spray behind it with WD-40 and work to loosen by hand...reassemble and you are good to go..


hate to suggest this, but corrosion will see brown power to the ECU and limited starting torque...you may just consider putting a new batter in there (new ones wil last 10 years) 2002 tells me you needed a new one a long time ago...also there are several connections to the positive...perhaps they are not all connected properly or are seeing a bit of corrosion confusing the 'lectronics~....so new battery, my friend and INSPECT for corrosion on the critical connections~

if the odometer and radio are staying on the ignition switch is not turning completely off.....also check to see if the wipers turn on with the key in the off position...The "hot" wire comes directly from a 30 amp fuse to the ignition switch...from the switch it splits and goes directly to the radio and wipers....if they are staying on the shift control module is not allowing the switch to go completely to the off position...I just encountered this exact situation last week and it was the cam gummed up..

If it happens to be the ignition switch you can get the body and switch from 1A and it is an easy install...about 15 minutes...Just don't go by their video...It is a Monte Carlo and totally different...


it's your chassis Ground...its so obvious...check with the multimeter, the available voltages at the dash....the lighter would work...for the strength of the Ground there...battery cables mostly rotted, and the connections to the chassis are dodgy would be my guess here~


and a NEW battery...don't duck that purchase..bite the bullet...you NEED that~

Your Answer


Looking for a Used Malibu in your area?

CarGurus has 62,952 nationwide Malibu listings starting at $880.


Chevrolet Malibu Experts

  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
543 Great Deals out of 34,842 listings starting at $990
Used Honda Accord
1,085 Great Deals out of 65,750 listings starting at $561
Used Toyota Camry
935 Great Deals out of 90,022 listings starting at $300
Used Nissan Altima
1,070 Great Deals out of 78,359 listings starting at $1,500
Used Hyundai Sonata
779 Great Deals out of 54,560 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Maxima
302 Great Deals out of 22,129 listings starting at $1,200
Used Kia Optima
438 Great Deals out of 32,445 listings starting at $2,450
Used Chevrolet Camaro
439 Great Deals out of 31,299 listings starting at $3,550
Used Honda Civic
693 Great Deals out of 64,147 listings starting at $999

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Chevrolet Malibu For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 18,820 listings starting at $14,557
2017 Chevrolet Malibu For Sale
272 Great Deals out of 17,504 listings starting at $10,995
2016 Chevrolet Malibu For Sale
177 Great Deals out of 6,701 listings starting at $9,400
2015 Chevrolet Malibu For Sale
220 Great Deals out of 5,674 listings starting at $7,900
2014 Chevrolet Malibu For Sale
103 Great Deals out of 3,071 listings starting at $6,299

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.