2000 Malibu gauges and warning lights acting crazy.


Asked by Jul 13, 2015 at 08:34 AM about the 2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2000 Chevy Malibu 3.1L
3 weeks ago i was driving and the
car stalled and would not restart. It
would not even turn over.  Finally
found out the starter was bad but
that didn't explain it stalling. I
replaced the starter and now I can
start the car and drive it but now the
abs light, brake light and theft
system light will all come on. (Theft
system light doesn't come on each
time) the abs light and brake light will
come on and stay on until I kill the
car. The theft system light usually
goes out on its own. Also my fuel
gauge will read the proper amount of
fuel then suddenly drop to empty
and my temperature gauge will also
drop. They stay down a few seconds
and then return to normal. The other
day it did this 26 times in 14 minutes.
I replaced the ignition switch and it is
still doing the same thing.
Any help on this would be greatly

5 Answers


You can try removing the positive battery terminal for about 10 seconds then reconnecting it that may reset the computer. That works on some vehicles. If that does not work you will have to have the vehicles computer reset with the hand held computer.


The handheld computer? Is that the OBD II reader because I hooked that up earlier to see if there were possibly any codes but no such luck. I will try disconnecting the positive. I had only tried disconnecting the negative side.


Definitely sounds like a battery cable issue. Check both ends of both cables. Make sure all your connections are clean and tight. Check the connections at the alternator as well. HTH. -Jim


Thank you I will definitely do that.

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You're welcome. Glad to help. -Jim

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