Wire harness

Asked by Feb 22, 2017 at 11:26 PM about the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I pluggd in my ciggaret lighter
which has never been used other
than for charging cell phones. An
the connected wiring behint the
console to the lighters plug was
meltingan spread to the passenger
side wireharness that goes
towards back of car..melted all the
blackwires an also in trunk it
tottaly melted the 20amp fuse for
the cigg plug... What is now the
nect step to take after i
dissconnect the ground on battery

1 Answer

25,975

Replace all the bad wiring and get a new lighter & plug & fuse and follow the wiring loom to its end to see it there any more damage or shorts that caused it. It may have a short to trace down but also may have just been the lighter unit.

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