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Old 12-14-2015, 12:04 AM
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Question A better repair manual than Haynes?

I have a 2010 Malibu LT with electrical problems (FUSE 20). If I leave that fuse in overnight the battery is dead by the AM.

I purchased a "HAYNES 2004 ~ 2010 REPAIR MANUAL" but sadly it is quite shallow and lacking in details for Malibu electrical system(s). Mostly they only offer block diagrams and don't even identify a "FUSE-20"?

They do specify the fuse amperage (for those shown) and a basic label but that's it. I don't expect full-on schematics for modules, but a manual that at least identifies each fuse and everything connected to them.

Can anyone recommend a BETTER Repair Manual for the 2010 Malibu?

Thank you!
Anthony
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Old 12-14-2015, 09:50 AM
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Default Re: A better repair manual than Haynes?

either the factory manual which can be expensive or a subscription to Alldata on a monthly basis
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Old 12-15-2015, 08:08 PM
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Thank you for your reply... and please tell me if you or anyone has experience with this company?

"Chevrolet Malibu 2008 2009 2010 - Workshop Manual - Car Service"
located here:

http://www.carservicemanuals.repair7...l-car-service/

Still not sure if this is a ONLINE manual, on disk or ?? I have messaged them and I'm still waiting for a reply?

Anyone buy from this company?

Thank you!
Anthony

*** UPDATE ***

I did find this about the manual company:

The company is rated at 100% safe.
Website: carservicemanuals.repair7.com
Title: Car Service Manuals – Workshop Service Manual — Auto Repair Manuals
Description: Workshop Service Repair Manual Download,Maintenance, Engine, Control System Mechanical, En
Domain Age: 5 Years, 295 Days
Website Speed: Fast

See the site review here:

http://www.scamadviser.com/is-carser...fake-site.html

Last edited by SOGLAD; 12-16-2015 at 03:11 PM. Reason: ADD UPDATE
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Old 12-16-2015, 10:27 AM
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Default Re: A better repair manual than Haynes?

that site has many misspellings and grammatical errors. The contact email is a hotmail account not a company. I would steer clear from buying from them. This is the hard copy version of the factory manual
http://www.helminc.com/helm/product2...ZNS&itemtype=N
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Old 12-16-2015, 03:00 PM
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I thank you for your reply and the link! I do appreciate you researching that for me.

Today I finally threw in the towel and took my 2010 Malibu to electrical auto shop. It's going to be great to have my Chevy back 100%.

I'll be sure to specify the problem(s) here when I get the final bill.

And I agree about the other site (I found online) ~ I too saw misspellings, poor grammar, etc.? I did manage to get a email to them by removing the spaces from their address but I have still received no reply.

Sure would be nice if GM would put their manuals in DVD form so prices could be more reasonable! Product line updates could easily be added too and I can't fathom why GM and similar companies won't do that?

Again, I greatly appreciate you taking the time to help me!

Anthony
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Old 01-08-2016, 08:54 PM
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Default Re: A better repair manual than Haynes?

I personally recommend Chilton. They aren't as good as the books from Chevy themselves, but are adequate. You can read it quite easily, don't have to be an auto aficionado to take it all in. Guarantee you that they're superior to haynes.
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