Bought a 2005 Malibu Maxx LS 3.5

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    Bought a 2005 Malibu Maxx LS 3.5

    I'm very satisfied with the car, its very smooth, very quiet, and economical. Its quite the upgrade from dodge. I've been searching for a good place for malibu maxx info, reguarding taking it apart on the inside, etc. I really want to put in my previous stereo system.

    I know I need a gmlan install kit from schoce to install an aftermarket deck and still maintain gmlan functions. But I guess what I'm looking for is a good place with information on taking out interior peices and other parts of the car. I know most of it is pretty basic but I want to do everything right without breaking anything.

    Also where is a good place to buy just a user manual for the car itself? Will a chevy dealer have one or be able to get me one still?

    Thanks for your time!

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    Re: Bought a 2005 Malibu Maxx LS 3.5

    Great buy, congrats! I have a Malibu Maxx still for my first car until I got my caddy. Great car for ride quality, economically, very roomy, and good looking. I have the LS version I added tints, K & N Air Filter and some blue interior lights. Great Car!

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    Re: Bought a 2005 Malibu Maxx LS 3.5

    Congrats on the purchase we love our Mali, when I get home I can show you some information on how to do it.

    The Malibus are strange wherein there is a lot of pieces to take off before you can get to the stereo but is in no way hard to do.
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    Re: Bought a 2005 Malibu Maxx LS 3.5

    my mom has a white 05 malibu maxx LS and she loves it. it is a very nice car the inside is nice and the back seats are really cool. they go back or can move front to back its a well loaded car. she had to get used to the power it had when she first got it but its a great car and really user friendly good luck with it

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    Re: Bought a 2005 Malibu Maxx LS 3.5

    I have an 01 Malibu LS and its very reliable. Its just I have noticed that the New malibus have 144 horses from the LS model all the way to the LTZ which thank god gets a somewhat less weaker 217hp engine. Anyway My point is My car has 170 horses I can quite literally run laps around the 144hp engine. The SS on the other hand makes the Malibu a decent car. and I have compared the interiors of both my car and a new malibu. While my interior is not exactly five star material it does not look as cheap and tacky as the ones on the new malibu. Can't wait until 08 when GM finally gets it right and releases the new malibu

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    Re: Bought a 2005 Malibu Maxx LS 3.5

    oh and great buy I always prefered the maxx to the sedan because it has more cargo room

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    Re: Bought a 2005 Malibu Maxx LS 3.5

    Still looking around on how to remove the stock stereo and the panels that surround it, also has someone pulled theres out before? Does it have rca preamp outputs for an amp or do I need to use line level converters or the like?

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    Re: Bought a 2005 Malibu Maxx LS 3.5

    anyone know, I dont see any visible screws, the only thing I can think of is I have to take off the knee bolster under the steering wheel and the glove box and maybe the bottom part is bolted in there?

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