Chevy

Chevrolet Repair Questions? Ask a Chevy Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

I'm having trouble installing a Buss radio in a 05 Chevy…

I'm having trouble installing...

I'm having trouble installing a Buss radio in a 05 Chevy Malibu

Mechanic's Assistant: Is this an aftermarket stereo, or did it come with the car?

Aftermarket

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Malibu yourself? What have you tried so far?

I have wired according to a diagram I found on the web. However, the stereo won't turn on. Power issue. I'm trying to confirm the power wires.

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Answered in 6 minutes by:
3/21/2018
Dan
Dan, Technician
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 26,049
Experience: Independent Shop Experience, 2 Year Automotive Diploma, & Access to Information Database
Verified

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I'm here to help get your problem solved.

Ask Your Own Chevy Question

This vehicle does not come with a ignition power which goes to the red wire. So your problem is the red wire not getting voltage You can wire the red and yellow wires together to get voltage but then you will need to manually shut off radio every time you shut off vehicle. The 2nd option is to get a more expensive wire harness which comes with a module to send power to red wire. Here is a link to harness you need but putting wires together will solve problem until then. My goal is to provide 5 star service so please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks.

-

https://www.ebay.com/itm/CHEVROLET-Malibu-2004-2005-Radio-Wire-Harness-Aftermarket-Stereo-Installation/282320631309?fits=Year%3A2005%7CModel%3AMalibu&epid=1317772784&hash=item41bb9ef60d:g:jGYAAOSwQJhUdM5I&vxp=mtr

Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Hi Dan.

Hello,

This vehicle does not come with a ignition power which goes to the red wire. So your problem is the red wire not getting voltage You can wire the red and yellow wires together to get voltage but then you will need to manually shut off radio every time you shut off vehicle. The 2nd option is to get a more expensive wire harness which comes with a module to send power to red wire. Here is a link to harness you need but putting wires together will solve problem until then. My goal is to provide 5 star service so please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks.

-

https://www.ebay.com/itm/CHEVROLET-Malibu-2004-2005-Radio-Wire-Harness-Aftermarket-Stereo-Installation/282320631309?fits=Year%3A2005%7CModel%3AMalibu&epid=1317772784&hash=item41bb9ef60d:g:jGYAAOSwQJhUdM5I&vxp=mtr

Dan
Dan, Technician
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 26,049
Experience: Independent Shop Experience, 2 Year Automotive Diploma, & Access to Information Database
Verified
Dan and 87 other Chevy Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a chevy mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dan Your Own Question
Dan
Dan
Dan, Technician
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 26,049
26,049 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Independent Shop Experience, 2 Year Automotive Diploma, & Access to Information Database

Dan is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I was having a terrible problem with the wheel bearings on my 98 Chevy Cavalier and I suspect that using this website saved me plenty of time and money.

Todd LRochester NY

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

GM Tech (Cam)

GM Tech (Cam)

Chevy Technician

15,756 satisfied customers

GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.

Gary

Gary

Chevy Technician

9,642 satisfied customers

15 years GM master tech

Tim&#039;s Auto Repair

Tim's Auto Repair

mechanic

8,884 satisfied customers

Have owned a repair shop for 25 yrs.

Dave Nova

Dave Nova

Chevrolet Technician

7,092 satisfied customers

ASE Master Certification. GM World Class Certification

John

John

Master A.S.E Automotive technician

4,071 satisfied customers

A.S.E MasterTechnician A1-A8 w/L1,38 years experience General Motors Master Technician

Don - Mo Lurch

Don - Mo Lurch

Auto Mech / Electronics

2,953 satisfied customers

Chevrolet Cert., Heavy Line Mech, Race Shop Owner, Mobile Electronics.

Ron Z.

Ron Z.

- Chevy Tech -

2,836 satisfied customers

18+yrs experience. State Inspector and Chevy Diagnostics

< Previous | Next >

Related Chevy Questions
Recently installed an aftermarket radio in my 05 chevy
hi,recently installed an aftermarket radio in my 05 chevy express van,all went well in not connecting my orange serial data wire to anything, except no key chime features. a few days later, my dash ga… read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
I am trying to hook up a jvc kd-r320 radio up to the stereo
I am trying to hook up a jvc kd-r320 radio up to the stereo wire harrness … read more
Chris (aka - Moose)
Chris (aka - Moose)
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
108 satisfied customers
My '04 suburban won't turn over. I think I may have a fuse
My '04 suburban won't turn over. I think I may have blown a fuse replacing radio. New battery… read more
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
Chevy Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,756 satisfied customers
Chevrolet Colorado LS: My factory stereo in my chevy colorado
My factory stereo in my chevy colorado stopped working. I noticed that it was turning on periodically while driving and then it would cut out. I purchased an aftermarket stereo and installed it, but t… read more
lightsout22
lightsout22
160 satisfied customers
What is the purple wire with the white stripe on a 1999 silverado
What is the purple wire with the white stripe on a 1999 silverado delco factory stereo for?… read more
Jettadan1
Jettadan1
Lead mech
Some college
1,421 satisfied customers
2002 chevy tahoe: im installing..aftermarket stereo..onstar..controls
i'm installing an aftermarket stereo in 2002 chevy tahoe with performance enhanced speakers (not Bose) rear sub, and ONSTAR. there is a 21 pin harness for the stereo and a 9 pin harness that appears t… read more
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
Chevy Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,756 satisfied customers
Chevy cobalt: the lights come on the unit..acts..wiring harness..amp
I have an 05 chevy cobalt and recently installed an aftermarket stereo the lights come on the unit and acts like it is playing music and searching radio stations but no sound whatsoever everything is … read more
Dan
Dan
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
26,049 satisfied customers
Chevy Malibu Maxx: I want to install an aftermarket radio and subs
I want to install an aftermarket radio and subs in my04 Chevy Malibu Maxx. How do i go about doing so?… read more
rodcuda
rodcuda
Auto repair pro, 30 years experience
Associate Degree
74 satisfied customers
2010 chevy: wiring harness..an aftermarket receiver..splice
i need the wiring harness colors and wha they all connect to. i am installing an aftermarket receiver in my 2010 chevy express. i need to know what wires to splice into in order to hook up the radio.… read more
JHoop
JHoop
Owner,Technician
High School or GED
2006 chevy cobalt lt: aftermarket stereo..kit..it comes with a harness
I'm installing an aftermarket stereo into my wifes 2006 chevy cobalt lt. The radio is a Sony Wx-4500x. I ordered a kit to install the radio , it comes with a harness. The radio though, has a wire for … read more
Dave Nova
Dave Nova
Chevrolet Technician
Associate Degree
7,092 satisfied customers
i need a wiring diagram for 2004 malibu. installing a stereo,
i need a wiring diagram for 2004 malibu. installing a stereo, and not sure where to pair the orange wires to the wiring harness for the stereo. sony bt-2700… read more
goodwrench9124
goodwrench9124
Lead Tech/ Shop Leader
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,571 satisfied customers
2004 chevy: stero..stopped working..fuses for the stereo itself???
my 2004 chevy express stero has stopped working but nothing else has failed. Where are the fuses for the stereo itself???… read more
Mcgruder73
Mcgruder73
Auto Technician
Associate Degree
1999 chevy malibu: radio assembly instructions or the color coding
I need the radio assembly instructions or the color coding for the 1999 chevy malibu. i am installing a pioneer deh-230. PLEASE HELP!!… read more
Travis
Travis
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
641 satisfied customers
I own a 2001 Chevy Impala that I was attempting to install
I own a 2001 Chevy Impala that I was attempting to install an aftermarket stereo on. The first wiring harness I bought, did not fit the vehicle. The second one I bought, did fit the vehicle. After I g… read more
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
Chevy Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,756 satisfied customers
2004 Malibu Maxx Lt: new radio but I like the trip computer
I have a 2004 Malibu Maxx Lt and I would like to change the radio so I can play my ipod thru the radio by plugging my ipod into the radio but I would need a new radio but I like the trip computer but … read more
Golden Wrench
Golden Wrench
Shop Manager, Automotive Tech Consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
240 satisfied customers
2004 chevy: an all in one aftermaret stereo..wiring..onstar
How are you doing? I am installing an all in one aftermaret stereo in my 2004 chevy avalanche... They sent me the wiring adapter for a truck with onstar installed... If I clip the rca pluggs and conne… read more
Golden Wrench
Golden Wrench
Shop Manager, Automotive Tech Consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
240 satisfied customers
Malibu maxx: a RSE DVD console that was working in the other car
i have an 05 malibu maxx, purchased without an RSE DVD. i purchased a RSE DVD console that was working in the other car. when installed into my car it does not work! i do have an aftermarket stereo in… read more
goodwrench9124
goodwrench9124
Lead Tech/ Shop Leader
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,571 satisfied customers
remote wire for the factory stereo wiring harness? thanks
On a ''04 3500 Express, what color is the remote wire for the factory stereo wiring harness? Thanks… read more
Mazda Ed
Mazda Ed
Lead Technician
High School or GED
1,963 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x