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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-02-2008, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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2005 Cobalt Questions

I'm brand new to this forum.
I have a few questions about a 2005 Cobalt LS Sedan I just bought at an auction.
The car didn't come with an owners manual!!!

Does Haynes or Chilton make a repair manual for this car yet?

Is there a fuse box inside the car or just under the hood?
If so where is it located?

Also I'm missing a panel or door of some sort just under the trunk release button on the bottom section of the dash near your left knee. What is supposed to be there?

There is also a three wire plug just hanging in that opening, any Ideas what that might be for?

Is there a way to turn off the traction control on this car, my old 2000 Impala had an over-ride switch, this car doesn't appear to. Could that be what the three wire plug mentioned above is for? If not is there any other way to turn the traction control off (like shifting to low gear or something), I can't make it up my driveway when there's an inch or more of snow!!! The Impala never had a problem with the traction control turned off!!!

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-02-2008, 06:17 PM
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I'm new too, but I can answer a couple of your questions.

There is a door, looks like and ashtray door, that covers the trunk button. I don't know what the other wires are.

Yes, if you shift to low, the traction control is off.

Call any GM dealer and they can tell you where to get an owners manual or go to your local wrecking yard.

Hope that helps.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-02-2008, 06:25 PM
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The three-wire plug may be the plug for fog lights. If your car isn't equipped with fog lights it may just be an unused part of the standard wiring harness.

there are also fuses located on the control modules (body control module BCM, tranny control module TCM, and engine control module ECM.

There are now Haynes books available for the Cobalt -- better yet, get a factory service manual -- lot more cost, but a heck of a lot more information then a Haynes book. Check out crateenginedepot.com for GMPP parts, GM accessories, and manuals/books. When you open the website look on the left for "Cobalt/G5 Performance"

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-02-2008, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replies guys!
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-06-2008, 11:35 AM
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[QUOTE=Brian M;164207]Hi,

Is there a fuse box inside the car or just under the hood?
If so where is it located?


There is also a fuse box located on the passenger's side, center , there's a kick panel that needs to be removed to get access to it...

Dealer should be able to provide you with another owner's manual, or you can register at mygmlink.com to get one for the cobalt.

Hope you're pleased with the '05...I know I am!

2005 Cobalt LS Sedan, blue granite
2012 Honda Civic EX-L
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