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2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco with eAssist
Quick Reference Sheet
Vehicle Identification
High Voltage Disabling Procedure
The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco uses exterior Eco
badging to identify them as eAssist vehicles.
To avoid personal injury in an emergency situation, the
eAssist system must be disabled.
To differentiate between standard and eAssist Chevrolet
Malibu Eco vehicles, look in the following places to
determine if high voltage exists:
To disable high voltage:
Under the hood features:
• Large orange cable connected to generator
• Yellow First Responder Cut Tape Label
1. Turn the ignition to the OFF position.
2. Cut the black 12 volt battery cable at the yellow tape.
3. Cut the auxiliary power module cable, located rearward
of the 12 volt battery, at the yellow tape.
Note: After disabling 12 volt power, wait 1 minute to allow
any un-deployed airbag reserve energy to dissipate.
To avoid accidental reconnection of the cut cable,
remove a section of each cable to ensure they cannot
inadvertently reconnect.
1. Use key or
push button to
turn off ignition
Instrument panel cluster features:
• Economy gauge
• Auto stop position on tachometer
3. Cut auxiliary
power module
Trunk features:
• Battery label
Auto Stop on
• Eco badge
2. Cut 12 volt
battery cable
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High Voltage Labels
The Chevrolet Malibu Eco eAssist
system features a series of labels that
enable quick identification of potential
electrical hazards.
The first responder label located under the hood indicates
the locations of the high voltage and low voltage batteries,
as well as steps a first responder should take to disable
the high voltage system.
The high voltage warning labels
are orange and indicate a potential
shock hazard if high voltage is not
properly disabled. The labels are
located underneath the vehicle on
all high voltage components, with
the exception of the high voltage
battery, which utilizes red danger
labels. This tag will be visible if
approaching a roll over incident.
The high voltage danger labels are red and indicate
that high voltage is present at all times. These labels
are located on the high voltage battery in the trunk.
Cable Cut Labels
The low voltage system provides the energy needed to
enable the air bags and high voltage system, therefore,
when approaching an emergency situation, the low
voltage system underhood must be disabled.
To disable the low voltage system, cut through the low
voltage cables on each side of the yellow labels to
remove a section of the cable to ensure the cables cannot
inadvertently reconnect.
Yellow Cut
Tape Labels
High Voltage Cables - DO NOT CUT
Performing the high voltage disabling procedure prior
to extrication work eliminates electrical current flow
through the 12 volt system and disables the high
voltage electrical system. No further action is required.
DANGER: Do NOT cut the orange high voltage
cables. Cutting these cables can result in serious
injury or death. No matter what disable method you
have performed, always assume the high voltage
cables and components contain high voltage.
High Strength Steel
The body structure contains high strength steel; this is
highlighted in blue. The occupants are protected from
front, rear and side impacts by a structural cage created
by the underlying vehicle structural design.
Do NOT cut the:
Additional crumple zones protect the occupant with front,
side and rear rails that are designed to crush in a crash.
• Roof rails near the center pillar, contains side curtain
airbag inflators.
• Front seat back on the outboard edge, contains side
• Center pillar near the rocker, contains the seat belt
retractor pretensioner and side impact sensor.
WARNING: Do NOT cut into the vehicle until the 12V
electrical system has been disabled. Cutting into the
vehicle prior to disconnecting and isolating the 12V
electrical energy sources may cause airbag deployment
resulting in serious injury.
High Strength Steel
First Responder Considerations
The battery on fire will not explode. If battery cells
reach high enough temperature, they vent and release
electrolyte. Battery electrolyte is flammable. Use copious
amounts of water to cool the battery and extinguish the
fire. ABC dry chemical extinguisher will not extinguish a
battery fire. Water
The high voltage battery is isolated from the vehicle
chassis. If the vehicle is immersed in water, you will not
be electrocuted by touching the vehicle.
Locate and review the Lithium-Ion Battery Chemistry
Material Safety Data Sheet for more information.
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