2011 Chevrolet Malibu, Low Beam Headlights Do Not Work

This 2011 Chevrolet Malibu came in with the complaint that both low beam headlights do not work. Since the bulbs are not easy to access testing begins at the underhood fuse box. Fuse number 7 is for the left low beam and fuse number 9 is for the right low beam headlight. The fuses need … Continue reading “2011 Chevrolet Malibu, Low Beam Headlights Do Not Work”

2005 Chevrolet Impala Right Rear Turn Signal & Stoplight Not Working

This 2005 Chevrolet Impala came in with the complaint the the right rear turn signal and stoplight did not work sometimes. The bulb had already been changed. To access the bulb the light assembly has to be removed from the vehicle. The trunk liner is held in place by several plastic wing nuts. After the … Continue reading “2005 Chevrolet Impala Right Rear Turn Signal & Stoplight Not Working”

2005 Chevrolet Impala, Rear Turn Signal Erratic, Not Working

This 2005 Chevrolet Impala came in withe the complaint that the right rear turn signal was working some of the time. The customer had already replaced the bulb and stated that it seemed to work okay for a few days. The tail light assembly is attached to the vehicle by four plastic nuts with brass … Continue reading “2005 Chevrolet Impala, Rear Turn Signal Erratic, Not Working”

2005 Chevrolet Malibu, Changing The Low Beam Headlight Bulb

This 2005 Chevrolet Malibu came in with the driver’s side low beam headlight not working. It is a pretty simple repair. There are two 10 mm headed screws that hold the headlight assembly to the vehicle. With the two screw removed the headlight assembly lifts up and off the car. A little wiggling is needed … Continue reading “2005 Chevrolet Malibu, Changing The Low Beam Headlight Bulb”

2005 Chevrolet Malibu, Front Turn Signal Socket

If you have a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu or a similar vehicle, and the front turn signal and park light socket is burnt out you have two choices. Buy a replacement headlight assembly or install a new socket. The manufacturer considers the socket to be part of the headlight assembly and therefore does not list a … Continue reading “2005 Chevrolet Malibu, Front Turn Signal Socket”

1991 Chevrolet Caprice Classic, Short In Park Lights

This 1991 Chevrolet caprice came in with the complaint that fuse #14 blows for the park / tail lights. As is normal for myself when looking for a short in the lighting systems, I went around the outside of the car and looked at the lights. There it was finally an easy one. The driver’s … Continue reading “1991 Chevrolet Caprice Classic, Short In Park Lights”

1998 Chevrolet Cavailer, No Low Beam Headlights

This 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier came in with the complaint of no low beam headlights. A quick check at the low beam headlight connector found that the ground signal from the dimmer switch on the dark blue wire was missing. I looked at the wiring under the battery tray and there was no sign of acid … Continue reading “1998 Chevrolet Cavailer, No Low Beam Headlights”

1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Changing The Turn Signal Switch

1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo changing the turn signal switch due to inop stoplights. To view diagnostics for this repair please click here. The first step is to disable and remove the air bag assembly according to manufacturers guidelines. If you do not have a manual you can purchase from either Mitchell or AllData. There are … Continue reading “1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Changing The Turn Signal Switch”

1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, No Brake Lights

This 1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo came in with the complain that the brake / stop lights do not work. As long as all of the bulbs are working this is easy to test. First confirm that the stop lights in fact do not work. Then check the turn signals and hazard lights. If they work … Continue reading “1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, No Brake Lights”

1998 Chevrolet Malibu, Turn Signals and Horn Inop

This 1998 Chevrolet Malibu came in with the complaint that the turn signals did not work properly and the horn did not work. Inspecting the turn signals found that the signal was reaching the bulb but it seemed very weak. First place to start is one of the easier bulbs to get to to see … Continue reading “1998 Chevrolet Malibu, Turn Signals and Horn Inop”