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 around the outer edge.

The low beam bulb is behind the center cover in the rear of the assembly. It takes a little effort but the cover twists out to the left.

Once the cover is loose it will lift out of the assembly.

The bulb and harness connector also will twist out to the left to release the locking tabs.

A close look at the bulb reveals a damaged element.

Note the two pegs at the bottom of the headlight assembly and the two alignment holes in the body panel.

All back together and working as designed.

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