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How do you change the headlight on a 2005 Malibu Classic?

Customer Question

How do you change the headlight on a 2005 Malibu Classic?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Bob replied 9 years ago.

Hello, the info posted below should have evrything you need. Thanks

Document ID#(###) ###-####
2005 Chevrolet Malibu

Headlamp Assembly or Headlamp Bulb and/or Cornering, Sidemarker, Park, Turn Signal Bulb Replacement

Removal Procedure

  1. Open the hood.
    Object Number:(###) ###-#### Size: SH

    Important: Hold the headlamp to prevent damage to the headlamp or to the fascia.

  2. Remove the bolts from the headlamp assembly.
  3. Lift the headlamp assembly to unseat the tabs on the bottom and the edge of the fender.
    Object Number:(###) ###-#### Size: SH

  4. Disconnect the electrical connector from the headlamp assembly.
  5. Remove the headlamp assembly away from the vehicle, if necessary.
    Object Number:(###) ###-#### Size: SH

  6. Remove the headlamp bulb access cover by rotating the headlamp bulb access cover counterclockwise, if necessary.
    Object Number:(###) ###-#### Size: SH

  7. Remove the headlamp bulb from the housing by rotating the socket counterclockwise, if necessary.
    Object Number:(###) ###-#### Size: SH

  8. Disconnect the headlamp bulb electrical connector, if necessary.
    Object Number:(###) ###-#### Size: SH

  9. Remove the park/turn bulb access cover by rotating the cover counterclockwise, if necessary.
    Object Number:(###) ###-#### Size: SH

  10. Remove the park/turn bulb from the housing by rotating the socket counterclockwise, if necessary.
    Object Number:(###) ###-#### Size: SH

  11. Gently pull the park/turn bulb from the socket , if necessary.

Installation Procedure


    Object Number:(###) ###-#### Size: SH

  1. Install the park/turn bulb into the bulb socket.
    Object Number:(###) ###-#### Size: SH

  2. Install the park/turn bulb socket into the headlamp housing by rotating the socket clockwise.
    Object Number:(###) ###-#### Size: SH

  3. Install the park/turn bulb access cover by rotating the cover clockwise.
    Object Number:(###) ###-#### Size: SH

  4. Connect the headlamp bulb to the headlamp electrical connector.
    Object Number:(###) ###-#### Size: SH

  5. Install the headlamp bulb into the headlamp housing. Rotate the socket clockwise until locked.
    Object Number:(###) ###-#### Size: SH

  6. Install the headlamp bulb access cover by rotating the cover clockwise.
    Object Number:(###) ###-#### Size: SH

  7. Connect the electrical connector to the headlamp assembly.
    Object Number:(###) ###-#### Size: SH

  8. Position the headlamp assembly to the vehicle. Ensure that the tabs on the bottom and the fender edge are seated. Install the bolts to the headlamp assembly.
  9. Tighten
    Tighten the bolts to 2 N·m (18 lb in).

  10. Close the hood.
  11. Inspect the headlamp alignment.

Document ID#(###) ###-####
2005 Chevrolet Malibu