Chevy Malibu Maxx Headlight Replacement (2004)

The low-beam bulb on my 2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx burned out a few days ago. The removal and replacement took less than five minutes. This is how it’s done.

Remove the two 10mm bolts that secure the headlight assembly.

Headlight assembly bolts

Less than one-quarter turn of the round reflector assembly cover and I you’ll have access to the bulb assembly.

The low-beam bulb in in the center

Twist the bulb assembly slightly to unseat it from the reflector assembly. The rubber gasket is part of the bulb assembly, so remove it if doesn’t come out with the bulb assembly.

Remove the bulb assembly

The bulb assembly is attached to the wire harness connector with two clips, one on either side. Gently pry them outward and wiggle off the bulb assembly.

The bulb assembly

To replace, reverse the process.

4 Comment

  1. Great resource! You’re so smaht. :-)

  2. Great instructions and photos, but sorry to see you are owner of the 2nd ugliest automobile ever made. 2nd only to the Pontiac Aztec.

    1. Phew! At least it’s not the ugliest. :) I love my Maxx.

  3. The “Chuckism # 24 of mine says”, “The attractiveness of an automobile is inversely proportional to the amount owed on the vehicle”. In other words, my 04 Malibu is beautiful since it is paid off, but my ,’13 Mercedes is not very attractive with each payment and absurd maintenance bills.

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