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