EN
Parts & Tools Parts & Tools
Mechanics Mechanics
Gear Guide Gear Guide
search

Battery Replacement: 2004-2008 Chevrolet Malibu

We are still working to obtain content for your car, however the video above is believed to have similar characteristics as your car.

 
Video Description

The video above shows you how to replace the battery in your 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. We recommend changing the battery in Chevrolets every 4 years. Although some batteries last much longer, most batteries begin breaking down chemically after four years, so you could experience dimmer headlights and other negative effects before you have a dead battery in your Malibu that you need to replace.

Replacing the battery in your Malibu involves removing the terminals. When you reconnect the terminals, your radio presets are likely to be cleared out. In some Malibus, you may need to re-enter a security code to get your radio to work again. Check for this code in your owners manual - it will usually be either a sticker or small card in the booklet. If you can't find it, call Chevrolet and they will give you the code for free. In many Chevrolets, the transmission "learns" how you drive over time and makes adjustments, so you may experience altered driving dynamics as your car re-learns your driving style after changing the battery.

Other videos you might find helpful

  • Rotate Tires 2004-2008 Chevrolet Malibu
    Rotate your tires

    Want an easy way to save $500? Rotate your tires at least three times per year

    2005 Chevrolet Malibu 2.2L 4 Cyl.
  • Check the Belts: 2004-2008 Chevrolet Malibu
    Check the belts

    Unlike a waist belt, these usually become looser as they age! Learn how to check it here

    2005 Chevrolet Malibu 2.2L 4 Cyl.
  • Replace a Fuse: 2004-2008 Chevrolet Malibu
    Change an engine fuse

    If you have an electrical component that doesn't work, try replacing the fuse first

    2005 Chevrolet Malibu 2.2L 4 Cyl.
  • Tail Light Change 2004-2008 Chevrolet Malibu
    Change a tail light

    The burnt out tail light: classic reason for a cop to pull you over - change yours now

    2005 Chevrolet Malibu 2.2L 4 Cyl.
  • Highbeam (Brights) Change: 2004-2008 Chevrolet Malibu
    Replace brights

    On many cars, the high beam bulb runs at reduced power during the day - check 'em and change 'em!

    2005 Chevrolet Malibu 2.2L 4 Cyl.
  • 2004-2008 Chevrolet Malibu: Fix Oil Leaks
    Fix minor oil leaks

    Learn how to diagnose and fix minor oil leaks in your car

    2005 Chevrolet Malibu 2.2L 4 Cyl.
  • See all videos for the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu
Comments
The Right Parts
The Right Tools