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

Headlight Change 2008-2012 Chevrolet Malibu

David Hobbs helped make these videos

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 to replace the headlight in your 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. Headlights grow dimmer by up to 20% over time and eventually burn out - for this reason, we recommend changing your headlights in pairs. Changing both headlight bulbs on your Malibu at the same time will allow both bulbs to have the same intensity and prevent the new headlight bulb from appearing brighter than the bulb on the opposite side. In some Chevrolets, the highbeam is the same bulb as the headlight and it is possible for the highbeam to work, but the headlight be burnt out even if they are the same bulb (and vise versa). Some Chevrolets have high intensity discharge headlights, sometimes referred to as xenon lights. These bulbs have a very high voltage that runs through them, even if the battery is disconnected. If your Malibu has this type of bulb, we do not recommend that you attempt to change it yourself.

When you change the headlight on your Malibu, it is important to not touch the glass part of the bulb with your fingers because the oil from your fingertips will cause that part of the bulb to burn hotter, which significantly shortens the life of the bulb.

Other videos you might find helpful

  • Coolant Flush How-to: Chevrolet Malibu (2008-2012)
    Coolant flush

    Flushing the coolant in your car is not that hard and will extend the life of your engine tremendously - learn how here!

    2010 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L 4 Cyl.
  • Add Windshield Washer Fluid Chevrolet Malibu (2008-2012)
    Add washer fluid

    One of the easiest fluids to top off - learn how to open the hood and where the reservoir is on your car

    2010 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L 4 Cyl.
  • Fix Coolant Leaks: 2008-2012 Chevrolet Malibu
    Plug minor coolant leaks

    Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it

    2010 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L 4 Cyl.
  • Rotate Tires 2008-2012 Chevrolet Malibu
    Rotate your tires

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

    2010 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L 4 Cyl.
  • 2008-2012 Chevrolet Malibu Engine Air Filter Check
    Determine if your air filter is dirty

    Learn where your air filter is located and how to determine if it needs to be changed.

    2010 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L 4 Cyl.
  • Replace a Fuse: 2008-2012 Chevrolet Malibu
    Change an engine fuse

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

    2010 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L 4 Cyl.
  • See all videos for the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu
Comments
The Right Parts
The Right Tools