Battery Replacement: 2016-2019 Chevrolet Malibu

1. Getting Started - Prepare for the repair

2. Open the Hood - How to pop the hood and prop it open

3. Access Battery - Learn where the battery is located

4. Remove Bracket - Take off the bracket that secures the battery

5. Remove Cables - How to disconnect the cables the right way

6. Clean Cables - Clean with baking soda, water and a wire brush

7. New Battery - Install new battery and prevent corrosion

8. Secure Battery - Replace the bracket to secure the new battery

9. Replace Cover - Ensure the cover is put back properly

10. More Info. - Additional thoughts on replacing the battery

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Video Description

The video above shows you how to replace the battery in your 2016 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.

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Hans Angermeier has produced over 100,000 videos showing drivers how to fix things on their cars. He has broad expertise on basic repair procedures covering the majority of cars on the road.

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