Removing 08 Malibu Headlight Housing

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    Removing 08 Malibu Headlight Housing

    GMCsonoma - can you please send me the how to's on this as you mentioned in my PM.

    HID's are all ready to go - And I need to get that damn Fascia off

    Thanks again for the helping hand
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    Headlamp Replacement



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    Preliminary Procedure

    Remove the front bumper fascia upper bracket. Refer to Front Bumper Fascia Bracket Replacement .
    1
    Headlamp Screw (Qty: 2)
    Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in the Preface section.
    Tip
    Secure the headlamp fasteners in sequence, as indicated.
    Tighten
    3 Nm (27 lb in)
    2
    Headlamp Assembly
    Procedure
    1. <LI type=1>Pull forward on the outside edge of the headlamp in order to release the up and down locator tabs on the backside of the headlamp. <LI type=1>Pull forward on the top inside edge of the headlamp to release the inboard up/down locator. <LI type=1>Pull the headlamp assembly down. <LI type=1>Pull the headlamp assembly forward far enough to access the electrical connection. <LI type=1>Disconnect the headlamp electrical connector from the forward lamp harness connector. <LI type=1>Remove the headlamp assembly.
    2. Aim the headlamps after installation. Refer to Headlamp Aiming .
    Front Bumper Fascia Bracket Replacement (Upper)



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    Preliminary Procedure

    Remove the front bumper fascia. Refer to Front Bumper Fascia Replacement.
    1
    Front Bumper Fascia Bracket Bolt (Qty: 2)
    Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in the Preface section.
    Tighten
    6 Nm (53 lb in)
    2
    Front Bumper Fascia Bracket

    Front Bumper Fascia Replacement



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    Preliminary Procedures
    1. <LI type=1>Remove the front compartment sight shields. Refer to Front Compartment Sight Shields Replacement. <LI type=1>Remove the front wheelhouse panel splash shield. Refer to Front Wheelhouse Panel Splash Shield Replacement .
    2. Remove the engine splash shield. Refer to Engine Splash Shield Replacement .
    1
    Front Fascia Bolt/Screw (Qty: 2)
    Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in the Preface section.
    Tip
    Reach underneath the wheelhouse to access the bolts.
    Tighten
    6 Nm (53 lb in)
    2
    Front Fascia
    Procedure
    1. <LI type=1>Disconnect any electrical connectors.
    2. Transfer components as necessary.
    Front Wheelhouse Panel Splash Shield Replacement



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    Preliminary Procedure

    Remove the front tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation .
    1
    Front Fender Liner Screw (Qty: 4)
    Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in the Preface section.
    Tighten
    2 Nm (18 lb in)
    2
    Front Fender Liner Plastic Retainer (Qty: 9)
    3
    Front Fender Liner
    Last edited by GMCSonoma; 04-07-2008 at 04:12 PM.

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    Re: Removing 08 Malibu Headlight Housing

    Good luck!

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    Re: Removing 08 Malibu Headlight Housing

    thanks so much!

    gonna have to do this twice if I end up with the grills too lol

    im sure you just saved me a ton of time figurin it out alone
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    Re: Removing 08 Malibu Headlight Housing

    Quote Originally Posted by Kdawg207 View Post
    thanks so much!

    gonna have to do this twice if I end up with the grills too lol

    im sure you just saved me a ton of time figurin it out alone


    You are welcome, glad to have been of some help here!

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    Re: Removing 08 Malibu Headlight Housing

    In your opinion only - based on the illustrations... do you think there might be a shortcut for getting to the bulbs with the housings still installed.

    I know thats an odd question....but I'm just figuring - would they make it that hard for a dealership to service the car all for just a blown out bulb lets say?

    either way I'll tackle it
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    Re: Removing 08 Malibu Headlight Housing

    If you can access the upper fascia bracket without fascia removal, you'll strike it rich...

    I don't see new Chevys, as I'm not at a Chevy dealer...

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    Re: Removing 08 Malibu Headlight Housing

    ok - I will check it out...there's a seller on ebay selling one headlight - I asked them and they said you only have to loosen things up - not remove it all.


    we shall see


    two thumbs up for your fast responses both here and in PM
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    Re: Removing 08 Malibu Headlight Housing

    Headlamp Bulb Replacement (Low Beam/DRL)



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    Preliminary Procedure

    Remove the headlamp assembly. Refer to Headlamp Replacement.
    1
    Low Beam/DRL Bulb Socket Harness Electrical Connector
    Tip
    Disconnect the electrical connector from the bulb socket.
    2
    Low Beam/DRL Bulb Socket
    Caution: Refer to Halogen Bulb Caution in the Preface section.
    Tip
    Rotate the bulb socket counterclockwise in order to remove.

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    Re: Removing 08 Malibu Headlight Housing

    Sister bought a new 08 Lucerne. I was going to upgrade the bulbs to Silverstars. he was nice enough to post similar diagrams.
    I began the work by attemping to replace the bulbs from the top- no go.
    So then came trying to remove the bumper and all related trim.
    I started to remove the little plastic push pins from all over- top, bottom, wheel wells,
    then the front lip came off- Then I removed a large piece of plastic on the bottom.
    I think its to improve airflow on the bottom. but when I laid down on my back to start removing the bumper bolts- I happened to look up and saw the actual bulb plug....(2nd pic below- is a shot of me looking up.......)
    I was able to change the bulbs by laying on my back and carefully removing and replacing them. Then I simply put all the push pin clips back on.....
    maybe youll see something similar ????



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    Re: Removing 08 Malibu Headlight Housing

    thanks a lot


    not too sure yet - the whole thing has me procrastinating

    but i will give that a shot thnks
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    Re: Removing 08 Malibu Headlight Housing

    It Is Simpler Than You Think.... I Just Did It A Couple Of Days Ago...

    You Need Just One More Person To Help You Out On The Removal Of The Fasia

    You First Begin By Removing The Wheels Both Side....

    You Then Remove The Inner Liner Which Is About
    .... 12 Removable Holders
    ......04 Bolts..

    Each Side.... After Remving That U See 3 Bolts Which In The Diagram It Only Shows 2 Bolts.... Remove All Three And Slowly Tape Edges Near Headlight To Avoid Cracks Nd U And Your Partner Grab Thru The Center And Gently Pull Near Fender And Fasia Clip Off And Then Thru The Center...

    Just Let Me Know If U Need Help Or Others On This...

    It Only Took Me Bout 3 Hrs After We Slowly Figure It Out...

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    Re: Removing 08 Malibu Headlight Housing

    I Have A Very Easy Way To Remove Fasia...
    Just Did It And Took Me Under 3hrs To Complete All

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