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How do you Change, Replace, or Install Broken 1997-2003 Chevrolet Malibu Headlight Replacement

Fits Years: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003


Tools required:
  • None


Step 1: Lift the vehicle's hood.

Step 2: Locate and disengage the two retaining tabs just above the headlight assembly's position.


You can disengage them just by pulling up. You will feel them release.

Step 3: You can now pull the headlight assembly from the vehicle.

Step 4: Disconnect the wiring harnesses from the back of the headlight assembly.


NOTE: If you purchased your headlight assembly from Go-Parts, it likely comes with new bulbs (as most of our models do)! If so, you can move directly to installation. If not, you can gently twist the bulb sockets and they pull right out from the old assembly.

Step 5: Connect the wiring harness to the back of the new headlight assembly.

Step 6: Engage the retaining clips to secure the new headlight assembly.




Please Note

While we are more than happy to create these installation guides for your benefit, we cannot maintain any liability regarding the part, or the driving experience, once the part has been replaced/installed. We always guarantee the quality of the parts we provide, but the installation liability rests solely on the installer.

And, though we are always here to answer your questions, please note that our technicians created these guides for your convenience, and cannot provide assistance beyond this guide.


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These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to
03 2003, 02 2002, 01 2001, 00 2000, 99 1999, 98 1998, 97 1997 Chevrolet Malibu Headlight Replacement Instructions
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