Quick Parts Search
Quick Parts Search
Need Some Help?

How do you Change, Replace, or Install 2004-2008 Chevrolet Malibu Tail Light Replacement

Tools required:
  • Phillips screwdriver

Step 1: Open the vehicle's trunk.

Step 2: Loosen and remove the Phillips screw located next to the tail light.

This screw is exposed by opening the trunk.

Step 3: Loosen and remove the thumb-screw that holds the trunk liner in place (over the tail gate mounting area). Pull the trunk liner back to expose the tail light mount.

Step 4: Loosen and remove the thumb-screws (2) that hold the tail light to the vehicle.

Step 5: You can now pull the tail light assembly from the vehicle.

Step 6: Disconnect the tail light's wiring harness.

Step 7: Connect the wiring harness to the new tail light assembly.

Step 8: Mount the tail light by tightening the thumb-screws (2).

Step 9: Cover the area with the trunk liner and secure it by tightening the thumb-screw.

Step 10: Tighten the Phillips mounting screw.

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.

If you're looking for a good deal on the parts mentioned in this instructional guide, be sure to check these out:

Years 04-08, OEM #:15868494 - Partslink # GM2800165

Years 04-08, OEM #:15868493 - Partslink # GM2801165


These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to
08 2008, 07 2007, 06 2006, 05 2005, 04 2004 Chevrolet Malibu Tail Light Replacement Instructions

2004-2008 Chevrolet Malibu Headlight Replacement

2004-2008 Chevrolet Malibu Serpentine Belt Replacement

2004-2008 Chevrolet Malibu Side Mirror Replacement

1997-2003 Chevrolet Malibu Blower Motor Speed Resistor Replacement

1997-2003 Chevrolet Malibu Engine Air Filter Replacement

1997-2003 Chevrolet Malibu Front Door Panel (Interior) Replacement

1997-2003 Chevrolet Malibu Front Side Marker Light Replacement

1997-2003 Chevrolet Malibu Side Mirror Replacement

1997-2003 Chevrolet Malibu Tail Light Replacement

Your cart is completely and totally empty!

USERNAME (Your E-Mail)

Sign UpForgot Password

Enter email address here:

Payment Methods Accepted