Chevy Malibu License Plate Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to replace the license plate light bulb in a seventh generation (2008-2012) GM Chevrolet Malibu sedan with pictures.
Malibu License Plate Light
Remove Phillips Head Screws
|The first step is
to remove the two Phillips head screws with a standard sized screwdriver.
Then pull the license plate light bulb housing out of the underside of the trunk lid.
|Grasp the base of
the light bulb socket and rotate it 1/4 turn counter clockwise to remove it
from the housing.
Pull the old # 194 light bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new bulb.
|Insert the socket back into the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.|
|Insert the housing back into the trunk lid and line up the screw holes before inserting the two Phillips head screws.|
|Tighten the two
screws with the screwdriver until they are snug. Do not over tighten the
screws to avoid breaking the plastic screw holes in the underside of the
Test the new license plate
light bulb by turning on the headlights.
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