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Chevrolet Malibu, Lights, Electrical, Sedan
#165 of 208 Re: Moisture in 04 Malibu headlights [beedublu]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Sep 17, 2008 (10:00 am)
Looks like retail is $210 each + .6 of an hour labor each side. I'm sure you could do better on the Internet.
These lens covers are pretty sensitive to heat, impact, etc., so it wouldn't take too much to distort, crack, bend them etc.
#166 of 208 Re: Moisture in 04 Malibu headlights [Mr_Shiftright]
Sep 17, 2008 (12:01 pm)
aftermarket parts wholesalers have them for $70 each....also so an ebay deal for a pair for $120....what happened with mind is the yellow globes melted through on the top of each globe due to heat of the bulbs from the DRLs..still have the originals headlamp assemblies on....even with the globes melted through.....132K on my Maxx now
#167 of 208 Re: Moisture in 04 Malibu headlights [Mr_Shiftright]
Sep 23, 2008 (9:09 am)
Ouch! I think I'm going to live with the moisture for a while, until things get critical. So far, the light pattern doesn't seem to be affected too much, at least from what night driving I've done lately.
#168 of 208 Re: turn signal bulb problem [syb]
Oct 15, 2008 (10:52 am)
I'm having the same problem on a 2005 Malibu. Did you every find out what caused it and how to fix it? thanks
#169 of 208 Re: turn signal bulb problem [oly3]
Oct 15, 2008 (11:15 am)
Are you guys talking about a fast blinker? I had that on 05 Malibu as well, it's quite simple actually. One of your turn signals burned out or about to. It happened to me once, I replaced the bulb and then it happen again pretty soon. I took out the bulb and looked at the socket. There was a bad connection due to one of the contact plates not being in good contact with the bulb (the plate had some black residue). I cleaned it and used a screwdriver to gently bend the plate into place. That solved it (at least for several months, I sold the car at some point).
I also seem to remember that GM was replacing the turn signal housing (or some parts in it, can't remember) under warranty.
#170 of 208 Re: turn signal bulb problem [oly3]
Oct 16, 2008 (6:42 am)
after several attempts of cleaning the contacts the problem kept occuring...finally had my mechanic look at the issue when I had a lof done...He reccomed having the harness unit replaced...
dealer wanted $ 20 for part plus labor...was quoted over $100...for repair...
My mechanic told me to buy the harness and he would splice the job...
total cost was $45.00
no issues since...
hope this helps
#171 of 208 Re: turn signal bulb problem [syb1]
Oct 16, 2008 (6:58 am)
did you try bending it ? worked for me....
#172 of 208 Re: turn signal bulb problem [yury]
Oct 16, 2008 (7:28 am)
I haven't tried to do anything but replace the bulb yet since it just happened. I looked at the socket and I don't see any corrosion, but the plastic amber cover has a hole melted in it and the bulb was warm to the touch after the car had been sitting most of the day. Do you think replacing the socket will fix this?
#173 of 208 Re: turn signal bulb problem [oly3]
Oct 16, 2008 (5:59 pm)
the heat from the bulb tends to melt the amber covering.....simply pinch the contacts together to tighten them..should solve the problem....the contacts loosen over time...and that causes the bulb to short out..
#174 of 208 98 chev malibu 6cyl
Oct 16, 2008 (10:11 am)
running lights never go off as well as the dash lights
short somewhere or what? Help.....
have to pull fuse to turn off and when i drive at night i have to
put fuse back in lololol