Chevy Malibu 2005-when driving on a rough road,headlights move/tremor,the retainers on botom of headlight assy are loose-top screws still tight.How do I get to these retainers to tight them up..I cant figure out a way to acces them!
Re: headlights move up/down-loose retainers on bottom
2 of my 3 2005 Malibus had this issue. Even though the top nut seems tightened, the bulb is a bit forward in the assembly. Try loosening the nut and pushing the bulb back all the way and then re-tighten the nut. If that doesn't work, then the other quick fix is with the tabs on the bottom of the assembly that drop into loose fitting slots on the grill frame. I used some rubber washer/grommets on the tabs to make the tabs fit tightly into the receiving slots so the bulb can't move about.
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There is a cable that runs from the temperature control panel down to the duct work under the dash on the passenger side. This cable moves a door inside the duct work. The cable has came loose or the door is not moving. This door controls the temperature. So check that out!
lift hood, and on top of headlight assembly there are two plastic slide pins on top of headlight assembly to hold assembly in, just pull up on the two pins, when assembly is loose and will come out. now you can change your headlights. when putting back on, push in on headlight assembly, and push the pins back down.
Well first you can please follow the below steps - 1. Make sure the ignition key is in the off position and the headlight switch is off. Release the hood latch. 2. Open the hood and locate the top of the headlight assembly where you intend to change the headlight. If a plastic shroud is present, locate the center bolt and remove it with a ratchet and a socket. Lift the shroud out of the way to access the headlight assembly retaining brackets. Some later models may feature a snap-release shroud requiring no tools to remove. 3. Locate the brackets on the top rear of each side of the headlight assembly. Lift them all the way up to align the hole on the bottom of each bracket to the retaining tabs on the assembly. 4. Pull the assembly forward away from the Malibu, but be careful not to scratch the bumper. There are three guide pins that require unseating. The guide pins are what aim the headlights and it may take some wiggling to get the pins from their seats. 5. Support the assembly with one hand and then reach behind the unit with the other. The low beam bulb is on the outside, the high beam bulb is on the inside. You can also replace the parking light if desired. Locate the wire harness connection. Un-clip the wire harness from the back of the bulb socket. Remove the bulb by turning it counterclockwise 1/3 of a turn to align the release tabs of the ring and the assembly. Wiggle the bulb out of the assembly. 6. Place the latex gloves on your hands before opening the package of the replacement bulb. Oil in our skin can damage the glass bulbs of halogen headlights. 7. Carefully insert the new bulb into the ring and then align the tabs of the ring to the tabs of the headlight assembly. Push inward and then twist clockwise 1/3 of a turn to lock the bulb in place. Reattach the wire harness. Rest the headlight assembly inside its cavity and test the operation of the headlight before securing the headlight assembly in place. Be sure to turn the lights and ignition back off. 8. Align the three guide pins to their seats and push the assembly back into them gently until they snap into place. Replace the retaining brackets by pushing them downward to lock into place. Replace shroud, if applicable. Remove the tools and old bulb and close the hood. Post comments for further help or information......