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Headlights move up/down-loose retainers on bottom

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!

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  • flaviuschiop Mar 05, 2009

    Thank you very much!I'll take it to dealership-still have some extended warranty...

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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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On some cars the front bumper needs to come off. It's a PITA.

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