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Chevrolet Malibu Taillights

Chevrolet Malibu taillights offer a combination of safety and style for drivers. All you need is a few simple hand tools and some basic skills to replace or switch out your model taillight unit. With a selection of replacement taillights for Chevy Malibu vehicles, you can find the right parts for your specific model.

How do you replace Chevrolet Malibu taillights?

Replacing the taillights on your Chevrolet Malibu may seem like a difficult task, but it is actually quite simple. These simple step-by-step guidelines can help you to get the job done quickly and efficiently.

  • Make sure that the car is turned off and all headlights and taillights are off. Remove any bolts or fasteners that hold the taillight assembly in place and take it out of its housing.
  • Remove the old taillight assembly from the Chevrolet's electrical connection. Insert the new assembly and tighten it in place.
  • Return the assembly to the housing and reattach any bolts or fasteners to secure it in place.
  • Test the new lights to make sure that they function properly.
What kinds of Malibu taillight bulbs are there?

There are a few different major types of replacement bulbs that are widely used as taillights for Chevrolet. These are the three most commonly used designs, and make up the vast majority of vehicle taillights.

  • Halogen: These are very similar to the incandescent bulbs that have been used in household applications for decades. In much the same way these taillights use a metal filament made of tungsten inside of a glass tube. However, these go a step further to help make them perform better as Malibu lights. Under normal operating conditions, the filament is heated to very high temperatures by the electricity flowing through it. This causes some of the atoms on the surface to be vaporized. This would weaken the filament and shorten the lifespan of the bulb. However, the halogen gas in these specially designed bulbs helps to fix this problem by depositing the vaporized atoms back onto the surface of the metal once the bulb has cooled down.
  • Xenon HID: Advancements in automobile lighting brought Xenon HID bulbs onto the scene. These use a special design that skips over the traditional filament in favor of using an arc of pure electricity inside a bulb filled with xenon gas. Two electrodes are placed close to each other, and electricity jumps the gap between them to complete the circuit. This electricity passes through the xenon gas, heating it up immensely. The super-heated gas emits a very bright light, which is reflected off the back of the bulb to maximize coverage and range.
  • LED: LEDs have been widely used for years in a number of other applications, including dashboard lights, computer or smartphone screens, and many others. Excellent energy efficiency and an impressively small size to brightness ratio makes LEDs a natural choice for lighting for your sedan, and they are able to perform very well in this capacity as taillights.