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Chevrolet Malibu Vanity Mirror Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out vanity mirror light bulb in the sun visor of a 9th generation 2016 to 2023 Chevy Malibu.

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2020 Malibu Sun Visor
Vanity Mirror Cover
Two Light Housings
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the ninth generation 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 GM Chevrolet Malibu in changing a burnt out vanity mirror light bulb located in the sun visor or upgrading both of them to brighter LED units.

The 9th generation Malibu was supposed to undergo a "facelift" in 2022 or 2023 and the refreshed vehicle may have continued being produced into the 2024 and 2025 model years but it will now apparently be discontinued after the 2023 model year.

Owners of other General Motors vehicles from Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, GMC and Holden such as the Impala, Corvette, Bolt, Sonic, Spark, Express, Trax, TrailBlazer, Equinox, Traverse, Blazer, Tahoe, Suburban, Colorado, Silverado, Cruze, Volt, Camaro, Encore, Envision, Enclave, Regal, LaCrosse, Canyon, Sierra, Terrain, Acadia, Yukon, Savana, XT4, XT5, XT6, Escalade, CT4, CT5, CT6 and Commodore may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement miniature "fuse" type light bulb is part number TS-14V1CP, 6614F and 6641.

If you would like to have brighter vanity lights that will also last much longer than the traditional incandescent bulbs, install some TS-14V1CP LED bulbs.

Any other miniature "fuse" style LED bulb that is 28mm, 29mm or 30mm in length should also work.

The only tool needed to access and replace the bulbs is a small flat head screwdriver such as from a Jeweler's Screwdriver Set.

The first two steps are to swing down the sun visor and then flip open the vanity mirror cover.


Small Notch - Outer Edge
Insert Screwdriver
Pry Out Lens Cover
Locate the small notch (cut out section) on the light housing by the outer edge of the lens cover.

Insert the blade of the small flat head screwdriver into the notch and gently pry out the lens cover.

Try to avoid using excessive force.

The lens cover should pop out relatively easily.

Lens Cover Removed
Plastic Retaining Clips
Old Light Bulb Exposed
Set the lens cover aside in a safe place.

If the old light bulb was recently turned on, it might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Gently Pry Out Bulb
Remove Old Light Bulb
Miniature Fuse Type Bulb
Use the screwdriver to very gently pull the bottom metal end cap of the old light bulb out of the socket.

Do not apply pressure to the glass section of the bulb to avoid having it break.

The OEM (original equipment manufacturer) light bulb in this 2020 Malibu LT was part number 14V1CP904.

Empty Bulb Socket
Push In New Light Bulb
Insert Inner Edge First
Gently push the new light bulb straight into the socket.

The new light bulb should turn on immediately.

Tip - If you installed a TS-14V1CP LED bulb and it doesn't work, try pulling it out of the socket, rotate it 180 degrees and push it back into the socket. Some LED bulbs are polarized and will only work when the "+" positive and "-" negative electrical contacts are in the correct orientation.

First, re-insert the two tabs on the inner edge of the lens cover into their slots.

Pop In Retaining Clips
Testing New Light Bulbs
Close Mirror Cover
Then gently snap in the two retaining clips on the outer edge of the lens cover to secure it into place.

Make sure the lens cover is flush with the light housing at every edge.

To test the new light bulbs, open and close the mirror cover a few times. If the lights won't turn on, you may need to press the car's "Start" button one time to turn the ignition to the "On" / "Accessory" position or press the "Unlock" button on the key fob to re-activate the interior lights.

Be sure to write down the bulb change in your car's service records.

Please check out all of the 2016-2023 GM Chevrolet Malibu DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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