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Chevrolet Malibu DIY Maintenance & Repair Guides
Links to DIY repair guides and vehicle maintenance how-to tutorials for the 9th generation 2016 to 2023 GM Chevy Malibu.

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2016-2023 GM Chevrolet Malibu Smart Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
Key Fob Battery Change

1. 2016-2023 GM Chevrolet Malibu Smart Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

After a few years of daily use, the battery inside the "smart" (also known as the "intelligent" or "proximity") key fob remote control can become weak or stop working entirely.

Check out the DIY tutorial for changing the battery (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2023 GM Chevrolet Malibu Vanity Mirror Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Vanity Mirror Light Bulbs

2. 2016-2023 GM Chevrolet Malibu Vanity Mirror Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out vanity mirror light bulb in the sun visor of your ninth generation (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023) GM Chevy Malibu, take a look at the DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2023 GM Chevrolet Malibu Dome Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Dome Light Bulbs

3. 2016-2023 GM Chevrolet Malibu Dome Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out dome light bulb in the overhead housing attached to the headliner of your Malibu (or upgrade them both to brighter LED units), check out the DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2023 GM Chevrolet Malibu Transmission Shift Lock Release Guide
Shift Lock Release

4. 2016-2023 GM Chevrolet Malibu Transmission Shift Lock Release Guide

If you need to manually move your Malibu due to running out of gas, a dead 12V car battery, in order to be towed or because of some other mechanical or electrical issue, you'll need to release the automatic transmission's shift lock mechanism to change the gear selector from "P" (Park) to "N" (Neutral).

Check out the DIY directions for the procedure by clicking on the text link or thumbnail.

   

2016-2023 GM Chevrolet Malibu A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
Cabin Air Filter Change

5. 2016-2023 GM Chevrolet Malibu A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide

If the air conditioning system in your Malibu hasn't been working well recently or the vents smell a bit musty or moldy, you probably need to clean or change the cabin air filter element in the HVAC blower motor housing.

To view the DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2023 GM Chevrolet Malibu Interior Door Panel Removal Guide
Door Panel Removal

6. 2016-2023 GM Chevrolet Malibu Interior Door Panels Removal Guide

If you'd like to upgrade the OEM speakers in your 9th generation (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023) Chevy Malibu, you'll first have to take off the plastic interior door panels.

Take a look at the DIY steps for the procedure (with the compatible replacement aftermarket speaker sizes) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image.

   

2016-2023 Chevrolet Malibu License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
License Plate Light Bulbs

7. 2016-2023 Chevrolet Malibu License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out license plate light bulb in the trunk lid of your Malibu (or you'd like to upgrade them both to brighter LED units), check out the DIY tutorial (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2023 GM Chevrolet Malibu Reverse Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Reverse Bulb Change

8. 2016-2023 Chevrolet Malibu Reverse Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out reverse (or "back-up") light bulb in the trunk lid of your GM Chevy Malibu (or upgrade them both to brighter LED bulbs), take a look at the DIY steps for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2023 GM Chevrolet Malibu Trunk Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Trunk Light Bulb Change

9. 2016-2023 Chevrolet Malibu Trunk Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out cargo area light bulb in the trunk of your Malibu or upgrade it to a brighter LED unit, check out the DIY directions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2023 GM Chevrolet Malibu Windshield Window Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
Wiper Blades Change

10. 2016-2023 Chevrolet Malibu Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide

If you've been having difficulty seeing out of the front windshield window of your Malibu when it's raining or snowing, you probably need to change the wiper blades.

To view the DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the OEM wiper blade sizes in inches and the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2016-2023 GM Chevrolet Malibu Ecotec LFV 1.5L Turbo I4 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
Engine Air Filter Change

11. 2016-2023 Chevrolet Malibu Ecotec LFV Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide

The air filter element for the Ecotec LFV 1.5 liter turbocharged inline four cylinder engine in a ninth generation Chevy Malibu should be checked and cleaned at every oil change and replaced every 45,000 miles (or every 72,000 km).

Take a look at the DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2023 GM Chevrolet Malibu Electrical Fuses Replacement Guide
Electrical Fuse Change

12. 2016-2023 Chevrolet Malibu Electrical Fuses Replacement Guide

The best place to start when troubleshooting any electrical problem with your Malibu is to check for a blown fuse or a faulty relay in either the engine bay or interior passenger compartment electrical panels.

To view the DIY tutorial for the procedure, click on the text link above or the thumbnail.

   

2016-2023 GM Chevrolet Malibu MAF Sensor Replacement Guide
MAF Sensor Change

13. 2016-2023 Chevrolet Malibu Mass Air Flow Sensor Replacement Guide

If your Malibu with the Ecotec LFV turbocharged 1.5 liter inline four cylinder engine has been stalling, hesitating, hard to start or idling rough, you might need to clean or replace the MAF (mass air flow) sensor.

Check out the DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2023 GM Chevrolet Malibu 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide
12V Car Battery Change

14. 2016-2023 Chevrolet Malibu 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide

If you've been having trouble starting the engine in your Malibu and the OEM 12 volt car battery is a few years old, you probably need to replace it.

Take a look at the DIY directions for the procedure (with the OEM group size and the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2016-2023 GM Chevrolet Malibu Spark Plugs Replacement Guide
Spark Plugs Change

15. 2016-2023 Chevrolet Malibu 1.5L I4 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

According to the owner's manual, the OEM (original equipment manufacturer) iridium tipped spark plugs in a 9th generation Malibu with the Ecotec LFV Turbocharged 1.5L inline four cylinder engine should be changed every 60,000 miles.

To view the DIY directions for changing the spark plugs, with the compatible replacement part numbers, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   


Camshaft Position Sensor

16. 2016-2023 Chevrolet Malibu Camshaft Position Sensors Replacement Guide

If your Malibu hasn't been running well recently, you may need to change a failing or faulty camshaft position sensor.

Check out the list of symptoms and the DIY guide for changing the two CMP sensors by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image.

   

2016-2023 GM Chevrolet Malibu Ecotec LFV Turbocharged 1.5L I4 Engine Oil Change Guide
1.5L Engine Oil Change

17. 2016-2023 Chevrolet Malibu Ecotec LFV 1.5L I4 Engine Oil Change Guide

The best way to keep your Malibu running reliably is to regularly change the motor oil and replace the oil filter on the Ecotec LFV 1.5 liter turbocharged inline four cylinder engine.

Take a look at the DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement filter part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2023 GM Chevrolet Malibu Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
Headlight Bulbs Change

18. 2016-2023 GM Chevrolet Malibu Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

The headlight housings of a 9th generation Malibu contain the low beam, high beam and front side marker light bulbs. (The front turn signal is down below in a separate housing attached to the front bumper cover.)

To view the DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2016-2023 GM Chevrolet Malibu Front Turn Signal Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Front Turn Signal Bulb

19. 2016-2023 Chevrolet Malibu Front Turn Signal Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out front turn signal light bulb in the lower light housing attached to the front bumper cover of your Malibu, check out the DIY tutorial (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left of this paragraph.

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