How do I repair the low beam malfunction

cjwigs1
25

Asked by cjwigs1 Dec 02, 2007 at 11:07 AM about the 1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Two problems prevailing at this time:
1. Water leaking down into the taillight bulbs shorten out the bulbs, need to stop the water from getting into the taillight.
2. Low beams don't work on the car, someone said the emergency flasher switch is the cause. I can remember replacing it once in the past. Help me if you can reslove this problem in my daugther's car.

2 Answers

littlehorn
25,545

For the taillights, the best thing I can say is to get new taillight housings, if yours are cracked or coming apart, there's not much you can do to fix them. They should be sealed systems. The low beams are most likely due to your high beam/low beam switch. If the switch is fried the high beams or low beams can go out. This is a fairly easy fix although the switch is mounted on the column so you may need to partially disassemble the column to access it. It's mounted down low. I've not heard of the 4-way flasher switch causing a problem like this.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
stb470
10

My 1998 Malibu has developed the same problem with the high beams working and the low beams not working as of 12/16.....when you say that the switch is possibly the problem do you mean the entire stalk assembly needs to be replaced or is there a switch located at the base of it that needs to be replaced? Also where would one finde the part short of going to the dealership.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Related Questions

Search Chevrolet Malibu Questions

Chevrolet Malibu Experts

#1 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 650
#2 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 530
#3 T_S_T
T_S_T
Reputation 510
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Altima"
1,827 Great Deals out of 73,620 listings starting at $795
Used Honda Accord"
1,507 Great Deals out of 76,591 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Camry"
2,116 Great Deals out of 76,267 listings starting at $999
Used Nissan Maxima"
710 Great Deals out of 20,223 listings starting at $946
Used Hyundai Sonata"
1,206 Great Deals out of 50,097 listings starting at $990
Used Chevrolet Camaro"
769 Great Deals out of 29,732 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Civic"
910 Great Deals out of 48,703 listings starting at $1,295
Used Ford Taurus"
664 Great Deals out of 19,368 listings starting at $700

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Chevrolet Malibu LS For Sale
7,162 listings starting at $20,493
2014 Chevrolet Malibu LS For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 5,396 listings starting at $16,800
2013 Chevrolet Malibu LS For Sale
39 Great Deals out of 618 listings starting at $12,613
2012 Chevrolet Malibu LS For Sale
49 Great Deals out of 1,227 listings starting at $9,988
2011 Chevrolet Malibu LS For Sale
57 Great Deals out of 1,431 listings starting at $8,900