GM Malibu/Cutlass 1997-2000

Fog/Driving Lights



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Fig. Remove the screw securing the radiator air deflector (see arrow)

  1. Remove the bolt securing the radiator air deflector. Lift the deflector to access the bulb.
  3. Grasp the bulb socket and rotate it counter-clockwise to remove it from the lamp.
  5. Remove the bulb from the socket and remove the electrical connector.

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Fig. Installed view of the fog lamp bulb and socket

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal.


Before installing any aftermarket light, make sure it is legal for road use. Most acceptable lights will have a DOT approval number. Also check your local and regional inspection regulations. In certain areas, aftermarket lights must be installed in a particular manner or they may not be legal for inspection.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Unpack the contents of the light kit purchased. Place the contents in an open space where you can easily retrieve a piece if needed.
  5. Choose a location for the lights. If you are installing fog lights, below the bumper and apart from each other is desirable. Most fog lights are mounted below or very close to the headlights. If you are installing driving lights, above the bumper and close together is desirable. Most driving lights are mounted between the headlights.
  7. Drill the needed hole(s) to mount the light. Install the light, and secure using the supplied retainer nut and washer. Tighten the light mounting hardware, but not the light adjustment nut or bolt.
  9. Install the relay that came with the light kit in the engine compartment, in a rigid area, such as a fender. Always install the relay with the terminals facing down. This will prevent water from entering the relay assembly.
  11. Using the wire supplied, locate the ground terminal on the relay, and connect a length of wire from this terminal to a good ground source. You can drill a hole and screw this wir