Tip & How-To about Mazda Cars & Trucks
This is easy and takes maybe ten minutes. You need a phillips screwdriver and a pair of pliers. Open the hatch and remove two screws at the back of the brake light assembly. Pull the light assembly hard straight backward until the little pop-clip holding the front end of the light lets go. (This is the hard part, because there aren't any great places to grip the light and the front end pop-clip is stubborn.) Then unscrew the bulbs from the broken assembly (don't touch the bulbs or the slight oil from your fingers will make them explode when they heat up - use surgical gloves if you think you can't help handling the bulbs). Gently remove the wiring harness from the NEW light assembly and discard it. Push the existing wiring harness into place in the new assembly and screw the bulbs in. Line up the assembly's pop-clip to the front end screw that it pushes onto, and push hard from the back until it pops on. Have a helper lean into the light from the side to line up the two screw holes at the back, and put the screws back in. Use a pair of pliers to unclip the rear baffle from the broken light (two clips), then pop the baffle onto the new light.
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