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I lost the manual for my 1995 miata and i need to change the busted right headlight. can you please show me how. thanks.

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    Colin Stickland May 11, 2010

    last one i done was fairly easy but cant remember where all the screws were,know it didnt take long once i worked it out

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There should be an access panel at the back of the headlight assembly. Remove the cover and replace the halogen bulb. Pretty easy job. Some of the covers screw off.

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