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Change fog light bulbs in Mazda 6

I have a 2005 Mazda 6 that has the fog lights in with the headlights instead of below the bumper. The owner's manual states to take it to an authorized dealership to have them replaced. Is this true?? Or is this something that can be done yourself? If so, how would you get to the back of the assembly?

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Hi, I have a 2003 Mazda 6 which also has the fog light in the headlight assembly. I'm not sure but I would imagine the design is similar to yours. I had the left side blown and it took me roughly 10 minutes to get the bulb out. The cover on the back of the assembly has a push tab in the centre at the top and two locating tabs on the bottom. I had to push down fairly hard on the air filter side of the top tab while at the same time carefully levering the cover off with a flat blade screwdriver. There isn't a lot of room between the headlight and the air filter box but just enough that you can tilt the back cover over a bit and lift it straight up, out from the bottom locating tabs. Pull this cover right out and then you can see inside the back of the headlight assembly. The bulb has a wire retainer clip that you can push in with your fingers to unhook it and hinge it over. You may have to pull a wire terminal off to get at this clip better.You can now just pull the bulb out and remove the approx 5cm wire tail on the bulb out from it's terminal. Should be able to get a replacement bulb just about anywhere. Replacement would be the opposite only be careful not to touch the glass of the bulb with your fingers as this is detrimental to the life of the bulb. Don't forget to put the other wire terminal back on if you had to remove it. As far as the right side goes, I have never replaced the fog light but I have replaced the headlight bulbs which are also behind this cover so it should be possible. It was a while ago for that but if I remember rightly, I had to use a little mirror sometimes on the right headlight-bit of a pain. By the way, unlike me, before you ever replace a headlight bulb, check that the fuse isn't blown first. There is a fuse for low and high beam for both left and right headlights. I don't think that is the case with the fog lights. Hope this helps you or whoever else.
Cheers,Peter.

Posted on Mar 05, 2010

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