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Re: 2000 Mazad Prozege head light out
I'd need to see the lamp itself, having never undone one on a mazda protege like yours, but it's the same bulb on your protege and my toyota echo, and i do have seen a few other cars with the same bulb andhaving the same locking system for it. So usually, you just need to start by taking off the rubber boot that seals the system from moisture and, after that, unplug the connector from the bulb. Then look and the wierd "C" shaped clip that is touching the bulb's backplate closely. You should see that on one side there is some sort of hinge and the other side it should be open with both ends curling up to give you a little more grip on the pin. Juse press the two curled up ends together and pull both ends AWAY from the light assembly and towards the hinge at the same time (basically you'll make the ends move in a circular pattern). Now it's unlocked and you can take the bulb out and replace it. Be sure not to touch the glass of the new bulb when changing it though cause it will cause the bulb to have a much shorter life than expected. If you do, out of pure badluck, touch the glass, DO NOT THROW IT AWAY! It's still good, just clean it carefully with rubbing alcohol and place it back in makng sure you extra extra careful this time. Now come the worst part, locking the "C" clip back in. It's still not so bad, but usually you can't see the knotch where the clip is supposed to lock in very well. So just be patient and feel free to ask for someone else eyes to help you:). And the rest is pretty much history, put the connector back on, then the moisture seal and voila! Now you can go eat dinner and enjoy a job well done:). Hope this helps!
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What you want to do is open the trunk and remove the fasteners that hold the trunk lining to the rear deck panel and separate the lining from the deck panel.Disconnect the lamp wiring from the wiring harness.Now you will see some nuts that hold the tail lamp to the lower deck and the quarter panel.Remove these bolts or plastic wing nuts and remove the assembly from the car.To change the bulbs twist the socket and pull the socket and replace the bulb.Just reverse the process to put it back in.
Hello i can assist you open your hood behind the head lamp lenses is a head lamp bulb socket twist it counter clock wise then remove the socket and bulb unplug your old bulb replace with your new bulb and replace the socket back and clock wise tighten.Now turn your head lights on check both high beam and low.
There are detailed instructions in the the manual. If you do not
have a manual, here is how to do it (directions assume removing
drivers-side headlight assembly and viewing the area from the front of
the van): Remove the thumb screw on the left side of the headlight
assembly as well as the thumb screw on the top of the head light
assembly. The third thumb screw simply anchors the turn-signal assembly
to the head light assembly. Initially, just loosen that screw. The
whole assembly is now loose but still held in by two plastic posts on
the bottom of the headlight assembly and two plastic posts on the end
of the turn-signal assembly closest to the fender/wheel area. Pull the
whole assembly kind of up, out, and down. It takes a bit of juggling
but it will come out. Once the whole assembly is out you can separate
the turn-signal assembly from the head light assembly and put the
headlight assembly back in place. To separate the assemblies remove the
third thumb screw (if its too tight to remove by hand you will need a
Torx screw driver of size T-30; if you don't have a Torx a small
flathead screw can work); also, you will notice the hidden clip that is
the final anchor holding the turn-signal assembly to the head light
assembly. Use a flat-head screw driver to release it. Now the units
should be separated. To remove the turn signal bulb socket from the
turn-signal assembly, simply turn it counter-clockwise while pressing
down on the safety clip and pull it out of the back of the turn-signal
assembly. The owners manual lists the type of bulb. It should be an
amber 3157. The bulb pulls straight out of the socket.
Replace the bulb. Place the socket back into the turn-signal assembly
(turn it clockwise until the safety clip snaps). Replace the Headlight
assembly (two thumb screws and the two plastic alignment posts anchor
it), but do not tighten the screws until the turn-signal assembly is in
place. Replace the turn-signal assembly by first aligning the plastic
posts and then anchoring it to the head light assembly with the third
thumb screw. Make sure everything is aligned properly and tight all the
thumb screws. An experienced person can probably make this change,
start to finish, in 15 minutes. First timers will probably take 30
minutes as it takes some time to understand how the designers anchored
There are three screws that holds the head lamp in place, but first you have to remove the right side radiator cover, remouve the front grill (4 screws), remouve the head lamp lower trim (one screw behind the grill and cliped at the fender), then remouve the front grill mounting bracket (2 screws) then you'll finaly reach the 3 headlamp screws (2 on top and one behind the lower headlamp trim)
there should be a couple 6 mm bolts holding the lamp assembly when you open the hood. 6mm bolt will have a 10mm head. you may also need to remove the outside lamp (usually held on by a philips head, pull forward on the marker lamp... carefully, but they will typically pop out from a socket... In some instances the grill may also be hiding another fastener to the lamp assembly. the the bulb is cake...
there is a single phillups screw that hold the turn signal housing to the head lamp. remove this screw. after that the turnsignal housing will be loose but act as though something is still holding it. I usually take a small flat tip screw driver and place between the headlight and turnsignal housing about a quarter of the way down and pry the turn signal housing forward and out at the same time while puling with my free hand. Since this lamp fixture is difficult to get a grip on, the flathead screwdriver is used only to help pull the lamp fixture from the fender. After the fixture is in the open the actual lamp socket twist locks into position from behind. once the socket is removed the bulb simply slides straight out from the socket. Installation is reverse of removal.