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Mazda6 Number Plate Bulb - how to remove?

I know it seems easy, but when I get at the bulb it seems fixed - can't unscrew it nor pull it straight out. I don't want to get pliers onto it and break it and leave just the bulb cap in there with nothing else to get hold of. Can anyone tell me if I should be pushing/pulling/twisting. I haven't tried swearing at it yet - maybe I should give that a try!

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  • randers Mar 11, 2009

    Thanks smart58. I'd tried pushing in and turning and it wouldn't twist, but I'll give it another go now. Cheers.

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Most bulbs like tail, stop, and blinkers you have to push in and turn (I believe counterclockwise) until it stops and pull it out. On the base of the bulb it has little pins that fit into a groove for alignment and securment, then at the bottom of the socket it will have a spring to ensure contact with the bulb. When you put a bulb in, the pins go into the groove, push a little to make contact and turn clockwise to set the pins. Removing the bulb should be in the reverse order.
Hope this helps.

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