Question about Mazda Cars & Trucks
Somehow my license plate light connector (rear one) broke. Socket cracks a little but I don't where the other parts and how to fix it.
You'll need to obtain a replacement lamp holder. I do not know which particular year vehicle you have - nor do I know if it is the socket or if it is a connector between the socket and the vehicle's wiring harness (you mention both).
You may have luck at a local auto parts store for a socket. If yours is the type that consists of a lens and socket being one piece, you'll probably need to purchase a replacement at a Mazda dealer - or a local junk yard.
If it is a connector - again - the auto parts store, dealer or junk yard should have these parts. You can also cut the connector off and splice the replacement directly to the vehicle wiring if you cant get the part fast enough. If you do this, make sure the connection is tight and waterproof by coating the completed splice with silicone caulking or similar.
Posted on Jul 17, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Their is a plastic lens covering the licence plate bulb. I can be removed by using a flat-tipped screwdriver covered by a shop towel (or tape) on the right side of the lens. It should pop off where you can access the bulb.
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
SOURCE: light replacement
Just reach behind the bumper and grab the light/electrical harness and twist is either way and then it should pull out put in a new 194 bulb and you are set.
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
The licence plate lights are in the same line as your tail light wiring assembly. I assume your tail lights are working or you would have got a ticket for that. The wire is either cut, broken or unhooked from the tail light wires (which usually are brown). If you can not find the problem, you can always run a new wire to the tail light wire from your licence plate wire. Then they should work.
Your other problem is that the license plate ground is rusty & not grounding, which would also not let them work, so you should probably check that first. Rick
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
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