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Left front headlight burned out say to take to dealer to replace can i do it myself

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Of course you can. Open the hood, and at the back side of the reflector you'll probably see a big twisting cover. Turn it to get access to the bulb. The bulb is secured with a metal clip. If you dislocate it you get the bulb out, Remove it from the connector, and there you have it. But everything back the opposite way.
That is if you have normal bulbs. If you have industrial HID ( A.K.A Xenon lights) the procedure is exactly the same, but when you get the new bulb, make sure NOT to touch the glass with naked fingers. The grease of the body will crack it as soon as it gets a high temp. Use rubber surgical gloves.

Good luck

Posted on Sep 05, 2010

  • millergang Oct 09, 2010

    The owner's manual says you have to access the low beam bulb from under the car, and involves removing the mud guard. What a pain! Then you have to unplug the bulb from the wire harness before removing a cover and a spring clip, and then the bulb. I quit after the mud guard as I couldn't get the wire harness to unplug - definitely not as effortless as the manual implied. What a bogus design! Any other car manufacturer and this would be a 3 minute job. Anyone know of shortcuts or tips that aren't included in the manual? Thanks!

  • onlybuymazda Jan 22, 2011

    I actually took mine to the dealer as I got fed up with trying the mud guard. I watched the tech go in under the hood to remove what I believe was the air filter box, thus opening up more room next to the headlight. From there it was a matter of removing the rubber cap, unhooking the clip (still tricky) replacing it, and putting it all back together. Be sure to have all the connections nice and tight as they even still tripped my check engine light and had to reset it. Hope this helps!

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