Light Bulbs

4 Door
4 Door

5 Door
5 Door

WARNING:
Do not replace the xenon fusion bulbs yourself:
Replacing the xenon fusion bulbs yourself is dangerous. Because the xenon fusion bulbs require high voltage, you could receive an electric shock if the bulbs are handled incorrectly. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer when the replacement is necessary.

Never touch the glass portion of a halogen bulb with your bare hands and always wear eye protection when handling or working around the bulbs: When a halogen bulb breaks, it is dangerous. These bulbs contain pressurized gas. If one is broken, it will explode and serious injuries could be caused by the flying glass.

If the glass portion is touched with bare hands, body oil could cause the bulb to overheat and explode when lit.

Always keep halogen bulbs out of the reach of children:
Playing with a halogen bulb is dangerous. Serious injuries could be caused by dropping a halogen bulb or breaking it some other way.

Replacing Exterior Light Bulbs

Replacing headlight bulbs

(Without turbocharger)

1. Make sure the ignition switch is turned off and the headlight switch is off.

2. Lift the hood.

3. When replacing the left headlight bulb,


3. When replacing the left headlight bulb, turn the cover screws counterclockwise and remove them with the cover.

4. Find the high and low beam bulbs in the rear of the headlight unit.

The outboard bulb is the LOW beam, and the inboard one is the HIGH beam.

Refer to Light Bulbs.

(With turbocharger)

1. Make sure the ignition switch is turned off and the headlight switch is off.

2. Lift the hood.


3. Perform the following procedure when


3. Perform the following procedure when replacing the left headlight bulb.

Remove the clip, grasp the attached area of the slide mount and lift it upward, and then slide the slide mount to a position where it does not interfere with the frame.

4. Remove the strap and raise the air


4. Remove the strap and raise the air filter.

5. Find the high and low beam bulbs in the rear of the headlight unit.

The outboard bulb is the LOW beam, and the inboard one is the HIGH beam.

Refer to Light Bulbs.

High-beam bulb

1. Turn the socket and bulb assembly counterclockwise and remove it.

Carefully remove the headlight bulb from its socket in the reflector by gently pulling it straight backward out of the socket.

2. Disconnect the bulb from the electrical


2. Disconnect the bulb from the electrical connector by pressing the tab on the connector with your finger and pulling the bulb upward.

3. Install the new bulb in the reverse order of removal.

NOTE:
- To replace the bulb, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

- If the halogen bulb is accidentally touched, it should be cleaned with rubbing alcohol before being used.

- Use the protective cover and carton for the replacement bulb to dispose of the old bulb promptly and out of the reach of children.

Low-beam bulb

(Xenon fusion bulb)

You cannot replace the low beam bulbs by yourself.

The bulbs must be replaced at an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

(Halogen bulb)

1. Detach the electrical connector from


1. Detach the electrical connector from the bulb by pulling it to the rear.

2. Pull off the sealing cover.

3. Unhook the bulb retaining spring.


3. Unhook the bulb retaining spring.

4. Swing the retaining spring out and away to free the headlight bulb.

5. Carefully remove the headlight bulb from the socket by pulling it straight back.

6. Replace the bulb.

7. Install the new bulb in the reverse order of removal.

NOTE:
- To replace the bulb, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

- If the halogen bulb is accidentally touched, it should be cleaned with rubbing alcohol before being used.

- Use the protective cover and carton for the replacement bulb to dispose of the old bulb promptly and out of the reach of children.

- When reinstalling the sealing cover, make sure Replacing a fog light bulbs faces up.


Replacing a fog light bulbs

1. Turn the screw counterclockwise and


1. Turn the screw counterclockwise and remove it and then partially peel back the mudguard.

2. Disconnect the electrical connector from the bulb by pressing the tab on the connector with your finger and pulling the connector downward.

3. Turn the socket and bulb assembly to


3. Turn the socket and bulb assembly to remove it. Carefully remove the bulb from its socket in the reflector by gently pulling it straight back out of the socket.

4. Install the new bulb in the reverse order of removal.

NOTE:
- To replace the bulb, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

- If the halogen bulb is accidentally touched, it should be cleaned with rubbing alcohol before being used.

- Use the protective cover and carton for the replacement bulb to dispose of the old bulb promptly and out of the reach of children.

Front turn signal lights/Side-marker lights

Due to the complexity and difficulty of the procedure, the bulbs should be replaced by an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

Side turn signal lights

1. Slide the unit as shown in the figure to remove it.

2. Detach the electrical connector from


2. Detach the electrical connector from the unit by pulling it to the rear.

3. Install the new side turn signal unit in the reverse order of removal.

NOTE:
Bulb replacement is not possible because it is built into the unit. Replace the unit.

Brake lights/Taillights (4 Door)

With LED bulb

Due to the complexity and difficulty of the procedure, the LED bulbs should be replaced by an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

NOTE:
LED bulb replacement is not possible. The rear combination component must be replaced.

With Non-LED bulb

1. Pull the center of each plastic retainer


1. Pull the center of each plastic retainer and remove the retainers and the trunk end trim.

2. Pull the center of each plastic retainer,


2. Pull the center of each plastic retainer, then remove the retainers, and then partially open the trunk side trim.

3. Turn the socket and bulb assembly counterclockwise and remove it.

4. Disconnect the bulb from the socket.


4. Disconnect the bulb from the socket.

5. Install the new bulb in the reverse order of removal.

NOTE:
To replace the bulb, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

Brake lights/Taillights (5 Door)

With LED bulb

Due to the complexity and difficulty of the procedure, the LED bulbs should be replaced by an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

NOTE:
LED bulb replacement is not possible. The rear combination component must be replaced.

With Non-LED bulb


1. Remove the cover.


1. Remove the cover.

2. Turn the socket and bulb assembly counterclockwise and remove it.

3. Disconnect the bulb from the socket.


3. Disconnect the bulb from the socket.

4. Install the new bulb in the reverse order of removal.

NOTE:
To replace the bulb, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

Rear turn signal lights (4 Door)

1. Pull the center of each plastic retainer,


1. Pull the center of each plastic retainer, and then remove the retainers and the trunk end trim.

2. Pull the center of each plastic retainer


2. Pull the center of each plastic retainer and remove the retainers, and then partially open the trunk side trim.

3. Turn the socket and bulb assembly counterclockwise and remove it.

4. Disconnect the bulb from the socket.


4. Disconnect the bulb from the socket.

5. Install the new bulb in the reverse order of removal.

NOTE:
To replace the bulb, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

Rear turn signal lights (5 Door)


1. Remove the cover.


1. Remove the cover.

2. Turn the socket and bulb assembly counterclockwise and remove it.

3. Disconnect the bulb from the socket.


3. Disconnect the bulb from the socket.

4. Install the new bulb in the reverse order of removal.

NOTE:
To replace the bulb, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

Reverse lights

4 Door

1. Pull the center section of the plastic


1. Pull the center section of the plastic retainer and remove the retainers, and then remove the trunk rear trim.

2. Turn the socket and bulb assembly counterclockwise and remove it.

3. Disconnect the bulb from the socket.


3. Disconnect the bulb from the socket.

4. Install the new bulb in the reverse order of removal.

NOTE:
To replace the bulb, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

5 Door

1. Remove the cover.

2. Turn the socket and bulb assembly counterclockwise and remove it.

3. Disconnect the bulb from the socket.


3. Disconnect the bulb from the socket.

4. Install the new bulb in the reverse order of removal.

NOTE:
To replace the bulb, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

High-mount brake light

4 Door

1. Pull the center of each plastic retainer,


1. Pull the center of each plastic retainer, and then remove the retainers and the trunk rear trim.

2. Disconnect the electrical connector from the socket.

3. Turn the socket and bulb assembly counterclockwise and remove it.

4. Disconnect the bulb from the socket.


4. Disconnect the bulb from the socket.

5. Install the new bulb in the reverse order of removal.

NOTE:
To replace the bulb, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

5 Door

With LED bulb

Due to the complexity and difficulty of the procedure, the LED bulbs should be replaced by an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

With Non-LED bulb

1. Remove the liftgate upper trim.


1. Remove the liftgate upper trim.

2. Disconnect the electrical connector from the socket.

3. Turn the socket and bulb assembly counterclockwise and remove it.

4. Disconnect the bulb from the socket.


4. Disconnect the bulb from the socket.

5. Install the new bulb in the reverse order of removal.

NOTE:
To replace the bulb, contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

License plate lights

1. Wrap a flathead screwdriver with a soft cloth to prevent damage to the lens, and then remove the lens by carefully prying on the edge of the lens with a flathead screwdriver.

2. Disconnect the bulb by pulling it out.


2. Disconnect the bulb by pulling it out.

3. Install the new bulb in the reverse order of removal.

Replacing Interior Light Bulbs

Overhead light/Map lights (Front)

Due to the complexity and difficulty of the procedure, the bulbs should be replaced by an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

Overhead light (Rear)

1. Wrap a small flathead screwdriver with a soft cloth to prevent damage to the lens, and then remove the lens by carefully prying on the edge of the lens with the flathead screwdriver.

2. Disconnect the bulb by pulling it out.


2. Disconnect the bulb by pulling it out.

3. Install the new bulb in the reverse order of removal.

Trunk light (4 Door)

1. Press both sides of the lens cap to remove it.

2. Disconnect the bulb by pulling it out.


2. Disconnect the bulb by pulling it out.

3. Install the new bulb in the reverse order of removal.

Luggage compartment light (5 Door)

1. Insert your finger as shown in the


1. Insert your finger as shown in the figure and remove the unit.

2. Wrap a small flathead screwdriver with a soft cloth to prevent damage to the lens, and then remove the lens by carefully prying on the edge of the lens with the flathead screwdriver.

3. Disconnect the bulb by pulling it out.


3. Disconnect the bulb by pulling it out.

4. Install the new bulb in the reverse order of removal.

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