Mazda Mazda6: Light Bulbs - Maintenance and Care - Mazda6 Owners ManualMazda Mazda6: Light Bulbs

WARNING:

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 a headlight bulb

High-beam bulb

1. Make sure the ignition is switched off, and the headlight switch is off.

2. Remove the attachment bolts and the coolant reservoir before replacing the

2. Remove the attachment bolts and the coolant reservoir before replacing the light bulb.

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

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

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

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

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

6. Install the coolant reservoir. If you are unsure of how tight the bolts should be, have them inspected at an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

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 bulbs)

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

2. If you are changing the right headlight bulb, start the engine, turn the steering wheel all the way to the left, and turn off engine. If you are changing the left headlight bulb, turn the steering wheel to the right.

3. Turn the center section of the plastic retainers counterclockwise and remove

3. Turn the center section of the plastic retainers counterclockwise and remove them, then partially peel back mudguard.

4. Turn the cover counterclockwise and remove it.

4. Turn the cover counterclockwise and remove it.

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

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

6. Unhook the bulb retaining spring.

6. Unhook the bulb retaining spring.

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

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

9. Remove the adapter.

9. Remove the adapter.

10. Replace the bulb.

11. 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.

Fog light bulbs

1. Turn the bolt, the screws and the center section of the plastic retainers

1. Turn the bolt, the screws and the center section of the plastic retainers counterclockwise and remove them, then partially peel back the mudguard.

2. Disconnect the electrical connector from the bulb by pressing the tab on the

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 remove it. Carefully remove the bulb

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 backward 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 side marker lights

1. If you are changing the left side-maker light, start the engine, turn the steering wheel all the way to the right, and turn off the engine. If you are changing the right side-maker light, turn the steering wheel to the left.

2. Turn the screws counterclockwise and remove them.

3. Turn the bolt, the screws and the center section of the plastic retainers

3. Turn the bolt, the screws and the center section of the plastic retainers counterclockwise and remove them, then partially peel back the mudguard.

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

5. Disconnect the bulb from the socket.

5. Disconnect the bulb from the socket.

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

Front turn signal lights/Parking lights

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

2. Turn the bolt, the screws and the center section of the plastic retainers

2. Turn the bolt, the screws and the center section of the plastic retainers counterclockwise and remove them, then partially peel back the mudguard.

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.

High-mount brake light, Ground illumination lights

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

Brake lights/Taillights (Rear side marker lights)

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. 1.Pull the center section of the plastic retainer and remove the retainers

1. 1.Pull the center section of the plastic retainer and remove the retainers and partially open the trunk side 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.

Rear turn signal lights

1. Pull the center section of the plastic retainer and remove the retainers and

1. Pull the center section of the plastic retainer and remove the retainers and partially open the trunk side 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.

Reverse lights

1. Pull the center section of the plastic retainer and remove the retainers,

1. Pull the center section of the plastic retainer and remove the retainers, then partially peel back 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.

License plate lights

1. Pull the center section of the plastic retainer and remove the retainers,

1. Pull the center section of the plastic retainer and remove the retainers, then partially peel back 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.

Replacing Interior Light Bulbs

Overhead light/Map light (Front), Overhead light (Rear), Courtesy lights, Vanity mirror lights

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

2. Disconnect the bulb by pulling it out.

light (Front) Overhead light/Map light (Front)

(Rear) Overhead light (Rear)

Vanity mirror Courtesy lights

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

Trunk light

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.

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