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Old 03-07-2010, 10:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am trying to replace the drivers side low beam headlight bulb on my 2.3 liter 2004 Mazda 6. The descriptions and pics I see in this forum do not seem to match what I am seeing under my hood. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks....

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Default Replace headlight bulb - 2004 Mazda 6

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I am trying to replace the drivers side low beam headlight bulb on my 2.3 liter 2004 Mazda 6. The descriptions and pics I see in this forum do not seem to match what I am seeing under my hood. Looks like the air filter would need to be taken out ? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks....
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maybe if you post a pic, or something someone here can help ya out....
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I don't remember having to take the airbox out. It's not fun, but I think I only had to remove my coolant tank on the passenger side (V6)

I used a pair of long curved needle nose pliers to feed it in and then clipped it down blind. It sucked but it can be done. (Careful, don't touch the capsule)
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drop the front bumper off like everyone else. It takes an extra 10 mins to get on and another 10 to put back on. That is the best way. Other wise you will need a mirror of some sort and some extra skin for your knuckles. Or a tiny hand
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ok man it simple just unscrew the air pipe that connects to your air box from the air intake on the engine. pull up your air box you dont need to unscrew anything. now ope up the cover to your headlight, press upward on a little clip on the bottom of the cover. it will be your far left light. theres a clip holind it down so just push it upward as well and pull it back at the same time. then the light will pop out. good luck. if anything ill add more if you dont get it.
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Yeah, the easiest way is to just drop the bumper and take out the headlight. It clears up so much space, and you don't risk cutting yourself up or anything like that.
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I just did it lastweekend.
1)Place a screwdriver tip in one of the vertical holes on the light housing cover and gently tilt the handle back to remove the cover.
2) If your hands are small enough (mine are) remove the bulb and replace
3) snap the cover back in place
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I got lucky with my medium sized hands.. had to replace the drivers side low beam. The only thing that bothered me was that little clip that kept getting in my way when I tried to put the bulb back in place.

I figured to use a shoe lace to keep it 'up' and outta the way. Furthermore, before installing the new bulb i practiced with the broken one in order to know how to put it back in place. Picked up a new bulb and first try was succesfull.

Overall, it took my about 15 minutes. Thanks guys for the instructions!
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I tried... so far kind of good until I realized that passenger side would be a nightmare.

Removed bumper.. added an extra 20 min's of labor.. but I'm good with that.
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