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2014 GT Halo DRL

Hi guys,

Im just wondering if anyone has changed the bulb inside the Halo ring (or angel eyes, whatever it is called)

The problem is they aren't very bright at all. The DRL's completely out shine them. I want it to produce a much brighter output of light so that it becomes visible!

I honestly thought they weren't working until I looked closely, and realized they are ON. They just are too dim to be noticeable.

To make it clear, here is the picture of the DRL im talking about, see the ring in the center. It is stock 14 GT
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According to the manual, those lights aren't serviceable separately as a part. Doesn't mean you CAN'T replace them, but Mazda doesn't seem to think it's easy. On top of that, I don't think any GT owners have had the guts to pull apart their expensive headlights just to find out they can't replace the bulb.

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Just FYI for all,
This guy from mazda3rev took apart his headlight assembly and found that they are not actually a CCFL. It is just a piece of plastic with a LED at one end https://mazda3revolution.com/forums/780458-post51.html

He also retrofitted them with a real halo ring. I will to do it too, just not this year cz I cant afford to mess up something that goes for $2k a piece right now.

Mazda probably saved $1.50 a car but killed the aesthetics.
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This guy from mazda3rev took apart his headlight assembly and found that they are not actually a CCFL. It is just a piece of plastic with a LED at one end https://mazda3revolution.com/forums/780458-post51.html

He also retrofitted them with a real halo ring. I will to do it too, just not this year cz I cant afford to mess up something that goes for $2k a piece right now.

Mazda probably saved $1.50 a car but killed the aesthetics.


Be careful with the headlights. Mine were permasealed. I gave up after baking them 3 times in fear of really messing something up.


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Be careful with the headlights. Mine were permasealed. I gave up after baking them 3 times in fear of really messing something up.


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How long did u heat and at what temp? People on the Mazda3 forum have opened them up using the oven method.
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How long did u heat and at what temp? People on the Mazda3 forum have opened them up using the oven method.


I donít 100% correctly off hand but something like 275 for 30 minutes. The edges started to melt a bit and after that .. I just gave up. It wasnt budging at all.

I think the years before 2015 did not have perma-shit stuff.

Iíve done at least 15 motorcycle retro fits and 5 cars and this current mazda wasnít coming apart. I think retrofitsource released a special liquid that attacks the permaseal and makes it dissolve, I just havenít bought it yet.


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