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Old 05-01-2009, 02:45 PM
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Default 2004 Mazda 3 Headlight RIGHT replacement?

Pleeease... anyone... My owners manual only indicates how to replace halogen bulb on LEFT (drivers) side of car. The headlight (low beam) needs to be replaced on the RIGHT (passenger) side of the car and cant seem to figure out how to get to it.. Im wondering if the manual only has LEFT side instructions because they want you to take it to the dealer for the passenger side replacement?? anyone know anything... please advise.thanks
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Old 05-01-2009, 05:16 PM
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Reach in in front of the power steering reservoir and unplug the light, pull the rubber grommet off and undo the clip holding the light bulb in, put in the new bulb and reverse proceeder.
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Old 05-02-2009, 10:18 AM
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Thank you for your quick response! I now see where you are talking about.. BUT I got the plug off, I got the sealing off, but there is a metal (clip) swing arm that I can't seem to move out of the way to get the bulb. Its in a very very tight spot and barely visable and the book shows the spring on top and to swing it down.. I cant seem to move it at all.. are there any parts I can remove to get to see it better? or which way to move the spring.. I never expected this to be so difficult!
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Old 05-02-2009, 03:44 PM
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I just use my thumb to unlatch the retaining wire, push it down and pull it out a little it comes off of the retaining screw.
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:36 PM
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this is the BIGGEST PAIN to do this. I did this when putting the HID's in.. i love it now but at the same time it took a while to get it perfectly as it never looks the same when you first bought the car... but its well worth it.
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