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Old 02-25-2008, 08:56 PM
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Default Headlight Bulb Replacement?

I have bought some sylvania head bulbs for my 2000 lx protege. Simple upgrade huh? Well after about 2 hours of frustratingly pulling at the wire harness i gave up. Anybody else had this problem? I know im doing it right (pushing the 2 side tabs and pulling out?) but the POS just won't come off. Thanks for any help in advance.[/align]
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Default RE: Headlight Bulb Replacement?

what exactly are you having problems with.

the process its usually as follows:
remove plug
remove rubber gasket
push down and pull out pin
remove old bulb (dont touch bulb)
insert new bulb (dont touch bulb)
install gasket again
install plug again.

where is it that you are having trouble.

also bare with me, i am new to the mazda scene myself, but i installed my xenons on my 03 mazda dx.
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Old 03-01-2008, 07:54 PM
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first, the clip, just on one end, pushes in and over before it pops out. second, there is a little adapter that goes in between the light and harness. this adapter must be kept. it is hard plastic and the mini bulb plugs into one end and the wiring harness plugs into the other. these are the two most common problems that people have in headlights.

and, yes, if you touch the headlamp itself, it will leave enough of your oils from your hands to heat up and explode inside the housing.
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:57 AM
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Well the wire harness was apparently in there very tightly, like everything else seems to be on my protege? I did however get them out and replace and put some stuff on it so it'll be alot easier next time haha.
Anddddd Slyvania silverstars are amazing. Make a lot of people mad .
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Old 03-02-2008, 02:11 PM
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yeah, that's what i am using. they look like brights with the low-beams, huh?
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Hahaha yeah I love them, first person i drove behind at night got so pissed that theykept pumping the brakes and finally I put the highs on and they realized and pulled a U'ie for me to pass hahaha. Sorry can't help it I have superior lighting to yours =p.
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Default So they are just tight?

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Well the wire harness was apparently in there very tightly, like everything else seems to be on my protege? I did however get them out and replace and put some stuff on it so it'll be alot easier next time haha.
Anddddd Slyvania silverstars are amazing. Make a lot of people mad .
So, I'm having the same problem with my 2003 protege 5, pain in the ***. They are just tight? 2hen I compress sides I don't really feel anything moving and I'm cranking the **** out of them...my hands hurt! Lol
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