You need to purchase a replacement H1 55 watt halogen bulb. Now that the old bulbs are out, just do everything in reverse. Answer remove air filter box, just a few clips i believe, move out of the way, then there is a metal clip. The only tools I recommend are large pliers and needle nose pliers. I was told that if you get the oils of your fingers on it, the light will burn out within a week because the oils bake on and cause it to burn out. Now you can remove the rubber boot. I had previous experience with a Honda headlight which was very simple.
Or, visit your local store and rely on trustworthy advice provided by a helpful staff. Press the rubber thingy on. You then simply compress a plastic pinch style clip and remove the old bulb. You'll f … ind that the lamp is held to the rest of the assembly with a plastic latch. The housing for the Protege 5 is not easy at all to get to.
First pop the hood -obviously. These clips are somewhat recessed into the connector so locating them may require some study. As you view the connector from the top, you should see a compressible clip on each side of the connector. Do not touch the glass of the new bulb as oil is bad for the glass when hot. Repeat this process on the other side. Pivot it up out of the way and the bulb will pull right out.
It is easily removed by removing the 2 Phillips screws that hold it in place. The bulb is held in place by a spring clip. The work is done with the hood of the car up. Less than a 5 degree rotation is required. Put the new bulb in noting the position … s of the tabs. This is just how I personally did mine and is not in any way endorsed by Mazda or the Ford Motor Company.
When you take the new one out of it's box to replace the old one, make sure you don't touch the bulb with your bare fingers. All i did was popped out the pop screws in the wheel well, and removed the screws on the very bottom. Once you take these off it is a simple matter of removing and replacing the low beam bulb. The passenger si … de has more room to work, so you may want to do that side first to get the feel before doing the driver's side. Always verify all light bulb sizes, bulb voltage usage and bulb wattage before applying any information found here to your 2005 Mazda 6.
The bulb will pretty much fall out. Swing the wire retainer back over the bulb's case and hook it closed. In my case I just left it out because it proved to be too much of a hassle to rearrange. I followed the procedure for the 1998 model in an earlier post and it was exactly the same. A flashlight and small mirr … or may be helpful, but no tools are needed.
It will then swing upward and the lamp will be released. Study the installation of the clip before removing it perhaps even draw a diagram because it is not obvious how it goes back in place. I just figured it out. Install the new bulb in the coupling, then reattach to the wire. Then put the three prongs into the power connector, and you should be all set! Gently pull them out of the bulb compartment.
This same wire extends around to the opposite side of the bulb where it is hinged. Reverse the process for the install making sure you get the metal tabs to latch in properly and make sure you secure the circular covers back onto the headlight housing. You really don't have to unscrew the screws holding the fender liner to the bottom of the front bumper you can just pull it down to access the back of the headlight. It's kind of an odd change, however there is a white plastic retaining ring that loosens in one direction, about a half tur … n. You will need: a A new bulb, obviously.