I'm in the same boat as you man. I can't find zzzzoom6's post that everyone refers too... Did a search for the username and it says it doesn't exist. Anyone know where to find it? Or a similar post? I already read the one one changing the parking lights, but i have a feeling the low beams are gonna be the real problem to get to.I know it's been a few years but where is zzzzoom6 instructions on how to replace the headlight bulb? I have a 2004 6s and need to replace the low beam headlights. Can not find zzzzoom6 instructions you mentioned.
I have a V6 sport wagon and looking at it, the drivers side is do able for sure, especially if i remove the air cleaner. But the passenger's side is gonna be impossible, with the coolant reservoir and some steel vacuum hosing in the way, not to mention all the covered electrical cabling...Its fairly straight forward if you have flexible hands, the cover over the lowbeam turns counter clockwise you can access it from the top or just pull the plastic wheel well to the side and put your hand in there. There is a single wire going to the bulb remove this first (I'll be easier than removing when the bulb is loose) and then remove the small metal clip over the bulb.
Follow in reverse to reinstall.
here is a guide for your reference,, very specific process.....Can someone walk me through removing replacing the headlight bulbs. I don't wanna do it by trial and error and break something. can someone show me the way to do this. Much appreciated.
Usually with higher wattage = more heat, which leads to a shorter life of the bulb. Also, you'll want to check with the manufacturer if they recommend a wiring harness to the battery to supply the balast with the extra juice. I know that with the kit i just ordered, they suggested the harness even for the 55 w kit.Just a quick question. Will it hurt to install 100 watt hid bulbs in an 08 6? I know most stock bulbs are 55 watts.
since mazda6tech has been down over the last week, i thought i'd take a few pics while installing my new low beams (H1 bulbs).
let me start by saying disconnect the negative terminal on the battery.
the low beams are on the side of the headlight assembly closest to the side of the car. they are located behind a black plastic cover that is labeled with arrows and says top and open and close. twist it and set the cover to the side. make sure that the gasket is in place.
the third pic is what you'll see with the cover removed - the back of the bulb with a wire still attached. before unhooking the clip, i found it easier to disconnect the wire. just pull on it and it will come loose. it does not take much pressure at all.
the hardest part for me was figuring out the clip. couldn't see how it worked since the space was so tight. finally got a mirror and was able to see how to get the clip out (see the first picture). you'll notice at the bottom of the pic is a wire that has been bent like a square. push in on it (it takes a fair amount of pressure) and move it to the left. you'll feel a click and the clip should be released. the clip is on a hinge, so lift up from the bottom of the clip and rotate it up.
the second pic is the coolant container thing that needs to be unbolted if you want more room to access the passenger headlight. really easy; just 3 bolts (10 mm) and lift it out of the way. the hoses are very flexible so it's easy to put it aside. you will find some wires that impede moving things easily (the round cover for example can easily get caught up on these wires) but with some patience and effort to move the wires the little that they allow will get you the space you'll need. on the driver side, i found taking the cover off of the fuse box and taking off the cover of the air filter helped give me a bit more space.
once the clip is undone and you've lifted the clip up, the bulb will pull straight out (horizontally) toward the back of the car. you'll notice in the first picture that the bulb has a plate on it that is circular in shape except for one side that has flat edge to it. remember where that flat edge is; your replacement bulb will need to go in the same way.
really, changing these bulbs is pretty easy. it's just that you don't have a lot of space to get your hands into, but once you see what you have to do, it's not hard.