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Total noob question :/ hope you can help

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I've been searching all day and can't find an answer to this. I guess I should have started by searching first :)

I'm just trying to replace a burnt out, drivers side, headlight on an 07 Mazda 6. I decided to wing it assuming it was very easy, and after searching it appears it is. Alas, while I was winging it I unplugged some cables. One is orange, one is black. The orange one seems like it's surely power as it fits on the back of the bulb. I can't for the life of me find where to plug the black one back in though. While fiddling around I accidentally touched the base of the bulb to the fuse box and it lit up so I know the bulb is working. I tried it with the old bulb too and it did not light up, and is pretty clearly broken so I know it's the bulb.

I'm trying to avoid taking off the side panel as that doesn't sound like fun and past experience tells me I'll just make things worse :)

Does anyone have any pictures or advice to point me in the right direction as to where that black wire goes? I'm assuming it's a ground and there are some metal posts by where the bulb goes that the wire does fit on to, but I connected it there and plugged the bulb in and it does not light when I turn the lights on.

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I decided to.. you know, look at the other headlight to see what was going on there.

Problem solved.
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