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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-31-2010, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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Any how to guides to change headlight bulb on 08 mazda 3??

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Re: Any how to guides to change headlight bulb on 08 mazda 3??

Twist and pull........then push and twist :P
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-02-2010, 01:56 PM
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Re: Any how to guides to change headlight bulb on 08 mazda 3??

Not only is it in your owner's manual, but there's a complete How-To with photos in the Exterior Lighting FAQ forum. Go search.
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Re: Any how to guides to change headlight bulb on 08 mazda 3??

if you want a direct link here ya go.

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Re: Any how to guides to change headlight bulb on 08 mazda 3??

good luck with Satan's metal clip
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satan's metal clip?
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-06-2010, 11:33 PM
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Re: Any how to guides to change headlight bulb on 08 mazda 3??

AKA, the retaining clip. I have a hard enough time getting the bulb lined up and getting the retaining clip on while I have the headlights off the car.
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Re: Any how to guides to change headlight bulb on 08 mazda 3??

the guy in the video has no problem but I had to take the bumper and headlights off each of the 2 times i've changed the headlights
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Re: Any how to guides to change headlight bulb on 08 mazda 3??

[quote author=spiff56747 link=topic=181675.msg3851880#msg3851880 date=1289152831]
I had to take the bumper and headlights off each of the 2 times i've changed the headlights
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jeez, that's gotta be a pain. That retaining clip is a bitch to get off. I've changed my bulbs a few times so I can kind of unhook the retaing clip easier than from my first try. It's hard but do-able.
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-12-2010, 05:40 AM
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Re: Any how to guides to change headlight bulb on 08 mazda 3??

never had a problem with mine. if you understand how they work they are a breeze. just stop for a few minutes, take a look at it and use your 6th, or maybe even 7th sense and just feel it out. works every time

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