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Old 04-28-2010, 12:41 PM   #1
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Default 2006 Mazda 3 Headlight Issue -They Keep Burning Out!

I've had my '06 Mazda 3 less than 5 years and this is 3rd time that my low-beams have burned out. I have stock headlights, nothing fancy. I've only had this pair for about 5 months. Has anyone else had this issue? Any ideas what the problem may be?

I'm getting tired of running around using my high-beams.

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Old 04-28-2010, 12:51 PM   #2
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Default Re: 2006 Mazda 3 Headlight Issue -They Keep Burning Out!

are they burning out at the same time?
it could be a faulty alternator/regulator (too much voltage can burn out your bulbs). check voltage when the engine is running. bad grounds can also cause issues so check the chassis ground etc....
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Old 04-28-2010, 01:23 PM   #3
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Default Re: 2006 Mazda 3 Headlight Issue -They Keep Burning Out!

It's really weird, the first time they both went out at once. The next time, one went out and then the other one went out a while later. This time, so far, it's just the one. I'll have those things checked out. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 04-28-2010, 01:26 PM   #4
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Default Re: 2006 Mazda 3 Headlight Issue -They Keep Burning Out!

Sure thing Judy. You might want to check the wiring and connections in the light circuit as well. intermittent or bad connections can also be a culprit. i'll assume you're keeping the bulbs clean when installing (greasy fingerprints can make the bulbs to overheat and cause premature failure).
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Old 04-29-2010, 01:31 AM   #5
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Default Re: 2006 Mazda 3 Headlight Issue -They Keep Burning Out!

Had the exact same problem and had it looked it several times, they never could figure out why they would burn out so frequently. But I bought a HID kit and have not had the problem since. Hope you figure it out!

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