Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Ontario, Canada
Halogen Headbulbs Not Lighting Up
I've been having this issue with my 2008 Mazda 3 for a while now, but now it's reached a critical point as both of my headlights (lowbeam) are not lighting up.
It used to be just my driver side headlight that did this. It would randomly not turn on, especially it seemed after heavy rain. Strangely enough, for some reason, hitting the headlight housing would turn it back on...
As time went on, this problem got worse and my "fix" had a success rate of about 50%. Then it started happening on my passenger side bulb (again, hitting it would activate it most times).
At this point neither of them work. About 10% of the time I can hit the driver side headlight and activate it.
High beams are fully functional. Any ideas on where to go from here? I'm worried to go to a mechanic and get hosed if it's a relatively cheap fix.