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Rock went through my AUX light

I'm very new to Mazdas as I just bought this 2011 Mazda 3s hatchback 2 months ago and have done very little on it.

Check out the picture. The light still works but the assembly face is shattered. Will the entire assembly have to be replaced? I would think so but I'm checking with you guys. Also, I see the guide for replacing the headlamps, but what about this AUX light? Is it really difficult for a relative novice like me? I can do it if I have a good guide with pictures.

Also, if it has to be replaced, what brand or seller do you recommend?

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I'm very new to Mazdas as I just bought this 2011 Mazda 3s hatchback 2 months ago and have done very little on it.

Check out the picture. The light still works but the assembly face is shattered. Will the entire assembly have to be replaced? I would think so but I'm checking with you guys. Also, I see the guide for replacing the headlamps, but what about this AUX light? Is it really difficult for a relative novice like me? I can do it if I have a good guide with pictures.

Also, if it has to be replaced, what brand or seller do you recommend?
If by aux light you mean fog light, yes the entire assembly must be replaced and they're not particularly cheap from the dealership.

BTW, I don't see any pic. PM me if you're having issues figuring out how to embed pics to this forum and I'll walk you through it.

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If by aux light you mean fog light, yes the entire assembly must be replaced and they're not particularly cheap from the dealership.

BTW, I don't see any pic. PM me if you're having issues figuring out how to embed pics to this forum and I'll walk you through it.
Yeah, I forgot to put in the link, but it still doesn't seem to be working.
And yeah, I do mean fog lights.
Is there a better place to order it from? If I time it right I can replace it while I'm at my dads for Christmas, he has the tools.

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Okay, so this looks like a good replacement. Could someone tell me if there is anyreason this might not work? I've never actually bought parts online so I'm a bit nervous. http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/sk...s+%26+Lighting
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As long as that fits your car ( I know nothing of the 2nd gens) should be fine. The fog lights don't throw light terribly far forward like the headlights do, so reflector QC is less of a concern. I'd buy aftermarket fogs WAY before I would anything but Mazda OEM headlights.

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As long as that fits your car ( I know nothing of the 2nd gens) should be fine. The fog lights don't throw light terribly far forward like the headlights do, so reflector QC is less of a concern. I'd buy aftermarket fogs WAY before I would anything but Mazda OEM headlights.
Just because of the expense yeah?
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Just because of the expense yeah?
Mostly yes.

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