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The whole head light bulb thing has me really confused, so forgive me if this question sounds dumb.
I have an 04 Mazda 3 Hatch. To my knowledge it still has the stock headlights and stock bulbs.

I found a bulb that i really like and was wondering if this was something i can install without having an HID kit?

It is an H1 Nokya Artic White
70 watts
7000k
part no.NOK7417

Here is the link
http://www.nokyausa.com/aws/aws7417.html

Thanks for all of your help.
 

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You need the H7 version, not H1, but that style of bulb will work fine. It's not a true HID bulb, just a coated halogen.

EDIT: this is assuming you have a 2004 3 that did not come with HID headlights from the factory, which were an option. Do you have side airbags? I believe they were part of the same package.
 

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[quote author=cali_axela link=topic=137277.msg2959005#msg2959005 date=1235519656]
EDIT: this is assuming you have a 2004 3 that did not come with HID headlights from the factory, which were an option. Do you have side airbags? I believe they were part of the same package.
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In 04 and 05, HIDs were bundled with TPMS. SAB/SAC were bundled with ABS. A quick way to tell if you have HIDs is to look for the leveler dial next to the dashboard dimming dial.
 

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Another easy way to check wether you have the HIDs, is that they will have a leveling control next to the interior light dimmer control. It's a slider to the left of the steering wheel by the little garage door opener cubby hole.

EDIT: gah! daniel beat me to it... he is 100% correct.
 
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