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Thread: Low beam headlight replacement

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    Low beam headlight replacement

    Is it just me or are the stock low beams a pain to replace? Maybe I'm just missing something. Is there a trick to getting the little metal clip off without it falling into the headlight housing? The passenger side is especially difficult with the windshield washer filler in the way.

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    No, you're not missing anything, that little clip is a bitch!!! It is hinged to the housing so you don't have to worry about losing it. The exact procedure is in the owner's manual but as I recall, it involves pushing in and down to release it. Your working blind and the wire digs into your fingertips.

    That's gotta be one sadistic Mazda engineer !!!

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    Glad to hear I'm not alone.

    Unfortunately, the little clip came off, so I have to try to put it back in.

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    so it it actually came off then dude you need to remove the whole headlight assembly and screw it back on , mine actually broke and I MCGUYVER that sh@#$it back in again out of thin metal strips lol!!

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    I have always used a pair of needle nose pliers to take the clip off and put it back on. It has always seemed to work well for me without any problems.

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    it's not as hard as everyone says. just don't use force to pull it out.

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    I will probably just take the headlight assembly out. Anyone have any good instructions for doing that?

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    Thanks, mogi. I'll check it out.

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