Removing headlights

mglavina

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2006 Mazdaspeed 6
What is the easiest way to remove the stock MS6 headlight? and I mean the entire headlight assembly from the car, not just a bulb. Is there any way to do it without removing the front bumper? Or is it easier if I remove the front bumper? Are there any links/guides to removing the front bumper because I'm not 100% sure on how to do that, and I don't want to start unscrewing random bolts and clamps, lol. I'm also not trying to open the headlight assembly to get into the housing (I'm not baking them), I just wanted to remove it from the car to do some work on them without having them on the car and working through the tight engine bay.

I tried looking around but most threads were on changing the bulbs, installing HID kits, upgrading HID bulb temperatures, ect, ect, ect. I was hoping to get a response as soon as I can because I wanted to take off my headlight to fix my small issue this weekend because of the nice weather that's expected.

Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance.
 
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Mazda 6
I have the regular mazda 6 but to install my Hid's I had to take the whole bumper off. There should be a few tiny pins connected to the light above that just need to be popped off with a screwdriver and two main screws below the light to get the whole light unit off. Im pretty sure the assemblence from both the regular 6 and the speed6 are very similiar. good luck


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tunersteve

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2011 Mustang GT
Remove bumper first, then there are 5 bolts holding each headlamp in place. The main electrical connector on the back is the only other thing to remove before pulling them free. I did this when I installed the new HID bulbs for my low beams & fogs last fall.
 

mglavina

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2006 Mazdaspeed 6
ahh, so I see the bumper must come off. Taking off the headlight doesn't seem too complicated but removing the bumper... well that's going to be another story.
 
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Mazda, mazdaspeed6 gt
Any previous threads on taking off the bumper or guides?
all you need to do is remove the screws by the fender liner(3-4), then the one securing the bumper to the fender, then the screws (6 i think) that are connecting the bumper with the under tray. then slide it forward, have a friend help you.
 

mglavina

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2006 Mazdaspeed 6
Yeah, I'll have a friend and my dad help me... doesn't sound too bad, thanks for the help :).
 
all you need to do is remove the screws by the fender liner(3-4), then the one securing the bumper to the fender, then the screws (6 i think) that are connecting the bumper with the under tray. then slide it forward, have a friend help you.
I'm just starting to disassemble an '02 P5 that I am parting out. There are TWO bolts holding it to each fender - once just inside the wheel skirt and a second up inside just back of where the headlamp starts. One was missing on one side of this car - the other was a surprise! Also there is a little bump on the underside of headlamp that a tab on the bumper sits over - be careful or you will break the tab on the bumper.
 
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