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Thread: Driver side low beam headllight doesn't always stay on 2013 Mazda5

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    Driver side low beam headllight doesn't always stay on 2013 Mazda5

    Just replaced what I thought was a burned out Drivers side low beam headlight but it appears that it wasn't a bulb issue. Headlight might come on or it might not. I checked the connection twice already. Anyone have any ideas as to what the problem may be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sm1ke View Post
    These have HID headlights right? Could be an HID ballast issue. Try swapping the ballasts and see if the issue persists.
    It takes a H11 bulb, do those use ballast? If so, where is that located? Thank you, Ron

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    Mazda5 sport don*t have HID

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    Quote Originally Posted by 90210 View Post
    Mazda5 sport don*t have HID
    I had this exact same problem in a different car and the issue turned out to be a faulty HID ballast. If they don't have HID lighting, then it has to be a wiring/connection issue. Blown fuse would mean that the light wouldn't turn on at all.
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    Did you buy the car new or used?
    Did you use an aftermarket bulb? If so, what are specs?


    If the car is new, I'd try cleaning the *inside* of the connector by scrubbing a piece of thin sand paper, blow out dust. Make sure headlight is turned off (or disconnect battery) first.
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    It seems to be a contact issue with the wire inside the socket. If I "push" the wire into the socket contact is made and headlight goes on. Not sure how to proceed. Is this wire connection the type you shove in and a blade cathes it inside the socket? Or should I just get a new socket?

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