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Mazda Mazda6 Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a low beam, high beam or front turn signal light bulb in a 3rd generation 2014 to 2018 Mazda 6.

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2016 Mazda 6 Headlight
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Turn Front Wheels
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Plastic Wheel Well Liner

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018) Mazda Mazda6 sedan in changing a burnt out low beam, high beam or front turn signal light bulb in the headlight housings.

Owners of other Mazda vehicles such as the Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda5, CX-3, CX-5, CX-7, CX-9, and the MX-5 Miata may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement light bulb part numbers are as follows: Low Beam # H11, High Beam # 9005 and Front Turn Signal # 7444NA.

The only tool needed to access and replace the light bulbs is a flathead screwdriver or a pop rivet removal tool.

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Pry Out Center of Fastener
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Pull Out Pop Rivet
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2nd Fastener
In order to access the low beam and front turn light bulbs, you'll need to partially remove the black plastic wheel well liner.

(The high beam bulbs can easily be accessed from the top of the engine bay.)

The first step is to turn the steering wheel all the way in the opposite direction of the burnt out bulb.

Moving the front wheels will create more working room in the wheel well.

Use a flathead screwdriver or a pop rivet removal tool to gently pry up the center part of the fasteners along the outer edge of the wheel well liner (or "splash guard").

Then pry out the base of each fastener.

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3rd Wheel Well Pop Rivet
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4th Splash Guard Fastener
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Four Pop Rivets Removed
Set the four black plastic pop rivet fasteners aside in a safe place.

Gently pull back the black plastic wheel well liner to access the rear of the headlight assembly.

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Pull Back Wheel Well Liner
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Press Release Tab
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Disconnect Power Plug
The Low Beam bulb is located near the center of the of headlight housing.

Press in the release tab on the electrical connector before sliding it straight off the base of the old light bulb.

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Base of Low Beam Bulb
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Old Low Beam Removed
Rotate the base of the old low beam light bulb 1/4 turn counterclockwise.

Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

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Osram H11 12V 55W
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Empty Bulb Socket
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Insert New H11 Bulb
The OEM light bulb was an Osram # H11 12V 55W.

Try to avoid touching the glass part of the new light bulb with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay. If you do get the new bulb dirty, wipe it clean with a paper towel and some rubbing alcohol.

Insert a new number H11 halogen light bulb in to the socket.

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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Push On Power Plug
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Turn Signal Bulb Socket
Rotate the base of the new low beam bulb 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Push the power plug straight on to the base of the new light bulb until it clicks securely in place.

The Front Turn Signal light bulb is located near the outer edge of the headlight housing.



 

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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
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Push In New 7444NA
Rotate the black plastic bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new amber colored number 7444NA bulb.

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Empty Bulb Housing
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Replace Wheel Well Liner
Re-insert the bulb socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Push the wheel well liner back in to place against the rear edge of the front quarter panel.

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Re-Insert Pop Rivets
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Push In Center To Secure
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Splash Guard Replaced
Re-insert the four pop rivet fasteners and push in the center pieces to secure them in place.
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High Beam - Inner Corner
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Base of Old Light Bulb
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Press Release Tab
The High Beam light bulb is located near the inner corner of the headlight housing.

Reach in from the top of the engine bay to access the base of the old high beam bulb.

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Disconnect Power Plug
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Old High Beam Bulb
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Push in the release tab on the electrical connector before sliding it straight off the base of the old high beam bulb.

Rotate the base of the old bulb 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

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Remove Old Light Bulb
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Install New 9005 High Beam
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Test New Headlight Bulbs
Avoid touching the glass part of the new halogen bulb with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay.

If you do get the new bulb dirty, wipe it clean with a paper towel and some rubbing alcohol.

Insert the new number 9005 high beam bulb in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Push the electrical connector straight on to the base of the new high beam bulb.

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Testing New High Beam
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Passenger Side Headlight
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Pull Out Washer Fluid Tube
Test the new light bulbs by turning on the headlights, activating the hazard signals and flashing the high beams.

(If you need to replace the high beam light bulb on the passenger side, gently pull the windshield washer fluid filler tube out of its bracket to create more working room.)

Be sure to record the bulb change in your car's service records.

For more, check out my other 2014-2018 Mazda Mazda6 DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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