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Mazda Mazda6 Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of a 3rd generation 2014 to 2018 Mazda 6 sedan.

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2016 Mazda6 Map Lights
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Gently Pry Out Lens Cover
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Remove Tabs - Rear Edge

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 map light bulb in the overhead console.

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 festoon or miniature "fuse" type light bulb is part number DE3175 which is available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Philips and JDM.

You can also use a compatible LED unit.

The only tool needed to access and replace the light bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool.

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Old Light Bulb Exposed
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Pull Back Electrical Contact
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Remove Old Light Bulb
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, either use a thin plastic pry bar tool or wrap the tip of your flathead screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth.

Insert the blade of the screwdriver in between the lens cover and the overhead console near the front edge (closest to the windshield).

Gently pry out the lens cover. You might need to re-insert the screwdriver on the other side of the lens cover.

Try to avoid using excessive force. The lens cover should pop out relatively easily.

Gently pull back the flexible rear metal electrical contact to release the old light bulb from the socket.

The old light bulb was marked as part number 8A KHA12V8W4.

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Old # DE 3175 Bulb
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Push In New DE3175 Bulb
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Re-Insert Plastic Tabs



 

Install the new DE3175 festoon light bulb in to the socket.

If you'd like to have brighter map lights, there are DE3175 LED light bulbs available.

Line up the lens cover with the overhead console.

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Line Up Retaining Clips
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Pop In Front Edge
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Test New Map Light Bulbs
Re-insert the two plastic tabs on the rear edge of the lens cover back in to the housing.

Gently pop in the front edge of the lens cover (closest to the windshield).

To test the new map light bulbs, press the rear area of the lens cover to activate the "On/Off" switches.

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

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