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Mazda CX-5 Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out low beam, high beam or front turn signal light bulb in the headlights of a 2012-2016 Mazda CX-5.

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2013 Mazda CX-5 Headlight
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Turn Signal - Low - High
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Base of Low Beam Bulb

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & the updated 2016 model year) Mazda CX-5 SUV in changing a burnt out low beam, high beam or front turn signal light bulbs in the headlight housings.

Owners of other Mazda vehicles such as the Mazda 2, Mazda 3, Mazda 5, Mazda 6, CX-7, CX-9, and the MX-5 Miata may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

Replacement bulbs with their part numbers are as follows: Low Beam # H11, High Beam # 9005 and Front Turn Signal # 1157A or the 1157NA.

No tools are needed to change any of the headlight bulbs on either the driver or passenger side of the vehicle.

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Release Power Plug
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Low Beam Bulb Removed
The Low Beam bulb is located near the center of the headlight housing.

Reach in behind the headlight assembly and press the release tab on the black plastic electrical connector before sliding it straight off the base of the old bulb.

Rotate the base of the old bulb 1/4 turn counterclockwise and pull it straight out of the socket.

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Philips H11 Low Beam
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Empty Bulb Socket
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Insert New # H11
Try to 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 moistened with rubbing alcohol.

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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Push On Electrical Connector
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High Beam - Inner Corner
Insert the new # H11 low beam bulb in to the socket and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Push the electrical connector straight on to the base of the new bulb until it clicks securely in to place.

The High Beam bulb is located near the inner corner of the headlight housing.

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Base of High Beam Bulb
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Press Release Tab
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Press the release tab on the electrical connector before sliding the plug straight off the base of the old bulb.



 

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High Beam Bulb Removed
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Sylvania 9005 Bulb
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Empty High Beam Socket
Rotate the base of the old high beam bulb 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the socket.
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Insert New # 9005 Bulb
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Push On Power Plug
Try to 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 rubbing alcohol moistened paper towel.

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

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

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Turn Signal - Outer Corner
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Turn Signal Bulb Socket
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
The Front Turn Signal light bulb is located at the outer corner of the headlight assembly.

Reach in behind the headlight assembly and rotate the grey bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

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Remove Bulb Socket
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Push Down & 1/4 Turn CC
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Old # 1157A Bulb
Push the old bulb down in to the socket and rotate it 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out.
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Push Down & 1/4 Turn C
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Re-Insert & 1/4 Turn Clockwise
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Test New Headlight Bulbs
Push a new amber colored # 1157NA or 1157A down in to the socket and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Re-insert the socket in to the headlight housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to lock it in place.

Test the new light bulbs by turning on the headlights, activating the hazard signals and flashing the high beams.

For more, check out all of my Mazda CX-5 DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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