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Mitsubishi Mirage Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out low & high beam, turn signal or side marker light bulb in a 2012-2016 Mitsubishi Mirage.

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2016 Mirage Headlight
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Driver Side Headlight
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Pull Off Electrical Connector

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the sixth generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, & 2016) Mitsubishi Mirage in changing a burnt out combination dual filament low and high beam headlight bulb, front turn signal or side marker light bulb.

Owners of other Mitsubishi vehicles such as the Lancer, Outlander, Galant, Montero, Eclipse, 3000GT, Endeavor, Raider, Diamante, Attrage, Carisma, Colt, Grandis, Magna, Pajero, Space Star and the revised 2017 Mirage may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The replacement bulb part numbers are as follow: Low & High Beam # 9003, Front Turn Signal # 1156NA and Side Marker # 2825.

No tools are needed to access and replace any of the bulbs in either the driver or passenger side headlight assemblies.

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Pull Off Rubber Cap
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Rubber Cover Removed
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Low / High Beam Bulb
The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the side of the car with the burnt out headlight bulb.

The combination Low & High Beam dual filament headlight bulb is located near the center of the assembly.

Reach in behind the headlight and gently pull off the black plastic electrical connector.

Then pull off the black rubber dust cover that surrounds the base of the old headlight bulb.

Set the rubber cap aside in a safe place.

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Metal Retaining Arm
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Release Arm From Hook
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Swing Open Metal Arm
The old bulb is secured in place by a hinged metal retaining arm.

Push in the top part of the retaining arm and lift it up to release it from the metal hook.

Swing open the metal retaining clip.

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Remove Old Light Bulb
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Old # 9003 Halogen Bulb
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Empty Bulb Housing
Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

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 some rubbing alcohol.

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Insert New 9003 Bulb
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Swing Closed Retaining Clip
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Attach Arm To Hook
Insert a new # 9003 low / high beam bulb straight in to the socket.

Swing the hinged retaining arms closed over the new headlight bulb.

Push the loop at the end of the top metal arm down in to the hook to secure it in place.

Double check that the new headlight bulb is securely in place.

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Push On Rubber Cap
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Black Electrical Connector
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Push On Power Plug
Push the rubber dust cover back in to place over the new headlight bulb.

Line up the black plastic power plug with the three metal electrical contact blades and push it back in to place.



 

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Turn Signal - Inner 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 inner corner of the headlight assembly.

Rotate the black plastic 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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Install New 1156NA Bulb
Push the old bulb down in to the socket and rotate it 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out.

Push a new amber colored number 1156NA bulb straight in to the socket and rotate it 1/4 clockwise to secure it in place.

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Empty Bulb Housing
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Side Marker - Outer Corner
Re-insert the bulb socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

The Front Side Marker light bulb is located at the outer edge of the headlight housing.

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Side Marker Bulb Socket
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Rotate the small black plastic bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket.

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Push In New # 2825
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Test New Headlight Bulbs
Push a new number 2825 bulb straight in to the socket.

If necessary, you can also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 158, 168, W5W, 194 or a compatible LED unit.

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

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

For more, check out all of my 2012-2016 Mitsubishi Mirage DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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