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Mazda CX-5 Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out cargo area or "trunk" light in a 1st generation 2012 to 2016 Mazda CX-5 SUV with photos.

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2013 CX-5 Cargo Light
Gently Pry Out Housing
Pull Out Light Housing
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & the revised 2016 model year) Mazda CX-5 SUV in changing a burnt out light bulb in the cargo area or "trunk".

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.

A replacement festoon or "fuse" style light bulb is part number DE3022

The bulbs are available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Eiko and PIAA.

You can also use the # DE3175 bulb or a compatible DE3022 LED bulb.

The only tool needed to replace the bulb is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry out the light housing.

Disconnect Power Plug
Remove Old Bulb
Old # DE3022 Bulb
Carefully insert the blade of your small flathead screwdriver in between the cargo area plastic panel and the front edge of the light housing (near the On/Off switch).

Gently pry out the front edge of the light housing and remove it from the cargo area body panel.

Press the release tab on the black plastic electrical connector and slide the power plug straight out of its socket.

If the old bulb was recently turned on, be careful since it might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Carefully pull the old bulb out of the socket. If necessary, you may use the small flathead screwdriver to push back the metal electrical contact.

Empty Bulb Socket
Insert New DE3022 Bulb
Push On Electrical Connector
Insert a new festoon style # DE3022 in to the socket.

(Tip - If you are installing an LED bulb and it doesn't work at first, try switching the bulb around in the socket to reverse the polarity.)

Push the power plug straight in to the socket until it clicks securely in to place.

Re-Insert Wires First
Pop In Retaining Clip
Test New Light Bulb
Re-insert the wires and power plug back in to the opening first.

Then gently pop in the retaining clip on the front edge of the light housing in to the cargo area body panel.

Test the new bulb by flipping the rocker switch to the "On" position.

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

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