There is little to no room to change the bulbs in the front of the vechical. Wondering what would be the easiest way to change the bulbs.
asked by: Chad
I can relate to your problem, my car uses the same type of bulb and there is also very little room to get your hand in to change the headlight bulb.
I did some research and found that other Mazda 6 owners run into the same problems. I found that to provide additional room there are a few things you can unbolt or remove temporarily.
Before you begin, it is best to disconnect your negative battery terminal. Also, when replacing the bulbs, you will want to make sure to wear gloves as it is important not to touch the glass of the bulb. Touching the glass will get oil from your skin on the glass and can cause the bulb to burnout faster.
For more room on the passenger side, you can unbolt the coolant overflow tank. There should be 3 bolts holding it in place, you will want to leave the hose connected, unbolt the tank and move it to side so you can access the back of the headlight.
For more room on the driver side of your Mazda, I would recommend taking the top cover off the air box and removing the cover off the fuse box.
I also found that the owners manual for some of the newer Mazda 6 models recommend going to the dealership to have the headlight bulb replaced. You will want to check your owners manual to see what it states.
I also attached an FAQ article on replacement car light bulbs for you to check out also.
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