The tool should allow you to 'grip that retaining clip' properly and move it to where it should be, without the back of your hand getting cut by whatever is facing the back of the headlight. It seems to be pretty secure. I hope the cost cutting they did that makes this a pain was made up for in the durability of the van. Not sure how that happened, but i had to clip a bit off the end to get it to work. The first time, I thought I bought the wrong bulb when I've seen those wider-than-H7 connection legs. If that's the case and I cannot do the entire conversion kit installation, then maybe it is easier just use better halogen bulb with more brightness? The first post was me to a tee! The Low Beam bulb is located near the center of the headlight housing.
In some cases, the order may ship the next business day. I think the key to it is seeing how the angle on the end of the clip goes under the part that holds it in. This set of Mazda 5 Nokya premium Replacement Headlight High Beam bulbs comes in a set of two and is high wattage for increased visibility. I must have spent over almost two hours trying to get that thing back on and my hands and fingers are hacked up! These bulbs have a very high voltage that runs through them, even if the battery is disconnected. Mazda 5 Yellow light is remarkable in that it actually provides more visibility than traditional light from clear bulbs.
I pulled the passenger bulb just for the heck of it after hearing you guys talk about how difficult it is. This set of Mazda 5 Nokya premium Replacement Headlight Low Beam bulbs comes in a set of two and is high wattage for increased visibility. The first time, I thought I bought the wrong bulb when I've seen those wider-than-H7 connection legs. Is there a special kit for rookies? After struggling with my locking needlenose vice grips, I bought some 90 degree right angle non-locking needlenose pliers. The passenger side retainer is so bad. Though they are widely distributed throughout the industry, and their quality rivals that of the German and Japanese lighting giants, they do almost no marketing, instead pouring every dollar into the development and optimization of their Head Light Bulb line. If the windshield washer tube wasn't in the way, it would have saved me a bit of time there.
The driver side did seem easier to get the clip back on. I took off the fuse cover to give me better access to the driver side lamp and set aside the coolant reservoir for the passenger side. I found it extremely useful. No way of fixing the projectors angles or anything. However, if you are still hesitant and want to go the Silverstar way. My suggested steps for replacing headlights: 1 ensure you have 90 degree needlenose pliers 2 buy the replacement bulbs you desire 3 dig in and do the job Just thought I would share my bulb changing experience. One time on a Mazda 3, the other time on a Mazda 5.
Test the new light bulbs by turning on the headlights, activating the hazard signals and flashing the high beams. I'm not a mechanic, so for me it was not that obvious. Try to avoid touching the glass part of the new halogen bulb with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay. Be safe and replace your worn out or broken lights with these Replacement Headlights! This coating is a modern reinvention of their Arctic White color which made them famous. All you had to do was just slightly bend it out. Though they are widely distributed throughout the industry, and their quality rivals that of the German and Japanese lighting giants, they do almost no marketing, instead pouring every dollar into the development and optimization of their Head Light Bulb line.
Ok, so I have been thru this twice. Note: I am not a registered charity. We never guarantee a certain method for any order unless it is an express order. I know I want 4300K or 5000K in terms of brightness, but H1, H5 or H11? They also serve well in fog light and high beam in applications to serve as a nice complimentary contrast to stock or white headlight colors. Because of this interference, the clip will not swing up freely as the Mazda documentation suggests. I am replacing both lamps as they are both out. .
Replacement bulbs with their part numbers are as follows: Low Beam , High Beam and Front Turn Signal or the. The end of the clip definitely scratches the plastic sides, so I'm thinking I'll snip off a couple of mm's too. Dont take too much tension off, but just enough, and you will find this to be much much easier of installation next time, and this time. Granted I did have to fiddle and study the latch best viewed on the passenger side first before doing it. ~~~ I got my first taste of headlight replacement on a Protege5 the last couple days. After fooling with it, I made my own solution. All Replacement brand items are backed by 1-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.
One has to 'experience' removing that clamp inorder to be able to easily do it the next time. I've got 89k on mine and will run out of warranty next month. Hence you need to lift it up. And, as said before in this thread, making a tool out of an old screw driver or buying one makes this job much easier. I did have luck with the driver side, I just can't get the passenger side clamp back on.
Who know, guess I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. For shipments to Canada, you can add some items to your cart to determine the shipping rate. I didn't notice the socket that holds the bulb first, finally got that in place and that clip made me want to kill someone with my torn up hands. The passenger side was giving me grief just like it has everyone else on here. Nokya Heavy Duty Harnesses are recommended for use with this application.