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By YOUCANIC on May 18, 2019

How to change headlight bulb on Mazda 5 2010-18

Learn how to replace the low beam light bulb on Mazda 5. These instructions apply to Mazda5 manufactured from 2010 to 2018. Replacing the light bulb is very easy and takes less than 15 minutes. 

What you will need 

Mazda 5 use two types of bulbs for the low beam: Halogen or HID. Your Mazda5 will only have or the other, not both.


Park and turn off the ignition

Park your Mazda 5. Turn off the engine. Ensure your Mazda5 lights are turned off as well.

Open Hood

Open the hood of your Mazda 5. The hood release is located under the dashboard of your 5.

Access the low beam bulb

Access the back of the Mazda 5 headlights. In some cases, it may be easier to remove the headlight but for the Mazda 5 it is not always necessary. Remove the black plastic cover to access your 5 low beam bulb.

Remove low beam bulb

Remove the low beam light bulb from the headlight of your Mazda 5. Remove the low beam socket by turning it counterclockwise.   Use gloves when you handle light bulbs.

Install new bulb

Install the new low beam light bulb on your Mazda 5.  Don't touch the glass part of your bulb with your bare hands.


If the low beam doesn't work after you replace the light bulb, you need to check the fuses. Mazda 5 has two fuses, one for the right and one for the left headlight. In the fuse box located in the engine compartment, locate fuse 39 and fuse 40. Both these fuses are 15 A.

  • Driver side headlight
    • Fuse is market as Head LO L and is fuse slot 39.
  • Passenger side headlight
    • Fuse is market as Head LO R and is fuse slot 40.


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The low beam bulb is incorrect in this article. It calls for H11, but those are for foglights. The correct low beam bulb is H7. Also, the connectors in the video appear to be for the high beam connectors. The low beam connectors have a rubber seal that must be removed first, then a wire clasp that must be released, then you can remove the bulb assembly. The bulb itself will then need to be removed from the plastic seat, and the new bulb placed back into the seat. Don't touch the bulb with your fingers.

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Cindy, 2019-04-10

How do you release the wire clasp?!

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