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Mazda 5 Headlight Light Bulb Replacement

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.

Mazda 5 Headlight Light Bulb Replacement
DIY COST $15-$50

What you will need

Mazda 5 uses two bulbs for the low beam: Halogen or HID. Mazda5 only has one or the other, not both.


  1. Park the Mazda 5. Turn off the engine. Ensure that the Mazda 5 lights are turned off as well.  
  2. Open the hood of the Mazda 5. The hood release is located under the dashboard of the 5.  
  3. Access the back of the Mazda 5 headlights. In some cases, it may be easier to remove the headlight but for Mazda 5 it is not always necessary. Remove the black plastic cover to access the Mazda 5 low beam bulb.

  4. Remove the low beam light bulb from the headlight of the Mazda 5 and the low beam socket by turning it counterclockwise. Use gloves when handling light bulbs. 
  5. 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 replacing the light bulb, 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.


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.


How do you release the wire clasp?!
You are right this video seams to be for fog light or high beam bulb replacement but not the low beam.


Why my mazda 5 owner manual said the low beam light bulb is H11, same as fog light

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  • Do not touch light bulbs with bare hands as that can shorten the life of the light bulb. 
  • Installing LED bulbs:
    • If you are upgrading to LED light bulbs, and the bulb doesn't turn on when you install it simply remove the LED bulb and rotate it 180 degrees and reinstall it. 
    • Certain vehicles may trigger a fault message stating faulty or burned light bulb when the original bulb has been upgraded to LED. If that is the case, use halogen bulb or get an Error Free LED bulb

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