Author Topic: LED foglight Bulbs & Front Silver Indicator bulbs Fitted gen2 Mazda 3 (pics)  (Read 5483 times)

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Offline mogly

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I ordered some replacement led foglight bulbs (68 led's) from Horizon Led to brighten up the front end and they are great, at the same time I changed the front orange indicator bulbs for silver (see previous topic) here are a few pictures some included show where and how to get to both light units N/S & F/S.
N/S indicator is tight to get to because of the water bottle but it's easy enough, I jacked the car up a little t make access easier, the pictures tell the story. One point I will say is if you are replacing bulbs make sure you try them before securing all fixtures and trim in place as indicator bulbs are one way fitting.
Remove these


There are 3 plastic screws & 3 plugs each side to be removed from the plasti wing liners.
Then I removed the lower valance n/s & o/s bolts these sections you can then pull down to get to the fog lights



As above pictures show the panels can be just pulled back to gain access.
Ok fog lights before YELLOW
Escort 1.3L 3dr mk3 1988-90
Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6 SR 4dr mk2 1990-92
VW Jetta 1.6 TX mk2 1992-98
Fiesta 1.6 XR2 mk2 1998-00
Escort 1.3 Eclipse mk3 5dr 1993-02 (2nd car)
Vauxhall Vectra 1.8SRI mk1 5dr 2002-03
Focus 1.8 zetec mk1 5dr 2003-08
Mini CooperS R53  2008-13
Mazda 3 1.6 Takuya Gen2 5dr 2013-

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Hi here are pics of the front silver indicator bulbs
Escort 1.3L 3dr mk3 1988-90
Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6 SR 4dr mk2 1990-92
VW Jetta 1.6 TX mk2 1992-98
Fiesta 1.6 XR2 mk2 1998-00
Escort 1.3 Eclipse mk3 5dr 1993-02 (2nd car)
Vauxhall Vectra 1.8SRI mk1 5dr 2002-03
Focus 1.8 zetec mk1 5dr 2003-08
Mini CooperS R53  2008-13
Mazda 3 1.6 Takuya Gen2 5dr 2013-

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Definitely looks better, tidies the lights up nice.

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Cheers it does for sure, just need to find some dipped beam bulbs to give off the same ice white light as the sides & fogs as they make them look real yellow. But my pocket money tied up in a new bike project I'm just starting  ::) driving my missus mad!!
Escort 1.3L 3dr mk3 1988-90
Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6 SR 4dr mk2 1990-92
VW Jetta 1.6 TX mk2 1992-98
Fiesta 1.6 XR2 mk2 1998-00
Escort 1.3 Eclipse mk3 5dr 1993-02 (2nd car)
Vauxhall Vectra 1.8SRI mk1 5dr 2002-03
Focus 1.8 zetec mk1 5dr 2003-08
Mini CooperS R53  2008-13
Mazda 3 1.6 Takuya Gen2 5dr 2013-

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The dipped beams I have are 5000k, so a little whiter than your average led but definitely blue/white in all lights. Not as bright as H.I.D.s but they have the look for about 40 quid.

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Cheers I will take a look. Here are the LED fogs & side lights
Escort 1.3L 3dr mk3 1988-90
Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6 SR 4dr mk2 1990-92
VW Jetta 1.6 TX mk2 1992-98
Fiesta 1.6 XR2 mk2 1998-00
Escort 1.3 Eclipse mk3 5dr 1993-02 (2nd car)
Vauxhall Vectra 1.8SRI mk1 5dr 2002-03
Focus 1.8 zetec mk1 5dr 2003-08
Mini CooperS R53  2008-13
Mazda 3 1.6 Takuya Gen2 5dr 2013-

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With side lights that bright who needs dipped beams?   ;)

A little comparison shot between my ever so standard mains and my dipped beams.

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 ;D  ;D ;D snap!! LEDs look good ,,,, until I put dipped beam on then it just looks like yellow jaundice!
Escort 1.3L 3dr mk3 1988-90
Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6 SR 4dr mk2 1990-92
VW Jetta 1.6 TX mk2 1992-98
Fiesta 1.6 XR2 mk2 1998-00
Escort 1.3 Eclipse mk3 5dr 1993-02 (2nd car)
Vauxhall Vectra 1.8SRI mk1 5dr 2002-03
Focus 1.8 zetec mk1 5dr 2003-08
Mini CooperS R53  2008-13
Mazda 3 1.6 Takuya Gen2 5dr 2013-

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I'm one of those lazy people who actually uses auto lights so I had to do the dipped beams, had them standard a day after I got my led sides and they wound me up...I've decided it's cheaper to never flash someone out than change the mains  ;D

That and because the bulbs are very blue when off and the mains have no projector it would make the whole reflector cone blue when the lights were off. For some reason I feel plod would take a dim view of a white car with blue lights on the front..
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