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Rear LED light not working
« on: December 13, 2018, 10:12:45 PM »
Hi

I recently bought a 2004 Mazda 3 sport 2.0 which has LED rear lights. One of the lights has failed and what I would like to know is do I need to replace the whole light or is there a way to replace the LED bulbs? The owners manual contradicts itself, it says that a Mazda technician must carry out LED bulb replacement but then it says bulb replacement is not possible...very confusing. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Rear LED light not working
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2018, 12:05:26 AM »
Unless you're canny with multimeter  and a soldering iron and very patient you're looking at a new cluster.

Good news is they are readily available from breakers and bolt on and off with a single connector to the electrical system.

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Re: Rear LED light not working
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2018, 08:36:12 AM »
Plenty on ebay  ;D

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Re: Rear LED light not working
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2018, 12:57:22 PM »
Plenty on ebay  ;D

The question (always is): are they genuine (and CE certificated) parts designed for the car or some cheap rubbish or dangerous Chinese knock-offs?  Not always easy to tell.

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Re: Rear LED light not working
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2018, 03:56:56 PM »
Mostly genuine, but i've always asked the seller for the part number to check against my own to make sure it's OEM that  i'm buying

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Re: Rear LED light not working
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2018, 12:59:57 AM »
I suspected it would be a new cluster but just wanted to make sure. Thanks for the replies  :)

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Re: Rear LED light not working
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2018, 02:12:10 PM »
I managed to purchase a new rear light but I didn't realise it don't come with the bulb connectors. I managed to source them but after receiving them it looks like they don't fit the tail/brake light opening but they do fit the indicator light opening. Does anyone know if the two connectors are different sizes? and does anyone know where I can find these.  Thanks

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Re: Rear LED light not working
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2018, 02:12:10 PM »