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Replacing High Level Brake light bulb on 2009-13 Mazda 3
« on: February 09, 2019, 10:50:21 AM »
Had this to do today so thought I'd put a guide together, no tools required other than a pointy object (I used a key).

First you need to identify which light you have, my car has type A in the manual.


Type A requires a 16 watt 921 bulb.

Remove the interior trim panel, this has no obvious fasteners, I started by pulling both ends gently but firmly at the point shown in the picture.



Work towards the middle, it's designed to pop off but take it easy not to snap the clips.

Now it's removed you'll be able to see the offending bulb, to remove it first you need to disconnect the connector. This is where your pointy item comes in, stick it in the hole beside the word Stanley to disengage the clip and remove the connector.



You will now have this:


Turn the holder quarter of a turn away from you and it will come out, pull the old bulb out and fit new one. Then literally reverse the process and hammer hand the trim piece back on once you've confirmed it works.

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Re: Replacing High Level Brake light bulb on 2009-13 Mazda 3
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2019, 02:35:15 PM »

Look at life through the windscreen, not the rearview mirror.
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Re: Replacing High Level Brake light bulb on 2009-13 Mazda 3
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2019, 02:35:15 PM »