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How do I replace drivers side headlight on 05 Mazda Tribute?

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How do I replace drivers side headlight on 05 Mazda Tribute?
Hi you will need to remove the bumper cover to remove the bottom bolts of the headlight assy if you need some steps to do this please let me know
Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Reply to Cheeko's Post: Yes, how do I remove the bumper cover? Do I actually have to remove the whole bumper?

Hi you maybe able to just pull it back far enough with some of the bolts loose I done a few years ago thanks

Bumper Cover - Front

 

Removal and Installation

CAUTION: Prior to removal of the front bumper cover, place tape at the corners of the bumper cover and below the headlamps to prevent damage to the paint.

With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.Remove the 6 pin-type retainers (3 each side).

Remove the 4 fender splash shield bolts (2 each side).

To install, tighten to 8 Nm (71 lb-in).

Remove the 4 air deflector bolts.

To install, tighten to 8 Nm (71 lb-in).

Remove the 2 center front bumper cover pin-type retainers.

Remove the 2 front bumper cover outer pin-type retainers (1 each side).

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If equipped, disconnect the fog lamp electrical connectors.

Remove the 2 upper bolts and the front bumper cover.

To install, tighten to 8 Nm (71 lb-in).

To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Position the front bumper cover.

Push inward on the sides of the bumper cover near the bottom corner of the headlamp until you feel the bumper cover snap onto the bumper slides.

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ItemPart NumberDescription
1 - Headlamp assembly bolts (3 required)
2 - Headlamp assembly nut
3 13008 Headlamp assembly
4 14290 Electrical connectors

Removal and Installation

NOTE: Make sure the headlamp switch and the ignition switch are in the OFF position.

Remove the front bumper cover.

Remove the 3 headlamp assembly bolts.

To install, tighten to 5 Nm (44 lb-in).

Remove the headlamp assembly nut and the headlamp assembly.

Disconnect the electrical connectors.

To install, tighten to 5 Nm (44 lb-in).

To install, reverse the removal procedure.

 

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