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2004 Mazda: the parking light to replace the bulb

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2004 Mazda RX8...How do you reach the parking light to replace the bulb?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  brownjeff replied 5 years ago.

You must access the light from inside the trunk. Peel back the trim to gain access to the nuts then remove the assembly. After the assembly is removed you can change the bulb (see below)

 

If you still need help just reply, if not click ACCEPT when we are done.

 

Thanks,

 

JB

REAR COMBINATION LIGHT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the trunk end trim.
  3. Remove the trunk side trim.


  1. Remove in the order indicated in the table.
  2. Install in the reverse order of removal.

Here is the front if you need it also.

 

FRONT SIDE MARKER LIGHT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the screw.
  3. Remove the front side marker light.
  4. Detach the socket and remove the front side marker light bulb.
  5. Install in the reverse order of removal.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
How can entering thru the trunk access the headlight area?
Expert:  brownjeff replied 5 years ago.
<p>I wasn't sure if you were doing the fron or rear light so I sent information on both. Here is the front.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>FRONT SIDE MARKER LIGHT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION</strong> <br /><br /><table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="90%" align="center"><tbody><tr><td><table border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="362"><tbody><tr></tr></tbody></table></td></tr><tr><td><table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" width="362" align="left"><tbody><tr></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></p><ol><li>Disconnect the negative battery cable. </li><li>Remove the screw. </li><li>Remove the front side marker light. </li><li>Detach the socket and remove the front side marker light bulb. </li><li>Install in the reverse order of removal.</li></ol><p><img src="/uploads/brownjeff/2009-07-08_162809_li.gif" alt="graphic" width="364" height="202" /></p>
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
The side marker light is NOT the problem. I am trying to replace the bulb in the FRONT PASSENGER SIDE PARKING LIGHT receptacle
Expert:  master tech replied 5 years ago.

Hi sportsmana11

 

Are you trying to change the light thats on the outside where the fender and bumber meet or the 1 in the headlamp assy?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
The small inner lamp inside the headlamp assembly....
Expert:  master tech replied 5 years ago.

Ok you will have to remove the front bumber cover. Then removed the headlamp assy to get to the bulbs. Be VERT CAREFUL when changeing the bulb if you touch the headlamp bulb or the headlamp bulb module inside the headlamp assy (IT CAN KILL YOU)))))))))))))))))))).

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
How do I go about removing the front bumper cover?
Expert:  master tech replied 5 years ago.
You will need to get under the veh there will be some 8mm bolts where in font of the tires that will need to be removed on both sides. also ther will be some bolts in the center that will need to be removed. Then you will need to removed the clips on the inner fenders to the bumber and pull them back there will be a screw on each side behind the innter fender nest to the side lights that will need to be remove also unplug both side lights. Then open the hood and remove the screws on both sides the grill. Next pull both sides the bumber out to unlock them them the bumber should come off.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Won't removing the bumper involve the air bag deployment system in some way?
Expert:  master tech replied 5 years ago.

No the air bag sensors are mounded to the metal part of the veh. If you want to turn off the air bag system. Just disconnect the - battery them wait about 10 minutes before removing the bumper

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