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On a 2003 Mazda Truck - How the heck do you remove them to change the bulbs? The manual says to remove 2 retainer clips to remove headlight assembly, but ummm there a no retainer clips on my headlight assembly. Anyone here have any suggestions?
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This is how it is on mine


The tabs are easy to miss, I'm just not sure if Mazda has them exactly the same way.
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Mazda does not have anything up top that resembles that, except for the aligning screws.
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I have never looked at a Mazda headlight so this is a total shot in the dark:

Some models of Rangers have a small trim piece screwed on above the headlight assembly that must be removed before the headlight can be removed. Maybe the Mazda version has something similar??
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Well the alignment screws have a flange on them that mount to those tabs. Not sure why your manual says to remove 2 retainer clips because that describes the method for my Ford pretty well.
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heres what u do

there should be two screws on the corner lamp closest to the inside corner...unscrew them, then pulling away from the truck, pull the corner lamp out...mine made some scary noises, but its ok...they basically have it held together somehow by screws....

im surprised the manual told u to do that....my manual has it written clear as day for me...hmmm...maybe our lights are different....i dunno....but two screws, a little yank, and u're done
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Well on mine there are retaining screws, they are built into the Adjustment screws I called the dealership and was told it takes a special tool to remove them without breaking them, the tool is $35, damn. But it may not matter I maybe getting a ranger Monday. here is a pic http://www.clayzplace.com/NewRanger.jpg
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are u sure its a dealer required part? i didnt htink that the dealers would screw u on things like that...what does the part u need to remove look like? u may just need hex screws or something...i remember i used needle nose pliers to remove something...but this was like a year and a half ago....
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