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Mazda Mazda6 Courtesy Step Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out courtesy step light bulb in the door panel of a 3rd generation 2014 to 2018 Mazda 6.

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2016 Mazda 6 Door Panel
Courtesy Step Light
Insert Flathead Screwdriver
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018) Mazda Mazda6 sedan in changing a burnt out courtesy step light bulb located at the bottom of the plastic interior door panel.

Owners of other Mazda vehicles such as the Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda5, CX-3, CX-5, CX-7, CX-9, and the MX-5 Miata may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement light bulb part number is 2825 (also known as W5W).

If you want to have brighter step lights, choose an LED unit.

The only tool needed to access and replace the light bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool.

Lens Cover Removed
Old Light Bulb Exposed
Pull Out Old Light Bulb

To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, either cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth or use a thin plastic pry bar tool.

Insert the blade of the screwdriver in to the small notch at the bottom edge of the lens cover.

Gently pry out the lens cover and set it aside in a safe place.

Be careful when you remove the old light bulb. If it was recently turned on, it might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

Empty Bulb Socket
Old 2825 (W5W) Bulb
Push In New 2825 Bulb

Push a new miniature wedge base number 2825 light bulb straight in to the socket.

You can also choose to install a brighter LED unit.

Line Up Lens Cover
Gently Snap In Lens Cover
Test New Step Light Bulb
Line up the plastic clips on the lens cover with the bottom of the door panel.

Gently pop the lens cover back in to place.

To test the new courtesy step light bulb, press the "Unlock" button on the key fob to activate the interior lights.

For more, check out my other 2014-2018 Mazda Mazda6 DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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