Miata Reverse Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out reverse (back-up) light bulb on a 4th generation 2016 to 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata.
Brake & Rear Turn Signal
Down Low - Reverse Light
Under Bumper Cover
maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the 4th
generation (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021) Mazda MX-5 Miata in
changing a burnt out reverse (or "back-up") light bulbs in the rear bumper
cover located below the tail light housing that contains the brake, rear
turn signal and side marker lights.
Owners of other Mazda vehicles such as the Mazda2 (Demio), Mazda3 (Axela), Mazda5, Mazda6 (Atenza), CX-3, CX-5, CX-7, CX-9, RX-8 and MPV may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.
If you would like to have brighter reverse lights, install some 7440 LED bulbs.
Reverse Bulb Socket
1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Remove Bulb Socket
|The first step is
to slide under the back bumper cover.
Locate the rear of the reverse light housing.
Grasp the grey and black plastic bulb socket and rotate it 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction before pulling it straight out of the housing.
Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Empty Bulb Housing
Push In New Light Bulb
|Gently pull the old
light bulb straight out of the socket.
Push a new number 7440 light bulb straight into the socket.
If you would like to have brighter reverse lights that will also last much longer, install some compatible replacement 7440 LED bulbs.
1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Bulb Socket Secured
Test New Reverse Bulb
|Re-insert the bulb
socket into the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction to
secure it into place.
To test the new light bulb, have an assistant step on the brake pedal and shift the transmission into reverse.
Be sure to record the bulb change in your vehicle's service records.
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2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
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