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  1. LED low beams and high beams - wattage output

    Exterior Lighting
    I can't seem to find the specs on my 2012 Mazda 3 (sedan) wattage output for headlights. I just bought LEDs for both low beams and high beams. Problem is that it looks like they run at 160w and I don't think the output on for the headlights reach that wattage. What can I do to bypass the...
  2. High beams

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    howdy. I haven't had a car for over a decade so it was nice to lease a 2016 3 hatch. The last vehicle I owned was a 1989 S10 and to engage the high-beams I pulled the turn signal towards me and they toggled on/off. The wife and I took a trip in december and while driving thru some mountains...
  3. Wiring Driving Lights into High Beams

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I'm not sure if this should be posted here or in Audio & Electronics. I have a pair of KC Hilites Slimlites mounted on the front of my car for nighttime rallies. Currently they're wired (using the supplied wiring harness) to a switch on the interior. However, since I'll unlikely use them without...
  4. did cold weather break my high beams? concerned!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    the strangest thing happened to me yesterday and i'm worried as i'm not a mechanic or understand what controls the high beam wiring. i have a brand new 2014 mazda 3 sport touring with bi-xenon headlights. i was driving back from jay peak, vermont at 2am and it was about -10 degrees. since no...
  5. Bulb to fit DRL/ high beams & reverse bulb?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    So I have been trying to look through the forum to find out what bulbs I need, and I can't seem to find an answer without getting confused. I would like to change out the bulbs on my day time running lights/ high beams to make them just a pure white color instead of that yellow tint. I would...
  6. Running hyper yellow low beams, input needed.

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    This question is for those with the halogen bulbs (non HID). I wanna run some hyper yellow bulbs for my headlights (low beams) and have a couple questions. The Nokya hyper yellow bulbs are very popular but I have been reading they either burn up, melt the wire harness, or both. Eeeek. They are...
  7. Low Beams to dull

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    New here. Joined to work some kinks out of my 2013 Mazda3. I can onle see a few feet ahead of me. It is dangerous at night- alot of deer. I took it to dealer and was told thats just how they are. I was almost in tears tonight on my way home because it was almost impossable to see. Please. Any...
  8. High Beam Questions

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    hey guys, I'm looking into getting HID high beams, and had a question thats been bugging me for a while. I currently have 35 watt HIDs for my low beams, but if I get a 35watt HID kit for my highs will it actually perform like a high beam or will I get the same output as in down road...
  9. change DRL from High beams to Low beams

    2004-2009 Mazda3Appearance & Interior
    Hey everyone. I have been looking all over the net and haven't seen this question posted anywhere. On my 2008 Mazda 3 I have HID low beams which I love and regular Halogen High beams that I want to keep because they turn on fast and are bright enough. The problem I have is that I hate the...
  10. HID High Beams??

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    i was thinking of doing this but i don't want to have to try and mount two more ballasts... just curious if anybody has swapped out theirs?
  11. low beams

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    How hard is it to change and whats the bulb size .H 11 ? 9005?