How to Change a Tail Light on a Mazda MVP

by Abby Vaun

Driving your Mazda MPV minivan with burnt-out tail lights is dangerous for everyone on the road, including you. Avoid an accident by changing them as soon as they stop working. Regardless of the year MPV you drive, the instructions for changing a tail light is the same.

Unscrew the two bolts holding the tail light assembly with a Philips screwdriver. The bolts are located on the assembly on the outside of the vehicle.

Pull the assembly out of the car. If you are replacing bulbs in the driver's side assembly, pull the assembly out to the left. For the other side, pull it out to the right.

Twist the socket with the burnt-out bulb counterclockwise and pull it out of the assembly.

Pull the bulb out of the socket.

Push the new bulb into the socket.

Reinsert the socket into the assembly and turn clockwise to secure.

Reinstall the tail light assembly and screw in the two bolts.

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About the Author

After accidentally stumbling into a journalism class at University of North Texas, Abby Vaun has been writing ever since. She honed her skills writing for "The Dallas Morning News" and as a copy editor for Earle Palmer Brown in New York City. From Dallas to New York to L.A., she has enjoyed freelancing for 10 years and expanding her knowledge through her profession.

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