Mazda CX-5 LED Headlights & Fog lights How To Install – 2013-Present

What’s happening everyone, my name is
Phil with and today we have a 2013 Mazda CX-5 we’ll be
installing LED conversion headlights as well as fog lights. As you can see, we’ve already done the
installation here and we’ll go ahead and show you how to do it with PrecisionLED
premium H11 type conversion bulbs. Now this installation is compatible with
year models 2013 and up. And that is all Mazda CX-5 in its current first generation
including the facelifted model. Let’s go ahead and started. We’re looking right now at the back side
of our passenger headlight housing. And you’re going to be coming in from the
front side facing towards the engine. And you’re going to use your hand and you
see right there the bulb with the green label, that is your H11 halogen bulb. Now you need to remove the connector
first, drop that down, so that you can rotate and unlock the old bulb. We’re going to go ahead and do that now. Push down on the connector
and release the clip, like so. And then rotate that bulb. There we go. Now that you have that one out, let’s go ahead and put our LED system in. Now because of the … angle that we’re at right now, I’m only going to show you
how we get the new LED bulb in. And then we’ll change the angle to show you how
we connect the lighting system together. Because it is a two part system. This one comes in. You line up the tabs. And once the tabs are lined up, you can
rotate it clockwise. And the bulb is in. And you can see the orientation of the wire
should be facing down which means that it’s in a locking position. Now we’re
gonna change the angle here and show you how the rest of the connections work. Now, the LED conversion kit is a two-part
system. It has a power ballast or a power converter here to regulate the amount of
amps and volts that get to the LED to make sure that the the bulb lasts a long time. So, you need to connect the power wire here to this wire right here. Now there’s a tab that helps you line
them up, so it only goes in one way. And once that’s in nice and snug, you want to
rotate the connector around it. So you create a nice, watertight seal. See that right there. Now, this connector here is what attaches
to the power wire from the old halogen bulb. So, you take the connector. Now that we have the whole system connected, we’re going to use some 3M tape. We’re
going to clean off a side here of our engine compartment. And, actually we could
do it right along here on this panel. And we’re going to sticky tape this one down
so it doesn’t go anywhere. We can also take our windshield wiper fluid nozzle, put it
back into place. It was there out of the way just so we can
get the camera in to show you where the original low beam headlight came out. Now, as you can see here, I’ve already put
some the included 3M mounting pack here on one side of the ballast because
that ballast is clean. Just make sure that’s nice and tight. We’re gonna clean off this area here on this … on the chassis and make sure that we’ll be able to stick that one in place securely. For that, I’m just going to use
some alcohol and a rag. And we’re going to clean off this surface here. And you can choose any surface, really, as long as you have decent access to it. Now these are very powerful 3M
pads they last a very, very long time. We rarely, if ever, have any problems with
them. So that one’s gonna go We’ll put it right there. That’ll probably give the best amount of surface
area – flat surface area – to mount to. There we go. Alright, and that side’s all set. We’re going to change the camera angle so you can see where we mounted the ballast on the
driver’s side, so you have a point of reference when you’re doing that on your
own. Alright, similar to our passenger side
we’re going to use this portion here to mount our ballast. We already have the lights in. This one’s
just much more difficult to film. But your hand does get through here pretty
comfortably to access the bulb to remove and put the new LED in. So, similar
to the other side, just some alcohol. Clean up this area. And we’re gonna mount it
vertically, like that. Just make sure you tighten it down. Make sure it adheres across the entire surface. And you’re all set. The wires are short
enough that you don’t need zip ties to clean up your wiring. Nice and simple. We’re looking now at the driver side
here on the bottom where we are going to access the fog light bulbs, the rear of
the fog light housings. Now there are three bulbs, or the three
bolts, we need to remove. There’s one right here, here, and here. And for that, I’m
using a 10 millimeter socket and socket wrench to unscrew. Now, as you can see, it
also has a head for a Phillips-head screwdriver. You can also
use a Phillips-head to remove these as well. And that’s three. At this point you can take this flap
here, and you can pull it down. And, as you can see, we’re almost done with the
installation here on our side. And essentially the method that you use to
access the bulb, or the old halogen bulb, is very similar to the headlight install. When you reach back here you just turn clockwise. You remove the connector and
turn clockwise to remove that bulb. And I can show you here. Got the LED bulb here. All you gotta do
is line up the three tabs when you’re installing. Similar process to the headlight bulbs
themselves. This is just so you know that they fit
and that you have plenty of access room here for you to do the installation. There we go. And the question now becomes: where
are we going to place this ballast? We’re going to do it against the frame
here on the side. And we’ll change the angle
so you can see the mounting point here on the chassis. Alright, now you can see
here, the location where we’re going to mount our ballast. So, similar to the
mounting process before. We’re gonna take some alcohol a rag.
Clean this section up right here. And place that one down. And apply pressure to make sure it stays in place. You can see … you can use the same mount point on the passenger side as
well. This one specifically is not specifically just for the driver’s side. And then when that’s done, put your three screws back in place. We’re looking right now at the dash, I just
want to show you. Turning the vehicle on. We’ve got… no warning lights for the lighting
system. And right now we have low beam headlights, fog lights, as well as a full
interior LED conversion kit, and back up reverse lights installed on the vehicle. Without any issue coming from the
computer system. So right now, we’ve got a warning light
for our windshield wiper fluid but nothing else on the dash. And that’s it. And that’s the end of the installation. If you have any questions or concerns please email us at [email protected] or you can reach us online and
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37 thoughts on “Mazda CX-5 LED Headlights & Fog lights How To Install – 2013-Present

  1. Great video! Will this be compatible with the 2014- present Mazda 3 models as well?

  2. Awesome video­čĺ¬Ôś║´ŞĆ will this work on 2016 cx-5 touring?

  3. Sir, is 2015 CX 5 Sport have the same wire connections for different models?

  4. Are the fog light and headlight the same lightbulb? The links take me to the same page for the H11 kit. Is this right?

  5. My 2014 CX 5 touring projector halogens looks like a sealed unit with no access to the bulb

  6. are your led h11 bulbs brighter then the sylvania super bright white bulbs as drivers and fog lights

  7. Hi, do you have LED bulbs for the front turn signals? If so, how does it work (is it a switchback?) Also, does it need an additional resistor to prevent the hyper flash? Thanks!

  8. When replacing the fog light with led bulb is there any modification to the housing? Is the led same length as the halogen bulb?

  9. I have a 2016.5 Mazda CX-5. My left headlight keeps flickering. I don't think the bulb is bad cuz it would stay on and solid for like 10-15 seconds then suddenly shut off then go back on again. Then stay on for like most of my drive then be okay. How do I check to make sure the power connection is solid? It looks hard to get to the left headlight. You showed the right one here

  10. When you finally get your hand on it. Make sure you push the clip located on the lower end of connector first, before pushing down on connector, otherwise you may yank wire or wires out.

  11. What about the high beam?, Do you got another bulb or its the same one?

  12. Same bulb size for both the headlights and fog lights on the first gen CX-5??

  13. 2016 cx5 :

    I cannot disconnect the wire from the hallogen bulb. Tried pushing it down with my hand with full power and still wont come off.. any suggestion?

  14. I dont see the product on ur website. Can you link me in? And do u deliver worldwide?

  15. Just purchased and installed mine for my Mazda CX5 today. They work fantastic, and easy to install!
    The WOW! factor will be there from the moment you first turn them on. Thanks for this video!

  16. I just replace the bulbs, but the high beam turns on and off while a drive.
    If I not mistake mazda cx5 2013 has a day running lights.
    There is something that I can do to fix that ?

  17. I replace my halogen lights for H11 LED lights, but I have difficulty driving at night, I feel that my lights are to low. I was wondering if you can upload a video showing to all mazda drivers how to adjust the lights.

    Before hand thanks for all the helpful videos..

  18. Hello whats the led size for mazda cx5 2012 (for headlight and fog)

  19. For the headlights, will these LED bulbs work to serve as both the high and low beam lights in the same socket?

  20. I have a Mazda CX-5 2016 grand touring with LED lights. The driver side headlamp is not working anymore and the left turn indicator is blinking too fast. the entire assembly costs about $1000. the passenger side may suffer the same fate sooner or later. these LED headlights are defective according to 100s of people facing the same issue writing in forums.
    I was looking to find alternatives and came here. Is there something that you offer that can replace my headlights?

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