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2007 mazda 3 2.3L 4 cylinder....Im asking for help my cars front driver side headlight and taillight both went out on me. My boyfriend said it was the fuses but we replaced them and its still acting up...Should I get new bulbs? or may it be something bigger like a short?

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Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Bridget, Yes, I recommend that you attemp to replace the bulb. If that still doe not address your concern that you may need to look deeper into the wiring harness, for a short...Possibly a chaffed wire. Hope this helps! A. J. Pierce

Audra Fordin, Owner at Great Bear Auto Shop Dear Bridget, The fuses are doing their job by blowing, before damage is done to the system it is protecting. Sounds like you need to look for the short, causing the fuses to blow. Mechanically yours, Audra

Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines Dear Bridget, You need to find out if you are getting power to the lights when you turn them on. You can do this with a meter. If the bulbs are not expensive you can get them and see if that works. You didn't mention if the fuses were blown when you replaced them. If not, then the fuses didn't need to be replaced. Electrical problems can be tricky and unless you know how to test them and have a meter you can spend a lot of money guessing. Good luck. Lori Johnson

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