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90-97 Mazda Miata NA Flush Mount Headlight Kit Installation Guide

August 17th, 2010 · No Comments

Each factory headlight is bolted to the car by only (3) nuts. Once the (3) nuts are unscrewed the headlight will be able to be removed from where it is bolted. In order to completely remove the headlight from the car you will have to unplug the factory wiring harness from the back of the headlight. To accomplish this remove the 4 screws holding the black plastic surround while the headlight is up. Loosen the four bolts holding the headlight lid on the assembly. Once removed, you will be able to gain access to the headlight to unplug the socket and associated clips. Now you can remove the headlight from the car. Below I will walk you through this entire process.
Passenger side
Step 1) In order to reach one of the bolts to remove the factory headlight on the passenger side you will have to temporarily remove the radiator overflow bottle. This consists of removing (3) 10mm bolts and moving the entire bottle while the factory headlights are removed
Step 2) with the overflow bottle out of the way it is now time to remove the first nut. This nut is positioned horizontal in relation to the car and was hidden behind the overflow bottle. With a socket wrench remove this 14mm nut.
Step 3) Now it is time to remove the first vertical 14mm nut. It is located right behind the headlight while the headlight is in the closed position. Use a socket wrench with an extension on it to reach it,
Step 4) The last nut is located right behind the one that was just taken off. It is very hard to see as it is located just under the motor used to raise and lower the headlight. In order to remove this nut, a 14mm open end wrench is necessary to reach it. Because of tight space I have found that in order to give some more room, first remove the relay held by the 10 mm bolt next to the blue arrow. After that is out of the way remove the 10 mm bolt shown by the red arrow. After the bolt is removed gently push the metal bracket and pipe out of the way. Remember to reinstall this bolt once the light is removed.
Step 5) now that you have some more room to work, removing the last nut is now possible. If you are having a hard time finding the last nut, look at the picture below to see an open view of where the nut was.

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