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It was pretty straightforward. I also found I can disable the DRLs in the settings as well.
I had roughly 6-8 ounces of water in my headlight and disassembled and resealed the housing. I would not recommend disassembling the headlight to remove moisture in the future. It was far from easy and I would never attempt it again on a Mazda CX-3. There are caps that can be removed and dried to help remove water and moisture.
Have you got any information regarding the headlight, pictures, guide something. I also have a similar problem, and I'm 2 Months out of warranty.
Depending on the weather, is how much condensation appears.
I had enough water to put a goldfish in it.
I've attached the most useful picture I took - apologies as it's upside down.
Without removing the bumper or headlight housings, remove the 3 caps approximately the size of a penny from the back of the headlight. In the attached picture, I circled where I removed one cap in red.
Remove the snorkel like piece circled in yellow in the attached picture.
Remove the foam pads inside of the caps and snorkel. Dry them (I used a hair dryer) while letting the moisture evaporate out of the headlights.
If this does not work, I would repeat it again several times before trying to remove the lights.
Update on this issue which I had.
Removing the headlight was not an option for me, as I can't remove the front bumper alone.
Checked all the rubber plug things on the back of the head light, not the cause. It was definitely the seal of the headlight (where the transparent plastic meets the black housing.
Took it to my dealer, spoke to the service person I always deal with ( and who has given me great service all along, and also knows her job). She took photos, inspected the engine bay to verify no accident damage or misalignment, took photos.
Point of this was, to submit to Mazda South Africa, to see what their feedback/decision would be.
Note that vehicle is out of warranty - 3 months.
Got the verdict 2 days later, Mazda will allow a subsidized replacement.
I'll pay 60%, Mazda South Africa, will pay 40%.
Dealer will do the work, no charge for labor, considered going the extra-mile for customer satisfaction.
Work will carry the Mazda guaranteed and warranty as per their normal criteria.
All in all I'm happy.
Great service. Also, singed up for the waiting list for CX-30.