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Has anybody found good LED bulbs to use in the turn signals and reverse lights?
Will need two each of three different bulbs:
- white/amber "switchbacks" for front parking lights/turn signals
- white for reverse lights
- amber for rear turn signals

I've found lots of LED bulbs online but can't seem to find many that have the necessary can bus trick wiring inside and I'd rather not have to splice into factory wiring or figure out how to get resistor wiring harnesses to fit unless somebody already has found that this is a simple and better way versus the resistors being built into the bulbs.
 

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Has anybody found good LED bulbs to use in the turn signals and reverse lights?
Will need two each of three different bulbs:
- white/amber "switchbacks" for front parking lights/turn signals
- white for reverse lights
- amber for rear turn signals

I've found lots of LED bulbs online but can't seem to find many that have the necessary can bus trick wiring inside and I'd rather not have to splice into factory wiring or figure out how to get resistor wiring harnesses to fit unless somebody already has found that this is a simple and better way versus the resistors being built into the bulbs.
The side marker lights and the license plate lights are NOT canbus! I got CANBUS from SuperBrightLEDs and they flickered and failed, that is when we found that their bulb selector was incorrect with the 2017.

If you need bulb numbers I still have my list from my purchase
 

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Super bright LEDs part # 7440-CW18-T for reverse lights is awesome... I'm still looking for white/jdm yellow switchbacks for front as indicators and drl, and jdm yellow rear turn signal indicators.....
 

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Super bright LEDs part # 7440-CW18-T for reverse lights is awesome... I'm still looking for white/jdm yellow switchbacks for front as indicators and drl, and jdm yellow rear turn signal indicators.....
Note that if you do not have LED already in your turn signals that you will need to use an inline resister to get them to not hyperflash. The 2017 Imprezas DO NOT have a turn signal relay, it is controlled from the BCM...meaning that the tap-a-turn module or any of the DD relays will not work in our cars
 

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These have worked great for me for the past 2 years with no issues. They have load resistors built in.


If you plan on using them front AND rear you will need to add an extra set of resistors. Not sure why, I guess with 2 sets of LEDs and 2 sets of resistors it still isn't enough load. I got these plug in ones so that I wouldn't need to splice.


I have the rear LED turn signals plugged into these and they have done the trick since November 2017. For the rears I covered the housings in red tint film and got the red version of those bulbs. I think it cleans up the look alot.
I've changed pretty much everything to LED. Interior lights, trunk light, vanity lights (I went overboard), turn signals, reverse lights and fog lights. Feel free to asked what fits and works. I had issues with some of the lights I tried initially.
 

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Instead of starting a new topic I have a question of diode dynamics turn signal leds. My question is do I need the extra $10 part for my 2019 sport?
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I found out after doing more looking around after my last post, it looks like my ‘19 sport doesn’t have a flasher relay. Looks like I’ll just use inline resistors.
 

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Instead of starting a new topic I have a question of diode dynamics turn signal leds. My question is do I need the extra $10 part for my 2019 sport? View attachment 22525
Check out some of the LEDs with built in resistors. Might save you some headache. Or you can actually find pre wired pigtail style resistor harnesses that are plug and play. I've run both for 2 years now and had no issue. My goal was to not butcher factory wiring (if I could avoid it).
 

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Here are my led signals. I wrapped the signal housings in red tint and installed red LED bulbs with built in resistors. I prefer the clean look of the red with the rest of the tail light, but you could buy amber ones as well.
The LEDs that are installed.

Yo, do you happen to have a vid of how your front LED turns look like?
 
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