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#1 OFFLINE   ISU_Cyclone

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 08:00 AM

I just swapped my reverse bulbs from halogen bulbs to LED and love the results. I’m considering swapping the tail lamps, brake lamps, and turn signals to LED as well. I’m finding conflicting answers online, does anyone have an accurate list of what bulb types are in the C-Max? Thanks







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#2 OFFLINE   jzchen

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 10:29 AM

The turn signals hyperflash when a bulb burns out. I replaced front inner turn signal with a Long Life Sylvania 3457A.

Both Philips and Sylvania have good bulb guides....

#3 OFFLINE   elnene2k

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 03:31 AM

Use this website, plug in your year, make, model...and you will see all your bulb sizes: https://www.superbri...l=578&year=2014



#4 OFFLINE   JnTX

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 07:03 AM

As said, turn signals are a problem because the flasher needs a certain load to flash at the correct rate.  You can add resistors to simulate the original bulbs but it is a messy solution. 

 

The front turn signal bulb type is wrong in my manual.  The type number on the bulb is 3457NAK.  I haven't checked the rear to see if the manual is correct.

Changing front bulbs is a pain since you have to remove the whole headlight assembly from the car.



#5 OFFLINE   jzchen

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 07:21 AM

As said, turn signals are a problem because the flasher needs a certain load to flash at the correct rate.  You can add resistors to simulate the original bulbs but it is a messy solution. 
 
The front turn signal bulb type is wrong in my manual.  The type number on the bulb is 3457NAK.  I haven't checked the rear to see if the manual is correct.
Changing front bulbs is a pain since you have to remove the whole headlight assembly from the car.


Is 3457NAK different? I got a 3457A from Walmart and on the bulb it says 3457AK. Thanks!

#6 OFFLINE   jzchen

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 07:23 AM

I was able to change the bulb in the Walmart parking lot. It took a little struggle...

My latex glove size is usually medium though....



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