License Plate Lighting

chrisfern23

2017 CX-5 Touring
Has anyone tried changing the yellow license plate lighting to the more white LEDs to match the headlights? I was curious if the car picks up that there is a light out with the LEDs putting out a lower wattage. This happened on my last car and I ended up just going back to the yellow lights since I didn’t want to always have the light on the dash thinking their was a light out.
 
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2019 CX-5 Signature
You’ll have no issues with swapping out the license plate bulbs for leds. Did this on my wife’s CX-9 (my CX-5 came with leds).
 
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2019 CX-5 GTR
more reading on the topic of bulb replacements

 

chrisfern23

2017 CX-5 Touring
Thanks CX5_Driver. Any tips on getting the light cover off? I feel like it's going to snap when I do it the way explained in your links.
 
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2014 & 2019 CX-5 Touring(s)
As a matter of interest, what year/model do you have? My 2019 Touring came with license-plate LEDs.
 
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