What have you done to your CX-5 today?

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2014 CX-5 Touring
The bulb specs in CX-5‘s owner’s manual is wrong for rear turn signals. It says WY21W (7443NA) but it should be single-filament 7440NA as 7443 is a dual-filament bulb、and NA is “natural amber”. So I’m not sure how the LASFIT 7443 can fit into a single-filament bulb socket?

For your 2014 CX-5 it has 1157NA but for 2016 and newer CX-5’s they have 7444NA on front turn signals. Since both front turn signals use dual-filament bulbs and do you use “switch-back” LEDs? (white / amber, and amber-bright / off and amber-bright / off during turn signal mode). What kind of front turn-signal LEDs do you have?

I believe the T-tap connectors you found are for trailer lightings.
My bad they are the LASFIT 7440 bulbs. Everything amber. 1157 up front.

my car does have a trailer hitch receiver with trailer light connector so that solves that. Thanks all!
 

TreyP

2018 Soul Red AWD Touring CX-5
In the process of adding a trailer hitch, just taking a break and waiting for a 2nd pair of hands to help lift the hitch into place now.
 
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2016.5 CX-5 GT AWD titanium/black 2016 Miata Club ST MT white
In the process of adding a trailer hitch, just taking a break and waiting for a 2nd pair of hands to help lift the hitch into place now.
Any cuts on your hands yet? I got cut on the edge of the heat shield when I did this myself.
 
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2017 CX5 GT
Added oem black mirror caps to my white 17. These are not just plain black. They match the black oem paint so there are metallic flakes in it. Just popped off the old cap and slapped these in. Took 10 minutes.

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Installed KAHTEC Blinking Smart Stop “Delay” Version for 3rd brake light. Way easier to tackle versus past posts I read. All you have to do is pop off top panel of rear hatch and access two wire connection (Green is VDC and White is GND). Disconnect connector so you don’t have to disconnect main battery negative terminal. Too easy!
 

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2019 CX-5 Signature
Got my cx-5 back today. Very pleased with their work and attention to detail. $4950 total + rental car for 2 weeks to the other driver’s insurance. I will say, State Farm was a pleasure to deal with and they weren’t even my insurance company.

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yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
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Plano, Texas, USA
Got my cx-5 back today. Very pleased with their work and attention to detail. $4950 total + rental car for 2 weeks to the other driver’s insurance. I will say, State Farm was a pleasure to deal with and they weren’t even my insurance company.

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And looks like the body shop of your Mazda dealer did a great job! And I’m sure they used OEM doors and quarter window glass which is nice.
 
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South Carolina
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12 MZ5 13 CX-5
I am so through with non-oem parts. Never again. Almost all aftermarket parts are Chinese now, and they are nearly universally garbage.

If you're broke and just have to go cheap, I get it. But whatever you do, never, ever buy a non-OEM sensor. You're just asking for trouble if you do.
 
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2014 CX-5 Touring
I am so through with non-oem parts. Never again. Almost all aftermarket parts are Chinese now, and they are nearly universally garbage.

If you're broke and just have to go cheap, I get it. But whatever you do, never, ever buy a non-OEM sensor. You're just asking for trouble if you do.

normally I'm with you, but for my older cars sometimes aftermarket is the only thing available.

I used to always do OEM Honda parts for my Integra when I did timing belt and water pump replacement. This last time I used known quality aftermarket brands (some of them actually made in Japan), and the parts cost less than half of new OEM.

But on my Miata I've tried 2 different aftermarket valve cover gaskets, and both have leaked. This next time I'm doing OEM Mazda for sure.
 
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South Carolina
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12 MZ5 13 CX-5
My son's truck is a 94 F150. The original MAP sensor went bad after 22 years. A new Motorcraft one was $90, the BWD from Advance was $39 with a lifetime warranty. "Hell yeah!" I thought. Mistake.

9 months later, the BWD went bad, replaced it free under warranty. 9 months later, that one went bad, replaced under warranty. 13 months later, THAT one went bad, replaced under warranty. At this point, they no longer had the BWD, so they gave me that money towards a Motorcraft. Not a single problem in the couple years since.
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
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Plano, Texas, USA
My son's truck is a 94 F150. The original MAP sensor went bad after 22 years. A new Motorcraft one was $90, the BWD from Advance was $39 with a lifetime warranty. "Hell yeah!" I thought. Mistake.

9 months later, the BWD went bad, replaced it free under warranty. 9 months later, that one went bad, replaced under warranty. 13 months later, THAT one went bad, replaced under warranty. At this point, they no longer had the BWD, so they gave me that money towards a Motorcraft. Not a single problem in the couple years since.
I’ve learned lesson from past experience similar to yours long time ago. And I use OEM parts as much as I can including oil and air filters, until they’re no longer available as I keep my vehicles as long as I can. I even got an OEM battery for my CX-5 last October even though it isn’t the same factory Panasonic battery. The only exception is the cabin air filter which is not an important part to me. Or if the saving on after-market cabin air filter is huge (i.e. $15 to $53 on cabin air filter for my 2018 Toyota Yaris iA).

Since I always try to DIY, I want to get the best available (OEM) parts even though they’re more expensive. My own labor time saved is worth more than the extra money I paid for the best quality parts.