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    The CX-5 LED Lighting Thread

    I figured I'd start a thread to collect all LED info since there are a few different threads with pages to dig through and not so thorough information.

    I am going to use VLED's website as reference to what bulbs fit. Of course I have no association with them. Only using them as they have a very nice collection and very informative on their products.

    Exterior:

    DRL FOR TECH PACK ONLY: P13W size bulbs. A somewhat rare bulb size. There are only a few different types of these LED's with different SMD (surface mount diode) arrangements and CREE's from VLED.
    http://www.vleds.com/5k-white-6-led-...3w-1-pair.html

    Note, non-tech are 9005 as they are dual mode DRL and high beam.

    Fog lights: H11. Though most would just go for HID's. There is a metal shield that limits allowable depth for HID's and long LED's. One can simply use a long nose plier and crimp the shields off.
    http://www.vleds.com/6k-white-28-led...11-1-pair.html

    Front turn signal : 1157NA. Quite a huge selection of this bulb type as it is quite common bulb size for turn signals.
    http://www.vleds.com/amber-1157-21-l...57-1-pair.html

    Rear Brake: 7443

    Rear turn signal: 7440
    http://www.vleds.com/bulb-type/tail-...amber-led.html

    license plate light: 194. Huge selection of these.
    http://www.vleds.com/bulb-number/min...25-1-pair.html

    Reverse light: 921
    http://www.vleds.com/bulb-number/min...79-1-pair.html


    Interior:

    Front/rear map light and rear cargo light: 29-31mm festoon
    http://www.vleds.com/bulb-type/festo...-29mm-led.html

    Vanity uses VANITY festoons with flat end caps.
    http://www.vleds.com/bulb-type/festo...anity-led.html
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    I have not seen this posted by anyone yet. DRL LED light bar add-on cover for the two fog light faux vents.





    http://www.showeller.com/product/Day.../1203/195.html



    Another one.



    http://www.ath-hinsberger.de/tuning_...16/Mazda-CX-5/
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    you need to make sure and post that the p13w drls are only for tech package equipped vehicles
    non-tech really can't get led drl replacements since it also doubles as the high beam

    also, the ones vleds show i've seen several things on it saying the light output diminishes greatly after any extended time driving because the cree's heatup a lot, i wouldn't recommend those, jdmtuning has some multi led p13w's that are very bright and dont suffer any ill effects from running for any period of time

    also i'd suggest checking superbrightleds.com for bulbs (other than p13w's) they have a great selection of types, sizes and colors, and tons of technical information about the bulbs, more so than any other site i've seen

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    Quote Originally Posted by SayNoToPistons View Post
    I have not seen this posted by anyone yet. DRL LED light bar add-on cover for the two fog light faux vents.





    http://www.showeller.com/product/Day.../1203/195.html
    no price? and chrome?



    Quote Originally Posted by SayNoToPistons View Post
    yikes, 400 bucks???

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    Not asking anyone to buy them. Just throwing them into this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SayNoToPistons View Post
    Not asking anyone to buy them. Just throwing them into this thread.
    and i was merely commenting on them, if those first ones came in black and were reasonably priced they'd be nice

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    Has anyone replaced the rear flashers (brkae lates too even) with LED's, and did they require a resistor. My front (switchback) flasher leds required a resistor, oddly enough in emergency light mode they blinked at regular speed, but with the flasher they blinked extra fast. Not really anywhere in the rear compartment to mount a resistor without melting something; nor are there any good attatchment points.

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    Thanks for starting this thread. I don't see myself immediately changing out the lights, but I will probably end up buying LEDs as spares and keep them around so as the lights go out I will replace with LED (in pairs of course where applicable).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_Top_Her View Post
    Has anyone replaced the rear flashers (brkae lates too even) with LED's, and did they require a resistor. My front (switchback) flasher leds required a resistor, oddly enough in emergency light mode they blinked at regular speed, but with the flasher they blinked extra fast. Not really anywhere in the rear compartment to mount a resistor without melting something; nor are there any good attatchment points.
    The resistors shouldn't get too hot unless you plan on leaving the hazards on for a long period of time. Granted resistors work by exchanging electricity into heat. You can try protecting nearby components with heat reflective tape if you are worried.
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    Figure I'd post these up. I made these for someone. I think he's on this site. Those rear reflectors in the rear bumper, well they don't light up at all, so I made them light up. Made some custom LED modules:





    Hopefully I can get some installed on the car pics soon.

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    ^ VERY cool. Now, if only they were smoked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IHeartGroceries View Post
    ^ VERY cool. Now, if only they were smoked.
    I'm sure you can get some smoked vinyl or film for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apkarian100 View Post
    Figure I'd post these up. I made these for someone. I think he's on this site. Those rear reflectors in the rear bumper, well they don't light up at all, so I made them light up. Made some custom LED modules:





    Those turned out GREAT. Is is something the average Joe could do too?

    Hopefully I can get some installed on the car pics soon.

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    Those turned out GREAT. Is is something the average Joe could do too?
    I think the average Joe might have complications attempting it. It requires opened up that module properly and making a custom circuit board full of LEDs. I've been doing this for a while so it comes easy to me, but I'm not sure it would be the same for a lot of people.

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    Installed 68 surface mount LED (each) units. Good luminosity that is equal if not better than incandescent P13W bulb. Forward light distribution is better also as the high number of LED's lights fill the DRL housing better. A nice white light. Horrid cellphone pics is all I have for now. THe crappy camera sensor threw off the hue to make it more blue than it actually is.




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