2013-2017 Subaru Crosstrek How to replace Front C-Lights and Sidemarker Lights

2013-2017 Subaru Crosstrek How to replace Front C-Lights and Sidemarker Lights

This video shows how to replace the C-Lights (Boomerang Lights) and the Sidemarker Lights on a 2013-2017 Subaru Crosstrek. Below is all the info for the bulbs being replaced. This is also a lighting upgrade to LED bulbs. This is something anyone can do to a vehicle. I am not sponsored by any company products used in this video.
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Standard bulbs used: C-Lights and the Sidemarker lights are both # 168.
I am doing an upgrade to LED lights. I got them here:
https://www.diodedynamics.com/ They are all plug and play. You won’t need anything else besides the bulbs. A 3 year warranty is part of your purchase. The bulbs and the luminocity are as follows:
The C-Lights (Boomerang Lights I used are the HP5 at 92 lumens.
These lights also come in a HP3 56 lumens.
Colors for the 56 and 92 Lumen lights are as follows:
Cool White (6000K)
Pure White (5000K)
Natural White (4000K)
Warm White (3000K)

If you want to jump to the right side of the vehicle (Passenger side) it starts @ 8:07

The Sidemarker lights, I also upgraded to LEDs.
I used the HP5 (92 lumens) in the color Amber.
They also come in SMD2 (24 lumens) and HP3 (56 lumens)
Available colors are as follows:
Cool White (6000K)
Warm White (3000K)
You will also see how to remove the battery and airbox in this video.
#DIY #Subaru #DiodeDynamics

Outro Music: Piano March by Audionautix



Brian Howard says:

Got it! Thanks.

Brian Howard says:

Dude! where's your gloves. You just decreased the life of the new bulbs handling those with your bare greasy hands. Get some Nitrile gloves.

Ryan L says:

Thanks for the layout at 1:14!

miles andress says:

Thought you would have protected the bulb from the oil on your fingers..
Plus..as of this moment..you didn't give the size bulbs..

Es1911sumware says:

Yaaaa1 Mine just showed up today for HID replacements and boomerrangs! Still good to go?

Sandy Shoremann says:

Great video, IamWedge. only thing I wish to attempt this using long rubber coated forcepts and sneak in through that little gap up top – this way I don't have to disco the battery or airbox. I may have missed it but, you didnt appear mention which way you twist the DRL "boomerang" lamps to loosen them. Is it CCW like the side markers? Thanks again! – Sandy

Ryan White says:

These Subaru videos are fantastic and super helpful! Thanks for taking the time to make these!

SummerBRZ says:

As a base wrx owner, I have plans to turn the front c-light amber/orange (because it is different). Sure, cool white is nice and actually adding a C-light led is neat, but too much work imo. Thanks for the video.

Savino Garzillo says:

Any light/bulb error on dashboard (bulb-out indication)? Because many cars need CANBus LED bulbs to do not show those errors. What about Subaru Crosstrek? Thank you very much!

Jennifer Rumble says:

Thank you so much for posting this. It worked great for my Impreza too!

dynezxice says:

Thanks for the video! Which lumens 56 or 92 looks crisper and nicer? Is 92 the normal as stock?

Brad Ziegler says:

I just did a full LED upgrade on my Crosstrek. All of your videos were INCREDIBLY helpful! Thank you so much!

Brian Novak says:

Thanks good video! No problem with the marker lights but those boomerangs are a real pain to twist back in!

Down the Wrabbit Hole Travel says:

Great tutorial – I don't have a Subaru Crosstrek but if I did, I'd feel confident enough to do this! Big thumbs up. 🙂

Diode Dynamics says:

Another fantastic tutorial! Thanks for your support!

Salvatore Vinciguerra says:

Excellent tutorial. Have a great day.


Thanks very good video Doug great tip about the radio

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