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    2018 Crosstrek/XV Bulbs Availablity

    Now that the 2018's are hitting the roads, has Diode Dynamics posted available bulbs for the map and trunk lights yet ? Their site lists those for 2013-2016 vehicles.
    Would love to get an order in for my 2018 Crosstrek.

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    Wool When Wet Is Warm
    2018 Limited (S) Ice Silver Metallic, Package 23, CVT, August 11, 2017

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    We are in the process of updating all of our listings to include newer model year fitment. It should be unchanged from 2013-2018 lighting-wise

    Thanks!
    Nick C.

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    Has anyone tested this?
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    Map, Dome, Cargo area and reverse bulbs are all available. I have installed all but the reverse bulbs ( got wrong ones/new ones in mail). They all look great. Quick installation. No problems.
    Nick and the Diode folks were awesome and very helpful. Thinking about replacing fog lamp bulbs with amber. Not sure if they carry those though.

    Jenfy, I sent you a few Private Messages on this today.
    Wool When Wet Is Warm
    2018 Limited (S) Ice Silver Metallic, Package 23, CVT, August 11, 2017

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    Yep, sorry, I just saw those messages. I'm looking at getting the Trunk Light (HP5 (92 lumens)), Map Light (SMF6 (94 lumens)), and Dome Light (SMF6 (94 lumens)). However, I was curious if that trunk light really made enough difference or if I should try to get the FlexLight (200 lumens) instead. Not sure I like the idea of it being visible when mounted, and I worry about how it would hold up to various things in the trunk hitting against it. I just need it bright enough to see, not bright enough to read a book or signal a plane.
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    Here is what I got:

    Map Lights: 31mm SMF2 Cool White - Plenty bright
    Dome Light: 31mm SMF2 Cool White - Perfect !
    Trunk Light: 194 HP5 Cool White - Perfect For Rear Boot.

    Each is a definite improvement over stock lights by a long shot

    Backup 921 HP36 Cool White ** Does Not Fit MY 18 Crosstreks**

    Instead Per Diode Dynamics Order (if interested) 7440/7443 HP48 Cool White for Reverse bulbs
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    The 7440/7443 HP48 Cool White for Reverse bulbs arrived and installed. Takes 5 minutes. Access panels are on backside of hatch door.

    Bright, probably 3 times brighter than stock.
    Wool When Wet Is Warm
    2018 Limited (S) Ice Silver Metallic, Package 23, CVT, August 11, 2017

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    Awesome news. Thanks for the update!
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    Hi all,

    New owner of the 2018 Crosstrek here.

    Just posted here, but thought I should post in this tread as well.
    Just wondering, are the 2018 headlight unit same/similar to the previous, like 2017 lights? Thinking of replacing all the easier ones to LED lights, possibly from Diode Dynamics, and noticed the mentioning of these 'boomerang/C-lights. Do 2018 models have these lights as well? How can I check if it's on/off, and when do they turn on? If there are these, they emit the most subtle light, I guess. I would really LOVE to have the 'C-Light Switchback LED Halos', but instilling them myself does not seem to be any close to being 'easy'... So, thinking of replacing these 'boomerang/C-lights' instead as well, saving me some $$$ for shipping everything at once.

    I did read here that the 2018 backup/reverse bulb are if fact different from the previous models, so will be mindful when ordering.
    Any other differences?
    Are the 2018 'boomerang/C-lights' LED bulbs the same as the previous models? Also, as narrow a spot to reach into as before?

    Thanks,

    ~ Dr.MORO and his Mikan

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    HI again,

    Related to my questions:
    is the 2018 model's rear area lights all the same as the previous year's?
    As mentioned in this thread, the backup light seems to be a different bulb.
    Can any 2018 owner confirm all other rear lights are the same as the 2017, except for the backup light?

    I am itching to place a full-LED replacement order with Diode Dynamics.
    Can Diode Dynamics confirm which LED bulbs are exactly for 2018 Crosstrek?

    Thanks again,

    ~ Dr.MORO with new Mikan

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