Subaru Forester Headlight Bulb Size

2019 Subaru Forester ChartBulb Number
Headlight Bulb High Beam and Low Beam
LED
Headlight Bulb High Beam
9005
Headlight Bulb Low Beam
H11
Fog Light Bulb Front(with eyesight package (steering responsive fog))
H11 LED
Fog Light Bulb Front(with eyesight package (steering responsive fog))
H16 LED
Center High Mount Stop Light Bulb
LED
Brake Light Bulb
LED
Turn Signal Light Bulb Front
7444NA
License Plate Light Bulb
2825
License Plate Light Bulb
98
Tail Light Bulb
2825
Tail Light Bulb
98
Turn Signal Light Bulb Rear
7440A
Back Up Reverse Light Bulb
921
Parking Light Bulb(with LED headlights)
LED
Side Marker Light Bulb Front
2825
Side Marker Light Bulb Front
98
Side Marker Light Bulb Rear
2825
Side Marker Light Bulb Rear
98
Parking Light Bulb(with halogen headlights)
2825
Parking Light Bulb(with halogen headlights)
98
Daytime Running Light Bulb(with LED headlights)
LED
Daytime Running Light Bulb(with halogen headlights)
9005
Trunk or Cargo Area Light
2825
Trunk or Cargo Area Light
98
Dome Light Bulb
DE3175
Map Light Bulb
DE3175
Interior Door Light Bulb
2825
Interior Door Light Bulb
98

The High Intensity Discharge light bulb is one of the best replacement options for your Subaru Forester. This is because HID bulbs deteriorate with time but offer a variety of color temperatures that give more output.

The “HB” series light bulb gives the best combination of affordability and quality. It’s made by CNLight and is ECE and DOT approved. Thanks to American salts and German quartz, it’s also reliable, long-lasting and produces excellent color.

The white bulb light color provides the best visibility on the road. It comes in different color temperatures which include:
8000K – is of the highest temperature and emanates an ice blue color amidst the primary white color.
6000K – one of the most popular ice white colors. It can be found in most LEDs.
5000K – a pure white color without any warmth nor tint of blue.
4300K – a slightly warm natural white color that’s produced by most factory HIDs.
3000K – a pure yellow output that’s of the lowest temperature. It’s perfect for fog lights.

  • Subaru Forester 4th Gen SJ – 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  • Subaru Forester 3rd Gen SH – 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
  • Subaru Forester Second generation (SG, 2002–2007)
  • Subaru Forester First generation (SF, 1997–2002)

The Subaru light bulb size guide is a written resource produced to save novice Subaru enthusiasts as well as Subaru mobile electronics installers some time when they need to find the right replacement bulb size.

It helps to reduce time wastage when replacing your Subaru Forester headlights and fog lights or when upgrading to HIDs.  It’s always important that you verify all bulb voltage usages, wattages and sizes before applying the information given.

Aftermarket Light Bulbs: Upgrade Options

The Subaru Forester is a crossover SUV that has made a name due to its great maneuverability, power and quality drive. For such a car, it’s mandatory to check the condition of its headlights.

If you wish to customize your Subaru Forester, consider fitting some flashy bright headlights, individualized tail lights, or extra brake lights. These are built to not only assist in safe driving, but to also complement your vehicle.

Installation & Diagrams

This bulb replacement guide takes you step by step on how to change a burnt out low beam, front turn signal, side marker, high beam, daytime running lap light bulb for the 2014-2018 Subaru Forester model years.

2018 Forester Headlight replacement

How to replace the Low Beam – Outer Area

low beam outer area subaru forester

 

Rear of Low Beam Bulb

subaru forester headlight replacement

The recommended light bulb part numbers include: low beam #H11, front turn signal #744NA or 7440A, side marker #2825, high beam #9005, and DRL #2825.

Push In Tab – Pull Off Plug

 

Grab Base of Low Beam

osram headlight

 

1/4 Turn Counter-clockwise


• Open the bonnet and move to the burnt out bulb.
• Locate the base of the low beam bulb from behind the headlight assembly.
• Push the electrical connector release tab and slide down the power plug.

Old Low Beam Removed

subaru forester low beam

OEM bulb: Osram H11 12V 55W

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Empty Bulb Housing


• Rotate the bulb base anticlockwise and pull it out.
• Don’t allow any fingerprints or oils to get onto the glass part of the new bulb. Wipe off any dirt or oils with rubbing alcohol.

Insert New Light Bulb

 

1/4 Turn Clockwise – Lock

 

Push On Power Plug


• Insert the new H11 low beam bulb and rotate it clockwise to secure it.
• Push in the power plug until it clicks into place.

 

How to replace the High Beam – Bottom Inner

 

Base of Old High Beam

 

Disconnect Power Plug


• Find the high beam light bulb at the bottom corner of the headlight housing.
• Push the release tab to release the power plug.

Power Plug Removed

 

1/4 Turn Counterclockwise

 

Old High Beam Removed

subaru forester high beam light
• Rotate the old light bulb using its base and pull it out.

OEM High Beam light: 9005 Bulb 12V 65W

Empty Bulb Housing

 

Install New High Beam

• Clean off any fingerprints and oils from the glass part of the new light bulb using rubbing alcohol.
• Install the new #9005 high beam bulb.

1/4 Turn Clockwise – Lock

Push On Power Plug

How to replace the Turn Signal – Top Inner

• Turn the base of the new light bulb clockwise and lock it in place.
• Push the power plug into the socket and ensure that it clicks into lace.

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4 thoughts on “Subaru Forester Headlight Bulb Size”

    • Hi, yeas – you need different light bulbs for these positions. Check out the exact break down below:

      Headlight Bulb High Beam – 9005 bulb
      Headlight Bulb Low Beam (with HID headlights) – D4R bulb
      Headlight Bulb Low Beam (with halogen headlights) – H11
      Fog Light Bulb Front (with eyesight package (steering responsive fog)) – H11LED
      Fog Light Bulb Front (without eyesight package (steering responsive fog)) – H16LED

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  1. I have a 2015 Subaru Forester. It burns out headlights very often. I spend more on bulb replacement that other maintenance. Why is it recommended to “always replace in pairs”?

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  2. Any clue on what the dash bulbs and 6-disk CD player bulbs are and how to change in the CD player???? What is the LED bulb replacement number for them?

    Thanks so much

    Thor

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