08-13 Subaru WRX Light Bulb Sizing Chart

Brian Lowell

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Thought I would post this information for any users looking to do interior/exterior light replacements.

2011-2013 Subaru WRX Light Bulb Sizing Chart

Low Beam Headlight Bulb Size: H11

High Beam Headlamp Light Bulb Size: 9005

Parking Light Bulb Size: 1157A

Front Turn Signal Light Bulb Size: 1157A

Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb Size: 992 (7440A)

Tail Light Bulb Size: 7443 or LED

Stop Light Bulb Size: 7443 or LED

High Mount Stop Light Bulb Size: 7506 or LED

Fog/Driving Light Bulb Size: 9006

License Plate Light Bulb Size: 168

Back Up Light Bulb Size: 7440 or 921

Cornering Light Bulb Size: 921

Front Side Marker Light Bulb Size: 1157A

Rear Side Marker Light Bulb Size: 168 or 7443

Map Light Bulb Size: DE3175

Dome Light Bulb Size: DE3175

Trunk/Cargo Area Light Bulb Size: 2825

2008-2010 Subaru WRX Light Bulb Sizing Chart

Low Beam Headlight Bulb Size: H7

High Beam Headlight Bulb Size: 9005

Parking Light Bulb Size: 3457ALL

Front Turn Signal Light Bulb Size: 3457ALL

Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb Size: 992 (7440A)

Tail Light Bulb Size: 7443

Stop Light Bulb Size: 7443

High Mount Stop Light Bulb Size: LED

Fog/Driving Light Bulb Size: 9006

License Plate Light Bulb Size: 168

Back Up Light Bulb Size: 921

Front Side Marker Light Bulb Size: 3457ALL

Rear Side Marker Light Bulb Size: 168

Map Light Bulb Size: DE3175

Dome Light Bulb Size: DE3175

Step/Courtesy Light Bulb Size: DE3021

Trunk/Cargo Area Light Bulb Size: 912

Thanks to ModifiedLife.com for this information.

 
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jojo69

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If you don't mind Brian, I'll add some more light related information for people who might be interested in light output upgrade. It would be nice to have a repository of useful info/links.

Easy and inexpensive light bulb upgrade for better lumens output. 1st Mod I did on my car

(Halogen upgrade. Non-hid).

This is a conversation I had with Daniel Stern from Stern lightning (http://www.danielste...g.com/home.html)

GR low beams take a 1350-lumen H11 bulb. You can easily, safely, and effectively replace this with a 2100-lumen H9 bulb, which you ought to be able to find locally by seeking the high beam bulb for a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. Use a good brand (GE, Philips, Osram-Sylvania) and stick to colorless clear bulbs, not any kind of "whiter light" bulb such as the Sylvania Silver Star scam. Can also get from Amazon, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00480KOP4 .You may need to shave a small ridge of plastic off the H9 bulb's connector so that the H11 socket will snap on. Other than that, it's a direct swap. The only disadvantage is shorter low beam bulb life — the H11 is optimized for very long life with relatively modest light output, while the H9 is optimized for very high output with relatively short life. Note that the H9 swap is not universal; it works well in projector-type low beams but is not safe in most reflector-type low beams or in fog lamps of any type.

If you want to upgrade the high beams, go to your local Chevrolet dealer (or www.gmpartsdirect.com for a better price)and pick up two part number 15094219. Can also get from Amazon, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00480J5CW . That is a Philips 9011 bulb. They are not some tinted or over wattage version of 9005, but share the identical filament geometry and base architecture as well as the same power consumption.

Here's the comparison:

stock: 9005, 12.8V, 65W, 1700 lumens, 320 hours

new: 9011, 12.8V, 65W, 2530 lumens, 320 hours

The 9011 bulbs have a double-wide top ear on the plastic bulb base, this is to comply with the law requiring different bulbs to have different bases. The extra-wide plastic top ear is easily trimmed or filed to make the bulb fit your headlamp's bulb receptacle. Once that's done, they go directly into the headlamp, and the existing sockets snap on. Please see http://dastern.torqu...ods/HIRmod.html for details.

 
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apkarian100

Vendor
Here is a guide on converting from H11 bulbs to H9 bulbs:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2083911

I will be running HIR 9011 bulbs in my high beams very soon. I like this option better than a plug and play HID kit in the highs because I constantly turn my highs on and off and don't want to wait for the HIDs to warm up. Doing that to a HID bulb will decrease its lifespan significantly also, so I've been told. I'm currently testing Gretsche on this theory. I installed an HID kit in his high beams.

Just for reference:

Average 4300k HID bulb: 3200-3400 Lumens

Average 5000k HID bulb: 2800-3000 Lumens

Average 6000k HID bulb: 2200-2400 Lumens

 
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Ryno

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Thought I would post this information for any users looking to do interior/exterior light replacements.

2011-2013 Subaru WRX Light Bulb Sizing Chart

Low Beam Headlight Bulb Size: H11

High Beam Headlamp Light Bulb Size: 9005

Parking Light Bulb Size: 1157A

Front Turn Signal Light Bulb Size: 1157A

Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb Size: 992 (7440A)

Tail Light Bulb Size: 7443 or LED

Stop Light Bulb Size: 7443 or LED

High Mount Stop Light Bulb Size: 7506 or LED

Fog/Driving Light Bulb Size: 9006

License Plate Light Bulb Size: 168

Back Up Light Bulb Size: 7440 or 921

Cornering Light Bulb Size: 921

Front Side Marker Light Bulb Size: 1157A

Rear Side Marker Light Bulb Size: 168 or 7443

Map Light Bulb Size: DE3175

Dome Light Bulb Size: DE3175

Trunk/Cargo Area Light Bulb Size: 2825

2008-2010 Subaru WRX Light Bulb Sizing Chart

Low Beam Headlight Bulb Size: H7

High Beam Headlight Bulb Size: 9005

Parking Light Bulb Size: 3457ALL

Front Turn Signal Light Bulb Size: 3457ALL

Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb Size: 992 (7440A)

Tail Light Bulb Size: 7443

Stop Light Bulb Size: 7443

High Mount Stop Light Bulb Size: LED

Fog/Driving Light Bulb Size: 9006

License Plate Light Bulb Size: 168

Back Up Light Bulb Size: 921

Front Side Marker Light Bulb Size: 3457ALL

Rear Side Marker Light Bulb Size: 168

Map Light Bulb Size: DE3175

Dome Light Bulb Size: DE3175

Step/Courtesy Light Bulb Size: DE3021

Trunk/Cargo Area Light Bulb Size: 912

Thanks to ModifiedLife.com for this information.
The 2008 Subaru WRX does not take the low beam bulb size of H7.  I, unfortnately, followed this exact post while searching on the internet and had to send back the H7 bulb size for a HID kit.  The correct size for a 2008 wrx low beam is actually a H11.  After making this mistake, I confirmed it by looking in the manual.  I'm not trying to complain, but because of this, I had to spend an additional $30 to pay for the shipping back of the H7 bulbs as well as the shipping of the correct H 11 bulbs.  I would hate for someone else to buy the wrong size.

 

apkarian100

Vendor
The H7 bulbs are normally used on the legacy projectors and 06-07 imprezas, not found in the 08 + Impreza projectors.

Flipswitch posted the guide I commonly use, and it's been accurate for me.

Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk

 
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scubiecraig

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My 07 Impreza runs H7 low beams.  I am also thinking of upgrading to HIR's in the high beams Chris.  Let me know how you like them.  

I was also going to mention the Sylvania lighting guide.  That's what I always reference for replacement of bulbs.

 

apkarian100

Vendor
My 07 Impreza runs H7 low beams.  I am also thinking of upgrading to HIR's in the high beams Chris.  Let me know how you like them.  
I was also going to mention the Sylvania lighting guide.  That's what I always reference for replacement of bulbs.
Craig, that was the plan originally on the old car, no longer on the XV. Regardless, you should try them. You will be happy with the results.
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inelement207

New member
The 2008 Subaru WRX does not take the low beam bulb size of H7.  I, unfortnately, followed this exact post while searching on the internet and had to send back the H7 bulb size for a HID kit.  The correct size for a 2008 wrx low beam is actually a H11.  After making this mistake, I confirmed it by looking in the manual.  I'm not trying to complain, but because of this, I had to spend an additional $30 to pay for the shipping back of the H7 bulbs as well as the shipping of the correct H 11 bulbs.  I would hate for someone else to buy the wrong size.
FYI my 2010 WRX 5DR specs show H11 Low Beam, 9005 High Beam Manufacture Date: 04/10, manual plus whats installed agrees

 
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