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I want to put together a listing of all the light bulbs in the Forte sedan & Koup and I need your help please. Below is the list I have so far and I need help with the missing bulb types and any missing listing including any differences between the Sedan and Koup. Also if I have made any mistakes. Thanks

FOR THE SEDAN

Exterior
Headlight H11b
High-beam/Daytime Running Light H1
Front Turn Signals 1157
Fog-lights 881
Mirror Turn Signals 168/194/T10
Tail lights 1157
Brake Lights 1157
Signal Lights 1156
Center Mounted Brake Light Factory Assemby (921 Bulb)
Reverse Lights 921
License Plate Lights 168/194/T10


Interior
Map Lights DE3022 (31mm Festoon)
Dome Light DE3022 (31mm Festoon)
Door Courtesy/Safety Light Reflector
Trunk Light DE3022 (31mm Festoon)


FOR THE KOUP

Exterior

Headlight H11b
High-beam/Daytime Running Light H1
Front Turn Signals 2357A
Fog-lights 881
Mirror Turn Signals 168/194/T10
Brake lights 2357A (outside lights)
Rear Signal Lights 1156 (amber bulb underneath outside brake lights)
Center Mounted Brake Light Factory Assembly
Rear Marker Lights 1157 (on trunk)
Reverse Lights 921
License Plate Lights 168/194/T10


Interior

Map Lights DE3022 (31mm Festoon)
Door Courtesy/Safety Light Reflector
Trunk Light DE3022 (31mm Festoon)
 

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So.... the only H11b bulb I can find out there is made by Sylvania. Does anyone know if it's a regular replacement halogen bulb or if it's the "whiter" bulb? I'm looking for something similar to a xenon....
 

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I want to put together a listing of all the light bulbs in the Forte sedan & Koup and I need your help please. Below is the list I have so far and I need help with the missing bulb types and any missing listing including any differences between the Sedan and Koup. Also if I have made any mistakes. Thanks

Exterior
Headlight H11b
High-beam/Daytime Running Light H1
Front Turn Signals ?
Fog-lights 881
Mirror Turn Signals ?
Tail lights 1157
Brake/Rear Signal Lights 1157
Center Mounted Brake Light ?
Rear Marker Lights ?
Reverse Lights ?
License Plate Lights T10

Interior
Map Lights ?
Dome Light ?
Door Courtesy Light ?
Trunk Light ?

Here is a list of Forte lights that I could find:
Hopefully someone could verify.....
Low beam headlamp
H11B
High beam headlamp
H1
Parking light
2357
Front turn signal
2357
Rear turn signal
1156
License plate
168 or T10
Back up light
921
Map light
175
Dome light
6418
Step/Courtesy light
168
Trunk/Cargo area
6418
 

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H11B is the same bulb just with a slightly different base for mounting in the car. The H11 bulb base can be modified (and possibly the connector itself needs a trimming) to fit, but of course this will void warranty if there is a problem with it later.
 

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two people posted two different bulb number for the rear turn light and brake lights.

Any idea which number is actually the right one?
 

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two people posted two different bulb number for the rear turn light and brake lights.

Any idea which number is actually the right one?
The 1156 & 1157 are physically the same size bulb, the difference is that the 1156 is a single filament bulb and the 1157 is a dual filament bulb.

The outside taillight (not the one on the trunk) is am 1157 since does double duty as running light and brake light.

The inside taillight (the one on the trunk) is just a running light so an 1156 might work but I remember someone saying that it is set up with an 1157 and dual contact socket but only using one side.

This is my understanding and so I ordered 1157 L.E.D. equivalent bulbs but have yet to install them to confirm this.

Check out this thread about a member who modified his tail lights, according to his experience the inside is an 1157.

Hope this helps.
 

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so 1157 for all the tails but turn and reverse then?

also...the koup seems to require one to remove the entire lense assembly in order to swap bulbs.
 

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so 1157 for all the tails but turn and reverse then?

also...the koup seems to require one to remove the entire lens assembly in order to swap bulbs.
Yes, on both the Koup and Sedan you have to remove the assembly to replace the bulbs.
Why!? I have no idea why they did it this way!

I believe the reverse is a 921 but don't quote me. That should be all the bulbs.

I have attached a pdf of the replacement procedure and it shows 2 bulbs in the outer light, 1 for Stop/Tail light and 1 for Turn signal. Then 2 more on the inner light, 1 for tail light and 1 for reverse.

http://members.shaw.ca/westernAvenger/TSBs/Tail_Light_Replacement.pdf
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UPDATE!

OK so today I decide to look for myself and here's what I found on my sedan.

1. you DO NOT need to remove the tail light assembly. I was able to open to access door in the trunk (you will need to cut/tear the edges) and twist and remove the sockets. Just make a note of the position of the socket after you loosen it, it makes it easier to line it up after wards.

2. the bulbs are as follows:
Outer light 1 x 1157 Tail/Brake light in the upper position, 1 x 1156 Signal light in the lower position.
Inner Light (on trunk) 1 x 1157 tail light with only 1 filament used, 1 x 921 wedge base reverse light.

I hope this clears things up.
 

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The map lights are listed as "175", but I can't find this type of festoon bulb anywhere. anyone else been able to find it in LED?
 

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Yes, on both the Koup and Sedan you have to remove the assembly to replace the bulbs.
Why!? I have no idea why they did it this way!

I believe the reverse is a 921 but don't quote me. That should be all the bulbs.

I have attached a pdf of the replacement procedure and it shows 2 bulbs in the outer light, 1 for Stop/Tail light and 1 for Turn signal. Then 2 more on the inner light, 1 for tail light and 1 for reverse.

http://members.shaw.ca/westernAvenger/TSBs/Tail_Light_Replacement.pdf
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UPDATE!

OK so today I decide to look for myself and here's what I found on my sedan.

1. you DO NOT need to remove the tail light assembly. I was able to open to access door in the trunk (you will need to cut/tear the edges) and twist and remove the sockets. Just make a note of the position of the socket after you loosen it, it makes it easier to line it up after wards.

2. the bulbs are as follows:
Outer light 1 x 1157 Tail/Brake light in the upper position, 1 x 1156 Signal light in the lower position.
Inner Light (on trunk) 1 x 1157 tail light with only 1 filament used, 1 x 921 wedge base reverse light.

I hope this clears things up.
You said "cut/tear". Is there any kind of damage done in the process with the trunk lining? Thanks.
 

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Does anyone know what the bulb number is for the side mirrors?

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You said "cut/tear". Is there any kind of damage done in the process with the trunk lining? Thanks.
No, sorry I didn't explain it better.

The little doors in the trunk behind the lights are not completely cut out. Some of the material still overlaps the door edge and you need to just pull the door to tear these few fibres or cut them with a knife... no big deal.
 

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try to put in 3175 in ebay thats how i found my led map light on my koup
What ones specifically did you get? There's a million choices! haha I'm looking for the brightest "cool white" LED's I can find...
 

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