Front Turn Signal LEDs for 2003-2017 Subaru Forester (pair)

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  • HP48 (280 lumens)
  • HP11 (310 lumens)
  • XP80 (520 lumens)

To stop hyperblinking, you can replace your flasher module with this one, designed for LEDs. If you purchase this, resistors are not needed. Only one needed per vehicle

To stop hyperblinking, you can replace your flasher module with this one, designed for LEDs. If you purchase this, resistors are not needed. Only one needed per vehicle. Click here for more details on the SmartTap.

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Front Turn Signal LEDs for 2003-2017 Subaru Forester (pair)

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From the factory, turn signal bulbs are powered by standard incandescent lights that light up amber in color.

Newer luxury vehicles are using LEDs for turn signals, because LEDs offer a crisp, instant on/off, increased brightness, and true, vibrant color. By replacing the bulbs in your vehicle, you can achieve this modern look!

The installation is 100% plug-and-play, just replace your factory bulb. The bulb may blink faster since it uses less power, and your vehicle thinks the bulb is out- to fix this, please see "hyperblinking" section below.



HP48: This bulb is non-polar, CK compatible, with 48 Epistar 3014 LED chips. Thanks to the cap on the top, the light from this High Power Bulb is shined backwards and away from the bulb, not straight out. This means the output is excellent, because it uses the vehicle's housing completely, which then shines the light much more uniformly.

HP11: Four side-firing 1.5W-rated Osram LED chips, and one 5W-rated LED chip on top, which is projected by a lens for maximum effective brightness. The bulb is housed in a machined aluminum casing, which provides superior heat diffusion for long life.

XP80: Each of the four sides of this bulb contains three 5W-rated chips, and the top is fitted with four more under a projector lens. This is the brightest self-contained automotive LED bulb on the market, and is housed in an aluminum casing with a textured finish for maximum heatsinking properties.

Fitment. All three bulbs use a quality inject-molded 7440 terminal, with a standard base connector and proper pin alignment, designed for exact replacement of your factory 7440 bulb.

Included in your order is TWO BULBS.


These LEDs illuminate in a crisp, bright, amber hue.

Diode Dynamics only list amber bulbs for the front turn signal. This is because other colors, such as white and red, are not legal for front turn signal use. Please view other pages for other colors and applications.


Diode Dynamics offers several brightness options so you can choose what fits you best.  These options are listed by the design and the lumen output of each bulb: 

HP48: Slightly lower brightness than OEM bulbs, but still provides the crisp, modern instant on/off of LED technology.
HP11: Slightly higher brightness than OEM bulbs.
XP80: Much brighter than OEM bulbs. These are bright!

Lumens: BUYER BEWARE! Most sellers just provide "calculated" lumen numbers, based on the maximum potential brightness of the LED chips on the bulb. For example, if a bulb has five 10-lumen chips, they will rate it at 50 lumens. However, this is not accurate, as the design of an LED bulb does not get rid of heat fast enough to run the LEDs at maximum.

These "calculated" lumen ratings are much, much higher than the true, measured light output, so it will look like competitors' bulbs are brighter than ours. This is because Diode Dynamics does not provide inflated "calculated" numbers; we believe it is misleading. We test the actual brightness of the bulbs in our lab, to provide real lumen output measurements. Our measurements are accurate, but they are usually much lower than the misleading "calculated" figures. Please click here to learn more about LED brightness measurement.




LED Components. Diode Dynamics uses only the highest quality LED chips in the production of its bulbs. This means we use only brand-name suppliers such as Epistar, Cree, Osram, and Samsung.

While Diode Dynamics bulbs may look the same as others on the market, most copycat bulbs use economy-grade LED chips in order to reduce costs. This greatly reduces the reliability and overall brightness of the bulb when you compare it to Diode Dynamics.

Construction. Although LED technology allows for extremely long bulb life, the market is flooded with cheap LED bulbs that fail prematurely due to inferior construction. The worst enemy of LEDs is excessive heat, and when bulbs are not designed properly, they do not disperse heat as well, leading to premature failure.

Off-brand, cheap bulbs exhibit poor solder uniformity, high levels of flux in the solder, uneven chip placement, low-gauge terminal wires, poor assembly, and bulbs held together with inferior adhesives. At best, solder joints will crack and fail on low-quality LEDs after a few weeks of use. In the worst case, these bulbs can damage housings as the extra flux and adhesive evaporates and creates a residue on the lens of the housing.

Diode Dynamics bulbs are produced with modern, computerized equipment, and only the best materials, to ensure complete uniformity, high quality, and long bulb life.

All Diode Dynamics products come with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and a 3-year limited replacement warranty. For more information, please view the Warranty Information page.


The turn signals on most vehicles will begin to blink fast (hyperblink) when LED bulbs are installed. This is because the new LEDs will use less power than the original bulbs, so your vehicle thinks that the bulb is out and warns you by hyperblinking.

This phenomenon will be the same for every LED bulb on the market- there is no such thing as a "no hyperblink" LED bulb, even though some companies advertise them as such.

Flasher Replacement: Replacing the flasher relay, the module that controls blinking speed, is the easiest option to correct hyperblinking. You can remove the flasher on your vehicle, which is a small relay module under the dash, and replace it with a new flasher designed for LEDs. You will only need one flasher for your vehicle, whether you are replacing just one pair or both sets of turn signal bulbs (front/rear).

Resistor Kit: If you prefer not to change the flasher, you can add resistors to the bulb's circuit, and mimic the power consumption of the original bulb, returning the vehicle to normal turn signal speed. Resistors are a universal fix for any vehicle. Diode Dynamics resistors are 50W, 6 ohm, and come with extra-long connection wires for easy install. If you have both front and rear LED turn signals, you should purchase one set for each pair, to create enough resistance for the whole turn signal circuit. The installation itself takes only 10-15 minutes, and involves making two simple connections. Everything you need is included in the kit. 

Bulb Size 7440, also known as 7440 7441 992 (7440A)
Year 2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017
Make Subaru
Model Forester
Application LED Bulbs
  1. Expensive! But They Sure Do Look Good! Review by Symantha

    I went with the brightest level available on these as I wanted to be sure they would be really bright during the day as well. I think I have accomplished my goal! I love the immediate on/off that LEDs give to my blinkers. Also, they aren't so blinding that I think I'll be annoying people when it is dark.

    If I had one nag, it would be the color of the base. It is yellow, and unfortunately part of that does show through (in the reflector) when the bulb is off, so it's not going to give you that "clear/clean" look if that's what you're going for. This was not my main goal (however, it would have been nice), so I didn't take anything off in stars for that. Just wanted others to know so they are prepared for that. I'll see if I can post a picture later when I have a few minutes to take some (to show what I mean by this and how nice they look on as well!) (Posted on 1/31/17)

  2. Perfect option for an LED turn signal Review by FXTerrific

    The HP48s popped right into my 2011 forester housing and harness, and work great! very nice light output with that classic LED look, and easily seen/very functional Plus, they look much better then the ugly orange/oem bulbs even when not turned on...... win! (Posted on 7/13/16)

  3. Bright! High price, but worth it Review by Subie Prepper

    I purchased the HP11. Very bright. Nice upgrade. OK, these are not cheap! But think about this: you are making an upgrade that is great for both visual appeal AND safety. And most importantly, when upgrading to LEDs in your vehicle, you are more or less eliminating aggravating bulb replacements -- permanently! Even if only 1-2 times over 200K miles, every single incandescent bulb on your car WILL burn out. When installed properly and assuming no defects, LEDs don't burn out!

    The website informs people that they only need ONE turn signal flasher module for their vehicle, not two. Mission accomplished. However, the wording in the product name was not clear and it led me to pay for a module separately, which I did not need: one is INCLUDED.

    This may well be a problem only with a Subaru, or a Forester, or just MY car, or even with the single module... but it bears mentioning.

    The module engages the new LED turn signals properly, with no hyper-blink. Look great, too! But there is now a noticeable delay in the audible "clicking" sound as well as the first/last actual "blinks" of the lights in relation to the action of the stick/switch on the steering column compared to the OEM module. When the stick is engaged, there is a very brief pause before the clicks/blinks begin; after the stick automatically pops back to the neutral position, the clicks/blinks continue -- at least 2-3 times. The OEM module triggers the first click/blink instantaneously with the engagement of the stick and cuts them off instantly when it returns to neutral. Again, not a "big deal," but I have already started to engage the stick earlier to indicate my turns, and the continued clicking after turns is just, well, awkward and annoying. I have also lost the ability to purposefully make ONE precise flash/blink. This is handy in just a few driving scenarios, like interstate lane changes in very light traffic, or to quickly indicate/warn a driver approaching me from behind that I am braking suddenly because the car IN FRONT of me is turning, not me (rear driver can't see their turn signal). Bummer. But not a deal-breaker. (Posted on 8/16/14)

Worry-free warranty

  • -Full 3-year warranty on all products
  • -No waiting: we usually send new items out with a return label (US customers only)


You will get quick help from our trained staff for any issues.

All Stage Series products carry a limited 8-year warranty.

For further details, please see our full article.

Domestic (US) Customers

  • - Same-day shipping for all orders placed by 12:00 PM CST (or until 4 PM with rush processing)
  • - USPS, for delivery in 3-5 days (on average)
  • - Express services are available, see exact pricing at checkout
  • - Fully Insured


International Customers

  • - We ship to all countries via standard mail
  • - Usually around $10 for LEDs, or $25 for HIDs.
  • - Choose your service on checkout to see exact prices:
  • - USPS 1st Class: 2-5 weeks
  • - USPS Priority: 1-2 weeks
  • - Express EMS: 1 week
  • - Please email us if you are unsure about shipping to your country.

You will receive updates from our site when your order is shipped, along with a unique shipment number to ensure that your order is correctly accounted for. This allows you to easily reply to us if you have any concerns.

Whether your order is big or small, it is tested through many run cycles, and each bulb is tested before shipment. Every single bulb. Every time. And if anything does go wrong, you can rely on our industry-leading warranty for worry-free replacement.

If you're not happy with your items, we want to make it right. So we have some pretty awesome return policies:


30 day return policy. All customers have 30 days from the date of original order shipment to return items.

Full refund, no fees. At Diode Dynamics, we offer free returns. That means no restocking fees, no administrative fees, and no hassle!

 Free return label. If your original order was over $50, you get a free return label for your items (US customers only). If your order was less than $50 or international, you can send the items back through your preferred method.


Within 30 days: If your original order was over $50, you can get new items shipped to you with a return label (US customers only). If your order was less than $50 or international, we can send you the new items first, but you are responsible for returning the old items.

Within 90 days: Any item can be returned for exchange or store credit within 90 days. The buyer is responsible for the cost of the return shipping, and must first return the old items. We'll still cover the postage for the new items.


Please note: due to the nature of custom acrylic pieces, we cannot offer any refund or exchange for returned custom acrylic items.


To make a return or exchange, please request an RMA, or give us a call. When we get it back, you will be notified and credited appropriately.

Again, all returns must be approved, with an RMA. This is so that we can process your return as quickly as possible when we get it. If you would like to return an item, please Request an RMA. Please include as much information as possible about the reason for return.

Alternatively, you can also send us a message, or give us a call!