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I don't have a C5, I have a C4, but my guess is that, yes, they are the same. My guess is based on the fact that the manufacturers would try to save costs wherever possible, and that would certainly be one of those places.
There should be others who'll chime in before Christmas is nigh, so hang in there and have a Merry, Merry with a Happy, Happy to you and yours. :SANTA
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