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Old 02-05-2009, 05:46 PM   #26
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Dude get some leds or a stick of neon , hide the bulb under there , get the power from something on your park lights like a gauge(boost gauge in my case) so you can have the effect going all the time at night.

So lets see :
2 sticks of street glow ultra mini = $20
electrical tape - $2?

Stick them under the dash or run some small screws through them
Neatly hide the excess wires or shorten it
turn on your parks
and bam you got a $25 footwell light job.


Rinse and repeat for the backseats!

Time to install 10 mins!

Pics: from my crappy cell


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Old 02-05-2009, 05:54 PM   #27
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I've wanted to do this in the WRX for a while but feared ricer backlash from the Subaru community.....
It's your car who cares what anyone else thinks?
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Old 02-06-2009, 02:28 AM   #28
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I think I'm going to wire my blue neons to a switch and wire either white LED or CFL to the dome light for footwell illumination when the door opens.
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Old 02-06-2009, 02:38 AM   #29
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hmmm lighting up the vents might be cool too
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:49 PM   #30
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hmmm lighting up the vents might be cool too

I tried that one time on a previous car , not so effective, maybe because of the make up of the inside of the vent on that car i guess, but mounting it to get the effect was alot of work. I had a better chance mouting leds on the ceiling and directing them to the vent area.
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:51 PM   #31
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Trinidad in the house!!!1
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Old 02-07-2009, 09:38 PM   #32
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I tried that one time on a previous car , not so effective, maybe because of the make up of the inside of the vent on that car i guess, but mounting it to get the effect was alot of work. I had a better chance mouting leds on the ceiling and directing them to the vent area.

o ok i got ya
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Old 02-07-2009, 10:02 PM   #33
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i love it.. it kind of adds a nice luxury feel to it im planning on doing this soon ever since i seen someone on here with a saab with those custom interior lights and my boys 328i like soo..

i fell in love with it ..
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Old 02-20-2009, 01:28 AM   #34
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Does anyone have pictures of the Subaru kit installed? I am thinking about getting it but would like to see what it looks like first. Thanks.
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:10 AM   #35
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Does anyone have pictures of the Subaru kit installed? I am thinking about getting it but would like to see what it looks like first. Thanks.


It's in the OP...
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:16 AM   #36
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This is a bit silly because you need to turn them on by a switch when in reality you would need them to come on as you open and close the doors. I plan to do as above.
Why? Do you leave stuff on your car's floor? Have a bug infestation and you don't want to step on them?

I have all my interior light off but that dim trunk light - I know where my seat it, I know where the floor is...

Not trying to be a smart ass - I don't like interior light when I open / unlock the car because it's gives schmucks a chance to peer into your car if they are walking by as you get in / unlock it. And as I said while driving I like the interior as dim as possible as well so I can best see the road (it's negligible but I prefer it)

I only need the switched lights for when I drop crap or need a dim mood light.
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Old 02-20-2009, 12:30 PM   #37
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does the red kit match the 08 wrx/sti gauges or is it more of a deeper red?
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Old 02-20-2009, 12:30 PM   #38
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It's in the OP...
I saw those, and they are from Subaru, I was asking more for real world ones. I should have been more clear.
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:35 AM   #39
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To have them on when you open the door or unlock the car (via remote), can't you just run the wires up either the A or B pillars and rig it to the dome light's power source? That way, whenever you open the door or unlock the car, you'd have the footwell lights turn on along with your dome light.

Edit:
I recall someone putting LEDs in the door sill and he used the dome light's power source so they turn on with the dome light, so I figure the concept should be the same, right?

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Old 02-21-2009, 07:41 PM   #40
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I would think you could tap into about any wire run that does the light thing, open of doors/FOB activation, and then dims out.

I did this on my last car being an RX-8. I used LED strips, on the driver side I used two 5 light strips. I mounted each under the dash on each side of the steering column so they wouldn't show. On the passenger side I used one 10 light strip under the dash. I taped into the existing line using in-line crimps. Cost me around $15 via on-line ordering. Took around 1/2 hour of time.

I plan to do the same on this car. The only question in my mind is which wire? When I get ready I will just trace one from the fuse block, if I don't find out on-line, for one that behaves as described above.

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Old 02-24-2009, 01:03 AM   #41
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Anyone got any pics of it out of the box? If not, does anyone know if it works on the 06 STI's?
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:38 AM   #42
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bump for anyone with pics of the kit out of the box??
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:57 AM   #43
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are these dimmable?
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:26 PM   #44
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are these dimmable?
they dim with the dash light dimmer.

the factory ones are not as bright as the trinidad guy.
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:58 AM   #45
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My only issue with the kit is the center console light is blue. So, if you do get the kit in red, you have a center console illuminating in blue. Does the STI have a red light in the center console?
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Old 03-14-2009, 11:29 AM   #46
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if you get the red kit the they include a red light to chane the center console light
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Old 03-14-2009, 11:42 AM   #47
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if you get the red kit the they include a red light to change the center console light
Sweet! Ordering now. BTW, I just got the phone call that my Satin White 09 should be in by the 23rd.
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Old 03-14-2009, 11:42 AM   #48
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My only issue with the kit is the center console light is blue. So, if you do get the kit in red, you have a center console illuminating in blue. Does the STI have a red light in the center console?

I think so..
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Old 03-18-2009, 02:29 PM   #49
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bump for anyone with pics of the kit out of the box??
Here:






Haven't installed them yet, and I'm not seeing a red cubby light to replace the blue, but I don't mind the blue.
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:18 PM   #50
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thanks 4 the pics
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