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Old 01-13-2010, 03:41 PM   #51
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also since im doing this, if i disconnect the plug under the glove box that controls the DRLs, will i still be able to turn the fogs even though the drls are disabled?
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Old 01-15-2010, 01:14 PM   #52
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Wanted to give kudos for DIY!!! +1!
Love it works great looks good, highly reccomended!
Thanks Dude!

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do we need the extra purple fuse or will it run without it?
As far as I know you need the extra fuse to colse the circuit, so yes

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also since im doing this, if i disconnect the plug under the glove box that controls the DRLs, will i still be able to turn the fogs even though the drls are disabled?
My DRLs are disabled and it works fine, but I disabled mine under the hood
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:37 PM   #53
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I did the scooby mod one 2 years ago, took 15mins and works.
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:01 PM   #54
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just did it tonight and wow it worked with my horrible soldering. and on the 04s u gotta cut plastic off wen u plug it back in. blade and some pliers and ther u go. thanks for the mod. took a look at the scoobymods one, didnt look very easy
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:17 PM   #55
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just did it tonight and wow it worked with my horrible soldering. and on the 04s u gotta cut plastic off wen u plug it back in. blade and some pliers and ther u go. thanks for the mod. took a look at the scoobymods one, didnt look very easy
Glad it worked out for ya bro!! Dont feel bad my soldering sux too
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:00 PM   #56
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Has anyone done this on an 08+?
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Old 02-22-2010, 12:44 AM   #57
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Very cool. Will be definitely doing this mod this coming weekend.
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Old 02-22-2010, 02:28 PM   #58
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Very cool. Will be definitely doing this mod this coming weekend.
Nice!! Good Luck with it!
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:22 PM   #59
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a few questions....

where is that second white fuse from?

whats the best way to take out the relay? I do not have any baby screw drivers

the op said he ran the fuse off the rear wiper. does that mean that same fuse on the sedan is no good to do this mod or is this mod just for wagons?
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Old 04-23-2010, 06:40 PM   #60
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i haVE done this just a different way. i just tapped into the ign switch wireing and done
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:02 AM   #61
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Did this mod about two weeks ago, not sure what I screwed up by my fogs won't turn on at all now
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:45 AM   #62
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I was going to do this mod this weekend, can anyone verify if you have to dremel out part of the fuse box on the 05's?
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:12 AM   #63
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Yea I am not sure thats why I didn't do this on my '05 either, I don't wanna permanently mod my fuse box
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Old 10-15-2010, 07:34 PM   #64
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One question I had; with this mod, are the fogs always on, no matter if you press the button? Or are they completely independent, you can run with or without fogs?

Thanks
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Old 10-15-2010, 07:57 PM   #65
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You can make the fogs turn on with parking light, ignition, when the door is open, but the switch will still control it. It's just the relay trigger you are changing
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Old 10-15-2010, 10:40 PM   #66
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just did this on my 06 sedan. tapped into the rear wiper fuse. only thing that sux is the coin tray doesnt stay closed because the "add-a-fuse" housing is in the way of it closing. tried messing with the coin tray tabs on the side... didn't work. I'm sure i'll think of a way to rig something up.
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Old 10-16-2010, 11:58 PM   #67
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just did this on my 06 sedan. tapped into the rear wiper fuse. only thing that sux is the coin tray doesnt stay closed because the "add-a-fuse" housing is in the way of it closing. tried messing with the coin tray tabs on the side... didn't work. I'm sure i'll think of a way to rig something up.
Mine closed fine.... A bit more snug but no major interference once it popped into place
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:50 PM   #68
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I did this today, tapped into the lumi fuse since it was closest and the wire that came on the add a circuit didnt fit from the rear wiper. the indicator light is off when headlights are off or on parking but is on when headlights are on and is a bit faded when the high beams are on. The coin tray didnt fit back as good as before and has trouble getting in place but once it is in place it seems to stay put. overall worth it but considering the soldering and the pain to get the relay back in I probably should have gone with the splicing method
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:20 AM   #69
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did this last night. very easy and well done write up. couldn't have done it without. *claps*

here ya go. with some halogen bulbs (awesome in the fog lenses)







^^^Just fogs.
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:26 AM   #70
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That's a clean OBS!
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Old 10-22-2010, 11:26 AM   #71
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Cool Mod!!
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Old 10-22-2010, 12:07 PM   #72
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That's a clean OBS!
Thanks bud. She's my babe for sure. lol

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thats what im sayin!
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:42 PM   #73
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*** i did the spliceing mod on my 04 wrx just want to know if it wouls work on my 09 forester or if the fuse mod would work on the forester
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Old 11-30-2010, 01:52 AM   #74
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Hey all, Just an idea but haven't tried this on the wrx yet.
On a lot of cars this can be done very easily. All you're doing is bypassing the relay by jumpering the two power prongs. There are typically 4 prongs on a relay - two "control" terminals that when 12v is applied on one (which is when the headlights turn on) then it connects the two power terminals (one is always hot, the other goes to the switch/light/etc). The easiest way is to take a 2" length of wire and put a spade terminal on each end and simply plug them into the 2 power female connectors where the relay would sit, which permanently gives power to the switch/device/etc. I've done this on a handful of vehicles and it takes two seconds and requires no splicing, etc. I would think it would be just as easy on the wrx...
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Old 01-10-2011, 07:19 PM   #75
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I need to do this on my 2011 WRX.

I'll read up on this "splicing method" once I find it, and read up on the "ScoobyMod" version, and then make my decision and share my results.

We need another warm day around here first. It's been in the teens and 20's for awhile now and I would rather go skating.
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