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Old 02-27-2012, 02:15 PM   #101
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This may be a stupid question, but I am looking in to getting this kit for my 09 WRX and I was just curious, how does it work with your daytime running lights? Do they stay the same and only your high and low beams are HID?
DRLs remain on for high-beam bulbs only. HIDs are not activated by the DRL wiring, HOWEVER, the flash-to-pass option on the lighting sstalk does fire the ballasts and engages the bi-xenon flapper, so if you flash someone while your lights are on you get both full halogen high-beam activation and low-bean HID ignition with the flapper activation.

This is how it is on my '11. YEMV.
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:23 PM   #102
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Have you confined that the bi-xenon solenoids are not activated by the DRL voltage? I never tested that myself, and while it may not make much of a difference i've always wondered.
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:51 PM   #103
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Sexy, I like it
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:30 PM   #104
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Hey i purchased a 2012 WRX premimum. and i did exactly what you said not to do...im driving with ebay HID kit from xentec and placed them in stock halogen projectors.. i regret it so much. will the retro quik system work for 2012 wrx?
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:07 PM   #105
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Hey i purchased a 2012 WRX premimum. and i did exactly what you said not to do...im driving with ebay HID kit from xentec and placed them in stock halogen projectors.. i regret it so much. will the retro quik system work for 2012 wrx?
Yes, it will.

Too bad you don't have a 2011...I have my headlights- complete with the retrofit- up for trade+cash in the classifieds. I don't want a set of '12 headlights due to the chrome surrounds.
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Old 05-10-2012, 02:39 PM   #106
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I retrofitted my 2012 Impreza Sports and all I did for the stock high beam is I plugged in a cheap ebay white leds just so it looked cool for DRL. I don't even care how bright it is since the bi-xenon HIDs is bright as hell already.
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:47 PM   #107
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Any one have any idea on why the low beam wouldn't get power? 30amp Fuse in the under hood panel is good and the low beam relay works. My retrofit turned into an 8hr thing because of this problem.... Any ideas?


Edit - Follow up:
After following the wiring diagram and checking all the fuses it mentions it was the daytime running light fuses... DO NOT TEST THE LIGHTS ON THE STOCK SYSTEM... I wanted to test them on the stock system to see if they worked before I fully installed everything.. should have just used the test lead. Anyway that 30amp main fuse in the fuse panel under the hood actually breaks off to the two 15amp daytime running light fuses..

So if your High beams still work, and the fog lights still work, but the lows do not.... check the Daytime running light fuses by the drivers fender. It seemed backwards to me and I knew the daytime running lights ran off the high beam bulbs so I didn't suspect anything like that.

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Old 05-24-2012, 11:27 PM   #108
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I picked these up...

http://www.stealthauto.com/stealth-bulbs.aspx

If you do some searching around online...you can find a coupon code to bring the price down some.
Which bulb to buy?
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:57 AM   #109
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Which bulb to buy?
WRX bulb applications:

Low Beam Headlight Bulb Size: H11 (or H9 with slight modifications)
High Beam Headlamp Light Bulb Size: 9005 (or 9011 HIR conversion)
Parking Light Bulb Size: 1157A
Front Turn Signal Light Bulb Size: 1157A
Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb Size: 992 (7440A)
Tail Light Bulb Size: 7443 or LED
Stop Light Bulb Size: 7443 or LED
High Mount Stop Light Bulb Size: 7506 or LED
Fog/Driving Light Bulb Size: 9006
License Plate Light Bulb Size: 168
Back Up Light Bulb Size: 7440 or 921
Cornering Light Bulb Size: 921
Front Side Marker Light Bulb Size: 1157A
Rear Side Marker Light Bulb Size: 168 or 7443
Map Light Bulb Size: DE3175
Dome Light Bulb Size: DE3175
Trunk/Cargo Area Light Bulb Size: 2825

You need:

Parking Light Bulb Size: 1157A
Front Turn Signal Light Bulb Size: 1157A

http://www.stealthauto.com/Products/...ALTHBULBS.aspx

Just enter the bulb type in the drop-down box.
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:15 PM   #110
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:39 AM   #111
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Are the wrx headlights alectronically adjustable from a knob inside car ?
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:45 AM   #112
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Are the wrx headlights alectronically adjustable from a knob inside car ?
No.









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Old 05-31-2012, 09:49 PM   #113
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So far i can't post a new thread, so i'll ask a few question in here.

Can the OEM HID projector from a 2011 STi handle 50w bulb and ballast?

Anyone have pictures of an opened Sti headlamp?

I was told by TRS so upgrade the lens to a clear one, anyone did it yet?

Thanx!
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:03 PM   #114
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So far i can't post a new thread, so i'll ask a few question in here.

Can the OEM HID projector from a 2011 STi handle 50w bulb and ballast?

Anyone have pictures of an opened Sti headlamp?

I was told by TRS so upgrade the lens to a clear one, anyone did it yet?

Thanx!
Don't waste the money. Just my opinion.
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:40 AM   #115
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Can the OEM HID projector from a 2011 STi handle 50w bulb and ballast?
Yes. The OEM WRX non-HID projector can handle a 55W PnP ballast.
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:46 AM   #116
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Yes. The OEM WRX non-HID projector can handle a 55W PnP ballast.
So does it mean the OEM HID projector can't handle 50w?
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:35 AM   #117
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So does it mean the OEM HID projector can't handle 50w?

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Can the OEM HID projector from a 2011 STi handle 50w bulb and ballast?
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Yes. The OEM WRX non-HID projector can handle a 55W PnP ballast.
Maybe I should have said "(Even) [t]he OEM WRX non-HID projector can handle a 55W PnP ballast."
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:15 AM   #118
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TRS told me the reflective material could turn opaque from excess heat, they recommended me to swap the lens to clear ones.

I'll see what i'l do about it.

I could use some more lumens for sure.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:15 AM   #119
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Bump. People still having issues with this?

I ordered the kit and now I'm almost regretting it after reading this thread.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:34 AM   #120
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Couple questions before I attempt this project this weekend:

1. Does the kit come with the proper screws to bolt up to the light? Some people say everything is included to bolt up the d2s projector, and some say they have to go down to a hardware store to purchase new screws. So what is it?

2. Do I keep halogen high beams with this setup even if I don't connect the HID high beams?

3. Did you guys have any issues breaking the bumper clips when removing the bumper?

4. I've read that taking out the stock projector ruins the OEM aim settings for the horizontal position and it's a pain in the ass to fix this. Can anyone confirm? Is there a way to remove the stock projector without screwing with the aiming settings?


Any general tips?
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:21 AM   #121
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I think for the 08+ ones the screws should be fine as it bolts in from the back whereas mine bolted in from the front(07) I did have to get longer screws to mount them but it really wasn't a big deal.

Yes you keep your halogen high beams, it's just a splitter that taps into the high beam wiring to get the signal to activate the solenoid.

I've broke a lot of those clips on many cars now, mostly because they were old and I don't think you should have a problem on yours since it's newer, auto parts store has them for a cheap price if you should happen to snap a couple.

As for the alignment off, I had no problems with the horizontal, but when I first put them in, it looked like the projector was pointing up to high so to solve this I put a few washers between the screws on the top. When it was all back together I only have to do minimal vertical alignments.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:10 PM   #122
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Thanks! Looks like I'll have everything by Monday.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:23 PM   #123
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Yeah I just found it, you'll use the four screws that originally held the stock projector in for the new one
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:32 PM   #124
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Some people were saying the original screws weren't long enough.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:43 PM   #125
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I thought that was with the older models (06-07) like mine, I did have to buy longer ones at the hardware store and I got some nylon nuts to keep them from vibrating loose or anything.
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