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Old 03-11-2013, 11:52 AM   #101
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Just wondering if anyone had done this. I was thinking if some way you could tap into the connection and hook up some LED's into the rear passenger footwells. I feel it would be incomplete if just the front footwells were illuminated.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:49 PM   #102
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Just wondering if anyone had done this. I was thinking if some way you could tap into the connection and hook up some LED's into the rear passenger footwells. I feel it would be incomplete if just the front footwells were illuminated.
Anything is possible w/ time and patience. While you have the dash apart make it happen. 95% of the time however its just me and 1 other person. Use the led strips from an auto parts store and hide them well.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:54 AM   #103
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did something like this on my 06 foz before i even saw this thread.. i wired 4 leds with 3 bulbs on my front foot wells then put the other 2 under the front seats..but ended up burning the FET on the BIU the way i wired it was using the key ring light mod..so ended up doing the BIU fix after..but mine lights up when u open the door or unlock the car and dims when i turn the car on..works great!
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:59 PM   #104
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just got my red kit in the mail, cant wait to install them
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:10 AM   #105
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install complete. thank you good sir for sharing!
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:56 PM   #106
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Very nicely done
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Old 09-28-2013, 05:41 PM   #107
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I did this install this weekend, took about 15 minutes. A few notes:
The 2013 STI is advertised at coming with foot well illumination, but it actually comes with courtesy lights – they don’t stay on when the car is running. The Imprezza has weird, dark foot wells. This foot kits adds subtle light into the cab.

…Don’t tear your dash apart. You don’t even have to have patience for this install. A wire hangar is all you may need.

This is the plate that holds the cubby light in place, you remove it, unplug the cubby light (remove the corny difuse cover so you can actually see something in your cubby – that’s what that little red thingy is on my traction control knob)

Don’t even worry about being neat, it’s out of sight, behind the dash.

The female end doesn’t come out too far and I wouldn’t yank on it too hard.

Shove the kit up there and start threading it through. Open the glove box and thread the passenger side, taking care to open and close, making sure that the door doesn’t pinch the wiring.

The courtesy lights and the kit mount to different holes, so I didn’t bother taking a pic. On the driver side, you may need the wire hangar to help thread the cabling through the dash. Pop out the courtesy light, you’ll need that hole to mount the cable. I used the supplied 3M tape to re-secure the courtesy light anywhere along the dash. This isn’t a great pic but you get the idea

Hook everything back up and you are done.

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Old 09-28-2013, 07:02 PM   #108
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Cheapest place to get this kit in red for wrx hatchback?
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:16 PM   #109
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$37 at subaru genuine parts is the best Ive seen
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:38 PM   #110
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I installed the Subaru kit, but they utterly suck (far too dark), so I disconnected and removed the light fittings in each footwell, cut them off the connector and soldered in one of these on each side, and reconnected:



Available: http://www.vleds.com/featured/univer...twell-kit.html

All you need is the Subaru kit connector, so just order the 2 leds for about 8 bucks. These are pretty bright, but work with the dimming, so they are good at night, and also noticeable anytime it's not really daylight. They have strong double-sided tape on the flip, so they are easy to install. Just get them in the right place first time.

Highly recommended, and I really dig the red footwell illumination. 90% of the time, the Subaru kit is completely unnoticeable. This is a pretty good way to fix that.
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Old 09-28-2013, 11:05 PM   #111
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I did this install this weekend, took about 15 minutes. A few notes:
The 2013 STI is advertised at coming with foot well illumination, but it actually comes with courtesy lights Ė they donít stay on when the car is running. The Imprezza has weird, dark foot wells. This foot kits adds subtle light into the cab.

ÖDonít tear your dash apart. You donít even have to have patience for this install. A wire hangar is all you may need.

This is the plate that holds the cubby light in place, you remove it, unplug the cubby light (remove the corny difuse cover so you can actually see something in your cubby Ė thatís what that little red thingy is on my traction control knob)

Donít even worry about being neat, itís out of sight, behind the dash.

The female end doesnít come out too far and I wouldnít yank on it too hard.

Shove the kit up there and start threading it through. Open the glove box and thread the passenger side, taking care to open and close, making sure that the door doesnít pinch the wiring.

The courtesy lights and the kit mount to different holes, so I didnít bother taking a pic. On the driver side, you may need the wire hangar to help thread the cabling through the dash. Pop out the courtesy light, youíll need that hole to mount the cable. I used the supplied 3M tape to re-secure the courtesy light anywhere along the dash. This isnít a great pic but you get the idea

Hook everything back up and you are done.
Is there a difference between the courtesy light and this kit? I just noticed too that my car has the illumination light. I'm thinking about buying the kit, but if my car already comes with it, I don't want to waste money buying it again.
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Old 09-28-2013, 11:27 PM   #112
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Is there a difference between the courtesy light and this kit? I just noticed too that my car has the illumination light. I'm thinking about buying the kit, but if my car already comes with it, I don't want to waste money buying it again.
Seriously? The answer to your question is in the post you quoted.
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Old 09-29-2013, 01:55 AM   #113
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Dude this is awesome. I love all your write ups they are absolutely beautiful..looking forward to doing some of my own!
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Old 09-29-2013, 03:49 AM   #114
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Seriously? The answer to your question is in the post you quoted.
Yes seriously. I thought there might be a different kit.
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:52 AM   #115
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Yes seriously. I thought there might be a different kit.
Nope, it's the same footwell kit you install on the WRX / Forrester - there's blue or red - there's no "STI" version..
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Old 09-29-2013, 03:46 PM   #116
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So anyway I could get some Red LED illumination in my Bugeye sedan? would really love to do this along with changing the lights in my dash to be red
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:35 PM   #117
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Nope, it's the same footwell kit you install on the WRX / Forrester - there's blue or red - there's no "STI" version..
I thought there was because my does not shine as bright as the ones pictured on this thread. Maybe its just how the camera is. Thanks for the clear up.
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:53 PM   #118
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Nice pics and writeup man! I think I'm going to look into some of these for myself!
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:54 PM   #119
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Can anyone tell me the name/size of these connectors? Or if these are standard parts, or Subaru only? These would be the connector to the cubby hole light/glove box light.




I'm thinking of installing aftermarket LED's, and would like to wire them in the same way. It would be nice to just be able to plug them in, if possible, rather than tapping into the existing wire.
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:05 PM   #120
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anyone have the blue lights?
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:57 PM   #121
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i might be slightly retarded, but can someone point me in the direction of having the factory STI "courtesy lights" and turning them into footwell lights that come on when the headlights r on?

everyones buying kits and what not.. I'm assuming if the lights/wiring is already there, should be fairly simple
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Old 01-03-2014, 05:27 PM   #122
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BMAN, I don't really know what your asking? That's what the kit this thread was discussing does. It taps into the headlight/dimming circuit without t-taps and allows the headlights to turn the LED's on and the gauge dimming switch controls their brightness in tandem with the gauges. If you're asking where the wires are the simplest thing for you to do would be download the manual for the light kit. It's on the subaru website for the part number somewhere.
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Has anyone tried to install the OEM kit into an 07 STi? My guess is that there will be some wire cutting and such involved. Does the kit work on a switched 12v?
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:08 PM   #124
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Can anyone tell me the name/size of these connectors? Or if these are standard parts, or Subaru only? These would be the connector to the cubby hole light/glove box light.




I'm thinking of installing aftermarket LED's, and would like to wire them in the same way. It would be nice to just be able to plug them in, if possible, rather than tapping into the existing wire.

+1 on this question
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:13 PM   #125
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I installed the Subaru kit, but they utterly suck (far too dark), so I disconnected and removed the light fittings in each footwell, cut them off the connector and soldered in one of these on each side, and reconnected:



Available: http://www.vleds.com/featured/univer...twell-kit.html

All you need is the Subaru kit connector, so just order the 2 leds for about 8 bucks. These are pretty bright, but work with the dimming, so they are good at night, and also noticeable anytime it's not really daylight. They have strong double-sided tape on the flip, so they are easy to install. Just get them in the right place first time.

Highly recommended, and I really dig the red footwell illumination. 90% of the time, the Subaru kit is completely unnoticeable. This is a pretty good way to fix that.
any picture show the birghtness of these LED's? I would like to have them brighter than the subaru kit, but nothing ridiculous...
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