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Old 03-04-2013, 07:18 PM   #1
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I have a Fusion fog projector I'm going to mount into the stock 2010 WRX fog location. I've purchased the OEM fog light mounting hardware for a clean install. As of now I've been playing with the mount out of the car and it seems like a very nice and easy fit (I was expecting to have to Dremel the hell out of the mount to make the projector fit).




Before I take off the bumper I wanted to do as much as possible to get the mounting right. I can do it with the bumper off, but wanted to get a head start as I'll probably not get a chance to take the bumper off for another couple weeks.

For those familiar with the OEM fog mounting on the bumper: is the mounting screw point (metal plate) on the bottom of the mount parallel to the ground or is another point? All three mounting locations are at various angles, so I don't know the reference point I should be aiming for. Again, this is probably something I'm going to have to wait to do while the bumper is off, but figured I'd ask.

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Old 03-04-2013, 07:30 PM   #2
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I'm not sure if it's something similar to my style but the fog lights just had two bolts that bolted them in at the bottom of the bumper cover it's self parallel to the ground. You just push the whole housing back until it clicks into the taps atleast I'm pretty sure that's what it was when I put them in. Do the new models have brackets for the housing?
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:55 PM   #3
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I'm not sure if it's something similar to my style but the fog lights just had two bolts that bolted them in at the bottom of the bumper cover it's self parallel to the ground. You just push the whole housing back until it clicks into the taps atleast I'm pretty sure that's what it was when I put them in. Do the new models have brackets for the housing?
I fixed the image links. Yes, the fogs have a bracket that you can purchase separately. As you can see there are three points for mounting, two are screws are and one is a clip. I would believe the bottom screw mount would be flush, but I can't be certain of that unless I see it in the car.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:26 PM   #4
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Well... that's completely different than mine, I'm kind of jealous, that would make retrofitting my fog lights much easier
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:51 PM   #5
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So I (mostly) finished the retrofit, at least the install portion of the job.

It turned out that neither of the three mounting points on the OEM fog mount are parallel to the ground, which turned out being a bitch figuring out how to get the right horizontal aim.

The retrofit was frustrating, but it is finished. The projector is smaller in diameter than the hole for the stock fog lamp, but I can live with that.

Pictures of the retrofit are below. I cut the rear of the OEM fog mount out. I cut all the protrusions of the Fusion OEM mount off and kept the rectangular plate to use as a mounting plate for the Fusion projector.

With the stock fog mount, the Fusion mount rectangle and the Fusion projector mounted in place, the projectors arms actually touch the bumper hole. This was fortuitous, as I could align the projector with the light on (using my PC test bed) and it would stay in place without using any other fixture or tape, etc.

With the projectors aligned, I used 5 min two-part epoxy to bond together the projector to the rectangular plate, and the plate to the OEM fog mount. After I let them set for about an hour, I removed the assemblies from the bumper and applied JB PlasticWeld liberally over all the mounting locations between the Fusion rectangle and the OEM mount. It's not pretty but it's not going anywhere.








Picture of the cutoff using a standard Philips H11 bulb.



Finally, picture of the bumper on the car.



I still cannot turn them on in the car yet. I need to:
  • Splice in H11 plugs on the stock wiring (which has 9006 bulb connectors).
  • Either buy an OEM stalk with fog switch, or wire my own using a variation of the independent fog mod write-up.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:41 AM   #6
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Looks very clean!

OEM stalk and relay + Fog DRL mod FTW
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:26 AM   #7
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nice. i wanna see some night time shots.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:48 AM   #8
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Looks very clean!

OEM stalk and relay + Fog DRL mod FTW
Thanks!

As much as it seems silly to pay $60 for a stalk with a fog switch on it (when I can just buy a $.99 toggle), I do always try to make my mods as OEM or OEM looking as possible, so I'll probably go in that direction.

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nice. i wanna see some night time shots.
They won't be any different than any other Fusion, but I'll try to get a few up once the lights are actually working (which might be a couple of weeks).

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Old 03-19-2013, 01:01 PM   #9
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If you don't feel like spending $60 just yet, you could just do the DRL mod and have them as DRL until you're ready. Then a OEM stalk and relay later. I wouldn't do a toggle IMO.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:27 PM   #10
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If you don't feel like spending $60 just yet, you could just do the DRL mod and have them as DRL until you're ready. Then a OEM stalk and relay later. I wouldn't do a toggle IMO.
Good point. I guess I should do it anyways, just to keep the deposits off my high beam bulbs, if nothing else.

I went ahead and ordered the stalk and relay.

Part Numbers for all items if anyone else is interested in doing this:

Stalk w/ Fog Control: 83115AG142
Fog Relay: 82501AG040

Left OEM Fog Mount: 84927FG010
Right OEM Fog Mount: 84927FG000

Top Clip of Mount: 909140007
Bottom Clip of Mount: 909130132
Screw of Mount: 901000344

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Old 03-19-2013, 01:33 PM   #11
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Sidenote: The pictures of the projector in the first post is actually that of the first generation Fusion projector.

I couldn't find another projector of that type on eBay (that was cheap) so I ended up purchasing two second generation projectors as a pair. Most can be found for around $90/pair or so if you look hard enough.

The outer dimensions, mount, and lens are the same, but the projector bowl is slightly more oblong on the newer model.



Here are the output shots of both types. The second generation projector has a bit wider and flatter of a spread across the beam.

First Generation Fusion Fog



Second Generation Fusion Fog

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Performed the DRL bypass today while waiting for the stalk to arrive later this week.



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I wish I had fogs so I could do this. Nice work!
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I wish I had fogs so I could do this. Nice work!
Thanks!

I didn't have any fogs to begin with, and none of the hardware either. It was all purchased for the retro.
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Awesome retrofit! The output from those projectors looks very nice.
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nice. i wanna see some night time shots.
Here's one. Not too bad for some H11 bulbs.

I took the photo with my camera phone but adjusted the image in PS to get the approximate color tone of the emitted lamp source.

Also, it was snowing and raining, so there is glare on the garage doors.


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Thanks!

I didn't have any fogs to begin with, and none of the hardware either. It was all purchased for the retro.
It is all plug and play? I'm assuming all you need is the MFS and housings. I'm debating on whether or not its worth the cash.. SOA wants like 400 bucks for the kit.. Plus the retros would be a lot for fogs..
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It is all plug and play? I'm assuming all you need is the MFS and housings. I'm debating on whether or not its worth the cash.. SOA wants like 400 bucks for the kit.. Plus the retros would be a lot for fogs..
It's definitely not "plug and play". I had to do a lot of work to make the projectors work in the housings I bought, including a lot of Dremeling and some on the fly decisions in how exactly I was going to bond the projectors in them with my limited ability and available tools. If I had to do it again, I would probably go another route and maybe take more time to get it right (making a mounting bracking from the bumper beam that still gave me full height adjustability, etc.). My mock up works, but it isn't very useful, as I had to be inventive in aiming the projector to the right height since they were a bit off and I couldn't aim since, since they are bonded to the frame. Ultimately I had to adjust the frame itself and make new screw holes instead of using the supplied clips.

As far as making it work, yes, that is plug and play. All you need are the multifunction switch, the relay, and (in my case) a 9006 male to H11 female adapter, as I didnt want to cut the 9006 plug off the harness in case I wanted to return the car to stock.

Overall I spend around $200 for everything. If you want fogs and don't want to do work to put a better projector in, subarugenuineparts sells the kit for a bit over $300 for your cars (since you need the covers as well).

I could have paid $249 for the 2010 kit, but I wanted a fog that was useful, so I did the work.
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yeah, its a lot of money to justify for crappy stock lights. Like I said if mine came with them I would of done what you did. If only I could find a wrecked 11+ with fogs in a junk yard I would be all over it..

And yes I meant to clarify that I was asking about the stock kit being plug and play. was wondering if I could piece it together for cheaper than the stock kit..
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I see. Yeah, you're not going to piece together the kit for cheaper off of SubaruGenuineParts, based off what I spent for the housings, switch, and relay. I think the actual fogs (I don't remember exactly how much they are) are the most ridiculous of the cost.
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that cut off is straight and pretty sharp. nice mod. im gonna try to do one for my rex too lol
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A shot of both the low beam and fogs on.

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