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Old 02-18-2013, 01:57 PM   #76
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Yea I am a little worried about the melting/burning of the bumper and housing. I have a cheap set of Xentecs I'm going to try out first as a test run. If they work out, might look at upgrading. Luckily the Fog lights themselves are only $40, so if they melt, its not a huge loss. Not too concerned about the "flare" or "bleed" from these lights though, as the reflective housings are small (< 3"). Will report back once I get them loaded up.
Installed the Xentec 3000K HIDs in the fog lights. I left them on for about 5 minutes and the housing is noticeably warmer. I wouldn't call it hot, but it is certainly warmer. I am going to keep a close eye on the reflective shroud as well as the clear lens. So far so good, but only time will tell. I think with the wind chill and foggy cold mornings, they shouldn't heat up too much.

As a note for the install, I don't know if I would go with xentecs again. They are good for a trial run, which is exactly what I bought them for, but they feel pretty cheap and the color accuracy is pretty bad. They are more white than yellow for being a 3000k. Oh well, again, its a trial run.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:51 PM   #77
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found this diamond over at the fr-s forum. the fr-s/brz share the same foglight housing as we do. the outback 2010-2012 has a very similar housing but they are built tougher and uses a 55w h11 bulb. which means a higher output or HID compatible. just needs a slight modification. i might do this if i can find a junk outback in a junkyard. http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21936
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:36 PM   #78
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found this diamond over at the fr-s forum. the fr-s/brz share the same foglight housing as we do. the outback 2010-2012 has a very similar housing but they are built tougher and uses a 55w h11 bulb. which means a higher output or HID compatible. just needs a slight modification. i might do this if i can find a junk outback in a junkyard. http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21936
Good read! I totally get the issue with throwing HIDs in the stock housing. Truly, it COULD melt. I haven't had any issues yet on my '12 Impreza Premium. I've got the fogs aimed low so as to minimize any "blinding" aspects. So far no one has flashed me yet. I'm going to have my lady drive against me and see what she thinks, as I prefer to stay courteous to other drivers.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:52 PM   #79
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Good read! I totally get the issue with throwing HIDs in the stock housing. Truly, it COULD melt. I haven't had any issues yet on my '12 Impreza Premium. I've got the fogs aimed low so as to minimize any "blinding" aspects. So far no one has flashed me yet. I'm going to have my lady drive against me and see what she thinks, as I prefer to stay courteous to other drivers.
so you have HID in the stock fog light housing? 35watt? how long have you had them? any melting or deformation of the chrome inner housing yet? curious to know.

are you running HID in the low beams also? did you need to buy that harness that they sell when connecting 2 sets of HID to the car? I think DDM sells something like that for connection of 2 sets of HIDs.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:06 PM   #80
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so you have HID in the stock fog light housing? 35watt? how long have you had them? any melting or deformation of the chrome inner housing yet? curious to know.

are you running HID in the low beams also? did you need to buy that harness that they sell when connecting 2 sets of HID to the car? I think DDM sells something like that for connection of 2 sets of HIDs.
I bought a set of Xentec 35w - 3000k HIDs for the fog lights. I haven't touched my hi/lo beams, but no adapters/cables besides what is provided were necessary. I've had them installed a total of 3 days now and ran them on from home to work yesterday (20miles-30 minutes). The weather was cool (50 degrees F) so there was a bit of a chill to them.

I haven't noticed any melting yet, but as stated previously, I'm keeping a close eye on them...I don't want to damage anything and I know I'm running a risk. The light output is 10x that of the stock bulbs, I don't even see the point of the stock bulbs. The only thing I would do if I were to return to stock bulbs is do the yellow laminate over the lens for a yellow tint during foggy days.
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:44 AM   #81
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i dont mean to jack this thread but what is the switch part number that is not on the headlight switch.....i cant find it in the search or the net. its driving me crazy and the dealer is not help only want to get me the handle one.

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Old 02-23-2013, 12:51 PM   #82
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I think it's Part #6 from that image. I was able to find here:

http://bit.ly/VDR568
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:15 PM   #83
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That's what I bought to and ordered it And it ended up being the dimmer switch. There was a guy that posted it on here but don't remember what posting it was on.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:15 PM   #84
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OK, just had a dry run on the dash part of the install. The switches already installed, do they pop out the front of the bezel or out the rear of the bezel? The Fog switch it self is a simple push in. B
ut in a dark garage with a flashlight, I could not see how the others come our. Thanks for any help, it looks pretty easy so far.

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Old 03-01-2013, 02:18 PM   #85
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OK, just had a dry run on the dash part of the install. The switches already installed, do they pop out the front of the bezel or out the rear of the bezel? The Fog switch it self is a simple push in. B
ut in a dark garage with a flashlight, I could not see how the others come our. Thanks for any help, it looks pretty easy so far.
I broke my stock bezel getting the switches out. I busted the tabs securing them, I really don't know how to get the other switches out without doing so. Let us know how it turned out...
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:22 PM   #86
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I broke my stock bezel getting the switches out. I busted the tabs securing them, I really don't know how to get the other switches out without doing so. Let us know how it turned out...
Thats the way I went. It was just simpler. Wasn't going to need the old bezel anyway.

Then, I stuck the relay in, wasn't sure I got it right and wound up taking the glove box, etc. out. Pity. Looks like I hit it right and did a lot of unnecessary work. Live and learn.

Just to check my work, the relay does stand a bit proud of the others on that end, right?

Now, a few sunny, warm, dry days and under the front I go. I have to say, it is relatively easy so far and no reason for anyone not to DIY this upgrade. Best thing I did for this project was buy a Lisle panel puller. That tool has made this go much easier.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:03 PM   #87
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i dont mean to jack this thread but what is the switch part number that is not on the headlight switch.....i cant find it in the search or the net. its driving me crazy and the dealer is not help only want to get me the handle one.

thanks
I am also looking for the part number for this optional fog lamp switch. I actually have the OEM fog lamps, but what I plan on doing is installing the Outback fog lamps, and then running a separate circuit and relay so that I can still run them when the high beams are activated.

So far I have the following part numbers:

84501AJ00A - 2010-2013 Outback fog lamp
83472FJ010VH - Black switch bezel with hole for optional fog lamp switch

Just need a part number for that fog lamp switch! Anyone??
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:20 PM   #88
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Has anyone done a nice writeup on this install yet?

From what ive gathered, the wiring is already there. You simply plug in a relay, plug in the lights, and plug in the switch?
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:21 PM   #89
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I wonder if the outback fogs will leave a small gap like the normal ones
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:44 PM   #90
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So far I have the following part numbers:

84501AJ00A - 2010-2013 Outback fog lamp
83472FJ010VH - Black switch bezel with hole for optional fog lamp switch

Just need a part number for that fog lamp switch! Anyone??


the switch is H4510FJ00. i ordered it and it only took 3 days to get from the local dealer.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:26 AM   #91
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the switch is H4510FJ00. i ordered it and it only took 3 days to get from the local dealer.
This part number doesn't show up in any online Subaru parts catalog. Did you get this part number from the dealer?
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:57 AM   #92
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my bad there is one more 0, h4510fj000
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:11 PM   #93
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Anyone done the "independent fog light" mod on their '12 Impreza? I'd like to run just the fogs sometimes...see here:

http://www.iwsti.com/forums/how-inst...-sti-08-a.html
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:47 PM   #94
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my bad there is one more 0, h4510fj000
Works! Thanks!

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Anyone done the "independent fog light" mod on their '12 Impreza? I'd like to run just the fogs sometimes...see here:

http://www.iwsti.com/forums/how-inst...-sti-08-a.html
I'm planning on running independent fogs. I'd like to run a new circuit, but if I get lazy, I might just splice the existing with a new relay that's fed from a constant power source.
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:21 AM   #95
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Looks super complicated...was gonna DIY fog lights with my 2013 impreza basic, guess I won't be doing it anymore after reading this thread lol

anyone know if the basic even have pre-wired stuff like the premium?
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Looks super complicated...was gonna DIY fog lights with my 2013 impreza basic, guess I won't be doing it anymore after reading this thread lol

anyone know if the basic even have pre-wired stuff like the premium?

easiest way it to open your fuse panel and see it there is a plug tapped to the dimmer switch wires. if so then pre wired and you just need the relay, lights, panel, and switch.

lights were 40.00 relay was 12.00 panel was 7.50 and switch was 35.00. cheaper then the 350.00 kit from subaru.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:14 PM   #97
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easiest way it to open your fuse panel and see it there is a plug tapped to the dimmer switch wires. if so then pre wired and you just need the relay, lights, panel, and switch.

lights were 40.00 relay was 12.00 panel was 7.50 and switch was 35.00. cheaper then the 350.00 kit from subaru.
wow that's friggin cheap, ok you changed my mind again hahaha

ok so where's the fuse panel...?
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The dealer.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:52 PM   #99
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Anyone know the part numbers for the relay and the Beige switch bezel?
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:34 PM   #100
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I got my subaru fog light kit today. I was trying to remove the plastic shroud under the fog light area. I got 2 plastic bolts off the front and a metal bolt -also off the front. In the subaru instructions on step 9, it looks like you are supposed to take one plastic bolt off the front and rear- near the wheel well, and one metal bolt off the front. I am having trouble removing the plastic bolt in the rear near the wheel well. Anyone have any advice? The front two came off easily with my plastic trim removal tool but this one seems stuck and actually bent the tool I was using. Also it looks like there is a 4th plastic bolt adjacent to the one near the wheel well, does that need to be removed too? Thanks!
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