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Old 03-31-2013, 11:09 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Rear JDM Foglight into 12-13 Impreza/Crosstek 2.0i




I am going to do a small walk through of the 12-13 Impreza/Crosstek install of the REAR JDM fog light. Here is my parts list of OEM and non-oem parts.
(1) Red Lens P/N 84913FG420
(1) Harness P/N 84981FG050
(1) Lightbulb P/N 84920KE010 $5.10
(4) Plastic Clips P/N 909205126
(6) Bolts P/N 901000344 $0.77
(2) Threaded Clips P/N 902510032 $1.47
(1) Fog Light Switch P/N H4510FJ000 $32.21
(1) Dash Switch Panel P/N 83472FJ010VH $7.50
(1) Durite Socket P/N 0-729-03 $3.10
(1) Durite 12V Micro Relay P/N 0-728-13 $5.26

If anyone has any input or information to add please do so, I can always use any new information. Also if you need any help just send me an email to:
gusto11071@comcast.net














THIS IS WHY YOU ONLY NEED TO TURN IT ON IN REAL BAD WEATHER!

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Old 03-31-2013, 11:30 PM   #2
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Holy crapola, insanely bright, nice job! Surprisingly cheap, install doesn't look fun though. How bad was the back install?
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:53 PM   #3
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J, can you hook it up to the brake lights? will it stay lit and get bright when you tap the brakes? any idea?

looks good and that thing is blinding bright.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:01 PM   #4
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Is there any way to make this blink F1 sytle? :P
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:57 PM   #5
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This light is what you need in BAD weather, Especially in thick fog and mist, this light would cut through all of it.
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Is there any way to make this blink F1 sytle? :P
The only way to make it flash is by adding a 12 volt programmable electronic flasher, and wiring it up to your brake lights, but it's very bright. The bulb is a 21 watts wedge type.

The web has these JDM kits for about $152 shipped from JAPAN or if you do not want to wait you can order it for $200 from the California Subaru dealer in El Cajon, CA
It's too bad we can't do a group buy and get a lot of 20 to bring the price down. I strongly suggest getting the socket and harness, to make it a bit easier on the install.




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Old 04-02-2013, 06:00 PM   #6
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J, can you hook it up to the brake lights? will it stay lit and get bright when you tap the brakes? any idea?

looks good and that thing is blinding bright.
You can easily do that with a two contact bulb and socket. But you would have to run your own wiring and not use the harness that comes in the kit. It would not be hard at all, just some wiring up!
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:22 PM   #7
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Talking easy install , some wiring of the relay and you are done.

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Holy crapola, insanely bright, nice job! Surprisingly cheap, install doesn't look fun though. How bad was the back install?
Not too bad, just got to put the car on ramps (I am a big guy) so it was easier for me and there are pre-drilled holes behind the bumper, just pop the rubber grommet out and push the wiring harness through, the mounting of the light is as easy as changing a bulb, pop out the cover/cap, slide the new light housing in and slip on the C nuts and bolt and that parts is done.


Pre-drilled hole behind grommet/cap.


This is the other side of the wheel well, behind the bumper cover, and no you do not have to remove the bumper cover either.


This is the rubber grommet that comes with the harness, you are going push it through the hole where you removed the other grommet/cap from.


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Old 04-02-2013, 07:33 PM   #8
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Not bad! Something I might consider, thanks.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:01 AM   #9
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That looks great, but I am wondering with a different bulb could the output be less bright?

I would seriously consider this modification if the price was around the same it is to convert the reflectors into lights, but at this price I'd rather get the hitch that fits in that space instead. Especially since its about the same price. But thanks for posting this information, it's appreciated!
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:40 PM   #10
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Any chance you can do a FULL write- up on how you did this? It would be much appreciated.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:54 AM   #11
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Was a new panel piece/switch cover thing necessary? I assumed the slot on the stock panel would just knock out for the new switch.
Also, the wires that connect to the back of the switch, is that the small gray harness clip thats visible in my fuse box? Stock set up - not attached to anything.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:21 PM   #12
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Was a new panel piece/switch cover thing necessary? I assumed the slot on the stock panel would just knock out for the new switch.
Also, the wires that connect to the back of the switch, is that the small gray harness clip thats visible in my fuse box? Stock set up - not attached to anything.
Yes, and it's only $7.50 but the stock piece is very hard plastic not fun to cut. It does NOT knock out, if you turn the piece around on the other side is smooth. That would had been the smart thing SUBARU could have done, but they did not. and its not that hard to change.
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:34 PM   #13
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European cars sometimes have a rear foglight
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Heat up a scalpel blade or something similar ... Heat it up super hot , and it'll cut through like butter ...
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:52 PM   #15
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Or use a Dremel?
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Yes, and it's only $7.50 but the stock piece is very hard plastic not fun to cut. It does NOT knock out, if you turn the piece around on the other side is smooth. That would had been the smart thing SUBARU could have done, but they did not. and its not that hard to change.
It is not just Subaru, I think they all do that intentionally, jeep did it with the center switch panels in the 97+ Cherokees and wranglers for the switches that do the rear wiper switch, rear defoggers switch, fog light switch and high idle switch option for police cars and such. Makes you buy a new panel when you want to add a factory switch, not only that but they put tracks and rails in the panel switch holes so the new switch has to go into a specific hole. They wised up on the 2000+ TJ wrangler and used removable blanks.
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Or use a Dremel?
Too fast and hot for a standard dremel rotary tool though the dremel multi max would probably work for this. Just wear heavy gloves when using this tool or it will aggravate carpel tunnel a hundred fold if you have it.
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the foglight switch can you tell me where to find that loom?





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Old 03-11-2014, 01:05 AM   #19
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the foglight switch can you tell me where to find that loom?
A few questions on this switch:

1. How are you connecting it to the relay and fog light? Did you get the plug somewhere, or are you just direct connecting it to the wiring?

2. Does it light up? If not, you have no indication the rear fog is on.

3. Did you wire it to the parking light or front fog circuit? You wouldn't want it on unless you have other lights on as well.

4. Do you really need the relay? A 21W bulb is only going to pull about 1.75A.

Thanks,
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