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Old 07-20-2006, 03:02 PM   #1
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Default Third brake light inside the rear window

anyone else NOT get this? i dont have one lol.. all my other friends with subarus got em.. and i dont lol.. its not like i want it but kinda awkward.. so my friend tried to take his off cuz he didnt want it and he has a huge hole where its at.. i dont have a hole.. kinda funny. i also didnt get that 4wd symmetrical sticker
well anyway.. wondering if anyone else knew if there was a reasoning behind it.. thanks
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Old 07-20-2006, 03:30 PM   #2
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because your 3rd brake light is in the wing / spoiler and their cars are wingless ?

no answer for the AWD sticker.
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Old 07-20-2006, 03:53 PM   #3
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nope.. lol.. they all have wings too.. and they have the brake light in the wing too.. looks weird when all the lights come on.
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Old 07-20-2006, 04:04 PM   #4
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and their cars are stock, or did they used to be wingless & do a trunk swap?
what year/model are their cars?

sorry, i'm out of guesses.
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Old 07-20-2006, 04:12 PM   #5
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palmdale!!! haha. anyways, u can sap the rear deck with ur friend that way he won't have a hole and no brake light and u'll get the brake light. i've never done it but i know it can be done.
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Old 07-20-2006, 04:13 PM   #6
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That's odd.

Did you buy yours new?

I remember the yellow bug-eyes came without them because they had the wing standard, but other bug-eyes had them because they were available in that color without the wing.

Did you buy it new? If not, then maybe the previous owner took it and the sticker off.

I'm not sure who makes them now, but there used to be a company that made a nice looking plastic cover to cover the hole of you took that light out.
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Old 07-20-2006, 04:16 PM   #7
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I took mine out and I bought the third brake light cover from CC-B When they were open. the 04 didnt have the symetrical awd sticker it just had the awd sticker
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Old 07-20-2006, 04:33 PM   #8
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i have an 04, my friends have an 02, and like 3 of the 06 that others have came with the wing standard.. i bought my car used.. but from a dealer and the dude that bought the car left all his crap(contracts and paperwork, not actual crap haha) in my car so i have his original contract lol.. guy spent like 30gs.. my car was completely stock.. NOTHING was tempered with, guy even scotch gaurded the interior from the dealer and the outside..

my friends are all stock.. i like it without that brake light.. makes it look cluttered with it..
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Old 07-21-2006, 04:02 AM   #9
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i have the same thing on my 05WRX:

my third brake light is on the wing not the back window. but mine had the AWD sticker.

As far as i know if the car was configured from the FACTORY (not the dealer) with a wing (in other words they put the wing on all they way in Japan ) then they remove the back window light. I think the dealer puts those wings on after they receive them so the existing light is still there. I may be wrong.
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Old 07-21-2006, 05:27 AM   #10
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i've always wondered that too! i have an 02 WRX and it has a light on the spoiler and then there's a light in the back window lol it's odd
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Old 07-21-2006, 06:24 AM   #11
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i have the same thing on my 05WRX:

my third brake light is on the wing not the back window. but mine had the AWD sticker.

As far as i know if the car was configured from the FACTORY (not the dealer) with a wing (in other words they put the wing on all they way in Japan ) then they remove the back window light. I think the dealer puts those wings on after they receive them so the existing light is still there. I may be wrong.
I'm not sure about Subaru but this is usually the case with other makes.
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Old 07-21-2006, 07:47 AM   #12
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weird..... spoiler w/ brake light and rear window here...
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Old 07-21-2006, 07:54 AM   #13
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I didn't get a brake light inside the window but I wish I had so that if I swap to an S203 spoiler I'll still have a third brake light.
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Old 07-21-2006, 08:01 AM   #14
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The answer is.

if wing installed at factory = no brake light in window
if wing installed at dealer = brake light on tail and window.
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Old 07-21-2006, 12:26 PM   #15
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The answer is.

if wing installed at factory = no brake light in window
if wing installed at dealer = brake light on tail and window.
+1. this is how you can tell any car had a spoiler put on after it left the factory. the dealer can swear up and down no one put it on after but they would not put 4 brake lights on the vehicle. i know the people that do the work for the dealers putting in aftermarket items like spoilers, sunroof/moonroof, cruise control, navigation and dvd, etc. ive personally witnessed it and then the dealer tries to act like it's been there the whole time. i had the 4 brake lights myself and i took mine out to tint the full back window and never put it back in. now to find one of those covers...........
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