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Old 09-13-2008, 01:17 PM   #1
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Default DIY Fog Light Modd

Not Shure if this is the best thread to be posting this in but, I figured I took pics of most of the DI soY I'd put it in here (feel free to move it to a proper thread)

Ok to start I must give credit where credit is due I got most of my info from this thread....
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=570252
but was still a bit confused so I made this to better help anyone else who wants to do the mod. As far as I know it works on most Impreza's (WRX or not, Wagon or Sedan) from 2002-2007. This may be an old modd but its new to me and always wanted to do it :: I finally grew a Pair and did:

This Modd will alow your fog lights to work independently without needing your Headlights on, It also allows the Fog Lights to stay on with with High-Beams. I am doing this on a 2007 WRX Ltd. Wagon.

Okay First you will need an Add-A-Circuit, you can get one at AutoZone for $6.99 this will be used to "tap" into the Fog Lamp Relay and it will allow a constant 12v source of power to the Fog Lamp switch (Not the Fog Lights themselves) So in other words the Fog light switch will work to turn the fog lights on and off at anytime.



You will be getting to the Relay from under your dash, Remove the coin tray and the 2 screws on both sides with a philipps head screwdriver, there is also a pop clip on the upper left side to be popped out, after that the lower part of the dash will be free and is held in with about 3 clips be gentle and drop it down ( careful not to pinch or pull any wires while doing so)



a Closer look at the fuses



There is a metal bracket that also need s to be removed in order to get to the relay that looks like this...

2 screws on both sides will get that out of your way.

Whooooohh Im getting sweaty crouching under there time to turn on my trusty "LITTLE" fan......


The Fog Relay is the third from the bottom just left of the fuses...Sorry I dont have a better pic of it before I took it out but this will be the most frustrating part of the DIY....Removing the relay!!! There are two tabs on both side but they are recessed. I used two flathead baby screwdrivers to hold the tabs and pried it out with a needlenose pliers... here it is

Now you wll need to bed a leg of the relay like so...

With that leg bent the Add-A Circuit comes into Play....

Solder the Circuit to the Relay like so...

As far as I know for the 06 and 07's (should fit back in fine on other model years) the relay housing needs to be modified in order to allow the realy to fit back in with its bent leg and added wire..... so out comes the trusty Dremmel
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Old 09-13-2008, 01:20 PM   #2
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this mod was in sport compact car in 2002.
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Old 09-13-2008, 01:22 PM   #3
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I dremmeled here....


Enough to get the realy in. (Be very careful while doing this, there are alot of wires around, and the plastic is fairily soft)


A few test fits in between using the Dremmel and Viola...
You are now ready to plug in the Add-A-Circuit. I chose to tap into my rear wiper fuse (seeing that it is a 12v constant) Ideally you would use the Illumination fuse, But I chose the Rear Wiper since it will supply constant power to the Fog switch.





Reassamble the dash (making shure not to pinch any wires)



Pop the Coin Tray back in and you sir are done...



Now on to the Good Stuff.....

I started the car and pressed in the Fog Switch....SUCCESS!!!

Fogs on Independently...


Fogs and Parking Lights...


Fogs, Parks, and Low Beams...


Fogs, Parks, Lows and Highs...
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Old 09-13-2008, 01:23 PM   #4
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Ohhh Yea!!!

The Only downside was that the indicator light on the Fog Light switch no longer lights up when the switch is pressed in (in the ON position) Ehh a small Price to Pay for a Preety Cool Mod...(there must be a way around this, hmmmm)

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Old 09-13-2008, 01:24 PM   #5
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this mod was in sport compact car in 2002.
Good to know, Yea its old but New to Me
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Old 09-14-2008, 04:15 PM   #6
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good stuff looks like this is going to be my first mod!!!!

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Old 09-14-2008, 07:01 PM   #7
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^ Glad to hear it ! Do It!!
You wont be sorry
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Old 09-14-2008, 09:17 PM   #8
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i tried it.. it works like a champ..
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Old 09-14-2008, 09:19 PM   #9
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Thanks I have been looking for a way to do this with my JDM fogs forever
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Old 09-15-2008, 07:56 PM   #10
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YES!!! I searched and asked about this about a year ago....Fianlly!!!!
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Old 09-15-2008, 08:33 PM   #11
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There are MUCH easier ways to do this, without having to rig together an unreliable fuse block tap, and without messing with the relay. A couple lengths of wire and a few splices is really all it takes, search scoobymods.

(and the indicator light still works with the other mod)
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:36 PM   #12
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There are MUCH easier ways to do this, without having to rig together an unreliable fuse block tap, and without messing with the relay. A couple lengths of wire and a few splices is really all it takes, search scoobymods.

(and the indicator light still works with the other mod)
http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/sho...&threadid=1022

Seems alot more straight forward.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:53 PM   #13
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agreed... the OP's way of doing this is NOT optimal.

why put +12 across on the relay itself when you can just put +12 through an override switch and solder it into the orange wire?


silly.
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Old 09-17-2008, 11:22 PM   #14
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i tried it.. it works like a champ..
Awesome Glad it worked out

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Thanks I have been looking for a way to do this with my JDM fogs forever
No problem, Glad I could help

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YES!!! I searched and asked about this about a year ago....Fianlly!!!!
Hahaa Yea this mod was new to me too, happy it helped

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There are MUCH easier ways to do this, without having to rig together an unreliable fuse block tap, and without messing with the relay. A couple lengths of wire and a few splices is really all it takes, search scoobymods.

(and the indicator light still works with the other mod)
Im shure theres plenty of other ways of doing this mod. I just figured Id post how i did mine. After re-examining my indicator light does work (only when the low beams are on) but then again it shouldnt work on any other setting other than having the low beams on ::hence the wire tap:: (as it did originally before any mods were done)

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agreed... the OP's way of doing this is NOT optimal.

why put +12 across on the relay itself when you can just put +12 through an override switch and solder it into the orange wire?


silly.
Agreed
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:55 PM   #15
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I just completed the scoobymod method for this. It worked great. I simply used an inline splice connection on the orange wire and a shrink splice on the red/green side. The fogs with the high beams is really intense. I am happy. I also found out that one of my marker lights is out.....crap. Those things are a pain.
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:33 AM   #16
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why are people still posting this mod?? it was done correctly in 02....
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Old 10-08-2008, 11:28 AM   #17
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why are people still posting this mod?? it was done correctly in 02....
Beacuase in 2002 I wasn't driving a WRX.... New TO ME
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Old 12-26-2008, 11:51 AM   #18
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Im going to get busy on this right away
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subscribed. Im doing this today lol
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:34 AM   #21
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That is a ****y alarm install
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:13 PM   #22
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My Alarm was factory Installed from SUBARU
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:55 AM   #23
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nicely done..thanx for the pics, I will try to do it soon..
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Old 01-07-2009, 02:05 PM   #24
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Ohhh Yea!!!

The Only downside was that the indicator light on the Fog Light switch no longer lights up when the switch is pressed in (in the ON position) Ehh a small Price to Pay for a Preety Cool Mod...(there must be a way around this, hmmmm)
i think there is a way around it, turn your headlights on!

scoobymods mod won't illuminate the fog switch either until the headlights are on, just like factory.
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i think there is a way around it, turn your headlights on!

scoobymods mod won't illuminate the fog switch either until the headlights are on, just like factory.
Your right, I realized this the night after doing the modd
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