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Old 08-19-2009, 06:58 PM   #151
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I found it MUCH easier to simply remove the glove box to gain access to the passenger side. There was no way i was fitting my hand under to fish that wire through.
This is how I did it as well. You can get lucky fishing the wire through, but if you don't, removing the glove box makes a huge difference.
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Old 08-20-2009, 12:40 AM   #152
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Also...

If any of you have any stereo wiring experience, using a feeder line will be of some use.

I cut a coat hanger, tied some very durable string and fed it through the central hole...

Afterward, tied the string to the plug and pulled it gently through. Easy and efficient.
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Old 08-20-2009, 08:07 PM   #153
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Just a really quick dumb photo...

The blue lighting makes the neon portion of my Nikes glow.

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Old 09-10-2009, 11:48 PM   #154
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I want to do this to my car.

Can the OEM work for me, or should I just get some LED strips and a switch?
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:55 PM   #155
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I want to do this to my car.

Can the OEM work for me, or should I just get some LED strips and a switch?
The OEM one should work, but you may have to cut the plugs and splice them in. So it might be more cost effective to buy some LED strips and do it all yourself.
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Old 09-11-2009, 12:00 AM   #156
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What do people usually wire it into?
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Old 09-11-2009, 01:22 AM   #157
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What do people usually wire it into?
it depends on how you want it to work. You can wire it up so it is on when your dome light is on, or when your key is in and turned to run.
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Old 11-07-2009, 02:36 PM   #158
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Hey guys, first post on here... Just thought I'd throw in my 3 cents.

First of all get someone with small hands if you can...

As mentioned before a flashlight is pretty much necessary.

Also mentioned was the passenger side is backwards - drove me nuts at first!

The best way I found was to get your head down under the dash and shine the light up towards the back of that middle cubby hole for the mid console light. While doing this I stuck a finger thru that hole (you nasty) and got a good idea of where the hell I needed to feed the wire from that point.

At 1st I was blindly trying to just feed the wire harness over to each side but it would get caught in all sorts of tight spots, but once I found my finger I could get a good idea of where to point when routing the wires in!

Off topic but if anyone knows where the hell I can find a new gasket for the SPT exhaust, please let me know! Subaru tells me they don't even have a part # for it??? I'll probably post a new thread for this anyway...
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Old 11-14-2009, 01:29 AM   #159
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Wondering.

I installed the blue subaru kit on my car and the LEDs are different colours, the driver's side is a turquoise blue and the passengers side is the nice blue that you see in the posts and in the subaru brochure for this accessory.

Anyone else have this happen?
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Old 11-14-2009, 04:02 PM   #160
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I have an idea: What if you could make these expandable and have a unit light up the rears? You know, mount them at the bottom of your seats?

I don't know if anyone posted that yet?
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Old 11-14-2009, 04:16 PM   #161
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I WIRED MINE 3 WAYS SO I CAN CONTROL IT. RIGHT TO THE STEERING LIGHT CONTROLS. WHEN THE PARKING LIGHTS ARE ON THE L.E.D's COME ON SAME WITH LOW BEAMS, IN THE OFF POSITION THEY ARE OFF. NOW I PUT A LIL SWITCH IN MY GLOVE BOX SO I CAN KILL THE HOLE SYSTEM CUZ THEY ARE ILEAGLE IN MY AREA. AND THE 3RD WAY IS UP TO THE DOME LIGHT BUT I DONT USE IT CUZ ITS OFF WHEN IM DRIVING. I FOUND THE EASIES WAY IS TO HOOK THEM UP TO THE MOOD LIGHT IN THE POCKET EASY TO DO HARD TO GET UR HANDS IN THERE
And my other question is: Why would this be illegal?
It's interior. Plus my windows are tinted so you couldn't see it in the day or night anyways hardly.

I understand ricer underglow being illegal.
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Old 11-14-2009, 06:16 PM   #162
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And my other question is: Why would this be illegal?
It's interior. Plus my windows are tinted so you couldn't see it in the day or night anyways hardly.

I understand ricer underglow being illegal.
I THINK THAT GUY REALLY LIKES BUTTONS AND SWITCHES!!!!111


But, I don't think it's illegal. Some interior lights can be considered a driver distraction, but these lights are OEM and very dim.
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Old 11-14-2009, 06:53 PM   #163
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Its against the law somewhat. I believe, if my memory serves me right, you cant have any visible blue light shining out of the car thats noticeable, because its considered a distraction to other drivers.

A neighbor of mine told me this who is a police officer. Because i use to have a blue string light around my dash in my old saturn(yes i was kinda ricer) and he told me i could get a ticket for that if i wasn't careful. So i just turned them off while driving, better safe than sorry.

But for my wrx since I liked the footwell in my old saturn. I just went to advance auto and got the $20 Blue Led strip. Hook it up to the center blue light in the dash so they come on when the lights come on. It was simple. No more than 30minutes to install. Just make sure you hook them up right if you want it to dim with the rest of the lights.
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Old 11-14-2009, 07:00 PM   #164
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Its against the law somewhat. I believe, if my memory serves me right, you cant have any visible blue light shining out of the car thats noticeable, because its considered a distraction to other drivers.

A neighbor of mine told me this who is a police officer. Because i use to have a blue string light around my dash in my old saturn(yes i was kinda ricer) and he told me i could get a ticket for that if i wasn't careful. So i just turned them off while driving, better safe than sorry.

But for my wrx since I liked the footwell in my old saturn. I just went to advance auto and got the $20 Blue Led strip. Hook it up to the center blue light in the dash so they come on when the lights come on. It was simple. No more than 30minutes to install. Just make sure you hook them up right if you want it to dim with the rest of the lights.
this is the thing, it's not illegal to have foot-well illumination because these lights are DIM, only bright enough to see the floor and to give eye easing light for night time driving (reduces eye fatigue especially for people driving at night and exposed to on coming traffic who's light are on). The effect of these lights can't be seen in the upper half the car due to their low level of output and even still that doesn't matter the effects of the lights are ok, the actual light itself being visible is illegal. Granted lights like green and amber are not illegal but RED and BLUE are because of the fact that they are emergency colors. These lights however are not because of the aforementioned statements about visibility.
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:53 PM   #165
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Its against the law somewhat. I believe, if my memory serves me right, you cant have any visible blue light shining out of the car thats noticeable, because its considered a distraction to other drivers.
Stupid, wasting tax payer dollars on pursuing stupid crap like this.

What's more distracting is watching the spoiled chick in her new Audi weave in and out of traffic as she texts on her phone.
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:58 AM   #166
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So today I was bored and picked up a LED footwell light kit from pepboys for about $12. I tried wiring the passenger side light into the glove box light and it immediately went out along with the cubby hole light. I assume it blew the fuse? This is a 2010 WRX btw. I know the subaru footwell light kit wires in with the cubby hole light so any idea why this would cause the fuse to blow? thanks. And also anyone know where the fuse is located and what kind to replace it?
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Old 04-14-2010, 10:25 AM   #167
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So today I was bored and picked up a LED footwell light kit from pepboys for about $12. I tried wiring the passenger side light into the glove box light and it immediately went out along with the cubby hole light. I assume it blew the fuse? This is a 2010 WRX btw. I know the subaru footwell light kit wires in with the cubby hole light so any idea why this would cause the fuse to blow? thanks. And also anyone know where the fuse is located and what kind to replace it?
Fuses blow because of excess current on a circuit. The easiest way to do this is cause a short. When working with an LED (or any diode at all) the second easiest way is to forward bias it past the knee voltage.

Most diodes are made for 0.7V to 3V forward bias (shown as Vd in the image) which is why a resistor is always required when using an LED. Trying to put 12V across a 1.5V LED is exactly the same thing as shorting the circuit since the current is able to go to infinity.



Which one did you do? Regular short, or short through the diode?
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Fuses blow because of excess current on a circuit. The easiest way to do this is cause a short. When working with an LED (or any diode at all) the second easiest way is to forward bias it past the knee voltage.

Most diodes are made for 0.7V to 3V forward bias (shown as Vd in the image) which is why a resistor is always required when using an LED. Trying to put 12V across a 1.5V LED is exactly the same thing as shorting the circuit since the current is able to go to infinity.



Which one did you do? Regular short, or short through the diode?
Oh god this is way above my head. I appreciate trying to help though. I wired the driver side light underneath the steering wheel and it works fine turns on and off with the car. No idea what to do with the passenger side though and the cubby hole/glove box light aren't working. Guess I should've bought the Subaru kit.
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:54 PM   #169
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Oh god this is way above my head. I appreciate trying to help though. I wired the driver side light underneath the steering wheel and it works fine turns on and off with the car. No idea what to do with the passenger side though and the cubby hole/glove box light aren't working. Guess I should've bought the Subaru kit.
Hmm, sorry. The y-axis is current (i) and the x-axis is voltage (v). You want to connect an LED in such a manner that it assumes the correct voltage drop (Vd = ~1V) at the correct current (Id = ~50mA). Actual values depend on the LED.

GROUND-------/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/------(12V - Vd)-------|<|-----------12V

-------------R=(12V-Vd)/Id ------------------------Vd--------------

So, maybe R would be a 220 Ohm resistor if Vd = 1V and Id = 50mA.
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:29 PM   #170
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i tried all day today installing it but I can`t route the cable from the center console to each side. never able to catch it!

spent over 2.5 hours tryng to do so... do you need to remove the center console ?
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Old 09-29-2010, 02:43 PM   #171
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:21 AM   #172
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I just got a 2011 OBS and was wondering where the best place to get the illum kit and the cubby light (both red)?

I've found a few places online, but they don't list 2011 model year specifically. I figured they'd work, but I don't want to chance it.
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:28 PM   #173
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I was wondering the same but for a 2011 Impreza2.5i, also is taking out the cubby hole LED as simple as popping it off with a flathead screwdriver? I also found it weird how to the right of the LED in the cubbyhole there is a hole with some type of metal knob just hanging out there. Does anyone know what this is for? Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-12-2010, 07:32 PM   #174
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Thanks for the great pictures and write up for install! Im not going to lie it was a pain in the ass lol. But I got it done.
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:50 PM   #175
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Great thread. Thanks everyone for the info and pics.

As for being illegal...my ex had a 3-series BMW (I think it was a 2004) and it had a red interior lighting that was always on. It was subtle but it lit up the footwells as well as the center console area. Way brighter than the Subaru one though.

But since you can buy and have the dealer install this kit before you even take the keys and ownership, I don't see how this can be illegal. I think that's why it's so dim and subtle.
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