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Old 12-26-2010, 03:11 PM   #176
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Anyone install the Subaru accessory footwell illumination kit (red - H201SSC100) in an STi? I bot the kit but the stock red LED (the one that comes on only with the doors) appears to be in the place where you need to screw in the accessory?

I was about to do the install in my new '11 STi Limited but then stopped when on the drivers side I didn't have a place to screw in the new LED assembly. I didn't check the passenger side - just the drivers before stopping to ask advice.

I'd like to have both installed so I have one that goes on with the doors and one with the headlights.

Appreciate any advice!
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:33 PM   #177
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Not to beat a dead horse, but I'm hoping this helps a few of you...

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.

Removing the glove box is as simple as removing the support peg (simply pull) and pushing the side tabs of the glove box in so it drops out of place.

Frees up the entire side to find the wires.
I worked on it for about an hour last night to no avail. Found this post and it took me about ten minutes after that. This made it 1000x easier
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Old 04-13-2011, 05:17 AM   #178
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I dont know if this will help but I have an 04 STI that I used this harness and kit for. Since this wasnt made for this year the connections did not fit so I spliced into the ash try light from the female connection of the kit and taped up the male connection. I have a pic to show what I did. Otherwise this was installed almost exactly like it was meant to.




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Old 04-13-2011, 05:58 AM   #179
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Forgot to mention that I cut off the female connector that was on the harness and used the stock wiring harness/connector that was the ash tray light. I had to unplug this by removing the air control panel.
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Old 04-13-2011, 06:54 PM   #180
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looks good but I would figure it would only be on when you open the door and shut off when you close the door.
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:34 AM   #181
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Actually that's not the case, the stock harness for that light always has power when the parking lights are on. I had to make some modifications to the brackets that mount under the dash as well. Nothing major really I just didn't want to be able to see the light itself, just wanted a nice glow. The posts here are correct, these are really subtle. I really wish they had been brighter but I like that they are an exact match to the dash color

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Old 04-15-2011, 01:18 AM   #182
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Does the kit include illumination for both sides of the car?
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:29 AM   #183
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Does the kit include illumination for both sides of the car?
The footwell illumination kit from Subaru includes an LED for each of the front footwells, and a wiring harness that taps the power to the LED already in the cubby in the dash.

It does not include LEDs for the rear footwells.
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:17 PM   #184
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my bro taped into his speakers and door alarm and then central wire to the deck and the lights went to the bass of the song
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:42 PM   #185
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I added footwell illumination to my 07 STi, and now that the wife seen mine, she wants me to add it to her 09' Impreza.

I used 2 of the 24LED strips from here:
http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-b...ecs%2FWFLB.htm

For mine I used red, and wired them up to the dome light. I also wired them into a switch, where I can supply power to them via the key on position, incase I want them on when the dome light isn't on.




I need to convert my HVAC controls



I'll be sure to post up some pics of the wife's when I get it done! (May take a bit... damned honey-do list)
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:46 PM   #186
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I just got done installing mine in my 2011 STI. I wanted blue to match the exterior color, so I went with that. Removing the glovebox is crucial in my opinion, and you *will* be upside down for the feeding of the wiring. Flashlight is essential, too.

Hey Subaru, would it have killed you to put, I dunno, and extra INCH of wiring on the cubby light wires? I mean getting that LED off there was a PITA.

Anyway, as Scoobyspec mentioned, my car came with red footwell lighting that turns off after ignition, and on the driver's side it appears that the red LED is placed where the add-on footwell lighting would screw in, so I just turned the add-on lighting around and drilled a very small hole into the loose plastic to bolt it in, and it works quite nicely!

Now I have a dim red light on my feet when I enter the car that eventually disappears, and when the lights are on I have a cool blue footwell. And the nicest thing is that it is very subtle!

I also replaced my cubby light from red to blue.

Thanks to NASIOC members rattlesnake18 and seskendall for selling the cubby light and the footwell kit, respectively.

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Old 06-09-2011, 01:00 PM   #187
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Thanks Dartholomew for the pics and instructions how to install the Subaru footwell illumination kit. The whole process took me about 20-30 minutes to install and looks awesome. My wife likes that it is not too bright and just dim enough to not be a nuisance. One of the coolest and easiest mods to do to your suby!
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:38 PM   #188
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IS this plug and play on 05 STI?
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:46 PM   #189
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IS this plug and play on 05 STI?
No. This is for 09+
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:57 PM   #190
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IS this plug and play on 05 STI?

Here are 2 thread's I have been pretty active with as far as the GD body and footwell lighting is concerned.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2178355

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2183780
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Old 06-09-2011, 05:50 PM   #191
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I added footwell illumination to my 07 STi, and now that the wife seen mine, she wants me to add it to her 09' Impreza.

I used 2 of the 24LED strips from here:
http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-b...ecs%2FWFLB.htm

For mine I used red, and wired them up to the dome light. I also wired them into a switch, where I can supply power to them via the key on position, incase I want them on when the dome light isn't on.




I need to convert my HVAC controls



I'll be sure to post up some pics of the wife's when I get it done! (May take a bit... damned honey-do list)

Whats with the pipe?
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Old 06-09-2011, 05:53 PM   #192
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Old 06-18-2011, 10:20 PM   #193
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Save yourself time and hassle and use a partner! It seriously takes 10 minutes, have someone pass the wires through while you get down underneath the steering wheel and glove box.

When you install the passenger side light try and get really under there... you might have to contort a little bit but there is a huge gap back there and you can stick your whole arm in there and snatch the wire. I was pretty much laying down with my back on the floor mat and my feet sticking up onto the passenger side seat.
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:02 PM   #194
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So I bought the kit from ebay, comes in the same box everyone else has, everything looked the exact same.

Only difference that i could see is my connector boots were black, not white like the others.

Anyways, there simply is not enough cord. I puled about 20 times, then I get pissed and decided that i was going to get it done no matter what.

Took entire console out including head unit, I could easily see and grab the wire... perfect straight shot from cubby hole. was about an inch to short.

I dont know if something is different in my 2011 or if the one i got from ebay was different but trust me when i tell you this was not long enough.

I measured the wire and it was 26 inches... a perfect straight ruler from cubby hole to connector on drivers side is at least 26.5 ...that is measured outside with a ruler assuming you werent even going through dash.

I am pissed, I spent 4 hours on this ****. filing a paypal dispute over this.
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:37 PM   #195
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I just installed mine today. Wish this post was sooner so I could have measures mine. Mine was long enough. The driver side was just long enough. The passanger had more them enough room. I did find out if you run it wrong you do not have enought room. Mine where black also. It came strait from the dealer.

You have to run it strait out the side of the cubbie hole. I spent a good 45min trying to get the wires to run right.
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:12 PM   #196
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i couldnt run it any straighter. perpendicular to the cubby hole... straight across under the head unit and out under the steering wheel. pulled taught.

I would have just assumed I hadn't hit the right mark and it was getting caught on something had I not pulled the entire dash off and head unit, I could easily see the entire wire through, not even a bend in thing.

Also, one wire is actually slightly longer then other. When I saw that I said to myself... "you gotta be kidding me"... it is only an inch but you have to hold them side by side.

That didnt matter though, that just got me to almost touching the boot.

Anyone else have 2011 impreza??? I posted to see if maybe there was a slight change in something, cubbyhole or something.
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:58 PM   #197
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So I bought the kit from ebay...
Sounds like you got scammed. The genuine OEM kit has more than enough length for the run and even includes two little zip ties so you can properly tuck the wires. Also, both sides are the same length. I had no problem running the OEM kit from the dealer (H201SSC100 - Red) in my 2011. Sorry bro.
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:02 PM   #198
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Can someone do me a favor and measure the length of their wires before they install if they get one of these. For my own peace of mind I would just be curious.
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:04 PM   #199
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Could someone describe to me the location of where they passed the wire over from the cubbyhole to the driver side?

Did you go straight across from the cubby hole(with the wire running right under the head unit), or did you come down and then more over towards the air vents?

Where did your wire come out?

Did you have to do the driver side first then the passenger?

I can grab the boot everytime on the driver side and pull till the wire is almost breaking and cubby hole light is being smashed against its enclosure. I am still a good 2 inches short no matter what i do.

The wires I have are in fact OEM, purchased from a certified dealer and confirmed, I can't see how they are possibly long enough.

They are 40 inches long, devide that by 2 for the split to the cubby hole light... add about 4 inches for the tail off the splitter and add another 2 for the boot and wire off the driver LED.... comes to about 26 inches.

26 inches, measured from the outside with a ruler is pretty clear to be not enough length.

Is there something I am missing or a secret to this. I have experience doing this stuff and this is just baffling to me.
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:16 PM   #200
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To get it over I had to just go up alittle in the cubby hole and then a strait 90deg over. It came out right under the steering wheel. There is a little metal braket behind the cubby you can not go behind that. If you do there will not be enough cable.
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