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Old 01-08-2013, 01:46 PM   #551
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I'll keep that in mind. Hopefully it's not too tricky, That is definitely needed to make the correct (and adjustable) beam pattern. sweet
Id like to be able to have what AKSubie is talking about, . Also any ideas on the best way to get the wire through into my cab?
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:47 PM   #552
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:56 PM   #553
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I'm not sure about your year, but mine has an unused rubber grommet in the driver side footwell. The easiest way to do this would be to use one of your stock highbeam outputs and run your switch from there. This would eliminate that halogen highbeam but at that point it would be redundant. The other way would be to wire a relay and use the highbeam as a trigger and switch the trigger lead. Either of these methods would allow you to defeat the bar yet still retain auto on when the highs come on.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:04 PM   #554
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Ok I'm new here, got my 2012 WRX back in may and I'm adding a RI light bar and two 140 lance light forces. Bar is installed and I love it but can I please get some advice on how to wire this? I'd really like to wire it where they turn on with my high beams but I have a switch as well. Any advice would be greatly appreciated
OK this is a little tricky. When you wire it up with the relays the there are four or five pins, 30 is power from battery to relay, 87 is the other side of the power so this wired to the actual light wires, now this is the part that can make you pull your hair out, there are two more pins these are 86 and 85 , these are a electromagnetic switch so it only requires low volt to turn on the switch. OK pin 85 needs to be run from the battery to a switch and to 85. To make it work with highbeam you need to take your 85 wire and at the relay connection wire in a jumper from the 12v highbeam. And 86 is a ground. I'll sketch up a picture to help as well

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Old 01-08-2013, 11:28 PM   #555
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:51 PM   #556
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Will that work on an 08? Are the pins the same?
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:34 AM   #557
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OK this is a little tricky. When you wire it up with the relays the there are four or five pins, 30 is power from battery to relay, 87 is the other side of the power so this wired to the actual light wires, now this is the part that can make you pull your hair out, there are two more pins these are 86 and 85 , these are a electromagnetic switch so it only requires low volt to turn on the switch. OK pin 85 needs to be run from the battery to a switch and to 85. To make it work with highbeam you need to take your 85 wire and at the relay connection wire in a jumper from the 12v highbeam. And 86 is a ground. I'll sketch up a picture to help as well
95LSTI Thank you!! So just to make sure this will work on 2012 then?
aleutdude Im going to look for that grommet. Thanks!! Any other recommendations??
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:44 AM   #558
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:44 PM   #559
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So, I just noticed that both of my stock fog light housings are shattered.. Anyone have any ideas as far as upgrades or aftermarket? Or should I just go oem again?
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:56 PM   #560
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Rigid industries dually d2's
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:57 PM   #561
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:33 PM   #562
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Trust me, I've looked into those, haha, and will be going with some form of rigid industries lights for auxs. I was wondering if there was a better than oem replacement for the stock fogs
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:07 AM   #563
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Ok better then oem replacements.... Yes rigid industries dually D2 , I'll be replacing my factory fogs with them soon,

If you want something else there's hella 500, lightforce 140mm , any assorted types of cheaper fog lights at o'rielly's
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:24 AM   #564
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I must have been thinking of something else... I'll check those out, thanks!

Edit: Ok so I looked at all those mentioned... And it doesn't seem like they will fit?

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Old 01-19-2013, 01:16 AM   #565
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Do a search over in the lighting forum


Ok actually just saw your profile and what car we were speaking of, sorry about that, honestly replace with oem and get the acrylic protective lenses for them
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:26 AM   #566
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All good.. Should've done that in the first place. I'll prolly just go stock, oh well.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:04 AM   #567
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You should be able to run HID's in them if your looking for more light output
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:38 AM   #568
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I would do that but I'm pretty horrible with electrical stuff and hids seem like a pain. Gona stick with my original plan and go with 2x srm2 diffused RI lights with the stock fogs and maybe later on add 2x srm2 spots on my crossbar.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:53 AM   #569
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HIDs wouldn't be any more painful than wiring up aux lights like you're talking. They both require running a relay.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:41 AM   #570
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I would do that but I'm pretty horrible with electrical stuff and hids seem like a pain. Gona stick with my original plan and go with 2x srm2 diffused RI lights with the stock fogs and maybe later on add 2x srm2 spots on my crossbar.
I'm going to add my .02 cents…

These cars are expensive but amazing vehicles. They can over drive conventional headlights in the best of conditions. Alaska is a place where our winters are obviously dark the majority of the time. Couple that fact with the often poor weather year round and our poor quality roads, you have a recipe for problems. If you are going to drive in a spirited manner, spending money on mods, lighting is one of the best ways to enhance your car's performance.

One of the great things about AKIC is the tremendous amount of resources available within it's ranks. If you don't have a particular skill, it is likely there are others here who do have them. I can personally attest to Sonny's abilities. He built a stellar set of custom HID lights for me at a very reasonable price. They have been problem free. He is a gem to work with and adds a unique touch to each product he fabricates.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:24 PM   #571
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Question for all you DIYer's:

When you replace all your interior light bulbs with bright LED's, is it a straight swap? Or is there any wiring involved? Same with plate lights as well?

I've realized pulling into a dark garage with only the dim dome lights isn't working for me anymore.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:43 PM   #572
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Most if not all of the interior lights are just a straight swap out
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:29 PM   #573
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Most if not all of the interior lights are just a straight swap out
Thanks, recommend any good sites to get the bulbs from?
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:06 PM   #574
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:20 PM   #575
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^Amazon.

For the fog lights, the OEM protectors were only made for the base imprezas. I know they don't fit the '11+, I've no idea about '08 STi. You can buy a small sheet of lexan at Lowe's and make your own, there's a thread about it somewhere, I'm on my phone. Replace the OEM housings and at the very least put some vinyl over lays on them, if you want yellow fog lights than it's win win, get yellow over lays.
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