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Old 08-17-2010, 09:13 PM   #1
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Subaru Stars rear fog done!!!

so i finally got off the couch today and hooked up my rear fog light...which was super easy. i really like it...did i mention it was easy...ha

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Old 08-17-2010, 09:26 PM   #2
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Thats so awesome.
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:19 PM   #3
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and did i mention it was easy...lol
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:12 PM   #4
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Why would you need this? It is cool, just seams pointless.
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Old 08-18-2010, 10:08 PM   #5
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Why would you need this? It is cool, just seams pointless.
^^^^thats y i need it..lol.. and the wire was there.. and the car is fused for it
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Old 08-18-2010, 10:30 PM   #6
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Looks good.

How did you wire this up? What type of switch? New wiring? Type of terminals and connectors? The basic stuff.
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:08 PM   #7
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Thats so annoyingly awesome.
when idiots turn them on


and it isnt foggy

just like fog lights on the front

****ing idiots
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:12 PM   #8
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^^^^thats y i need it..lol.. and the wire was there.. and the car is fused for it
using this logic you would have gotten yourself a 3rd brake light to go with your STi wing...yet instead there is a space for it and no light

Its all good though it is your car do with it what you wish. Happy Modding.
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Old 08-19-2010, 07:58 PM   #9
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there is a 3rd brake light its led and wraps down under..so my logic is in tact..thanks!
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:53 PM   #10
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well if so than congrats...not sure what "wraps down under" could possibly mean. Maybe and Aussie Hip Hop singer?

I see daylight in the gap between the STi wing and your trunk though so...
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:02 PM   #11
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there is a 3rd brake light its led and wraps down under..so my logic is in tact..thanks!


your logic in tact is doubtful.......and your logic isnt intact, in my opinion


and your command of the engilish language is slight
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:27 PM   #12
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:21 AM   #13
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Why would you need this? It is cool, just seams pointless.
It's a euro thing.
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:48 AM   #14
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when idiots turn them on


and it isnt foggy

just like fog lights on the front

****ing idiots

+1. Aren't some cars sold in N-A with them by default? (BMW/Merc)? It's bad enough with everyone using useless stock front fogs as decoration lights, it's even worse when on a gorgeous night you have a moron shining a bright red in the back for no reason
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:14 PM   #15
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nice brake light brights
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:48 PM   #16
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+1. Aren't some cars sold in N-A with them by default? (BMW/Merc)? It's bad enough with everyone using useless stock front fogs as decoration lights, it's even worse when on a gorgeous night you have a moron shining a bright red in the back for no reason
Yes: Audi, Porsche, BMW, Lexus, Mercedes Benz, Aston Martin, Kia/Hyundai (I have seen it on one model only), Land Rover, Jeep Nitro, Oldsmobile, etc.

They either don't know or don't care.
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Obvously none of these naysayers know anyone who has been tailended in fog. OP said nothing about using them in normal weather.
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Old 10-18-2010, 12:10 PM   #18
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Nice mod, what did you use for a switch?

I believe they are required in many, if not all, European countries and in many others around the world. That is why the wiriing is already there for them. I know England requires them, and I think Switzerland does too.

It's not a "cool" thing unless you treat it like a toy. If you use it correctly, it's a tool that will increase your visibility in bad weather.

I will say, though, that I find rear fogs on when not needed FAR more annoying than front fogs on when not needed.

I have a rear fog for an '08+ to add to my car. Came from Israel so it's on the correct side of the car for the US. (Rear fogs are supposed to indicate the driver's side of the vehicle/ side of the vehicle closest to the center of the road, IIRC).
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Nice mod, what did you use for a switch?

I believe they are required in many, if not all, European countries and in many others around the world. That is why the wiriing is already there for them. I know England requires them, and I think Switzerland does too.

It's not a "cool" thing unless you treat it like a toy. If you use it correctly, it's a tool that will increase your visibility in bad weather.

I will say, though, that I find rear fogs on when not needed FAR more annoying than front fogs on when not needed.


I have a rear fog for an '08+ to add to my car. Came from Israel so it's on the correct side of the car for the US. (Rear fogs are supposed to indicate the driver's side of the vehicle/ side of the vehicle closest to the center of the road, IIRC).
I agree.

I use mine when it's raining heavily or snowing enough where the visibility is poor (and in fog when we do on occasion get it). I shut them off when departing the highway and/or when visibility increases.
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Old 10-18-2010, 07:59 PM   #20
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Nice mod, what did you use for a switch?
Not sure what the OP used, but anyone who wants to do this OEM can use the factory rear fog light switch.

I bought one to do this mod on my 2004 WRX but never got around to it. But I still have my switch (but no longer have the WRX). If anyone is interested in buying my switch...please contact me. Should fit any 2002-2005 Impreza, WRX or STI.

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Old 10-18-2010, 11:57 PM   #21
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rear foglights are really useful in thick fog.. especially if they're located on the rear bumper area...
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:58 AM   #22
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Anyone know what the OEM rear foglight switch for the 08+ models looks like? There are no blanks on the dash for buttons, so I'm assuming that it's on the stalk, but I don't know for sure.
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Yep, on the stalk. Its an extra "click" above the front fog.
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Yep, on the stalk. Its an extra "click" above the front fog.
Cool, thanks! Hopefully the place I bought the rear fog also has the stalk avaialble. Otherwise I'll have to source one from somewhere.

Actually, here's a question; I'm assuming that the US models do not have the wiring harness with the rear fog hookups. I might be wrong on that, but assuming that is true so, does anyone have any ideas on how difficult it would be to connect the rear fog light to the stalk switch?

I'm also assuming that there is no way to get indication on the dash.
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Not sure about the dash illumination, but you're likely correct.

Hooking up the rear fog is likely just involves the addition of a wire or two to the stalk harness (though I don't know in which position), but don't quote me on that. I hooked up my rear fog using a second OE front fog switch and some wiring.

I believe the EDM rear fog for your vehicle is in the place of one of the reverse lights. Did you pick-up a new tail light housing? Or are you using an external fog housing of some sort.
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