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Old 07-13-2013, 04:04 AM   #1
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hey guys,

so i got my foglight kit the other day, all went well for installing the exterior etc..but im quite stuck to the wiring side under the steering wheel

i cant seem to find the plug for the fog light switch?!?

ive managed to install the relay without taking the glove box out just this damn plug i cant find it anywhere

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Old 07-13-2013, 11:35 AM   #2
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where did you purchase the kit from?
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:14 PM   #3
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where did you purchase the kit from?
I bought my foglight pair from eBay (lights and bulbs only) for $35 and pieced the kit together separately for $115 extra. So $150 total into my kit.

I bought 4 bolts and 4 spring nuts but actually only one is needed so the price is a little inflated by about $10 on my kit. I bought 4 because the light has 4 bolt holes each but I found out only one is needed..
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:59 PM   #4
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got the kit from subaru parts warehouse was like 220 delivered which is really good considering im from australia.

anyone help me?
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:01 PM   #5
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The plug is behind the switch plate that houses the traction control and the dash lights dimmer switch, to the left of the steering wheel. (If I wasn't so incompetent at posting pics to this site, I'd have included one.) You have to remove that, which as I recall also involves removing the black panel to the left of the plate.

There's another, older thread here that shows the plug setup in more detail. It's worth searching for.
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:07 PM   #6
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so your saying its directly behind that plate?
i pulled the dash apart last night but couldnt seem to find it



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Old 07-13-2013, 10:56 PM   #7
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so your saying its directly behind that plate?
i pulled the dash apart last night but couldnt seem to find it
Yes, it's behind that plate. The kit should have come with a new switch plate that has an additional hole for the new fog light switch. The plug might be tied to an existing wiring loom (mine was), so dig around in there and you'll find it.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:26 PM   #8
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so...im still having much trouble finding this loom for the plug -_- !!!

can anyone take a photo behind the switch so i see the colours of the wires aswell as where the plug leads too...


ive followed the switches loom from the plate till under the dash with my hand hoping to find the plug tucked away somewhere but still no luck
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:59 AM   #9
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where the traction control plug is, the fog plug should be near it, it mght be taped to something to keep it from dangling around. its been a while since i installed mines and ill take pictures but i work a lot so its hard for me to take apart the car when not needed so ill try to get pictures for you.

You will need to crawl under with a light and look for it. it shouldnt be too hard to spot. hope you find it.

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so...im still having much trouble finding this loom for the plug -_- !!!

can anyone take a photo behind the switch so i see the colours of the wires aswell as where the plug leads too...


ive followed the switches loom from the plate till under the dash with my hand hoping to find the plug tucked away somewhere but still no luck
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:49 AM   #10
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The actual switch should have been part of the kit along with the new switch bezel. The original bezel looks like that piece should pop out but does not. There are lower pieces you will need to pop out and install into the holes of the new bezel. It's stupid they didn't make the other one pop out. The wire you look for is taped back behind that switch bezel. It should be easy to see once you have the bezel off. Then there is a relay that needs installed. The relays are behind the glove box. IIRC, the lower right corner is where the new relay needs plugged into. I was able to reach the relay location by feel and did not need to take apart that side if the dash.

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Old 07-15-2013, 09:37 AM   #11
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Thanks for the help.. Yeh every thing is done besides finding the plug for the switch.. I've removed all the surrounding under the steering wheel.. I've even followed the loom from the other switches with my hand with no luck..

I'll have another look in a few days again.. Cars in the work shop now but I'll let you know how it all goes
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:16 PM   #12
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As I recall, the tape, or the wiring itself, is pink. Or was in our 2012 Premium. That should make it easy to identify.
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:41 PM   #13
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I believe this is what you want. It's right inside the fuse cover.
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:04 PM   #14
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bingo! that should be it right there.

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I believe this is what you want. It's right inside the fuse cover.
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:43 PM   #15
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It's folded over and taped to the wires coming from the traction control switch and the dimmer wheel.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:09 PM   #16
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i can say its defiantly not there!!!!

would it matter if its only a base model? although the wiring under the front bumper was ther...hmm
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:21 PM   #17
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im defiantly not stupid...here is what im looking at....farrkk this is so annoying, suppose to be so simple....


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Old 07-15-2013, 08:17 PM   #18
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Uhh... That's a right side drive! Just looked at your location. It looks like the connector you are looking for is already connected to a switch. But there's a good chance I'm wrong. What else do you have on that panel other than the traction control and dimmer wheel?
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:40 PM   #19
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this is what mine looks like


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Old 07-15-2013, 08:43 PM   #20
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Uhh... That's a right side drive! Just looked at your location. It looks like the connector you are looking for is already connected to a switch. But there's a good chance I'm wrong. What else do you have on that panel other than the traction control and dimmer wheel?
do you think the plug on the far left is the fog light?

i didnt think it was cause it has 2 wires going back to the auto start feature
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do you think the plug on the far left is the fog light?

i didnt think it was cause it has 2 wires going back to the auto start feature
I couldn't say with 100% certainty. It looks like its plugged into the location where your fog light switch would go though.

Not to hijack this thread but you AU guys have a couple of nice options not available on US models. Mainly the six speed manual and auto start stop. Plus rear seat armrest.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:13 PM   #22
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I couldn't say with 100% certainty. It looks like its plugged into the location where your fog light switch would go though.

Not to hijack this thread but you AU guys have a couple of nice options not available on US models. Mainly the six speed manual and auto start stop. Plus rear seat armrest.
yeh, you pretty much you get everything in the base model besides body kit to be honest which is pretty good...saved all my pennies and buying the body parts fros the US cause its all half price inc shipping !!
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Hey mate did you ever end up resolving this one? I am basically in the same situation.
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