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Old 12-28-2011, 06:18 AM   #1
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Post How to DIY: Independent Foglight Mod

There are afew detailed write ups out there and just like my DRL How to thread i wanted to make with a bunch of pictures that made sense on how to actually do this. So here it goes....

First, i followed all directions straight from scoobymods.com. Although i did have to make an account just to view the attatchments (inconveint).

Last, I am not responsible for anything you do to your car.



Independent Foglights? WHY?

Why? because i think it looks cool. Other than having complete control of your foglights to be on when ever you want, thats the only reason i have for taking the time to do this.

To OEM Spec, Foglights will only be on when the low beams are on. So if you highbeam flash someone, your fogs shut off. They shut off to comply with the law, no more than 4 forward facing driving lights to be on at once. If you have HID foglights, its bad for them to shut off and turn back on like that.

There are many different ways to achieve having independent foglights but this one specifically is imo pretty simple and easy. With doing this your foglights will turn on when you want them to. With your park lights, low beams, and stay on when you turn on your highbeams. Not only that, your foglight button indicator light will also be on when ever your foglights are on.

Remove panel by removing the 3 circled screws. After the screws have been removed, gently pull the panel back toward you and it should just pop out.


Here we see the Fuse box and relays.


Looking closer, we want to remove the fuse box by removing 1 10mm bolt at the top and releasing the clips on the side.


After that i recommend disconnecting the 2 blue plugs on the fuse box to give you more room to bring down the box like so


^^ with using needle nose pliers, release the 3 clips holding the relays in place



now looking on the other side and we see a RED with GREEN stripe wire connected to the 3rd relay from the bottom


CUT IT. The side that goes to the relay, we use. The side that part of the rest of the harness, we dont use.


Leave the cut wire alone for a bit and go back to the fuse box. Unplug the center plug from the fuse box and locate a solid orange wire.




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Old 12-28-2011, 06:21 AM   #2
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Using wires and these connecters to make everything work.


using this connecter we are going to "tap" into the orange wire. NOT CUT OR DISCONNECT IT. And have a new wire go to the RED & GREEN wire from the relay box





now to make the indicator light turn on on your foglight switch anytime your foglights are on, follow these steps

from the grey plug that connects to the foglight switch we want to locate the RED & GREEN wire and the YELLOW & BLUE wire


the RED & GREEN wire connects to our "NEW Wire" ( the one thats connected to the Orange Fuse box wire and Red & Green Relay wire)

the YELLOW & BLUE wire connects to a ground. I Already had another switch that went to a ground so i taped into that



a good ground spot would be the bolts holding the hood release lever




in the end it should all look like this



do a quick test and put it all back together.
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:22 AM   #3
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:34 AM   #4
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Independent Foglights? WHY?
[peeks head out from under rock... wonders, "is moment of self-realisation upon us?"]

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because i think it looks cool.
[nope. chuck testa. sees nasioc users are still living up to their usernames and high member numbers. groundhog sees shadow, goes back into his cave for six more weeks of winter, or years off the board]

[insult to injury: hid foglights, because it looks cool]
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:38 AM   #5
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[peeks head out from under rock... wonders, "is moment of self-realisation upon us?"]


[nope. chuck testa. sees nasioc users are still living up to their usernames and high member numbers. groundhog sees shadow, goes back into his cave for six more weeks of winter, or years off the board]

[insult to injury: hid foglights, because it looks cool]
Why waste your time ****ting on this guy?? Do you really have nothing better to do? If you dont care about what he's writing about simply move on.

Awesome right up, will be doing it soon. Just ordered the blazer fogs from TRS and dont want to kill my ballast/bulbs.
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:09 PM   #6
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Handsdown- sorry this wasnt your cup of tea. Move on to the next thread made by a "newbie" and bash on them

Hey glad i helped someone. Post pics when you get it all done!
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:28 AM   #7
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Nice write up bruh!! Keep up the good work!!!
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:15 AM   #8
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Thanks! Hope this helps out
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:39 PM   #9
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Starting through this thread I was all 6-to-midnight. Then I saw that it was not for an 08+ and went back from midnight-to-6.

I knew somethis was amiss when there was mention of the plug to the foglight switch, which on the GR is in the stalk.

I just want to find the indicator-light-actually-works-with-the-foglight-mod-mod for the GR...
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:06 PM   #10
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nice write up! thanks!
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:40 PM   #11
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There was an older thread on here where the guy ran a line from a fuse, it looked kinda sketchy so I opted out of that method, saw a write up similar to this on scoobymods and now tomorrow I will be following your write up. I too should be getting HID fogs, they are the blazer fogs so it wont be blidning to traffic and with the 3000k HIDs I should have a nice deep yellow.

Great write up!

One quick question, you mention they are on for everything from no headlights to high beams. But do they still turn off when the vehicle is off? I don't want to find myself going to work only to come out to a dead battery cause driving Subaru for 4 years has taught me my lights shut off when the car turns off.

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Old 01-04-2012, 12:18 AM   #12
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yes doing this mod they will still shut off when the car is off even if the button is ON. glad my write up was helpful!
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:48 PM   #13
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any idea if this would be the same for a 2011??
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:26 PM   #14
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Sorry guys , to my knowledge this will ONLY WORK ON 02-07 wrx. Actually even 07's might be a tad different
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Awesome writeup! Ill havento give this a shot.
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Sorry guys , to my knowledge this will ONLY WORK ON 02-07 wrx. Actually even 07's might be a tad different
I would be VERY interested to know if somebody with an 06 wrx has done this as I was JUST going to post and ask about doing this to my 06 wrx.

I have found that being able to toggle the fogs at will is a great thing in snow and fog.....and having the extra 'wide angle' light on dark nights in the boonies on narrow, winding, 2 lane back roads is great for helping avoid **** like deer

I am REALLY happy with the Osram 65w Rallye H7 and Phillips(GEN3) 9011HIR combination for the 06-07 wrx....

Quite shocking, really.....the new GEN3 HIR's are just ...they throw some LIGHT
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I plan on doing this on my 06 tomorrow....hopefully the wires colors match up! I will keep you posted!
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Just did this tonight, I have been working on my car for 3 days straight now...
- HID Projectors
- Hella Supertones
- Yellow Tinted Fog Lights
Just to name a few

Its 2:30a and I finally finished everything, including this mod which took about 10 min.



Not the best picture but you get the idea...


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works perfect on 2006 wrx models! all the wires are the same color and its very easy! took my about an hour but thats because i have to solder and heat shrink everything or else i cant fall asleep at night.
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Hey there ya go. Sweet!
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works perfect on 2006 wrx models! all the wires are the same color and its very easy! took my about an hour but thats because i have to solder and heat shrink everything or else i cant fall asleep at night.
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Hey there ya go. Sweet!
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So that's that....now I just gotta find time to do it

And I have a BernzOmatic butane torch that has a neat soldering tip that is perfect for these kinds of wiring jobs.....it is one of the neat little tools that everybody should have.

It works great for stuck/frozen bolts and nuts because you can spot heat them and then spray them with penetrant while they are hot and cooling which REALLY helps wick the penetrant into where it can work....one of my 'tricks'.
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always wanted to know how well those bernzomatic soldering things worked...might have to pick one up now!
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Nice write-up, Insane. I might be getting in touch with you to do this soon since I plan on installing Blazers to replace the stock fogs.
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Nice write-up, Insane. I might be getting in touch with you to do this soon since I plan on installing Blazers to replace the stock fogs.
more info on the blazer set up? I've been hearing more and more about them!
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more info on the blazer set up? I've been hearing more and more about them!
This thread has my impressions of the Blazers as fog lights. You have to search through the thread because it got a little off of the topic im places, but near the end of the first page I get into my actual impressions of their performance.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2272901
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