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Old 04-16-2012, 03:45 PM   #1
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Default Are there any DIY independent fog lights write ups yet for 2012 impreza sports?

I know I might get flame on for this one but I just want to know if there's any write ups yet to do an independent fog lights for a 2012 impreza sports premium. I have a 3000k HID on it and I hate it when I need to flash the high beam to signal people, It turns off and on which I know its not good for the HID bulbs. I know this option is not everybody's cup of tea but it is for me.
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:04 PM   #2
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I'm looking to do the same thing on my Sport Limited, since I have the fog switch on the stalk I have a feeling I'll have to do some more testing in tighter locations versus those who have the button for optional fog add ons.
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:31 PM   #3
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Mine's the same. Its not a button but a switch next to the headlight.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:44 AM   #4
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Mine's the same. Its not a button but a switch next to the headlight.
I think he was referring to people with non-Sport Imprezas, who add the fog light as an option. The Sport fog light switch is on the stalk because fog lights come standard on the Sport models.

For Imprezas that have the fog lights added as an optional accessory, I believe the fog light switch is located in a different place.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:47 PM   #5
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I know I might get flame on for this one but I just want to know if there's any write ups yet to do an independent fog lights for a 2012 impreza sports premium. I have a 3000k HID on it and I hate it when I need to flash the high beam to signal people, It turns off and on which I know its not good for the HID bulbs. I know this option is not everybody's cup of tea but it is for me.
Question: You say you have the 3000K HID on the fogs. Are you using the stock internal housing on it for those? if so, have you noticed excessive heat causing bubbling/discoloring to the internal housing? I have heard and read that HIDs on fogs esp. on the stock housing is not a good idea. The space in there is too tight and heats up real quick.
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:20 PM   #6
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I think he was referring to people with non-Sport Imprezas, who add the fog light as an option. The Sport fog light switch is on the stalk because fog lights come standard on the Sport models.

For Imprezas that have the fog lights added as an optional accessory, I believe the fog light switch is located in a different place.
I knew what he meant. I just wasn't wording it right I guess.
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:22 PM   #7
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Question: You say you have the 3000K HID on the fogs. Are you using the stock internal housing on it for those? if so, have you noticed excessive heat causing bubbling/discoloring to the internal housing? I have heard and read that HIDs on fogs esp. on the stock housing is not a good idea. The space in there is too tight and heats up real quick.
Nope! I'm not using it with the stock fogs housing because HIDs on stock housing causes too much glare and blind oncoming traffics so I retrofitted mines with a pair of Blazers foglight projectors.

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Old 06-29-2012, 09:22 AM   #8
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Nope! I'm not using it with the stock fogs housing because HIDs on stock housing causes too much glare and blind oncoming traffics so I retrofitted mines with a pair of Blazers foglight projectors.
Wow, those are a great fit! I have been thinking of doing those, but wanted a size reference versus OE.

Did you have to modify the covers for that tight of a fit?

Any howdy to my neighbor to the North, I'm only 20 mins from Sturbridge.

I drew up a wiring circuit for independent low beams for HIDs for another member, I'll do the same for independent fogs. Is it ok if they're controlled by the parking lights?
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:36 PM   #9
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Wow, those are a great fit! I have been thinking of doing those, but wanted a size reference versus OE.

Did you have to modify the covers for that tight of a fit?

Any howdy to my neighbor to the North, I'm only 20 mins from Sturbridge.

I drew up a wiring circuit for independent low beams for HIDs for another member, I'll do the same for independent fogs. Is it ok if they're controlled by the parking lights?
I'm fine with it being controlled with the parking lights. I just hate it when it turns off when the high beam is on. Thanks in advance for the wire diagram. Anyways, All I did is cut the backing of the oem fog housing to a big enough opening so that I can slide the blazers inside and then sealed the whole thing with left over butyl after I was done with retrofitting my headlights. Aiming it was easier than I thought as well. I live like an hr away from Sturbridge. LOL!
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:38 PM   #10
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Any issues with an HID kit throwing codes/melting anything?
Otherwise I may got with a nokya yellow bulb or something...

Anyone know what the factory fog light bulb is, the dealer installed version. Is it 9006?
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:28 PM   #11
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Any issues with an HID kit throwing codes/melting anything?
Otherwise I may got with a nokya yellow bulb or something...

Anyone know what the factory fog light bulb is, the dealer installed version. Is it 9006?
I have no issues with HID on my retrofitted fogs. What year car are you asking about is for the stock bulbs? For my 2012 Impreza, it uses some stupid bulbs labeled PSX24W.
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:37 PM   #12
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I have no issues with HID on my retrofitted fogs. What year car are you asking about is for the stock bulbs? For my 2012 Impreza, it uses some stupid bulbs labeled PSX24W.
Like these?

http://www.amazon.com/PSX24W-Light-Replacement-Bulbs-White/dp/B006FYI5WUhttp://www.amazon.com/PSX24W-Light-Replacement-Bulbs-White/dp/B006FYI5WU


The reviews on Amazon seem to suggest that they don't throw much more light than the OEM bulbs. Do you agree?
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:14 PM   #13
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http://www.amazon.com/PSX24W-Light-R.../dp/B006FYI5WU


The reviews on Amazon seem to suggest that they don't throw much more light than the OEM bulbs. Do you agree?
Stay away from those as far as you can. Those only looks good for DRL but as far as light output goes. Its garbage.
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Stay away from those as far as you can. Those only looks good for DRL but as far as light output goes. Its garbage.
So did you get better PSX24W bulbs from a different source?
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:26 PM   #15
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So did you get better PSX24W bulbs from a different source?
Nah, I retrofitted my foglight housing with a pair of Blazer projector foglights so I'm not using the stock bulbs anymore. I'm using an 880 bulbs now since the Blazers uses the 880 bulbs.
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:23 PM   #16
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anyone figure this out yet? i had it done in my previous car. didnt have to run a seperate switch just used the oem stalk
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:00 PM   #17
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bump....
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Check at the fog harness with a multimeter, see if they are ground switched or 12v switched, if they're ground switched, all you'll have to do is tap the wire and ground it.
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:12 PM   #19
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where exactly is the fog harness that i have to get to?
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:31 PM   #20
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how's the beam pattern? I recall reading somewhere that on newer imprezas, removing the shield inside the fog light projector actually improves light throw and cuts glare. Got to find the source...
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Old 07-24-2012, 03:08 PM   #21
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how's the beam pattern? I recall reading somewhere that on newer imprezas, removing the shield inside the fog light projector actually improves light throw and cuts glare. Got to find the source...
There weren't any shields on my oem stock fogs.
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theres shields on mine.... theres a screw you can undo but you have to somehow open the fogs?
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theres shields on mine.... theres a screw you can undo but you have to somehow open the fogs?
Were yours optional fogs or it came with the car? Mines came with the car so it doesn't have one of those shields nor does it have any of those bezels.
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my car had it on it when i got it from the dealer... car had 10 miles on it...
heres a shot of it.... yellow tint with a reflector.

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Here's mines stock. As you can see, there's no shield.
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