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Old 04-24-2013, 11:31 PM   #76
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Thumbs down Even though the mirrors are identical, no dice on the extra wires.

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The description you posted shows compatible with the Impreza/XV for the approach lights (no dimming), if you search the part number J201SSG000 it seems everywhere states it is just 2014 Forester.

Typically with the 10-slot connector you have 9-pins in the car side, 3 for adjust, 2 heat, 2 signal, 2 power folding. SOA could have used the otherwise unused folding wires for the approach light, but there would have to be wiring with the taped up connector inside the mirror for it. Did you see that inside there?
That was a ebay auction and I sent the seller a note, he then retracted his description and said that it only applies to the 2014 Forester.
And no other wires on the mirror side.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:55 PM   #77
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^^So that's a no on compatibility ha. But no big deal just a run a few more wires into the door...maybe add another 10-slot plug then you'll have 10 more wires to play with ;-)
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:36 AM   #78
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Thanks Power6! I'm "In-like-Flynn!"

Sweet!
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:01 AM   #79
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^^So that's a no on compatibility ha. But no big deal just a run a few more wires into the door...maybe add another 10-slot plug then you'll have 10 more wires to play with ;-)
Yeah, I wish! what I am going to do is a custom version of the approach lights,.....
and it's not going to cost $150.00 for the glass part either. A simple $20.00 solution to the approach lights. Just need some water tight 2 contact connectors and some wire and we are good to go!


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Old 04-25-2013, 01:38 PM   #80
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Yeah I think you are right on, I have some surface mount LEDs from superbrightleds that would be perfect for this sort of thing, I've been pondering how to integrate them into my rides. Will save you hassle over making the subaru acessories work.

First run of signal wires is sold out already! I'll get more supplies and make another run.
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:01 AM   #81
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I'm going to put the Instructions to add my signal wires right here. I'll keep this up to date. This should help get you set up.

You will have a 10-slot or 8-slot connector at your mirror which will have 7 or 9 wires on the door plug side and less than that on the mirror side. The signal wiring is there you just need to add the mirror side wiring, add your signal LED unit, and you are in business! I won't go into mirror dis-assembly or obtaining the signal mirror parts, that is covered other places and varies by model. You want to disassemble the mirror to the point where you can run a wire through the stock sheath into the mirror. I recommend you use a zip tie to do this, push it through, tape the wire in securely and pull it through. Should look like this when you are done, wired into the mirror like all the stock wires.



To add the wires to the stock plug, you need to remove the pin locks the below pics will help to see how that is done.





Once you've removed the pin locks you can insert the pins into the proper slots. Notice the pinouts I've shown are looking at the back of mirror plug. I suggest you test this first, as Mitsuba (makes the mirrors) has changed the signal wiring over the years. An LED is a diode so the polarity (+/-) matters. I do my best to make a version for each car that matches. For the 12+ cars you'll have a set that is marked "L" and "R" to make it easier as the wiring is reported to be opposite each side. Just use each on the proper side and you should be good. The earlier cars the wiring is the same both sides. In all cases, the white wire should be (+) and the green (-) you can test with a 9V battery with the wires plugged into your signal units before you assemble. The worst that can happen is you might have to reverse the wires so that the signal works.



Wiring pinouts below Appendix A. You'll notice the pins are 1 and 4 for non-heated mirror cars, and 1 and 5 for the others. Though the pins are different the logical locations are the same: the signal wires are on the right side top (white) and bottom (green) pins on the mirror plug looking from the back. You simply insert them and put the pin locks back on and you are done. Put the mirror back together and enjoy your new mirror signals!



Appendix A
Without heated mirrors:
1 - Signal (+) (white)
2- Folding(out) (brown)
3- Common (blue)
4- Signal (-) (green)
5- Folding (in) (grey)
6- Up/down (pink)
7- Right/Left (purple)
8- **Unused**


With heated mirrors:
1 - Signal (+) (white)
2- Folding(out) (brown)
3- Common (blue)
4- Heat (black)
5- Signal (-) (green)
6- Folding (in) (grey)
7- Up/Down (pink)
8- Right/Left (purple)
9- **Unused**
10- Heat (black)[/quote]
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:22 AM   #82
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The best way to do this mod is to remove the mirrors and take them apart, but you don't have to. It just makes it easier to do the install if you do take them apart. The hardest part is snaking the wires through the sleeve, the rest is a piece of cake! Best props to Power6 for this time saving connectors, makes the retrofit so much easier and plug & play without cutting any wires.

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Old 05-02-2013, 10:07 AM   #83
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That's a Great Post! Subscripted!!! Thanks for all the work and efforts by pulling them together and share with us!
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:40 AM   #84
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No doubt. Much thanks to Zurcaled12 & Power6.

Got mine installed about a week ago (couldn't wait for the harnesses, just HAD to see what they'd look like on the car, lol!!)

Finally installed them in a proper, working manner yesterday afternoon. Power6's harnesses made this an easy job! Now if I'd only read through to this last page and saw that the factory mirror door connector comes apart to EASILY get the harness pins in the connector, it would have been even better. Oh well, me and my impatient a$$ got it done without much issues anyway (mini needle-nose & jewelers screwdrivers are your friends here.)

Sadly, the unpainted "scalp caps" are not a perfect match to Desert Khaki, but close enough for me. I'm not going to even bother painting them for now.

The pics make them look worse (color match wise) than they really are in person. Never the less, I'm a very happy camper now.

Thanks again guys, much appreciated.

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Old 05-02-2013, 04:33 PM   #85
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I told you guys is not that hard, even easier with the connectors, plug & play. That looks real GOOD! Nice job there buddy! The plain plastic does look real close to your stock color.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:48 PM   #86
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Awesome! Glad the wires worked out, I replied to your PM before I looked here so I guess the way I wired them worked out of the box. And no problems getting the wires through? (they are ever so slightly thicker than stock)

I am getting supplies to make another run of the wires.

BTW when the time comes you want to paint them, very easy for small parts like this. Get a can or two of matched paint and a can of clear from paintscratch.com. Sand up the new covers a bit, you don't need to prime they are already primed. Base and then clear, it will come out great.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:43 AM   #87
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Thanks again gents.

No problems getting the harness wires in, other than not releasing the connector locks to easily install the new pins in the socket. That was a total "doh moment" on my part. No big deal one way or the other.

I may end up pulling the scalp caps off sometime this summer and paint them.. who knows. But for now they're close enough in color not to bother me.

All I know is, this is not only a "cool JDM type mod for us tweakers," but a nice safety enhancement to the car as well. At least the last part is what I made a point of to the wifey... Lol!!
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:03 PM   #88
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Yeah that was a big driver for me, way back when I first did this to my 09 WRX. I think every car should have side signals most other countries require them.

It is also a reminder how competitive the car biz is, everything is there for the signals they just delete the LED unit, that has to be maybe $1 for Subaru to have fitted them. There are some other thing they might still do too, for example older Impreza/WRX have only a lighted driver's switch on the window switches, the STI/Forester had them all lit, and the passenger door switch was lighted too (I swapped to Forester switches on mine). Yee-haw another $.25 saved! Don't know if the '12+ is like that.
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Basically the same for the 13 XV, lighted driver window switch, "lock only" on that rocker, and mirror adjustment knob. All other positions are dark (as well as the passenger side window rocker switch.)

Doesn't really bother me, but would have been nice to have it all illuminated.

Again, thanks so much for the harnesses. Made this job a lot easier!
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:49 AM   #90
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Hey are you saying that the forester illuminated door switches fit out cars? Power6
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:29 PM   #91
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Are the second run of harnesses ready Power6? I'd love to do this to my Impreza as well.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:47 PM   #92
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I saw a US XV Crosstrek with these yesterday here in DC. I wonder if they did them themselves since I didn't think they were a US option.
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Power6 count me in too. Next batch ready?
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Hey are you saying that the forester illuminated door switches fit out cars? Power6
Yep. Driver's switch was plug and play for the last Impreza it is likely for this one too, the switch is the same, just all the switches light up. Likely the 11+ forester switch will swap to the 12+ Impreza. Just wait til you find one for a decent price on EBay and pick one up that's what I did. Illuminated switches can be put in the other doors too requires a little custom wiring. Here are the details for the older chassis.

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Power6 count me in too. Next batch ready?
I have 90% of the stuff, sourcing some terminals that are hard to get but I'll have them soon and update via this thread and those that PM'd me.
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:34 AM   #95
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Well, found out that Subaru is partly owned by NISSAN they have 30% stock in SUBARU, oddly enough the electronics are indeed very similar to NISSAN and they interchange, for example. These are two different cars, but the switches are plug and play!

Now this switch is off my 2012 impreza


Here we have an up close pic,those cheap Subaru- !@#$%^&*()!!!!


This is off a 2008 Infinity (NISSAN) QX56 , Notice that all the windows are AUTOMATIC! The symbols on all the switches light up! Quick upgrade. Main reason why I would do this upgrade for the illuminated switches.

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Old 05-16-2013, 09:03 AM   #96
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This is off a 2008 Infinity (NISSAN) QX56 , Notice that all the windows are AUTOMATIC! The emblems on all the switches light up!
Yeah but the auto up down won't work if you put it on your car.

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Old 05-18-2013, 08:50 PM   #97
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Yeah but the auto up down won't work if you put it on your car.
You was correct, the Auto up & down for the driver's side worked, but NOT for the rest of the windows.
it illuminates, but they are white in color, so I guess NO GOOD on the QX56 switches.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:52 PM   #98
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Yeah I had tried that before the window switches don't swap like that the auto up/down works different. Infinitis/Nissans also light up orange or white.

Forester parts...Forester.

Nissan doesn't own any of Subaru but they share a lot of electrical parts though, many stamped "Nissan" in a Subaru.
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Power6 - any update on the final pieces?
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