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Old 05-31-2013, 11:07 AM   #1
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:08 AM   #3
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:18 AM   #4
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:45 AM   #5
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:05 PM   #6
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Great advice. I'm gonna do the seatbelt chime mod today.
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:15 PM   #7
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Great advice. I'm gonna do the seatbelt chime mod today.
Yeah, it's annoying as hell. Originally, the reason I needed that was because my car got broken into and they took my buckles with my seats. Let me know if it works!
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:29 PM   #8
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I wonder if the A/C disable for defrost mode works for the 12+ 2.0i Imprezas? Hmmm...
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:30 PM   #9
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this is a wondtacular thread! are the suggestions just limited to problems? or can we post things like headlight disassembly, how-to's, bulb types.. so on?
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:32 PM   #10
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I wonder if the A/C disable for defrost mode works for the 12+ 2.0i Imprezas? Hmmm...
it should, as it's not a permanent disable, and it worked for a MY12 STi the other day I was driving.

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this is a wondtacular thread! are the suggestions just limited to problems? or can we post things like headlight disassembly, how-to's, bulb types.. so on?
For sure! Just try your best to follow the format I've provided, and I will link it to the first post
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For sure! Just try your best to follow the format I've provided, and I will link it to the first post
Fantastic! i will try and gather some information and add to the knowledge base
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:43 PM   #12
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Fantastic! i will try and gather some information and add to the knowledge base
Awesome. I don't mind if it's not originally from you, but I would prefer it, so that we can verify that we've tested it.
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:44 PM   #13
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Default MY08-13 Replacement Bulb Sizes

2008-2013 Subaru WRX STI Replacement Light Bulb Size Guide

Low Beam Headlamp Light Bulb Size: HID-D2S, H11 halogen non hid models
High Beam Headlamp Light Bulb Size: 9005
Parking Light Bulb Size: 1157A
Front Turn Signal Light Bulb Size: 1157A
Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb Size: 992 (7440A)
Tail Light Bulb Size: LED
Stop Light Bulb Size: LED
High Mount Stop Light Bulb Size: LED
Fog/Driving Light Bulb Size: 9006
License Plate Light Bulb Size: 168
Back Up Light Bulb Size: 7440
Front Side Marker Light Bulb Size: 1157A
Rear Side Marker Light Bulb Size: 168
Map Light Bulb Size: DE3175
Dome Light Bulb Size: DE3175
Trunk/Cargo Area Light Bulb Size: 2825

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Old 05-31-2013, 01:24 PM   #14
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it should, as it's not a permanent disable, and it worked for a MY12 STi the other day I was driving.
Awesome. I'll give it a try. The a/c unit is a real fuel hog, and although I like to send air to the windshield at times, I don't like the fact that it's dragging a/c into the equation.

I find that with a/c on it easily sucks 10% more fuel than when I drive without it. Such a pig!

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- If you are on any other vent position (and desire to be in defrost without A/C):
move selector to defrost vent position, the A/C light should come on, press A/C once to turn off the compressor.
The bolded part is the reason why I'm uncertain. Supposedly, in the interests of fielding less questions about the a/c, the Subaru engineers decided not to turn the a/c light on when in defrost mode.

In any case, it should (hopefully) be apparent whether or not the tip works when I try it next time it gets steamy in my car...
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:24 PM   #15
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:33 PM   #16
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Awesome. I'll give it a try. The a/c unit is a real fuel hog, and although I like to send air to the windshield at times, I don't like the fact that it's dragging a/c into the equation.

I find that with a/c on it easily sucks 10% more fuel than when I drive without it. Such a pig!



The bolded part is the reason why I'm uncertain. Supposedly, in the interests of fielding less questions about the a/c, the Subaru engineers decided not to turn the a/c light on when in defrost mode.

In any case, it should (hopefully) be apparent whether or not the tip works when I try it next time it gets steamy in my car...
I actually don't notice a HELL of a lot of fuel consumption with AC. I notice having to put extra load and all, but maybe I am just unconsciously compensating with my foot. At the end of the day, people's input can change the mileage by a huge factor.

I'm pretty sure in my car, unless I have the fan speed/vent selector at AUTO climate control, the A/C light will come on. But either way, the fix is to cycle the light to come on and then off to manually turn off A/C. Good luck
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:37 PM   #17
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2008-2013 Subaru WRX STI Replacement Light Bulb Size Guide

Low Beam Headlamp Light Bulb Size: HID-D2S
High Beam Headlamp Light Bulb Size: 9005
Parking Light Bulb Size: 1157A
Front Turn Signal Light Bulb Size: 1157A
Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb Size: 992 (7440A)
Tail Light Bulb Size: LED
Stop Light Bulb Size: LED
High Mount Stop Light Bulb Size: LED
Fog/Driving Light Bulb Size: 9006
License Plate Light Bulb Size: 168
Back Up Light Bulb Size: 7440
Front Side Marker Light Bulb Size: 1157A
Rear Side Marker Light Bulb Size: 168
Map Light Bulb Size: DE3175
Dome Light Bulb Size: DE3175
Trunk/Cargo Area Light Bulb Size: 2825
Thanks for the contribution, please add a title to your post if you can by going to edit, advanced, and adding it there. (so it's easier to find for people scrolling). Should also make mention that NON SPORT-TECH trims of 2011 STis did NOT come with HID. I'm not sure what bulb's in there, because 99% of the guides out there say it should come with D2S HIDs. (I think this was a Canada only fail base model)

I've gone ahead and added it to the first post with credit.
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:52 PM   #19
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Confirm, I just tried the seat belt chime goodness and it works like a dream on my 06 Sti!
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Confirm, I just tried the seat belt chime goodness and it works like a dream on my 06 Sti!
Sweet! Just make sure to always wear your seat-belt!
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Updated compatiblity to A/C disable article.
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the seat belt trick work last night!!! Mod of the night!!
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:41 PM   #23
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an old trick that apparently worked for GDs too

*disclaimer* All information I know (unless otherwise stated) is gathered from owning my '11 STi Sport-Tech Canadian Model. Please take extreme caution, and use any information at your own risk.

Problem:
The car will chime, and complain if the driver or passenger seatbelt isn't clicked into the buckle. Whatever the reason (short trips, diagnosis), if you wish to have the chime disabled, and further more detection of the seatbelt AFTER diagnostic.

Solution:
- Get in the car, sit in driver's seat (make sure all doors are closed)
- Insert key into ignition and turn to ON (2 clicks)
- Within this time, insert, and eject seatbelt from buckle 20 times within 30 seconds (I've heard that outbacks, foresters, and other Subarus require 20 times as well)
- When the process is complete, there will be no visual/audible indication, take the key out of ignition

Notes:
- To Test: start car, wait for initial systems check beeping to stop, drive around without seatbelt clicked in, not only will the chime be gone, but the seatbelt reminder indicator should be off
- The system check will just double check that the buckles are there, beyond that, it will no longer recognize if the driver/passenger have their seatbelts clicked in.
- If your car loses power, or ECU is reset, you may have to re-do this operation to have the desired effect.

Tested Compatibility:
- MY07 STi
- MY10 STi
- MY11 STi w/ Sport-Tech package
- MY12 STi w/ Sport-Tech package
This only work for subaru, do not try on mitsu. lol.
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Updated compatiblity to A/C disable article.
MY13 2.0i on the a/c thingy. I don't know if the 12's are compatible (although the 13's are just 12's with extra goodies, so I guess it's fair to say it'll probably work with the 12's too... )
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Solution:
- Get in the car, sit in driver's seat (make sure all doors are closed)
- Insert key into ignition and turn to ON (2 clicks)
- Within this time, insert, and eject seatbelt from buckle 20 times within 30 seconds (I've heard that outbacks, foresters, and other Subarus require 20 times as well)
- When the process is complete, there will be no visual/audible indication, take the key out of ignition
Found and confirmed by another user with the MY12 2.0i. Below is the quote from the relevant post in the thread:

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Turn the key to the ACC position & quickly buckle & unbuckle your seatbelt at least 20 times within 30 seconds. Then take the key out. Then start your car. The alarm (seatbelt "alarm") will sound for about ten seconds then go off never to be heard again. Took me 3 tries & on the 3rd I had my door open while doing the procedure but I'm not sure that had any bearing on it. If you ever get your ECU reset or change your battery you'll have to do it again.
I presume the MY13 operates in the same manner (see rationale in my previous post re: a/c disable for defrost vent setting).
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