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Old 03-22-2017, 05:40 AM   #1
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Default 2017 Impreza sport led drls as fog lights

So I was looking at switching the drl leds into fog lights and I noticed the relay for the fog light was already in place then I looked for the wire to plug the switch in but it doesn't seem to be where it is supposed to be picture below is where the fog light instructions say the wait is but it's not there on my sport any one know where it is located or if it's there at all
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Old 03-22-2017, 10:20 AM   #2
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You need a few commas and periods/question marks to make that mess readable.
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Old 03-22-2017, 10:57 AM   #3
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You need a few commas and periods/question marks to make that mess readable.


Thanks grammar police u know what it says no need for bs
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Old 03-22-2017, 02:06 PM   #4
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Thanks grammar police u know what it says no need for bs
Haha no for real add some punctuation. That's really hard to read. Took me 3 times before I even began to comprehend it. But what is it exactly you're trying to do? Make the DRLs into fogs? I don't see how/why. Please elaborate.
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Old 03-22-2017, 03:14 PM   #5
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In for more info. silly they aren't fogs already.
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Old 03-23-2017, 05:42 AM   #6
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Haha no for real add some punctuation. That's really hard to read. Took me 3 times before I even began to comprehend it. But what is it exactly you're trying to do? Make the DRLs into fogs? I don't see how/why. Please elaborate.


The drl lights on the sport are leds where the fog lights would be. I like the look better than the normal fogs and don't care for drls
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Old 03-23-2017, 06:57 AM   #7
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The drl lights on the sport are leds where the fog lights would be. I like the look better than the normal fogs and don't care for drls
X2 - I hate that they don't act as "fogs", in a sense that they can be turned on at anytime day or night, and are not on when the headlights are on like other vehicles. They look great, but drl, as the name implies are only usable during the day without headlights when used on the parking lights setting, which makes them unusable after dusk.

Would like to know how one can modify these for always on, would LOVE for Subaru to make an update to allow this. Even if I had to purchase a small part or something.
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Old 03-23-2017, 07:50 AM   #8
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X2 - I hate that they don't act as "fogs", in a sense that they can be turned on at anytime day or night, and are not on when the headlights are on like other vehicles. They look great, but drl, as the name implies are only usable during the day without headlights when used on the parking lights setting, which makes them unusable after dusk.

Would like to know how one can modify these for always on, would LOVE for Subaru to make an update to allow this. Even if I had to purchase a small part or something.


I agree I have a few people the work for subaru looking into if it is possible but no luck yet
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Old 03-23-2017, 12:19 PM   #9
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X2 - I hate that they don't act as "fogs", in a sense that they can be turned on at anytime day or night, and are not on when the headlights are on like other vehicles. They look great, but drl, as the name implies are only usable during the day without headlights when used on the parking lights setting, which makes them unusable after dusk.

Would like to know how one can modify these for always on, would LOVE for Subaru to make an update to allow this. Even if I had to purchase a small part or something.

Lol what are you talking about? There are few if any cars on the road in the US that came from the factory set up to have the fog lights on all the time. BECAUSE HINT: THEY'RE FOG LIGHTS, not forced running lights. Like what do you people think that fog part means? Do you think it stands for ****ing On gConstantly or something?
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Old 03-24-2017, 08:21 AM   #10
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Just heard back from Subaru and they are not pre wired if you have the led drls for foglights. The only way to make them fog lights is to run new wires and disable the drls
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Old 03-25-2017, 01:56 PM   #11
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Lol what are you talking about? There are few if any cars on the road in the US that came from the factory set up to have the fog lights on all the time. BECAUSE HINT: THEY'RE FOG LIGHTS, not forced running lights. Like what do you people think that fog part means? Do you think it stands for ****ing On gConstantly or something?
LOL I don't think that at all, I'm saying I want the DRL to act similar to fogs. In any other car where they can be operable at driver discretion. Never once claimed that fog lights remain on constantly in my post that stated

"I hate that they don't act as "fogs", in a sense that they can be turned on at anytime day or night"

Learn to use some reading comprehension, you ****ing mongoloid.
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OK, but where do they point? DRLs are aimed at the eyes of oncoming drivers and that's the last place you want lights pointing in foggy conditions.
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Old 03-25-2017, 11:30 PM   #13
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OK, but where do they point? DRLs are aimed at the eyes of oncoming drivers and that's the last place you want lights pointing in foggy conditions.


They are aimed straight out and are not very bright. I just think it would look better as fogs then as drls
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Old 04-01-2017, 07:52 PM   #14
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I find the DRLs great. Nice and bright. Was driving my work car and saw the new impreza behind me and wow they are bright. I seen lots of other cars with led drls and are not bright at all so pretty much useless. Also the drls give you a discount on your insurance.
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Old 04-10-2017, 07:41 PM   #15
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On the sport model they are not bright enough to act as true fog lights, but I agree that for ascetic purposes I'd like mine to be on with my headlights as well. I'm gonna start poking my nose into it a little.

If one of you with a Subaru contact could find out if we can get blank buttons for the lower left panel where the traction control button is, that'd be great. I'd much rather have a stock button as opposed to something I bought at AutoZone and drilled into place. If someone can find that for me I'll do a write up on having the LED running lights act as fogs for those who want it.
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Old 04-10-2017, 10:29 PM   #16
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It seems that only one person in this thread has any idea what a fog light is. What the OP apparently wants is a light that he can turn on with his low beams - and that would be a violation of FMVSS 108 which only allows for one lighting unit on each side of the front of the car - which is the reason that the manufacturer doesn't pre-wire it for that.

The LEDs would make terrible fogs - wrong beam shape, wrong location and wrong color.
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It seems that only one person in this thread has any idea what a fog light is. What the OP apparently wants is a light that he can turn on with his low beams - and that would be a violation of FMVSS 108 which only allows for one lighting unit on each side of the front of the car - which is the reason that the manufacturer doesn't pre-wire it for that.

The LEDs would make terrible fogs - wrong beam shape, wrong location and wrong color.
I've never actually used my fog lights - not alot of fog where I live - and this is the first car I've ever owned that has them (2106 Impreza). It was my assumption that they could be turned on independently from the normal headlights - am I wrong? But if they can, then why is that not a violation of FMVSS 108? What am I not understanding here? Thanks.
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I've never actually used my fog lights - not alot of fog where I live - and this is the first car I've ever owned that has them (2106 Impreza). It was my assumption that they could be turned on independently from the normal headlights - am I wrong? But if they can, then why is that not a violation of FMVSS 108? What am I not understanding here? Thanks.
A 2106 Impreza has fog lights? Does it even have wheels?

You've raised an interesting issue with fog lights and the FMVSS. The regulation is silent on fog lights (as they aren't regulated in the US) but the reg clearly states only one lighting unit per side.

Some police departments use this reg to ticket people who are using fogs as some sort of driving light.

Europe does a much better job. The use of fogs is highly regulated (in Germany they cannot be used unless the visibility is below 50 meters) and strictly enforced. Here in the US we are clueless about the use of fogs. How many Audis and Land Rovers have you driven behind that had their rear fogs on and you were tempted to throw a rock at them .
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It seems that only one person in this thread has any idea what a fog light is. What the OP apparently wants is a light that he can turn on with his low beams - and that would be a violation of FMVSS 108 which only allows for one lighting unit on each side of the front of the car - which is the reason that the manufacturer doesn't pre-wire it for that.

The LEDs would make terrible fogs - wrong beam shape, wrong location and wrong color.


If I confused you by saying come on at the same time as low beams I meant with a switch and or relay as fogs do I know they are not ideal for fogs just like the look of them
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If you hate being ticketed for anything except speeding, come to Oregon. Cops let people run here with limo tint (max legal is 50% VLT), burnt out headlights, high beams on 24/7, no brake lights, blacked out brake lights, light bars running on streets at night blinding other drivers. You could drive a tank on the roads and blow every car you see up and they wouldn't pull you over. I'm sure they wouldn't mind you using fog lights "improperly", even if they're 10kW lasers that incinerate whatever is in your path.

oh and don't forget the people who drive at 8:30 at night when it's nearly dark out, in the rain, without headlights. They never get in trouble either.
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If you hate being ticketed for anything except speeding, come to Oregon. Cops let people run here with limo tint (max legal is 50% VLT), burnt out headlights, high beams on 24/7, no brake lights, blacked out brake lights, light bars running on streets at night blinding other drivers. You could drive a tank on the roads and blow every car you see up and they wouldn't pull you over. I'm sure they wouldn't mind you using fog lights "improperly", even if they're 10kW lasers that incinerate whatever is in your path.

oh and don't forget the people who drive at 8:30 at night when it's nearly dark out, in the rain, without headlights. They never get in trouble either.
My biggest beef is with lifted trucks. Probably they're everywhere in OR like they are in CA. It's my understanding that they're not legal because of bumper height restrictions. And yet cops never pull them over and ticket them.

It bothers me because bumper height restrictions are specifically put in place to enhance safety -- if every car is designed to accept impacts at a known range of heights, then they can design the cars more safely. But these jackasses who lift their trucks are foiling this system and making their trucks much more unsafe to everyone else on the road, just so that they can feel like their penis is bigger.

I got pulled over by a motorcycle cop once when I was on my bicycle for running a red light when no one was around (hey, if I'm on a bike, I'm not slowing down unnecessarily, and on a bicycle you have PLENTY of time to assess the traffic intersection before you get to the light). I begrudgingly accepted the ticket but asked that the cop do me a favor and start ticketing lifted trucks for bumper/headlight height violations. He just kind of laughed.

Which brings me to my next pet peeve: cops who don't actually care about public safety. Thanks for sucking on the public teat while not giving a shi** man!
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So I was looking at switching the drl leds into fog lights and I noticed the relay for the fog light was already in place then I looked for the wire to plug the switch in but it doesn't seem to be where it is supposed to be picture below is where the fog light instructions say the wait is but it's not there on my sport any one know where it is located or if it's there at all
Here is a link to the SubiSpeed plug and play Harness Kit for only $20... Hope this helps...

http://www.subispeed.com/olm-night-harness-kit-for-oem-drls-2017-impreza-sport#.XGxv8h5OkwA
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I hope it didnt take him 2 years to figure this out. From the grave...
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I installed the Subispeed harness a week ago today. The best $20 I ever spent. It's super easy once you know what to do. The GT/GK Impreza forum really helped with pics and a diagram, but now I could pretty much do it with my eyes closed. Feel free to ask me here or PM if you plan on doing this upgrade, which everyone should.

I also installed Diode Dynamics SL1 LEDs in my halogens and they look perfect with the DRLs.
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