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Old 07-03-2016, 02:44 PM   #401
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So which part number is the correct one for the 15+ Base STI without the auto on/off feature? Trying to source the correct one since there's two LED headlights listed with one being $20 more.
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Old 09-09-2016, 02:46 PM   #402
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its the same thing i did when i had a genesis coupe r-spec version. swapped in the lights from the track model and boom they worked! just had to manually adjust the lights since the car was in a wreck but other then that easy!
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Old 09-29-2016, 02:22 PM   #403
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I haven't followed the thread in a long time. Seems like there's been a lot of info discovered since last year now that used headlights are becoming more available.

I am looking to swap out to WRX limited headlights soon here. Just to be sure, they're a complete plug and play swap. Is there auto leveling features on the limited wrx headlights that I must worry about? If there is, I can still use them and manually adjust correct? The swap will not set off a light on my dash will it?

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Old 09-29-2016, 05:45 PM   #404
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I just replaced my base/premium headlights with the LIMITED/STI headlights this past weekend. You can still manually adjust the headlights; there is a white colored screw that controls the adjustments. It's very easy to access even once the headlights are installed.
Yes, they are 100% plug and play. It's nice to not have any extra wires running through the engine bay that an HID kit requires.
No check engine lights/dash lights or codes show up. These lights are good to go once you plug them in. No issues at all!
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:43 PM   #405
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I just replaced my base/premium headlights with the LIMITED/STI headlights this past weekend. You can still manually adjust the headlights; there is a white colored screw that controls the adjustments. It's very easy to access even once the headlights are installed.
Yes, they are 100% plug and play. It's nice to not have any extra wires running through the engine bay that an HID kit requires.
No check engine lights/dash lights or codes show up. These lights are good to go once you plug them in. No issues at all!
Thanks! Just went back and read 17 pages worth of info. But I appreciate your confirmation.
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Old 11-20-2016, 10:55 PM   #406
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[quote=black06;43968171]I am trying to do the whole led swap with the leveling system. I purchased the main front harness, the dash switch, the headlight ecu and the rear level sensor.... It wasn't cheap... The dash switch doesn't match the plug, and I can't find a plug for the headlight ecu, it's supposed to be behind the fuse panel on the driver side.. I removed the fuse panel and the relay panel and, nothing. Also can't find the plug for the rear sensor. The only diagram I was able to find shows that it y's off the rear diff temp sensor, I'm pretty sure my wrx doesn't have a rear differential temp sensor (sti only?)
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Just swapped out my base Sti halogens for the limited headlights off a local club racer who is going to drill large holes in my old lights. I'd like to know about any snags you have run into.
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Old 01-05-2017, 01:31 PM   #407
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Has anyone found a retailer selling these units for less than $1500?
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Old 01-08-2017, 10:20 AM   #408
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For the sake of anyone considering dropping their money on this; the IHS rates the LEDs worse even than the Halogens. Moderate for Halogens, poor for LEDs.
http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/veh...x-4-door-sedan

This is for the 2015-2017, I'm betting the redesigned 2018 lights will be much better.
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Old 01-13-2017, 04:06 PM   #409
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For the sake of anyone considering dropping their money on this; the IHS rates the LEDs worse even than the Halogens. Moderate for Halogens, poor for LEDs.
http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/veh...x-4-door-sedan

This is for the 2015-2017, I'm betting the redesigned 2018 lights will be much better.

Maybe I did not read that correctly but what I see in that link is they say the LED are medium and halogen are poor, isn't it?
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Old 01-13-2017, 06:33 PM   #410
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For the sake of anyone considering dropping their money on this; the IHS rates the LEDs worse even than the Halogens. Moderate for Halogens, poor for LEDs.
http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/veh...x-4-door-sedan

This is for the 2015-2017, I'm betting the redesigned 2018 lights will be much better.
I'm seeing marginal for the STI headlights, with poor for the base WRX headlights. Poor is worse than marginal, according to their guide.

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Has anyone found a retailer selling these units for less than $1500?
http://www.subaruautomotiveparts.com...83702&comment= comes out to $1346.22 with shipping for me. They had free shipping not too long ago, and it was $1305 back then.

I considered buying the LED headlights, until I realized that HIDs were better, and cheaper. A complete HID kit with mounting bracket for the projector, as well as an LED C-light, is less than $500 in parts. The install seems pretty straight-forward, with a bunch of good videos out there on how it's done.
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Old 01-24-2017, 03:26 PM   #411
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I have a 2017 WRX premium and would like to pick up a set of the limited headlights. Has the part # changed for my particular model? Looks like it's 84002VA041 and 84002VA051.
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Old 02-22-2017, 12:58 AM   #412
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Maybe I did not read that correctly but what I see in that link is they say the LED are medium and halogen are poor, isn't it?
You are correct. The person that posted earlier is wrong.
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Old 02-22-2017, 03:53 PM   #413
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Interesting results from the IIHS. I thought the led projectors are quite good, slightly shocked to see that they are ranked that low.

Also, went and took a look at the headlight results for the new gen Corolla, I'm shocked that they didn't fail it on the glare test.
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Old 05-02-2017, 10:35 PM   #414
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The LED low-beam lamps are fine, except for illuminating the side of the road as stated by the IIHS.

The left side is not illuminated properly when taking a curve and the right side is only slightly better illuminated versus left side illumination when taking a curve.

Adaptive headlamps will be in place in future models.

So, what does this mean?

Slow down, use the high-beams, or add auxiliary lamps.
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Old 05-13-2017, 02:17 AM   #415
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I have a 2017 WRX premium and would like to pick up a set of the limited headlights. Has the part # changed for my particular model? Looks like it's 84002VA041 and 84002VA051.
These will work. I ordered them for 2017 wrx.
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Old 08-22-2017, 08:52 AM   #416
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Did anyone ever sort out the orange wire at pin 6 on the limited/sti?

I am actually doing this backwards and putting premium lights on my limited. The plan is to retrofit them with HID projectors. I just want to be sure that I wont lose my auto-on.

From the photo the orange wire appears to go through the grommet with the other wires associated with auto-LEVELING. I feel like it may have something to do with sensor feedback of the leveling unit.

I feel like auto on shouldn't have anything to do with a small orange wire at the housing, but I have been wrong plenty of times before...

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Old 08-22-2017, 12:29 PM   #417
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Did anyone ever sort out the orange wire at pin 6 on the limited/sti?

I am actually doing this backwards and putting premium lights on my limited. The plan is to retrofit them with HID projectors. I just want to be sure that I wont lose my auto-on.

From the photo the orange wire appears to go through the grommet with the other wires associated with auto-LEVELING. I feel like it may have something to do with sensor feedback of the leveling unit.

I feel like auto on shouldn't have anything to do with a small orange wire at the housing, but I have been wrong plenty of times before...

Thanks
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You will have problems going from LED housing to the base version, even after your HID retrofit. The wiring harness for the LED is rated a lot lower because of the lower wattage of LEDs versus the halogen housings having a higher gauge wire in the harness.

There are a few instances of a dash light coming up when you do this or a disable light from users on this forum and over at IWSTI. I can find the links if needed.
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Old 08-22-2017, 02:26 PM   #418
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You will have problems going from LED housing to the base version, even after your HID retrofit. The wiring harness for the LED is rated a lot lower because of the lower wattage of LEDs versus the halogen housings having a higher gauge wire in the harness.

There are a few instances of a dash light coming up when you do this or a disable light from users on this forum and over at IWSTI. I can find the links if needed.
Hmm... interesting. I will take whatever you have as far as information on the issue goes. Surely there must be a way to get it working, wouldn't a relay harness take care of it? That way the factory harness would only be serving as a trigger. Perhaps my logic is off...

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Old 08-22-2017, 03:56 PM   #419
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You are correct.
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I'm seeing marginal for the STI headlights, with poor for the base WRX headlights. Poor is worse than marginal, according to their guide.
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Old 08-22-2017, 05:13 PM   #420
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Hmm... interesting. I will take whatever you have as far as information on the issue goes. Surely there must be a way to get it working, wouldn't a relay harness take care of it? That way the factory harness would only be serving as a trigger. Perhaps my logic is off...



~Zac


Your logic is correct, just use a quality relay harness to bypass any factory wiring. I swapped my base halogens for the led limited and when i flipped through the 2015 service manual it looked as if pin 6 was part of the auto beam leveler system. I would imagine in your case you will see 2 different lights on your dash, one for headlight malfunction and another for auto beam leveler malfunction. If you can deal with seeing those lights everyday then you will probably be fine... kind of like the tpms light when you put a set of wheels on without it... just my guess though... you could always unplug your headlights and see what lights show up on the dash then decide from there what you want to do...
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:52 PM   #421
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Hey guys might be off topic.
I have a 2018 Base wrx.
Might be able to source oem 2015 LED headlamp assemblies. I know they physically fit but not sure if the connectors have changed.
Would it still be plug and play?
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