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Old 09-04-2007, 01:36 PM   #26
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I love 'em.

When I'm on a dark highway, but there's on-coming traffic, I can't run with my high beams on..

But, a flick of the switch, it'll raise the heads up just enough to illuminate all the signs down the road.. quite amazing.

I will be burried with my xenon setup!!
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Old 09-05-2007, 08:04 AM   #27
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I just got the leveling motors working in my 06, and it is fantastic. Thanks to Wagons_ho! for rigging up the harness. It is nice on dark roads to be able to raise the lighting and not have to run the brights. It also just looks cool.
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Old 09-05-2007, 08:09 AM   #28
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^^ Did you put the motors on stock WRX lights? Jezzy mentioned it would take some modification.
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Old 09-05-2007, 04:07 PM   #29
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no I did the full sti swap. the sti lights are fully plug and play on 06/07 except for the leveling, which has to be custom wired.
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Old 09-05-2007, 04:49 PM   #30
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I did the TSX swap in my stock WRX lights, and I have a set of motors and a switch that I want to put on them.
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Old 09-05-2007, 05:32 PM   #31
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Hmm.. might be a big job.. it's do-able I'm sure.. but.. once you start, you can't go back!
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Old 09-08-2007, 11:49 PM   #32
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anyone figure out the wire schematic on the 04-05 levelers? Need to find out the power and right and left hand wires that go from the leveler switch to the motor harness and which are the 12v constant and acc.
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Old 09-09-2007, 12:31 AM   #33
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anyone figure out the wire schematic on the 04-05 levelers? Need to find out the power and right and left hand wires that go from the leveler switch to the motor harness and which are the 12v constant and acc.
Here are the schematics I found on IWSTI, top of post #3 in this thread:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1318624
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:56 AM   #34
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Hey Jeezy.....

I just got my 07 STI headlights today, booooooooya

Now its time for the install, and then to buy the leveling switch, find plugs and do all the wiring. I read that you got your leveling plugs from a Nissan...what model, year???
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:45 AM   #35
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Hey Jeezy.....

I just got my 07 STI headlights today, booooooooya

Now its time for the install, and then to buy the leveling switch, find plugs and do all the wiring. I read that you got your leveling plugs from a Nissan...what model, year???
Nice !

Search the for sale forums in the "PARTING OUT" section for 06-07 STI's and get yourself the leveling switch used and hopefully you can get the plug also that plugs into the back of the switch.

Maybe even find the plugs that plug into the leveling motors!

I honestly can't remember what model/year Nissan it was. I know it was a Nissan Maxima, a model that either had leveling motors or HID.. but, now that I remember correctly, I managed to buy a 1/2 harness from an 06 STI that had the plugs for the leveling motors.

I got the nissan harness from hidplanet's forums.. and it had the plugs I needed for my HID ballasts.
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Old 09-12-2007, 01:16 AM   #36
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i just want to level my HIDs i put in my 07 wrx. non sti. how can i do that? ive searched everywhere ten diff ways. scoobymods and here doesnt have any help for me. any of u guys know how to Aim the projectors higher? my driver side beam (backwards L) is wayyy too low. and my lights barely shine out far enuff. anyone know how to AIM stock 07 projectors? plz someone help. PM or email me or post here
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Old 09-12-2007, 12:02 PM   #37
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You'll see near the middle of the headlight (on the top), looking down towards the ground.. there's a hole large enough to insert a Philips (star) screw driver into.

Put it in, and turn, you'll see the projector move up or down, depending on which way your turning.
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Old 09-12-2007, 12:26 PM   #38
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man, this is such a PITA, i keep searching and searching for a damn leveler plug and switch plug with no luck guess i will just have to solder directly lame

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Old 09-12-2007, 03:21 PM   #39
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ya I can't find any plugs either, I'ma search some new Nissan's like Jeezy did and hope to get lucky there. I did the radio shack thing and that didn't turn up anything!
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Old 09-12-2007, 03:22 PM   #40
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You'll see near the middle of the headlight (on the top), looking down towards the ground.. there's a hole large enough to insert a Philips (star) screw driver into.

Put it in, and turn, you'll see the projector move up or down, depending on which way your turning.

would u be able to get me a pic? of exactly what yer talking about? please
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Old 09-12-2007, 04:01 PM   #41
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I got my the plug and leveling switch from a STI partout. I had been in contact with George (wagons_ho) about him making a harness, because he has access to the leveler plugs. His harness worked perfectly, only ahd to splice 1 wire for switch illumination. You may want to contact him, as he may have been able to ID the switch plug off of mine. His website is chaiofangimports.com
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Old 09-12-2007, 04:43 PM   #42
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man, this is such a PITA, i keep searching and searching for a damn leveler plug and switch plug with no luck guess i will just have to solder directly lame

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Yep. Pretty hard to run across. I simply soldered it to the switch. Easy, and free. =)

The lever plug came from a STI partout. I was able to cut the plugs off the 1/2 engine bay harness I bought. Yes. I paid 40$+ for 3-4 feet of engine harness/headlight harness for 2 plugs.. but then again, I'm nuts.
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Old 09-12-2007, 04:46 PM   #43
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would u be able to get me a pic? of exactly what yer talking about? please
Sure, just to let you know that this is a thead for leveling motor installation and your questions should be asked (or searched!) in the electrical/lighting forum =)

So, open your hood. You'll see the rad support beam that runs from the LH to the RH of the car. Your headlights screw to this. Now, look at the rad support metal just above your headlight (near the middle of your headlight) and you'll see a hole. you can put a philips screw driver down this hole, and it will turn the following cog to raise/lower your headlights :

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Old 09-12-2007, 04:49 PM   #44
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ya I can't find any plugs either, I'ma search some new Nissan's like Jeezy did and hope to get lucky there. I did the radio shack thing and that didn't turn up anything!
Ya, I'll have to clarify what I got from a Nissan harness. I bought a nissan maxima headlight harnesses, just so I can cut off the plugs that clip into our STI (also Nissan) HID ballasts. Thats all I used the nissan harness for.

I bought a half engine bay harness from a scrapped 06 STI, which provided me with the 2 leveling motor plugs.

So figure, for the 4 plugs above, cost me about 50-60$.. Yes.. 50-60$ for 4 friggin plastic plugs !
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Old 09-12-2007, 05:09 PM   #45
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ooooooooh ok, so you used the Nissan harness for the ballast plugs and NOT the leveling plugs. Ok that makes sense now. Glad I didn't waste time searching for leveling plugs at Nissan dealers late at nite in my ski mask



verdee: Thanks soooooo much for the link to his website. Looks like he's got the STI leveling mod down pat! I'ma e-mail him and see if he can build a 3plug harness for me. It looks like he has a 6 plug for the earlier STIs but not the 3plug. Hopefully he can build it for not too much $$$
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Sure, just to let you know that this is a thead for leveling motor installation and your questions should be asked (or searched!) in the electrical/lighting forum =)

So, open your hood. You'll see the rad support beam that runs from the LH to the RH of the car. Your headlights screw to this. Now, look at the rad support metal just above your headlight (near the middle of your headlight) and you'll see a hole. you can put a philips screw driver down this hole, and it will turn the following cog to raise/lower your headlights :


thanks. yea i tried searching and no luck. till now. i tried that cog, im guessing it takes alot of turns to get it right. thanks for the help tho.
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Old 09-13-2007, 08:56 PM   #47
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Just in case anyone was looking for one .. (this is a 04-05 switch and plug), not for my howto mentioned above.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...4#post19366544

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Old 09-15-2007, 12:23 AM   #48
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hey Jezzy...do you have that switch in you6 06? I thought the new switches(06/07) is a roller up n down type of switch?



My more important question...

I tried installing my new 07 sti headlights today and they didn't work I thought they were just plug n play. I plugged the big headlight plug in, mounted them up, and got nothing from the projector lamps(both sides). But weirdly enough ALL of the other lights worked on BOTH of the headlamps. What am I missing?????
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Old 09-15-2007, 10:28 AM   #49
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hey Jezzy...do you have that switch in you6 06? I thought the new switches(06/07) is a roller up n down type of switch?



My more important question...

I tried installing my new 07 sti headlights today and they didn't work I thought they were just plug n play. I plugged the big headlight plug in, mounted them up, and got nothing from the projector lamps(both sides). But weirdly enough ALL of the other lights worked on BOTH of the headlamps. What am I missing?????
Your correct.. that switch I have for sale is NOT for our 2006+ cars. It's for the 04-05 model. I have a roller type in mine.

And for 07 STI headlights, good question.. I heard some guys are having problems installing 07 STI headlights.. I think they changed up the wiring that goes to the ballast that powers up your HID's.

On my other 06 headlights, I cutoff the H7 plug that was originally there, and used those 2 wires and ran them to the ballast for power. Works perfectly.

On this car, I got a headlight harness from xenondepot.com, It connects to my battery and comes with relays and fuses, that connects to each ballast to provide power. I'm infact running my 06 STI headlights using these 'aftermarket headlight power harnesses'.. they're fantastic!

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Old 09-28-2007, 02:16 AM   #50
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I have 2000 plugs for the lights and the switch in my hands. Not cheap by any stretch of the imagination.
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