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Old 12-24-2014, 02:19 AM   #26
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This is how it should be done! Not hooked up to brake lights or tail lights
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Old 12-24-2014, 02:27 AM   #27
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This is how it should be done! Not hooked up to brake lights or tail lights

I totally agree, we need a DIY. I wish the OP would give us a hand.
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Old 12-27-2014, 12:10 AM   #28
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So if we go with a relay would the diagram be like this? (don't mind the x y z wire going to relay and so forth since i don't have a pin-out. Used it as a demonstration.)

Can we wire it to the same harness (i have a limited) like Zurcaled did using no relay? I was planning on switching out the OEM 21w 7440 with an LED bulb (they're about 5w), so not worried about blowing any fuses.

So like this???

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Old 01-02-2015, 07:08 PM   #29
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Yea a step by step DIY would be helpful.
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Old 01-02-2015, 09:09 PM   #30
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Yea a step by step DIY would be helpful.

I second that.
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Old 01-02-2015, 10:19 PM   #31
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Ran an independent switch today and it works. I used a test light and no issues.

Used Switch: SPST 16A 125V Illuminated Round Rocker Switch with Red LED - Radioshack


Quick explanation:
Jdm harness has a power and ground.

Grounded to a bolt stud by tail light with a m6 x 1 nut. That's going to be my ground from the harness

Power from harness is going to the front of vehicle. Very easy and took 15 min to run. Take apart the trunk left side lining and run a long wire. Ran underneath the kick panel sills.

Ran the power to the front of the vehicle to fuse panel area. The switch is mounted in the dummy hole to the left of the trunk release.

That switch has 3 prongs: power (fuse), lead (to jdm fog), and ground.

Tapped with ez atm fuse tap into cig lighter 10amp. Used a 5amp fuse for the jdm fog.

Grounded to a metal bolt below steering wheel. It's a 10mm bolt and easy to see once you remove the plastic cover over the fuse panel

Obviously connected the lead to the final (middle) prong.

Used a test power/ground light in the trunk where the wires are and the second I hit the rocker switch, it lit up

Very easy and about hour labor wiring all including taking everything apart.

Hope this helps.









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Old 01-03-2015, 05:02 AM   #32
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Damn any chance there's an aftermarket front foglights install? Want to go from no fogs to fogs


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Old 01-03-2015, 10:18 AM   #33
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Damn any chance there's an aftermarket front foglights install? Want to go from no fogs to fogs


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There are a few routes you can take.
Diode Dynamics sells glass fogs with adapter plugs, or (what I did) can get just the adapter plugs and get 2010 Outback fogs from Rock Auto, relay and switch from an online Subaru site and just cut out the blank spot on the switch panel, the wires and plugs are already there.
Also found out that some 2010? Ford and 2008? Nissan fog lights are the same style.

Also will need 2 screws and clips from Subaru to hold the lights in.

I didn't get the light trim, just popped out the center cover off the big black plastic piece (it is already two pieces)

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Old 01-03-2015, 11:24 AM   #34
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Old 01-04-2015, 10:46 AM   #35
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Is there any chance you can explain how to remove the panel? I've got a '15 WRX and it's go the same panel.
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Old 01-04-2015, 01:04 PM   #36
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Is there any chance you can explain how to remove the panel? I've got a '15 WRX and it's go the same panel.
Herr ya go this should help. How to Install 2012+ Subaru Impreza Factory OEM F: http://youtu.be/m0-zZXS0k88

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Old 01-04-2015, 01:06 PM   #37
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Damn any chance there's an aftermarket front foglights install? Want to go from no fogs to fogs


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This link will also be useful for you! Good luck! How to Install 2012+ Subaru Impreza Factory OEM F: http://youtu.be/m0-zZXS0k88

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Old 01-04-2015, 07:08 PM   #38
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Is there any chance you can explain how to remove the panel? I've got a '15 WRX and it's go the same panel.
Just push from the back after opening the fuse block door below it (I think, did it about 8 months ago )

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Old 10-09-2015, 02:26 AM   #39
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Ran an independent switch today and it works. I used a test light and no issues.

Used Switch: SPST 16A 125V Illuminated Round Rocker Switch with Red LED - Radioshack


Quick explanation:
Jdm harness has a power and ground.

Grounded to a bolt stud by tail light with a m6 x 1 nut. That's going to be my ground from the harness

Power from harness is going to the front of vehicle. Very easy and took 15 min to run. Take apart the trunk left side lining and run a long wire. Ran underneath the kick panel sills.

Ran the power to the front of the vehicle to fuse panel area. The switch is mounted in the dummy hole to the left of the trunk release.

That switch has 3 prongs: power (fuse), lead (to jdm fog), and ground.

Tapped with ez atm fuse tap into cig lighter 10amp. Used a 5amp fuse for the jdm fog.

Grounded to a metal bolt below steering wheel. It's a 10mm bolt and easy to see once you remove the plastic cover over the fuse panel

Obviously connected the lead to the final (middle) prong.

Used a test power/ground light in the trunk where the wires are and the second I hit the rocker switch, it lit up

Very easy and about hour labor wiring all including taking everything apart.

Hope this helps.









Where did you get that switch and how did you get it to fit so well?
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Old 04-18-2017, 06:11 PM   #40
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Zurcaled,

Hello, I would like to know if it is possible to adapt your layout to a 2015 STi. I have the fog light assembly installed already. However, I don't want to use it as an additional brake light, I want to use it as intended... A rear fog. I tried to drop you an email but got an error. Do you have another email?

Any help you may provide me will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


Damn! I just saw this, sorry for the real late reply. My new email is: [email protected]
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Old 04-18-2017, 06:14 PM   #41
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Oh, my bad I see now. Good job nice and clean install.
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Old 04-19-2017, 01:48 PM   #42
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Damn! I just saw this, sorry for the real late reply. My new email is: [email protected]
No worries. I'll drop you a email today.
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Old 09-24-2017, 05:02 PM   #43
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... really appreciate this thread, just finished installing for our 5 dr! ordred the switch from 86speed, the switch wont fit the 2016 impreza panel so had to relocate and use the slot below

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Old 11-06-2022, 11:23 AM   #44
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I want to do something like this, but that switch on the panel is for a front fog light not rear fog.

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