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Old 10-24-2014, 09:36 PM   #151
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Planning on doing this tomorrow. Can someone tell me if I need to tap both the left and right side fog lights? I.e. make 2 of the wire taps. Thanks!
Nope, just one (passenger side by the resistor). Sorry I didn't get back to your PM.
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Old 10-24-2014, 09:48 PM   #152
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No worries. Thanks!
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Old 12-02-2014, 03:38 PM   #153
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can anyone confirm the stock wiring gauge?

it seems like this mod is being done with several different gauges.
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Old 12-13-2014, 01:13 PM   #154
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I just did this on my 2015 STI an these instructions definitely helped. I did it from underneath the car. I also did it directly only with one vampire connector, no extra wire.
Something I didn't know and wondered about was, this single mod works for both left and right top and bottom lights.

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Old 01-16-2015, 10:42 PM   #155
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Excellent mod, great write up! Easiest upgrade to date... Just finished doing it on my 14 Impreza Limited Wagon. No issues, wire colors all the same. Thanks for the info!
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:18 AM   #156
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Thanks OP and all contributors to this thread.

I found it easiest to access the location with my bumper completely off (while installing hella supertones) however saw that you can easily do the mod from below by removing some of the plastic fasteners.
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:13 PM   #157
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Followed this step by step. Very simple instructions, so it would be hard to deviate. But for some reason it's not working. Fogs will only come on when headlights are powered. I do have HID fogs. So extra wires down there. But same procedure would still apply, right? Any help is appreciated.
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Old 02-22-2015, 08:37 PM   #158
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Followed this step by step. Very simple instructions, so it would be hard to deviate. But for some reason it's not working. Fogs will only come on when headlights are powered. I do have HID fogs. So extra wires down there. But same procedure would still apply, right? Any help is appreciated.

I've got HID fogs as well, just did this mod today. It's the exact same procedure and turned out great.

I was too lazy to remove the intake or pull the front bumper, so doing the wiring from underneath the car was a b*tch. Easy enough though.

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Old 03-04-2015, 12:52 PM   #159
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Delete, my question was answered by the above HID post
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Old 03-04-2015, 12:57 PM   #160
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Regardless of it being daytime or not, projectors or not, having high beams as DRL's will blind oncoming drivers...
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Old 03-05-2015, 10:22 AM   #161
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Regardless of it being daytime or not, projectors or not, having high beams as DRL's will blind oncoming drivers...
When i used the term "high beams" i meant the lights in the high beam location.

With a bixenon projector, they will act as low beams and not blind on coming traffic if adjusted properly.

When i activate the high beam switch, that will drop the solenoid and scatter the light <--- that will blind people.

for DRL that would just be low beams running in the high beam location
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:11 PM   #162
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Did it through the side vent took me like 5 mins. I didn't use any extra wire and only used one vampire clip. Came out great! Thank you OP for this DIY!

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Old 05-29-2015, 08:23 AM   #163
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Followed this step by step. Very simple instructions, so it would be hard to deviate. But for some reason it's not working. Fogs will only come on when headlights are powered. I do have HID fogs. So extra wires down there. But same procedure would still apply, right? Any help is appreciated.
I'm having the same issue (except with stock fog lights). Daylight running lights are off but fog lights are also off unless low beams are on (with fog lights switched on). Any suggestions?

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Old 05-29-2015, 11:17 AM   #164
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Not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet but in Oregon I know for a fact it is illegal to drive with your fog lights on when other vehicles are present ( Fog lights are supposed to be treated as a high beam, I think this also applies in WA )

Will you get a ticket? probably not. Its just one of those BS excuses to pull you over. Check your state laws. I have been pulled over two times for it!
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Old 06-01-2015, 10:45 PM   #165
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Not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet but in Oregon I know for a fact it is illegal to drive with your fog lights on when other vehicles are present ( Fog lights are supposed to be treated as a high beam, I think this also applies in WA )

Will you get a ticket? probably not. Its just one of those BS excuses to pull you over. Check your state laws. I have been pulled over two times for it!
That's very strange... Why would they treat a fog light as a high beam? It's mounted 8" off the ground, and is only on with the low beams.
States are weird with traffic laws...
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Old 06-01-2015, 11:30 PM   #166
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Lol, sucks for people that have factory fogs as DRLs.
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Old 06-02-2015, 12:45 AM   #167
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Not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet but in Oregon I know for a fact it is illegal to drive with your fog lights on when other vehicles are present ( Fog lights are supposed to be treated as a high beam, I think this also applies in WA )

Will you get a ticket? probably not. Its just one of those BS excuses to pull you over. Check your state laws. I have been pulled over two times for it!
Shouldn't apply in Washington as far as I can tell. Looking at RCW 46.37.180 and 46.37.220 it would seem to be fine.

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=46.37.180
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=46.37.220

For Oregon there was definitely some rules against it, though I did find some differentiation between fog lights and DRLs (4th paragraph)
http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/COMM/Pages/nr14111002.aspx

But the actual statute says you can't modify the wiring:
http://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/816.060

Bottom line is we're all probably in some grey area of legality by doing this mod, just sounds like Oregon is more of a stickler about it.

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Old 06-02-2015, 06:41 AM   #168
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I just did this on my 2015 STI an these instructions definitely helped. I did it from underneath the car. I also did it directly only with one vampire connector, no extra wire.
I just did the same thing, for the 2015 you need the Green wire from the DRL relay and the White wire from the fog light connected, one vampire connector, then you have both DRL and fogs active, or unplug the DRL relay connection, and your fogs are the sole DRL, but still function the same as fog lights when your low beams are on (and yes, you can shut them off on the steering wheel light switch normally if you want).

I do suggest you disconnect the DRL relay FIRST, mine for some reason was almost impossible to separate and it made it worse to have the vampire connect and extra wires all there. I had to remove the connector from the frame of the car (the white plastic clips push from the back to get it separate from the frame) and work on it a bit to finally get it separated.

Works great with my OLM Gen 2 fog light bulbs, now the 6000k White/blue DRL is much better and modern looking (and the high beam is now only a high beam, so no more yellow DRL).

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Old 06-13-2015, 09:32 PM   #169
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Got bored today, so I decided to do the mod, very easy and good instructions so thank you for that. I do have a question, if i plug the resistor back in would that mean that the foglights and the highbeams would both be the drl and if so is it gonna overwork the wiring system causing it to melt or fry out because its running to many things.
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Old 06-22-2015, 03:14 PM   #170
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Hi. Sorry for the nubby question, but what kind of wires / vampire taps should I buy for this?



I'm actually at Walmart right now and this is what I could find.

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I went with the direct one-connector method as a few others above. I used a red connector; the guy from auto zone said either red or blue would work. I had to buy a LED resistor set in order to get vampire taps that let both wired slide through.

At first I tested them in the ignition on position without actually turning the car over (the air box was taken out) and the dang lights didn't work! Disheartened, I turned the engine over and lo and behold, LIGHT!!



I hope the connections don't break, or else it'd be a PITA to redo. I recommend small connectors if you're going to do the direct approach. Honestly the two-connector plus extra wire would have been easier imo.

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Old 08-24-2015, 09:13 AM   #171
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Please help!!! I am a newbie here, I screw up when I tried this mod over the weekend with my 2011 WRX. I accidentally connected both black and white wires with the green.

Both DRL and Fog Light are not working when I reassemble back to original set up. I checked the fuse and light bulbs. They are in good condition. Please let me know what should I do?

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Old 08-24-2015, 09:22 AM   #172
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If you used vampire clips, you probably severed one or more of the wires even if the sheathing looks fine. Fix the damaged wires.
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Old 08-24-2015, 03:11 PM   #173
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Thanks TenaciousZ. Yes, that's what I used. Let me try to rewire it. Hopefully it will do the trick.
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Old 09-16-2015, 08:20 PM   #174
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How you accessed this? I want to try this but nervous. All stock lights in the front. Thanks!


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Did it through the side vent took me like 5 mins. I didn't use any extra wire and only used one vampire clip. Came out great! Thank you OP for this DIY!
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Old 09-19-2015, 08:56 AM   #175
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Did this last night in about 15 minutes. Thanks for the write-up.

Got the car up on a lift at work and used one vampire clip without any extra wire. Looks great with my 3000k LED fog light bulbs.
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