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Old 05-19-2017, 08:44 AM   #1026
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Salvi, on the trip knob, press it quickly twice, then it will show ILL.5 on the right LCD. Use the control knob, twisting it to the left to dimm the cluster illumination. After setting, standby a few seconds, and the setting will be confirmed, and the cluster will turn back to full brightness.

Once that is set, everytime you turn on the car, it will come up with full brightness, and when you turn on the lights, the cluster will dimm to your illumination settings.

Let me know if that works for you, otherwise, I'll post some pictures or even a video.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:29 AM   #1027
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Marcel, I've tried that as well, but it doesn't work. Which year STI cluster do you have?
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:34 AM   #1028
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My cluster comes from a 2004 jdm sti. I'll try to record a video later to show.
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:06 PM   #1029
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I'm wondering if the JDM STI is different then the usdm one. Anyone here have a USDM 04 STI cluster that has the manual dimmer setting working? If so, how did you achieve this?
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Old 05-20-2017, 10:11 AM   #1030
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There you go, check if that match for you
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Old 05-22-2017, 11:40 AM   #1031
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Yeah, mine doesn't do that. It just goes from A to B and that's it. I wondering if the other people mentioning that it worked for them had an 05+ STI cluster instead.
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Old 05-23-2017, 11:37 AM   #1032
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Can anyone explain the below post? I understand that he's connecting the dimmer lever cables directly to the cluster. Someone asked why he didn't just spliced the wires from the cluster instead of cutting them and he mentions that one wire carries 5v. Where is it getting the 5v that he had to cut the wires? Does anyone have the wiring diagrams for just the dimmer?


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first thing you want to do is gather parts your going to need.

2 pins w/ wire to put into the b20 and b22 in your cluster.

2 blade connectors (optional, you could solder)

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optional steps
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you will have to choose if you want the center consol contols to dim or not. you can either wire them to be their brightest, dimmest, or use a switch to contoll them seperate.

so choose if you want to grab a switch or solder them


1st.
take the cluster out, then grab the B clip and plug in the 2 pins one in b22 and one in b20. run those down to the steering colum.

now take the bottom of you steering colum apart(there is one screw on the under side of the plastic. unscrew it then pull it away from the colum.
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next look for the plug that goes into the headlight switch

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now flip the plug over. and you should see where it says 17 on one cornner and 9 on the other. this are the marking the wires in the plug. so start at 9 and move over to the number 11 an 12.

clip them and leave room for a wire connector to go on them. then connect 12 to b22 and 11 to b20

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great job with that part now the dimmer works!!! if you turn it to max bright and it dimms then your wires are backwards, fix it.

now for the other side of the wires you clipped. this is where you can use a switch or not.

1st option: dont connect just tape both side then your done. the center consol will be at the lowest setting but its still very visible.

2nd option: connect them, now the're at the brightest setting which isnt all that bright in a subaru.

3rd option connect a switch between the two wires and then you can choose when its bright or not.

i did the 2nd choise


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agin with the video of this sweet hotness in action....

http://media.putfile.com/sti-cluster...dimmer-working
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Old 05-23-2017, 01:28 PM   #1033
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Hi guys and gals. I have a 2004 usdm sti cluster and the wiring harness the connects to the dash harness.

I would like to install it into my 2004 usdm forester xt manual "6spd"

I need to find the wiring diagrams for both ends of the harnesses of both car to decide what my best option is for the swap.

Any input would be great.

Im going to do some more research on things for myself as I have some free time.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-25-2017, 11:50 AM   #1034
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Some good info here, I wanted to bring this back from the dead as a read through...

Im on page 23 now. lol Now I just need to find the diagram for a 2004 usdm forester xt manual.

I also have the cluster harness that connects to the dash harness. Not sure if it would be easier to use for my swap. I need to find diagrams for both the 2004 usdm sti and my 04 usdm fxt manual. "Both ends of the cluster harnesses would be amazing.

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^^^ What he said. Here is 2004 ~ 2006 comparison for the 3 plugs, B + C are the same.

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Old 05-29-2017, 07:29 AM   #1035
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I'm wondering if the JDM STI is different then the usdm one.
I'm wondering this too. As far as I know, the only difference I can think of is the 180KM speedo on the JDM. Everything is should be the same i.e. sweep ceremony, beeper etc. I've gone through the whole thread to double check but can't get a definite answer. Don't really want to fork out the extra $$$ for a JDM.

If anyone knows any other difference between the USDM and JDM V8 STI cluster, please let us know.
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Old 06-01-2017, 06:30 PM   #1036
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I just put in a 05 STI cluster into my 05 WRX and all the info I have collected isn't the same.

When I put it in there was no constant buzzing, the DCCD light was off, the rear diff light was on, and my OTS was reading 122 degrees. I grounded B4 for the rear diff and it didn't do anything so I just taped the back of the cluster. My OTS still reads 122 degrees. I have auto HVAC so do you guys thing the cluster I got is busted?
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Old 06-01-2017, 07:36 PM   #1037
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Thank you for the valuable information on this thread (a bit messy). I swapped a 2002 STI TYPE RA JDM cluster to a 2007 EDM WRX, everything worked except for the abs warning light which was solved with the relay to invert signal polarity.
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