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Old 11-16-2017, 11:41 AM   #1
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It's stupid that I have to ask this but I really am out of clue.

My car didn't come with fog lights but all Imprezas come with pre-wired for fog lights so it's simple plug and play.

Everything went well except for the final switch. I don't want to spend $50 for a switch and there are ton of cheaper options on ebay, etc. But what I don't know is, how to figure out if they will fit the OEM harness?

This is what the OEM harness (male) looks like.




https://www.google.ca/url?sa=i&rct=j...10932674478283



This is what the switch (female) should look like.


https://www.google.ca/url?sa=i&rct=j...10932674478283

Is there a standard name for this opening so I can buy the right sized switch?
Thanks!!
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Old 11-16-2017, 11:43 AM   #2
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Old 11-17-2017, 08:25 AM   #3
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Yeah, the switch is expensive, but it's easiest to just buck up and get the switch. You'll be glad you did.

I converted my non-fogged impreza, and If you do the Winjet housings, dremel out the foglight bezels, do the OEM switch & relay, and some ebay H11 coversion wires, and dremel out the instrument panel bezel instead of buying a new one, the total price can't be beat.

Most likely, any ebay switch you find isn't going to plug directly to the subaru harness, and anyway it won't fit into the dash bezel properly, and will look janky.
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Old 11-18-2017, 09:24 PM   #4
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Yeah, the switch is expensive, but it's easiest to just buck up and get the switch. You'll be glad you did.

I converted my non-fogged impreza, and If you do the Winjet housings, dremel out the foglight bezels, do the OEM switch & relay, and some ebay H11 coversion wires, and dremel out the instrument panel bezel instead of buying a new one, the total price can't be beat.

Most likely, any ebay switch you find isn't going to plug directly to the subaru harness, and anyway it won't fit into the dash bezel properly, and will look janky.
This is exactly what I'm doing and I got everything else done but was stuck with finding a switch. I guess I'm ordering a new switch. Might get a vds switch instead of fog since they are easier to find. Thanks!!
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Ordered everything needed for fog lights from " general motors parts online " . Best prices I found online .
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It's stupid that I have to ask this but I really am out of clue.

My car didn't come with fog lights but all Imprezas come with pre-wired for fog lights so it's simple plug and play.

Everything went well except for the final switch. I don't want to spend $50 for a switch and there are ton of cheaper options on ebay, etc. But what I don't know is, how to figure out if they will fit the OEM harness?

This is what the OEM harness (male) looks like.




https://www.google.ca/url?sa=i&rct=j...10932674478283



This is what the switch (female) should look like.


https://www.google.ca/url?sa=i&rct=j...10932674478283

Is there a standard name for this opening so I can buy the right sized switch?
Thanks!!
Always beware of eBay purchases.
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