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Old 08-17-2016, 08:02 PM   #1
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Default What Did You Do To Your Crosstrek Today?

Let's get an ongoing thread here.

Today, I rewired my dogs as the DRL's. This allows the fog lights to function as DRL's, as well as functioning normally when the headlights are switched on.

To do this, you simply climb under the passenger side of the car, remove the splash guard, pull the plug out of this little metal box:



Then I used T-Taps to connect the green wire off that plug to the white and black wire on the fog light plug. Then taped it all up.



Full disclosure, I have replaced my fog lights with Baja Designs Squadrons, and my stock fog light wiring is the trigger for the relay to power the lights. The light pull more power than the stocks, so this was the safest way to wire them. So with that said, I was able to still use the white/black wire from the plug, but then tape everything up and zip tie it way out of the way. Your fog plug will need to be plugged back into the fog light to function properly.

I will get pics of the lights functioning later. It's not an easy task when you have a CVT...


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Nice work!


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I was really on-board with doing this mod, but now I think I want try to run the boomerang lights as DRL's instead of the fogs. At the same time also upgrade the boomerang lights to brighter/ whiter LED's.

I guess I will just need to run a longer splice from the green wire on the DRL to the boomerang light (black wire? I haven't looked yet) instead of the fog.
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I was really on-board with doing this mod, but now I think I want try to run the boomerang lights as DRL's instead of the fogs. At the same time also upgrade the boomerang lights to brighter/ whiter LED's.

I guess I will just need to run a longer splice from the green wire on the DRL to the boomerang light (black wire? I haven't looked yet) instead of the fog.


I do believe the process is the same. However, I know I'd be hard pressed to find a small 194 style LED that I would find to be sufficiently bright for a DRL. Diode Dynamics makes a great bulb, and I think they'd have the brightest available.

Before going through all the trouble of running the wire up to the boomerangs, you could unplug the DRL at the box, and then turn on your parking lights. This would give you an idea of the output.


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I do believe the process is the same. However, I know I'd be hard pressed to find a small 194 style LED that I would find to be sufficiently bright for a DRL. Diode Dynamics makes a great bulb, and I think they'd have the brightest available.

Before going through all the trouble of running the wire up to the boomerangs, you could unplug the DRL at the box, and then turn on your parking lights. This would give you an idea of the output.


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Good idea. If they're not bright enough I might to boomerang + fogs as drl's
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I plasti Dipped my wheels today!

I attempted the wheels on method.

Setp 1: wrapped trash bag around brakes.
Step 2: I applied coconut oil around the wheel on the tire for a release agent.
I didnt want to buy xtra stuff that would sit.
Step 3: washed wheels vigorously. I washed with de greaser wiped dry
wiped with alcohol wipe then wiped dry again.
Step 4: I applied the first coat and let it dry 25-30 mins
Step 5: I applied 5 more coats and after each coat I rolled the car forward
to get different angles and the bottom part of the wheel.

Step 6: I peeled the plasti dip off the tires then brushed off the excess. It
came off fairly easy.

I also plasti sipped my headlights.

I taped off around the light and masked off the top area to dip.
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Wow. You did a very, VERY nice job. I attempted to dip my grille the other day. Turned out less than stellar... I envy your dip skills.


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Wow. You did a very, VERY nice job. I attempted to dip my grille the other day. Turned out less than stellar... I envy your dip skills.


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Thanks for the props!
We shall see after 6 months! lol

Did you remove the grille? Yeah its a son of a B*&^%.
I took all the pieces out of the grille. Its hard for me to
just spray light the first coat I always want to blast it.
Then waiting 25-30 mins between coats! yeah I feel the your pain.
I attempted to do my rear emblems and it was probably
less than your less than stellar lol. Its redo for sure.
I didnt coat them enough so they didnt have full coverage.
When I peeled them some of the letters came up too and
I noticed that it was hard to peel up the dip around the letters.
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Old 08-19-2016, 03:28 AM   #10
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Default What Did You Do To Your Crosstrek Today?

DRL's only:


DRL's and Parking Lights:


Headlights Only:


Headlights with Fog Lights:


Everything I Can:


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