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Old 05-06-2013, 11:25 AM   #1
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Hey all, I'm Chad and I live in northern Maine on the U.S./Canada border.

I just bought a Crosstrek back in April and I love the car so far. I have owned a many cars and this is my 4th Subaru. My past Subys have been a 2002 Impreza Wagon, 2007 Legacy SE, 2009 Forester Limited and now a XV Crosstrek Limited.

I am a mobile electronics and computer tech. I tend to mod my cars in regards to lighting and such. In fact, I have already added a red ambient lighting LED in the overhead map light cluster. Many cars I have owned either came with or I added them; My Forester had a blue LED. I have also converted my front park lights to LED and replaced my low beam with an HID kit in 35w 4500k. I will post some of my mods in the near future when I have more time.

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Old 05-06-2013, 11:28 AM   #2
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Welcome to the Club Chad! Hope the crosstrek has been treating you well so far!
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:54 PM   #3
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Welcome to the club! Good to know that you have expertise in the lighting area. I like the idea of the red map light. Maybe you can post some details on this so others can do it as well. It seems simple enough.
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Welcome, Chad! Sounds like you may be the go-to guy for lighting questions as I know there are a few threads floating around in regards to interior LED and the likes.

Thank you for signing up and I can't wait to see pics of the Crosstrek.
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Hey all, I'm Chad and I live in northern Maine on the U.S./Canada border.

I just bought a Crosstrek back in April and I love the car so far. I have owned a many cars and this is my 4th Subaru. My past Subys have been a 2002 Impreza Wagon, 2007 Legacy SE, 2009 Forester Limited and now a XV Crosstrek Limited.

I am a mobile electronics and computer tech. I tend to mod my cars in regards to lighting and such. In fact, I have already added a red ambient lighting LED in the overhead map light cluster. Many cars I have owned either came with or I added them; My Forester had a blue LED. I have also converted my front park lights to LED and replaced my low beam with an HID kit in 35w 4500k. I will post some of my mods in the near future when I have more time.

Best Regards to everyone!

- Chad
I hope you did that properly with HID-specific headlight housings (The Canadian market supposedly has them)...

Other than that, welcome to the club! I hope to someday modify some lighting on my future XV so I look forward to your knowledge and advice regarding electrical work
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Welcome and congrats, Chad!!! Nice to have you on CCT!!!


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Welcome to CCT! We are better off with your type of skills. Looking forward to seeing your work. 8)
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:23 AM   #8
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Hey all, I'm Chad and I live in northern Maine on the U.S./Canada border.

I just bought a Crosstrek back in April and I love the car so far. I have owned a many cars and this is my 4th Subaru. My past Subys have been a 2002 Impreza Wagon, 2007 Legacy SE, 2009 Forester Limited and now a XV Crosstrek Limited.

I am a mobile electronics and computer tech. I tend to mod my cars in regards to lighting and such. In fact, I have already added a red ambient lighting LED in the overhead map light cluster. Many cars I have owned either came with or I added them; My Forester had a blue LED. I have also converted my front park lights to LED and replaced my low beam with an HID kit in 35w 4500k. I will post some of my mods in the near future when I have more time.

Best Regards to everyone!

- Chad
I hope you did that properly with HID-specific headlight housings (The Canadian market supposedly has them)...

Other than that, welcome to the club! I hope to someday modify some lighting on my future XV so I look forward to your knowledge and advice regarding electrical work
LOL... no I did NOT... Not yet anyhow. I installed them and made adjustments to alignment accordingly to see if the USDM housing would be "allergic" to them. I actually have no problem with "dazzling" headlights or have a significant amount of scattered light (helps they HIDs are 35w and pure white at 4500k and not blue). Perhaps not ideal like a purpose-built HID housing or projector, but still a world better than stock. No complaints from police nor oncoming motorists thus far. Thanks for your concern.
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:26 AM   #9
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Welcome to the club! Good to know that you have expertise in the lighting area. I like the idea of the red map light. Maybe you can post some details on this so others can do it as well. It seems simple enough.
Thank you. I will post some of my lighting mods soon. As soon as I have enough rep to post links and the like. I did many lighting mods on my Forester... though I am not sure if I will do the same on this Crosstrek.
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