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Hello All!

Just wanted to update everyone on wanting to install the LED 3-bulb Kit, for the Map Lights and Cargo Light from Subaru, that's around $60.

Easy does it!!! It was simple to install the bulbs, however in doing so, I blew the fuse to the interior lights and that also means your Keyless entry Fob will not work as well.

So, the "Owner's Manual" As you turn to section (12-10), Look at Fuse #26 (Interior Fuse box) or "Back Up" 10A Fuse. That's the one that you most likely blew out. It does control the interior lights and Keyless Entry Fob. It's in the fuse box under the drivers side fuse panel. Pull it and see if its blown. Then just replace it.

It took several calls to different dealerships to find this out, because the Owner's manual isn't going to have your "DOME, MAP, CARGO lights listed for the fuses. Nor does it direct you to any "Keyless entry FOB" Fuse.
It took me hours to locate this fuse and figure it out. No wiring diagram that I could find anywhere either. I am not a mechanic, but understand basics and just kept calling to find an answer.

So, just wanted to throw some help out there, because the vehicle is new, so there isn't a whole lot of information out there.

Welcome to All!
Thank you so much for posting the "fuse" issue. My luck the LED's came today and I did blow fuse #26. After replacing the fuse I re-installed the lights and they work great! I am very happy with the light output and color.
Welcome! Great to hear!
 

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I?m sure i did put them in backwards. There are no instructions on how to put them in the correct way. Would you happen to know the correct way? Is there a little mark on one end of the bulb? Do you have to weigh the bulb to find how many ounces more the bulb weighs so you know that the heavier end by a .001 weight is the correct end to install first?. Haha! I?m not going to study the science behind LED bulbs to install a bulb, only to blow fuses so I can then go to my manual that doesn?t direct you on which fuses go to what. It?s kind of ridiculous that there is no way of knowing which way to put a bulb in, without blowing fuses.
I would love to put in LED bulbs easily and not have any trouble. This hasn?t been the case. I mean, it?s amazing how just 1 little bulb can cause so many issues.
Ahh, but if you get lucky ?, you may do it the first time correctly! Lucky you! Ha!
leds are diodes, they conduct in one direction and not at all in the other. the worst thing that should happen, if you put the led in backwards, is it won't light up. in theory. to make life more interesting, engineers have added extra bits to be able to control the lights better (canbus), and closely spaced contacts that can be shorted out.

the safe way to install a bulb is with the power off, and then turn it on. so in case you do short it, nothing will happen. and if the led doesn't light up, turn it off and try the other way.
Thank you!! Your post is a great help!
(I’ll still have some spare fuses, just in case, Ha!)
 

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Hello All!

Just wanted to update everyone on wanting to install the LED 3-bulb Kit, for the Map Lights and Cargo Light from Subaru, that's around $60.

Easy does it!!! It was simple to install the bulbs, however in doing so, I blew the fuse to the interior lights and that also means your Keyless entry Fob will not work as well.

So, the "Owner's Manual" As you turn to section (12-10), Look at Fuse #26 (Interior Fuse box) or "Back Up" 10A Fuse. That's the one that you most likely blew out. It does control the interior lights and Keyless Entry Fob. It's in the fuse box under the drivers side fuse panel. Pull it and see if its blown. Then just replace it.

It took several calls to different dealerships to find this out, because the Owner's manual isn't going to have your "DOME, MAP, CARGO lights listed for the fuses. Nor does it direct you to any "Keyless entry FOB" Fuse.
It took me hours to locate this fuse and figure it out. No wiring diagram that I could find anywhere either. I am not a mechanic, but understand basics and just kept calling to find an answer.

So, just wanted to throw some help out there, because the vehicle is new, so there isn't a whole lot of information out there.

Welcome to All!
Thanks! Fixed my issue. It is a red 10A mini fuse near the center of the block.

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