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fredrik94087 11-13-2012 03:28 PM

Fog lights on 2013 2.5i advice
 
Fellas:

I have a base 2013 2.5i. I can buy the Subaru fog lights and have installed for a total of $535 BUT, and it is a big BUT, the switch will not be on the "turn signal" handle where the light switch is located. It will be a toggle switch installed elsewhere.

Has anyone had this done, and, if so, will you please post a picture.

And, if anyone has any suggestions for aftermarket fog lights for the 2013, I would love to know.

Cheers!

Stang70Fastback 11-13-2012 05:16 PM

I don't think I have ever seen a vehicle with a stalk-mounted fog light switch. Those stalks do so much already, the fog light switch is always located somewhere else (usually on the upper dash, to the left of the steering column.)

fredrik94087 11-13-2012 06:29 PM

I looked at the 2.5i limited and the fog light switch is in fact on that "stalk" as you call it. I don't know what to call it.

The dealer said the switch for the 2.5i base will be a toggle that comes with the "Subaru" kit. They will not be running a wire through the steering column even though the "limited" is done that way.

Stang70Fastback 11-13-2012 08:18 PM

Interesting. I can see why they wouldn't add it to the stalk, as that would be a huge PITA, but I'm intrigued as to the fact that the fog light controls are there to begin with. I stand corrected!

fredrik94087 11-14-2012 08:20 AM

It just makes things convenient.

BOARD...my question still stands...

I have a base 2013 2.5i. I can buy the Subaru fog lights and have installed for a total of $535 BUT, and it is a big BUT, the switch will not be on the "turn signal" handle where the light switch is located. It will be a toggle switch installed elsewhere.

Has anyone had this done, and, if so, will you please post a picture.

And, if anyone has any suggestions for aftermarket fog lights for the 2013, I would love to know.

EmirAC 11-15-2012 10:53 AM

I too got the 2013 6MT base Legacy. I did order with the OEM fogs and the dealer installed it. The fogs button is beside, same area, the mirror switch. In fact they took the one on my car off and replaced it with another that has the fog buttons. Here is a link that looks the same as mine, http://www.cars101.com/subaru/legacy/legacy2012.html It is the 4th picture down.

fredrik94087 11-15-2012 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EmirAC (Post 4160082)
I too got the 2013 6MT base Legacy. I did order with the OEM fogs and the dealer installed it. The fogs button is beside, same area, the mirror switch. In fact they took the one on my car off and replaced it with another that has the fog buttons. Here is a link that looks the same as mine, http://www.cars101.com/subaru/legacy/legacy2012.html It is the 4th picture down.

You are awesome, Sir. Thank you very much.

Cheers!

Recoil 11-15-2012 12:36 PM

My 2013 Legacy 2.5i Premium has the same push button setup for its OEM fog light kit.

fredrik94087 11-15-2012 03:57 PM

Recoil, the fog light kit you have may have been a dealer added option because, unless I'm going senile at 43, I looked at a 2013 on the showroom floor and confirmed that the fog light switch was on the turn signal "stalk".

But, then again, I may be going senile at 43. If I get a chance to stop at the dealer, I will take a pic and post it.

Cheers!

EmirAC 11-15-2012 07:59 PM

If I'm not mistaken, If you look at the link I noted, 3rd pic down on the left, you may be seeing the parking and headlight icon/pic. I thought that at first as well.

Recoil 11-16-2012 02:43 PM

The fog light kit was not on the build sheet but its clean install could have fooled me. It is tied in to the fog light indicator lamp on the gauge board. I'm very pleased with the install and performance. I added pics to the gallery.

irishboom2 04-22-2016 06:07 PM

Does the kit come with wiring harness? I'm wondering if I buy the relay and factory fog light switch which is part of the mirror switch if I could just plug and play? Also if anyone has the instructions could they please post them up?

talespin 04-23-2016 06:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by irishboom2 (Post 5387002)
Does the kit come with wiring harness? I'm wondering if I buy the relay and factory fog light switch which is part of the mirror switch if I could just plug and play? Also if anyone has the instructions could they please post them up?

According to subarugenuineparts.com, "This kit comes with everything needed to install fog lights on your Legacy (harness, switch, relay, fog lenses, bulbs, ETC....)."

Installation how-to: http://sl-i.net/FORUM/showthread.php...-light-Install

FWIW, I didn't disconnect the battery when I installed the kit on my 2010, figuring that unplugging and plugging OEM connectors is probably pretty safe.

irishboom2 04-24-2016 07:58 AM

Thank you
 
I actually somehow found that thread by luck the other day and I have to say that it's spot on. The factory wiring in my 2013 legacy premium has all of it in place waiting. I bought the switch,relay and led universal driving lights for my car and will be installing in the next couple of weeks. I'll be sure to post the before and after pictures of the install. Thank you for the help.


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