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Old 07 May 2019, 10:11 PM
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How is this done on the Euro models? Is it built-in to the signal lights, or is it in the bumper left, right or center? I'd like to have one that looks professional here in the states, where such things are usually aftermarket-only. Any links on where I could get the hardware?
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Old 07 May 2019, 11:24 PM
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For the run of the mill impreza it would appear to be part of the finisher lens on the hatch/tailgate.

RH lens for RHD car for illustration (P/N 84912FL080)






I believe the part number for the LH lens with foglamp for LHD model is 84912FL090
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Old 09 May 2019, 10:59 PM
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thanks for the info. I guess here in the states, 2017 and earlier had no lens on the tailgate, but 2018 and 2019 have lenses that are a similar shape (albeit with reverse lights on each). Do you know if that lens takes a halogen bulb, or just a large, bright tail lamp bulb?
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https://www.subaruparts.com/oem-part...ket-84930fl000

https://www.subaruparts.com/oem-part...RzJms9MQ%3D%3D
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From the 2017MY US Owners Manual



http://jdmfsm.info/Auto/Japan/Subaru...ner-Manual.pdf

2018MY US Owners Manual
https://techinfo.subaru.com/stis/doc...1801B_STIS.pdf

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My car is MY2008 hatch so is slightly different but I upgraded my rear lights last year.
Mine had 1 reverse light in LHS rear light and 1 rear fog in RHS rear light. I hate this system though many cars use it.
I rewired the reverse light to work with the rear fog and fitted red LED bulbs in both. That gave me a rear foglight on each side.
The single reverse light was not bright enough to see where I was going and, being only one, a blown bulb means no light at all.
I replaced the oblong No plate with a square one. That gave me enough room to fit 2 small and 2 large LED white lights. Both are on ebay. The small lights come on with reverse as normal. The big ones are too bright for normal use and would cause dazzle. I need them to park at home as we don't have outside lights. I wired them with a relay so they only come on in reverse AND with rear fogs on. That means they can be selected from the drivers seat with minimal wiring.
Hope this helps.
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Originally Posted by John 37 View Post
My car is MY2008 hatch so is slightly different but I upgraded my rear lights last year.
Mine had 1 reverse light in LHS rear light and 1 rear fog in RHS rear light. I hate this system though many cars use it.
I rewired the reverse light to work with the rear fog and fitted red LED bulbs in both. That gave me a rear foglight on each side.
The single reverse light was not bright enough to see where I was going and, being only one, a blown bulb means no light at all.
I replaced the oblong No plate with a square one. That gave me enough room to fit 2 small and 2 large LED white lights. Both are on ebay. The small lights come on with reverse as normal. The big ones are too bright for normal use and would cause dazzle. I need them to park at home as we don't have outside lights. I wired them with a relay so they only come on in reverse AND with rear fogs on. That means they can be selected from the drivers seat with minimal wiring.
Hope this helps.
Here in the states, nearly all cars have 2 reverse lights (Scion XB is about the only recent car I can think of which only has 1), but still I desire more reverse lighting, so all my cars have extra-bright LED bulbs in that circuit. But on my US model Scion XD (Toyota Urban Cruiser over in old Blighty) we have these mandated reflectors in the bumper which are a common Toyota parts-bin unit, so some after-market company designed these LED 2-circuit inserts that I bought. I could've wired them as extra running/brake units, but they also make a really good rear fog lamp, which I wired straight to the running light circuit (both elements) to a switch off my center console, no relay needed. I've found a similar unit for the similar Impreza bumper reflectors, which I think this time I'll wire one circuit to the running lights, and second switched unit off the same leaving both reverse light free.

BTW, years ago, I rallied a Dodge Omni GHLH turbo (Similar to a UK Sunbeam Alpine, but with a Chrysler 2.2l turbo), which had lights galore on it. My front lamps were a pair of IPF H4 units with 100/170w bulbs, and I even had a 100w fog lamp on my rear bumper (for those quick emergency turn-arounds on a stage). I wired that one to a switch which would alternately turn on either with the reverse circuit, or on demand. Got a LOT of tailgaters off my @$$!

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