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 Post subject: HELP! Wiring driving light to MY18 Forester XT
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:16 am 
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Vehicle: MY18 XT Premium Black

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Location: Victoria
G’Day Guys,

Got my MY18 Forester XT Premium.
Kitted her up with 17” S-Edition enkei rims with BFG AT’s, Primitive triple armour, and SSD bar with 7” LED Spotlight, however I need help wiring these driving lights up!!

So the XT premium has the auto levelling LED hi/low beam headlights.
I have had the car at two different auto elecs, and neither of them have been able to wire it up!
I’ve called a couple of Subi dealers and noone seems to give me (or the auto elecs) an indication of how or where to wire these into a high beam trigger.
The auto elecs tell me they’ve gone over the headlights themselves, and the stem at the steerinng column for access to a trigger - but no joy...

Has anyone done this?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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 Post subject: Re: HELP! Wiring driving light to MY18 Forester XT
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:06 am 
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Could you tap into the high beam relay in the mainbox?

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 Post subject: Re: HELP! Wiring driving light to MY18 Forester XT
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:40 pm 
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Id suggest investigating whether a can-bus interface would be suitable. Without looking at the vehicle myself, i cannot comment if it is the solution. But worth investigating. Something like this may be the answer.

http://www.extraljuskungen.com/installa ... -high-beam

Alternatively. I would imaging the feed could be pulled from INSIDE the headlamp assembly. Although this is most likely a fairly involved job just in order to check, as you would probs need to remove the front bar, lamp and inspect inside if its possible.

Also, just because 2 so-called auto elecs couldnt do it, that does not mean its not possible. It just means you probably lucked out with in-experienced techs, or possibly time constraints forced them to abandon the search for a solution. (Hard to justify charging multiple hours to find the feed, when the whole job would typically only take between 1 to 2 hrs.)

If you were in WA, i would be happy to give it a go for you.

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 Post subject: Re: HELP! Wiring driving light to MY18 Forester XT
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:59 pm 
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Vehicle: MY18 XT Premium Black

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Location: Victoria
Excellent, I will have a look into this canbus interface.
Looks like it could well do the do trick!

And yes, I may go and see a third auto elec next week - the subi dealer recommended this one! Try my luck there.

Never thought driving lighta could be such a hassle!


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 Post subject: Re: HELP! Wiring driving light to MY18 Forester XT
PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:15 am 
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Off topic but I want to see a pic of this car. S edition rims and ATs is what I want to do


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 Post subject: Re: HELP! Wiring driving light to MY18 Forester XT
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:07 pm 
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Vehicle: My18 2.5 is

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Location: South Australia
I have just purchased an my18 forester 2.5 is with the same led headlights and took my car to the auto electrician
recommended by the subi dealer to have an led light bar fitted and wired. So far the auto electrician is stumped but is
working on finding a solution. I will watch the forum closely for any more ideas


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 Post subject: Re: HELP! Wiring driving light to MY18 Forester XT
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:34 am 
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Vehicle: MY18 XT Premium Black

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With a bit of luck I should be in the process of getting a solution.
Has all been very drawn out.
Will keep everyone posted once I have some news!


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 Post subject: Re: HELP! Wiring driving light to MY18 Forester XT
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:59 pm 
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I've just completed this on my Foz which is also fitted with the same headlights. I had no dramas finding the high beam wire going into the headlight to use as a trigger for the relay to the light bar and doesn't effect the functionality of the headlights at all.

There are a lot of plugs and wires going into these lights, I would expect it to be a simple install for an auto elec.

Let me know if you're still stuck and I'll check which wire I used.

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 Post subject: Re: HELP! Wiring driving light to MY18 Forester XT
PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:24 am 
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Very neat job Mantis!

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 Post subject: Re: HELP! Wiring driving light to MY18 Forester XT
PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:30 am 
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Vehicle: MY18 XT Premium Black

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Location: Victoria
G’Day Matis,

I’d be very interested to know which wire you used as your high beam trigger!

Looks great!

Cheers
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