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Turn signal modification
Posted 13 September 2003 - 12:16 AM
I had assumed that the lamp next to the headlight functioned as a turn signal, too... found out that it isn't the case. Here's a pic of the lamp in question, at least on the left side... it's the only yellow one in the pic.
The obvious answer to me is to rewire that lamp up so that it's used for signalling a turn, in addition to being part of the parking lights (its only discernable function right now). Considering that the white lamp just inside it also functions as a parking light, I wouldn't mind having that yellow lamp function strictly as a turn signal, if need be. How difficult would it be to wire it up in such a fashion?
The next question that needs to be asked: Why didn't Subaru wire it up this way to begin with? I've worked in a engineering/manufacturing facility before, and I realize the little things can be overlooked quite often, but it seems to me that somebody would've thought about this at one point or another in the design stage...
Posted 13 September 2003 - 01:05 AM
Posted 13 September 2003 - 02:07 AM
The parking light housing also leaked and filled with water. So what better then to stick a rubber fish in it and watch it swim around. haha ahhh the good ol days.
Posted 13 September 2003 - 06:45 AM
Posted 13 September 2003 - 09:58 AM
Posted 13 September 2003 - 06:29 PM
cut the 2 wires to the reflectors bulb
crimp the positive of the wedge socket to the positive of the turnsignal
crimp the negative of the wedge socket to the positive of the parking lamps.
Posted 13 September 2003 - 07:26 PM
After all, the car's been around since '92... and nobody's hit it yet, right?
Posted 11 February 2004 - 02:21 AM
and it worked great. I can't say for sure, but merging seems a lot easier now as people let me in more often than before.
Oh, and every new car sold in europe is required to have signals on the quarter panels (and many new cars here have them, but I don't think it's required) so there must be a good reason for them.
Posted 11 February 2004 - 06:19 PM
Incidentally, if you see a car that has inordinately bright taillamps on one side that go out when they hit the brakes, their problem is what you are doing on purpose here - lifting the ground so the electrical flow runs incorrectly or not at all.
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