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    Where can one get OEM auxiliary switches?

    I've done a relatively exhaustive search for auxiliary switches that fit either near the traction control button or in the seat warmer switch slot. I'm trying to install the F1 style break lights from Subispeed, but since they're illegal in my state, I want to make them defeatable. Anybody know where to find them? Alternatively I'll have to hide a switch beneath the steering wheel.

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    I have installed a flasher module on my rear fog light and luckily no one has stopped me yet. I have seen them on bikes so why not on a car. and if there is a problem I can just change the flashing speed.

    It might just be easier to get a switch or tiny micro switch and make a bracket out of kydex and mount it somewhere out of the way such as under the dash or the cubby slot.




    and if you want to be really unique get an arcade button on top of a switch
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    I have a Subaru Specialty shop near by that parts out cars, they always have a ton of switches and let them go for cheap or free. Maybe try a pick and pull?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKI.WRX View Post
    I have a Subaru Specialty shop near by that parts out cars, they always have a ton of switches and let them go for cheap or free. Maybe try a pick and pull?
    That's always an option. Alternatively I can see if I can get an extra fog light switch from Subaru Parts, but that seems like a pain.

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    I have installed a flasher module on my rear fog light and luckily no one has stopped me yet. I have seen them on bikes so why not on a car. and if there is a problem I can just change the flashing speed.
    We're in the same state, so it's really up to the locality. I read the NJ statute, and it's pretty clear that flashing lights are reserved only for emergency vehicles or stock hazard lights (provided there is a reason to use them).

    It's a pretty simply wiring job so I figure I'll make them defeatable if I'm looking to be low key. I'm really just not into totally jury rigging my brand new WRX with also sorts of non-stock switches. I'll probably end up hiding a switch somewhere above the footwell area.


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    I understand that its up to the cops but luckily It hasnt been a problem. But if you are going to run wires all the way to the front of you you can for a cut off what the harm in creating a bracket out of plastic just to mount a switch. I totally agree that you wouldn't want to cut up a dash panel. Maybe its easier to find the blank to fill in the switch and drill into that and mount a tiny mico switch. might be cheaper then finding an oem subaru switch.

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    Taking a quick look online the part number for the heated seats apear to be the same as tne 08-14 so if you can find one you can just figure out which pins to wire to.
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    Yeah, the more I think about this the less I mind hiding a small switch beneath the steering column -- for now at least. Then, as a separate project I'll work at integrating the switch into the switch panel, probably using your advice with the cheap micro-switch.

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    Im not sure if it would fit in a 15 or if you have a manual but you could also hide a switch under your shift boot.
    something like this. Garage door mod Its really difficult to find a switch that fits perfectly with the car.
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