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  1. Lighting and Electrical
    Hi, First time caller. I have an '07 Forester, and one of my headlights have a hole in the case and currently serves as home to a community of algae. I'm speechless about the cost of a new headlight, and am on the search for wrecked '07s to buy a used part. Do I have to use the '07 model, or...
  2. Lighting and Electrical
    Hiya Forester community! My 2002 is starting to show some quirks I can't quite figure out. He's at 260k and bought it used at 235k. Suggestions point to a loose alternator belt or needing a whole new alternator, but that seems far left field. Also I'm a full time student without a job living off...
  3. Lighting and Electrical
    My 2010 Forester has terrible headlights. Ive taken it to many mechanics who all just replace my bulb and say it's fixed but that hasn't fixed it. They're so dim that I had to align them at -15 for them to even face the road which means I cant use my Brights! Has anyone else experienced this...
  4. Lighting and Electrical
    I have a 1998 Subaru Forester that I bought as a project. I realized that the headlights, dash, and rear lights don’t work. The parking switch on top of steering wheel keeps the lights on so I’ve been using that for the brakes at night but the headlights don’t work either way. I have replaced...
  5. Lighting and Electrical
    Looking for new headlights as one is cracked and getting water in it. What's the best oem+ / aftermarket lights or slightly better upgraded, maybe LED Lights. Preferably in Australia or a website that ships to Australia. Any and All responses are appreciated, Cheers 🤙
  6. Lighting and Electrical
    See title. What else could be the issue? I replaced the bulbs once I realized they were completely out and that didn't turn them on. I checked the fuses and none of the fuses are blown. Relays were replaced and the low beams worked once -- long enough for me to get home from my friend's driveway...
  7. Lighting and Electrical
    Woke up to my battery dead this morning and my headlights are on. The key is not in the ignition and the headlight switch is set to OFF, yet the headlights are on. I do not have the tricky "Parking Light Switch" that is on older subaru's steering wheel, so it's not like that has been...
  8. FORESTER - Luv it; Like it; tell us your story
    Nearing 4 years of ownership and 55,000 miles, my 2017 US Forester XT Touring's electronic gadgets remain by far my least-liked aspect of the car. I gather most or all of these items are by design, and are not malfunctioning. I'd greatly appreciate hearing verification and/or solutions to any...
  9. Lighting and Electrical
    Hey guys. So I got an 06 Forester and I’m trying to set up some ccfl halo ring lights as my headlights. I have no clue how to go about buying the right size and installing those lights. Can anyone give me a breakdown on getting this set up?
  10. Lighting and Electrical
    Hey guys. I'm going crazy trying to fix my 1998 Subaru Forester L. A month ago I noticed my fuse for my power door locks blew. So I replaced it. Then two days ago completely unrelated I got back into my car in the evening and went to turn my lights on and noticed when I turned the light switch...
  11. Lighting and Electrical
    So has anyone done an upgrade of a projector headlight? I've checked my housing and I'm not so sure how can I access the bulbs or how can I do an upgrade for such headlights. According to the manual, it is an H11. If anyone have done it before, pls. do enlighten me on how to do it. :) :D...
  12. Lighting and Electrical
    I was actually planning a retrofit upgrade on my headlights but i was informed that my unit can't be upgraded by a local shop. Now my headlights seems dull and I'm looking for an upgrade. Currently looking at Philips H11 xtreme vision / diamond vision. There's no law/regulation in my country...
  13. Lighting and Electrical
    Hey guys — new to the Forester Family and couldn’t be happier. Recently imported a 2.0 L cross sports turbo from Japan to Canada and didn’t realize the headlights were wired for HID. Unfortunately, the DOT headlights I purchased to replace them are halogens so they won’t work for the current...
  14. Lighting and Electrical
    I have searched different forums and DIY sights for this specific problem, but to no avail. I am hoping someone has the answer here: Driving along on a dark highway and... POOF...headlights AND dash lights both go out! I immediately pulled over, jiggled things, turned things off and on again...
  15. Lighting and Electrical
    Hello im new to this forum, i wanted to ask about the lights on my forester 2003. so first thing my other head light stopped working so my car had one light for couple of weeks, then the light went off so my car had not headlight and the high been didnt even work eather, after that the high been...
  16. Lighting and Electrical
    I'd like to replace my D2R low beam HID bulbs on my 2012 Forester. The light output is very low. Are there any upgrades one can make like the H9 to H11 halogen upgrade? Or utilizing a higher wattage? Or has anyone upgraded to a certain brand/model and found a significantly higher light output...
  17. Lighting and Electrical
    I think it would look cool to have my mirror lights on when the parking lights/headlights are on. Better yet a switch like the fog lamps. Additionally, fog lamps on while parking lights on would be cool too. Anyone tried or successfully accomplished this? I’m sure it’s not too difficult, just...
  18. Lighting and Electrical
    I'm currently on Tein lowering springs, so about 30mm drop from stock. It seems like the lights are lower than usual. At night, I feel that the distance of the light is shorter compared to before. Do I need to adjust them or it's all in my mind? I Don't want to just adjust them right away (I...
  19. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hello all just have a quick question .. my wife recently gifted me a brand new 2018 Forester xt for my bday problem is it says it’s a touring model but I have halogen lights ( no cool led strip),no navi, no front collision sensors or adaptive cruse control, car feels super basic but it says it a...
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