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  1. ('19+) 2020 - Where to find.. JDM Rear Lift Gate LED lights.. L/R/Center options?

    Lighting and Electrical
    Team, when I open the rear power lift gate on my USDM 2020 Forester Limited, it looks like there are three panel covers over left, right, and center positions. Thes provide access to the reverse lighting on the sides and gate latch in the middle. I can't seem to find any mention of accessories...
  2. new to the site... bought an 03 Forester XT auto JDM EJ205

    New Member Introductions
    waiting for the new toy to be shipped from Japan. should be here by the end of October. Its getting shipped directly to my garage for its Ontario road inspection, but more importantly a big service and rust proofing before I hit the road! traded my new bought Mk6 Golf for a new Mk7 Golf and...
  3. New Member: 2001 JDM SF5 w/ 24 000 kms

    New Member Introductions
    Hey guys, super excited to finally be a Subaru owner! Found a recently imported 01' SF5 w/ 24 000 kms...! Thought it was too good to be true but the car is in fantastic shape. The engine/other mechanical components are in great shape and the interior is immaculate! The exterior paint isn't the...
  4. ('03-'05) 2003 - JDM - HID to H4 conversion help?

    Lighting and Electrical
    Hey guys, new here, I have a 03 Forester JDM that I'm almost positive came stock with HID. I'm trying to pass Inspection and had to replace the entire headlight assembly (old one was missing orange reflectors and wasn't DOT approved), the ones I got are made for H4 bulbs, I cant find any...
  5. ('03-'05) JDM FSTI SWAP HELP!!

    Transmission and Driveline
    Hey all, my first post on here! Im in the middle of the 4eat to jdm fsti 6 speed. Having some problems lining up my shift linkages without having the upper shift linkage bind up on the trans tunnel. Im still using my factory fxt front subframe. Everything bolts up good but the shifter linkage...
  6. FS: (For Sale) Forester 09-13 Rally Innovations Light Bar

    Parts For Sale
    Parts are located in Ventura CA. Prefer local pickup. Everything is used but in good shape. Just show some typical wear. Rally Innovations Light Bar. Comes with all necessary mounting hardware. $150 Forester Sport Mesh Grille. Black. Has a WRC badge on it not the Subaru badge. Badge has wear...
  7. EJ207 into JDM st/b STI: has anyone done it?

    Motor Conversions
    Hello all, long time lurker first time poster. I’m embarking on a bit of a frankenbuild, here it is: 2000 JDM st/b STI with a blown block Wanna drop a v7 EJ207 into it, strap a GT30r turbo to it and do all intake/exhaust work IPT tranny cuz I’m lazy and my left knee will not do the manual...
  8. ('14-'18) 2017 - JDM to USDM - tail lights?

    Interior and Electronics
    Hey guys I'm new to owning a forester. I just picked up my first a month ago and it's a 2017 XT touring. I love it and have been modding away with it but I just have a couple questions I couldn't find on the forum. I currently have these tail lights: Unfortunately the plug in the USDM version...
  9. ('09-'13) Engine Identification and Replacement

    EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Here's a real quick background from this first time poster. I bought my teenage daughter a 2010 Forester 2.5X Limited (non-aspirated) as a repaired salvage title vehicle (this was my first Subaru) a little over a year ago. The vehicle ran and drove well upon before and after purchase. It...
  10. ('01-'02) 2002 - X20 JDM - Wiring diagram for D7 connector needed?

    Interior and Electronics
    Hello everyone and greetings from Zambia / Africa I drive a 2002 Subaru Forester X20 JDM. When I disconnected the power window switch it fell apart and now I struggle to put things back together. I went through a lot of wiring diagrams but none seems to fit. The following pins are not used in...
  11. ('01-'02) 2002 - SG5 JDM Headlights - possible to switch DOT approved headlights onto the JDM HID headlights?

    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...
  12. 2009 - No start after JDM engine swap? - SOLVED!

    Motor Conversions
    Hey folks, I'm going to ask you to forgive my ignorance upfront since this is my first venture into Suby land. So, I purchased a '09 Forester with a TOTALLY locked up engine and replaced it with a JDM unit. Every thing went smooth, had to change a couple of vacuum ports/hoses and replace...
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