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  1. Model Year 2012 to 2017 Wiring on manual transmission

    Lighting, Electrical, and EyeSight
    Hey yo! I bought my first Crosstrek last year and finally have it paid off and can start throwing some mods on it. I’m pretty new to all of this and need some help on where I should run wires. I’ve read about running wires through the grommet where the clutch hole is but I have a manual...
  2. Model Year 2012 to 2017 I want to Install 42" LED Light Bar to Roof Rack, Run Wires Through Rack Rails for concealment

    Lighting, Electrical, and EyeSight
    I've got a Nilite Light Bar that installs into the front end of a Vanguard Bull Bar for a Subaru Crosstrek 2016 and I'd like some guidance on how best to install this. I am savvy with modifications, but my tool collection is not currently at its most optimal. It is part of a larger overall kit...
  3. Applies to all Model Years SSD Light bar install on 2014 XV Hybrid

    Subaru XV Hybrid General Discussion
    Well, I was almost positive that the SSD Performance light bar would be able to mount onto my hybrid Crosstrek... So I took a look at the front bumper and noticed that there are automated shutters that open and close where the light bar mounts. So I am not sure if I need to look for a different...
  4. Applies to All Model Years (Slightly) Over-Engineered Light Bar Install

    Lighting, Electrical, and EyeSight
    Hello everyone! I’ve been a long-time reader here but finally got around to my first real project with my XV. As someone that does a lot of camping and back-roads driving a, light bar has been on the list for a while. I’m also a licensed ham radio operator and have been contemplating adding...
  5. Help with 42 inch led light bar install?

    Lighting, Electrical, and EyeSight
    Have a 16' Crosstrek and have been looking into a 42 inch led light bar. Found a couple but wondering if anyone has advice on how to mount it and best way to wire it? as well as kits for it? Thanks!
  6. SSD vs. Rally Innovations light bar

    Appearance and Body
    I'm new to the forum and to being a Subaru owner, just picked up my 2016 Limited in Desert Khaki this past Saturday. I have installed a bunch of options (Kicker speakers/tweeters, Eyesight/navi/moonroof, side panel protectors, trailer hitch w/ hitch step) but would really like to install a light...
  7. What is the air vent behind the front bumber

    Lighting, Electrical, and EyeSight
    I wanted to install a 30" light bar (like a few others have done in this forum) hidden behind the lower open section of the front bumper grill but after removing the bumper I noticed that I have an air vent that opens (when the car is turned on) and closes (when the car is off). I have a 2014...
  8. light bar wiring

    Lighting, Electrical, and EyeSight
    About to spoil myself with post christmas money on a lightbar. mounting is all planned out. but wiring, not so much. i swa a thread on here where some one used a forester oem foglight switch and put it in our dash by out dimmer dial but it was for somethign else.. think its possible to use...
  9. Newfoundland - Canada Guy moving from a Pickup truck to a cross trek

    Subaru XV General Discussion Forum
    Hi guys, Looking for a little re-assurance here. I'm a big outdoor enthusiast.. Snowmobiling, ATV, Fishing, Hunting, Snowboarding, Surfing and Camping are the activities I do most. I have been in a full size f-150 pick-up for three years now. I'm looking to size down so that commuting to the...
  10. Recommendations for low profile cross bars, roof basket, front rail, and tow hitch?

    Appearance and Body
    Hey fellow trekkers- Proud new owner and I absolutely love my new xv! I have the oem roof runners, but not any cross bars yet, and I'm really interested in adding a few exterior accessories within budget... -Roof basket: as low profile as possible, I really like the look of the yakima...
  11. Anyone using gorilla light bar?

    Lighting, Electrical, and EyeSight
    Hey everyone new to forum. Ordering a set of gorilla flaps for my xv, and saw their light bar. Looks like a much more rigid than rally innovations ? Anyone have any experience or maybe send me in the right direction. I'm also thinking of adding a cargo basket with lights on the front, which I've...
  12. Front Light Bar for the XV

    Appearance and Body
    Has anyone tried mounting these light bars? They say it requires a bit of modification. It looks like the holes on the bumper just do not match up with the license plate holes. I wonder if there are additional holes you need to drill below the...