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    I have no idea what you are talking about.. >.>

    I hadn't put up some updated photos, so here we go.
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    I've had a couple of busy days. Thursday and Friday was spent wiring up the turn signals on the rearview mirrors. The driver door happened to have two wires to the mirror that were unused, but the passenger side did not and required some wires to be fished through.. I ended up pulling pins out of some old harnesses to play everything "plug and play". I did not take any pictures of the process, but I did change out the temperature scale on the HVAC controls with a metric version while I had the dash apart.
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    I had a box arrive from Japan today, which included the Exiga Steering Wheel, Paddle Shifters, Leveler switch panel, and the rear Fog light assembly. The rear foglight was a simple swap, two bolts and swap the LED bulbs over. I need to wire up the rear fog at some point, but the housing is on at least.
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    The leveler switch assembly was equally as fast.. Pop the old one out, and pop the new one in. I was going to swap just the switch itself, but this black panel has the logo for the leveler. This also gives me the switch for power folding mirrors if I ever end up doing them.
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    I was not in the market to replace the wheel, but it was a 2000 yen bundle which included the wheel, the paddles, and the leveler switch panel all together. Since I am changing out the other parts with black parts.. I might as well install the black wheel as well. I have not yet wired up the paddles yet, but I can get to the plug from the bottom quite easily.
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    I pulled the seat out today and installed the underseat subwoofer. The Kenwood KSC-SW11 is an almost perfect fit for the stock mounts. I just needed to drill out the bracket holes slightly and remove the foam underneath the carpet right where the sub went. The best thing about these low powered subs is I do not need to run a power wire all of the way to the battery.. Since it only uses a 10a fuse, I have no worries about using a fuse tap.
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    While I had the Weathertechs out, I figured I would swap in my old SLI Aluminum Dead Pedal.. I need to get some new clips for it, but it looks pretty good for being 8 years old now.
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    I also managed to get the LED bumper reflectors wired up as well. I wired them to the running lights and the brake lights. I was originally going to do turn signals and brake lights, but I changed my mind at the list minute.
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    I am chipping away at the red text on the first post. Today was wiring up the headlight levelers. It was not a super exciting job, nor do I have really any photos other than during my testing.. but they are all wired up now with a proper harness which is as close to "plug-and-play" as I can make it. Luckily, the switch is the same as the 09-14 STI, so I used that diagram for the job.

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    Today was a new item to install. I ordered the Automatic Sensing Wiper and Headlight kit from Japan for the SH. It looks to be a somewhat generic kit, but it has some connectors specific to Japanese market SHs. After some minor modification, and using the drill templates backwards.. it is now installed. I still need to tidy up the wiring for the headlight portion, but that can wait a few days. There is an "AT" and an "MT" version, but it looks like the only difference is the length of the harness due to the mounting location of the module.
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    I also still need to make some english labels for the switches.
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    And lastly, the sun/rain sensor, to the right of the rearview mirror in this shot.
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    I did a few things in the last couple of days. First up was replacing the front swaybar bushings. The ones I pulled out were likely original and were quite a bit past their prime.
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    I also found a grey switch panel with the headlight leveler logo on PartSouq for only $6, so now my dash is back to one color.
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    And lastly.. I fixed the odometer on my cluster. Subaru made it exceptionally difficult to get to the EEPROM on these clusters, by forcing you to remove the needles to remove the PCB. I did not want to risk damaging the needles and servos, so I came up with a different solution. I needed to add about 9500 miles, so I rigged up the cluster on my workbench and fed it a 250mph speed signal for a day and a half. I slowed it down to about 100mph last night to make sure I did not overshoot my target mileage, but it is 100% accurate now. Here is a shot of it on my very messy bench.
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    And now a shot with the corrected mileage. I started the process at 113,491
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