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IZichard last won the day on November 5 2018

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    2000 GGB STi Wagon
    1999 GC8 WRX
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  1. I figured out the weird single wire switching door locks on my Wagon and wired in a door lock/unlock remote and also some funky immobilisation that I won’t be specific about. I also received a Fenix alloy “race” radiator. The stock one still holds pressure and maintains temp but it looks old and tired. I had a premonition that it was going to explode on the way up the ski field this season and leave me stranded. I doubt the Fenix will perform any better as the car never got hot before but it will be nice to not have 19 year old plastic radiator in there.
  2. If the trailer plug wiring was the culprit it would have blown the tail light fuse. So if the fuse is still ok, I wouldn’t carry on down that path. Are you sure what you are experiencing isn’t just the normal dimming of the interior lights when you turn the headlights on like Joker mentioned. If this was an electrical issue then would almost certainly be a blown fuse. If not it would be a loss of power/ground circuit to the cluster (ie broken wire, or something unplugged). If you can confirm power/ground at the back of the cluster for the illumination wires and it still doesn’t work then the cluster is faulty (unlikely). That is the thought path I would follow anyway.
  3. Do your tail lights work? Try checking the tail light fuse. Does the car have a towbar? Potentially could be a short in bad trailer wiring.
  4. Yeah that would have sucked. The guy was very apologetic, said he liked the car and felt terrible. It was outside my work and he works next door so I doubt he would have done a runner.
  5. Someone reversed into my wagon while I was sitting in it 😑. Looks like it messed up the number plate, bent the bonnet latch support and put a medium scratch on the bumper. The condenser and radiator are both still sealed thankfully. I’ll pull the bumper off an take a closer look this weekend. Only minor damage but still pretty lame for a Friday arvo...
  6. I have them on my GC8, camber is fine -1.5 degrees. The GD sedan struts are what causes the camber change.
  7. Finished bolting the rebuilt 6-speed box back in the wagon and drove it for the first time since last year. It’s good to have it back!
  8. Unless it can be pointed to a specific line/s in the VIRM that excludes it then it should be a pass. I have read through the stop light and tail section a couple times now and I don’t see anything that excludes LED bulbs for tail/stop lights.
  9. You can have them provided that they don't do any of these things: Stop lamps (Reasons for rejection) 14. A lamp emits a light that is: a) not substantially red, or b) not diffuse, or c) not projected to the rear, or d) not approximately equal in intensity from the other lamp in a pair, or e) not bright enough to produce a light that is visible from 100m in normal daylight, eg due to modification, deterioration, dirt or an incorrect light source, or f) is altered, eg due to damage or modification. Link Tail lamps (Reasons for rejection) 12. When switched on, a lamp emits a light that is: a) not substantially red, or b) not diffuse, or c) not projected to the rear, or d) not approximately equal in colour or intensity from that of the other lamp in a pair, or e) not steady, or f) not bright enough to be visible from 200m in normal darkness, eg due to modification, deterioration, dirt or an incorrect light source, or g) is altered, eg due to damage or modification. Link There is nothing I can find in the VIRM that says you can't have them. The recent law change made the modification of headlamps to use a different kind of bulb illegal (eg HID or LED bulbs in an incandescent housing). LInk
  10. You could get a rage downpipe from autobend, you would probably have to get the rear flange slightly modified to fit your cat back. Page 50 in this catalogue. https://view.publitas.com/autobend/sports-systems/page/52-53
  11. Sounds like it is freeboosting, ie no boost control. Check vacuum line to the wastegate is not split, also any of the other vacuum lines to the boost solenoid. Check the wastegate can be pushed opened by hand if you push the rod (will take a fair effort because of the spring). Could be caused by something else but that is a good place to start.
  12. Hey, welcome to the club! You could get an anycar unit. Best to read about it for yourself to make sure it is compatible since I haven’t installed one of these myself. I believe this will allow you to connect your phone via Bluetooth to the factory macintosh radio. They plug into the back of the radio and allow for connection with aux or Bluetooth through the factory buttons on the radio. https://www.qualitycaraudio.co.nz/anycar-1080b-bluetooth-usb-sd-aux-for-clarion-subaru-mcintosh-suzuki-with-easy-finance-1386 I’m sure someone who owns one of these cars and has more knowledge than me will chime in.
  13. Whipped up an extinguisher bracket for the other car today. Just did the classic seat bolt mount style with a piece of flat bar that I remember reading about on here ages ago. Here’s hoping I never have to use it.
  14. GC kit. The banjo fittings on the brembo calipers are the same size as the Sumitomo 4 pot calipers. Some brake lines have a little locating leg, which isn’t used but doesn’t get in the way either. Here is a GC8 line on a brembo caliper.