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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-24-2016, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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LED light bar, 2011 Outback H6

Hello, I own a 2001 Subaru Outback H6. I recently purchased a L.E.D. light bar which came with a standard wiring loom. It was supposed to be an easy job for anyone with half a clue but I could not get the light to come on (FYI in Australia by law driving lights must be connected to your high beams lights).
I watched some tutorials online and it's pretty straight forward. Running power from battery to a relay, then to the light bar, then from the relay there is a wire going to a on off switch on the dash and then two wires from the switch go to the live switching wire of the high beam and earth. So on any standard vehicle there are three wires to the lights, Power (low beam constant), Earth then power (high beam). For some reason the headlight wires on my car are not standard. I tried all configurations and could not get it to work nor could the auto electrician from the shop where I bought it from, he told me he tried to set one up in an Impreza once and couldn't get it to operate properly. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-26-2016, 06:26 AM
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Do you have a 2001, or a 2011?? I had a similar problem with my 2005 Outback, worked on low beam, not high beam. Cant remember what the problem was, get a decent sparkie and the will fix it.

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My (1999) Outback has negative switched lights and I expect that yours is no different. I had fun (not) installing my driving lights too because I didn't realise this from the outset. As it was years ago I can't remember exactly how I did mine. Here's a diagram that may or may not help.

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