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post #21 of 147 (permalink) Old 11-13-2014, 07:51 PM
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I have completed both the H9 and 9011 bulb installs and it was worth it. Brings nighttime to daytime. A highly recommended upgrade.

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I just bought H9s for my '15 Legacy and the bulb would not twist all the way. Did anyone have to clip off the metal flange at the base of the bulb? Two are identical to the H11, but one is opposite.

FWIW, the H7 on our '11 Outback are way better than the H11 on the '15; I wonder if the same genius who designed the clock and temp display made the bulb decision as well for Gen5???

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[QUOTE=biomis;2325689]I just bought H9s for my '15 Legacy and the bulb would not twist all the way. Did anyone have to clip off the metal flange at the base of the bulb? Two are identical to the H11, but one is opposite.

had this problem with my 15 legacy also. passenger side went right in but drivers side was difficult. trimmed up a little bit of the metal tab but still took a few minutes to get the correct line up to drop in. great mod though. love the light output now.
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hmm i think i'm gonna go give this a try, just got our car yesterday but driving it last night i was kinda wondering if it was just me or the output was a little letdown.... guess i wasn't the only one who thought so....
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I just bought H9s for my '15 Legacy and the bulb would not twist all the way. Did anyone have to clip off the metal flange at the base of the bulb? Two are identical to the H11, but one is opposite.

had this problem with my 15 legacy also. passenger side went right in but drivers side was difficult. trimmed up a little bit of the metal tab but still took a few minutes to get the correct line up to drop in. great mod though. love the light output now.
#Jdog81 : How much did you remove? What did you use? And did you just wiggle some more or use additional force? Thanks.
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removed a little of metal tab. just kept wiggling slightly to get it to lock. kind of a pain but worth it.
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The H7 works pretty well in Gen4; anyone know why Subaru went with the pathetic H11?

BTW, given that the fogs DO have a front shield, I'm guessing the H9 should work there as well? The Gen4 fogs did NOT have the shield, and since the H9 doesn't have an integrated shield (like the H11 does), that's a bad combination.
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removed a little of metal tab. just kept wiggling slightly to get it to lock. kind of a pain but worth it.
Snips? File? Dremel?
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anything you can use. i used combination of snips and a file
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I wonder how long these will last.... I guess I should just have the originals in the car in the event they go out in some remote place lol

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