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Are puddle lights... port installed? Or can they be installed at dealerships? I feel that the puddle lights is a great addition to the Tribeca and makes it very unique.

Does anyone have any information on this?
 

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I wanted these but took my delivery from a car off the lot that did not have them. It seems they are only factory installed and not something you can currently add on later. I'd love it if somone could take some pics of the location and what they look like up close. My guess is a year or so from now the parts may be avaliable and I could retrofit them. I need to look at the wiring diagram to see how they are wired in. I have the service manual but have not gotten around to doing that yet.
 

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That would be cool if you could thanks.
 

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That's awesome. I will call Subaru tomorrow and ask if it is possible to get them installed.

Thanks for your help.

Take care.
 

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ILoveAlliO said:
That's awesome. I will call Subaru tomorrow and ask if it is possible to get them installed.

Thanks for your help.

Take care.
I can tell you the answer will be no. I've looked into this already :(
 

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Peaty said:
I can tell you the answer will be no. I've looked into this already :(
Irvine Subaru in Southern California has ads in their service department about the puddle lights and the way they make it sound is that you can upgrade your Tribeca if you already own one without. I'll try to find out more during my next oil change...
 

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If that's true I'd love to know the details. I've asked people that are "In the know" and also the accessory brochure says factory installed only. Things change though.
 

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Peaty said:
If that's true I'd love to know the details. I've asked people that are "In the know" and also the accessory brochure says factory installed only. Things change though.
Is it just me or is pretty much damn near EVERYTHING on the Tribeca factory-installed only? Subaru really needs to get with it. I would've already bought one already if I could've just started at a lower price point base model and added the desired features as I go.

Also, they damn well better be adding some sort of retrofit so you can get the MP3 player center console ports installed aftermarket. I might very well buy a clearance '06 when the '07s start coming in and will be pissed if this is not a possibility. :mad:
 

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I have the puddle lights installed on my Limited.
Below are some photos with the relative location.

I will try and get some up close shots this weekend if the weather permits.
From my understanding, they are activated (instant on/ delayed off) when the alarm unlocks the car,
and will begin to dim and fade to off within 30 seconds if the door has not been open in that time.
They will re-illuminate when you get in the car and fade off when the ignition starts.

I thought it was just a cool add on when I got them but they have proven useful in dark vehicle location places,
and in illuminating the ground as well. I have had many people ask about them and further inquire into the mystique only known as the "B9".:)





 

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great shots!
:clap::clap::clap::clap:

Now- can you figure out a way to turn them on ALL the time (or, at least at night) :)
 

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Port installed only. Apparantly, Subaru wasn't as forward thinking with pre-wiring just in case one wants to add later.

Hopefully Subaru will wake up on the '07s on up!
 

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Here is the strange thing. I was at my dealers parts department getting a gasket for my Forester. There was a little sandwich board advert on the parts desk about the puddle lights in the B9. I thought, great they must have decided to offer them as dealer installed now. (why would it be in the parts dept afterall) Well the parts guy was clueless and did not seem willing to investigate any further than saying he didn't know anything about them. I was in a rush and did not want to press the issue.

I did look in the wiring diagrams of the SM and other places but could not find any reference to the puddle lights. I could be looking in the wrong place though. I think they would be a nice thing to have, maybe they will offer kits later, hard to say.
 

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The Puddle Lights are a port only accessory.

There is no discussion about making them available as an add on.

There are plenty of aftermarket options available though. :D
 

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Pinochle said:
The Puddle Lights are a port only accessory.

There is no discussion about making them available as an add on.

There are plenty of aftermarket options available though. :D
Who invited you here? :p
 

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Pinochle said:
The Puddle Lights are a port only accessory.

There is no discussion about making them available as an add on.

There are plenty of aftermarket options available though. :D
Really? Please, what/where are the aftermarket options?

Thanks...Joe
 

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I would like to have them with a switch that allows an always on option when driving.

I dont see it as a legal problem, as alot of SUV's have running board lights.
 

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kaos said:
I would like to have them with a switch that allows an always on option when driving.

I dont see it as a legal problem, as alot of SUV's have running board lights.
Yeah, but other SUV running board lights are just a wee bit less distractive. The Puddle Lights are more along the lines of those rice-lights you see on a lot of street racers... all of which is too bright and illegal to boot (at lest in California).
 
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