Foot Well Illumination kit – 2008+ WRX/STi

Today I did a quick mod to the interior of my new WRX limited. The foot well illumination kit was inexpensive and easy to install. It gives a nice glow and matches the stock console tray perfectly.
I bought it from Subaru Parts Mall,  It was $37.23
I give it a 2 out of 10 for install difficulty. and it took about 20 minutes to install not counting taking pictures.

Tools Required:

  • Philips screwdriver
  • 3/8″ wrench
  • Wire Cutters
  • Thumbs

Here’s the install:

I started by removing the radio trim. you can easily remove it by hand starting on the lower sides and work you way around to the top.

Radio Cover

I removed the center heating ducts. it makes the install a lot easier and give you access to every thing you need. To remove, unscrew the 2 Phillips screws on the side and push the side ducts out of the way and lightly pull out.

Vent Detail

These are the parts that come with the kit.

Package components

I also removed the center console cover to reveal the stock light. Please see my kartboy install for directions on how to remove the console.
Once the console is removed, push the stock light with your thumb from inside the dash below where the duct was.

Console Light

Then run the harness as follows: The two male and female connectors that are close to one another go into the hole where the light was. The longest wire on the harness gets threaded to the passenger foot well and the slightly shorter wire goes to the drivers side foot well. I did the best I could to explain this in the busy picture below.

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Install the passenger side light using the supplied screw, nut, and washers. There is a hole drilled already under the glove box that the bolt went into. It’s a Phillips screw and a 3/16″ nut.

Passenger Side Light

The drivers side is similar to the passenger. There is a hole but it’s horizontal instead of vertical. Use the screw, nut, and washers that are supplied to mount.

Drivers side Light

Zip-tie the harness out of the way and install the stock light back into its original location. Once you put the console, duct, and radio trim back on, turn on the lights and enjoy the cool red (or blue) glow! Use the center console light as a gauge to how bright these are. In this picture I used a long to show the lights but they are not this bright in person.

Final Image

Thanks for reading!!