Scoobypedia | Trusted knowledge for everything Subaru
Scoobypedia | Trusted knowledge for everything Subaru
Search Scoobypedia:

Scoobypedia Home

The Knowledge

Buying Guides

Projects

Scoobypedia

edit sidebar

IlluminatedBadge

Introduction

This is a 'marmite' project - you'll either love it or hate it. For those that want to illuminate the Subaru logo badge on your front grill then read on.

Installation

1. Cut front of grille out where the badge would normally sit, leaving the little sunk ridge all the way round:

GlowingBadge-1.jpg: 768x576, 143k (August 28, 2009, at 09:31 PM)
GlowingBadge-2.jpg: 768x576, 170k (August 28, 2009, at 09:31 PM)
GlowingBadge-3.jpg: 768x576, 213k (August 28, 2009, at 09:31 PM)
GlowingBadge-4.jpg: 768x576, 145k (August 28, 2009, at 09:31 PM)

2. Cut out the back of an old DVD or CD case (7cm x 10cm) mount LED bank and glue to back of grille

GlowingBadge-5.jpg: 768x576, 138k (August 28, 2009, at 09:31 PM)
GlowingBadge-6.jpg: 768x576, 124k (August 28, 2009, at 09:31 PM)
GlowingBadge-7.jpg: 768x576, 119k (August 28, 2009, at 09:31 PM)
GlowingBadge-8.jpg: 768x576, 126k (August 28, 2009, at 09:31 PM)
GlowingBadge-9.jpg: 768x576, 142k (August 28, 2009, at 09:31 PM)

3. Take old badge (or buy a new shiny one :P) remove black from the back of the badge using nail varnish remover, leaving it see through with the silver stars. Spray a thin coat of white enamel gloss and glue to front of grille:

GlowingBadge-10.jpg: 768x576, 124k (August 28, 2009, at 09:31 PM)
GlowingBadge-11.jpg: 768x576, 117k (August 28, 2009, at 09:31 PM)
GlowingBadge-12.jpg: 576x768, 126k (August 28, 2009, at 09:31 PM)
GlowingBadge-13.jpg: 768x576, 105k (August 28, 2009, at 09:31 PM)
GlowingBadge-14.jpg: 576x768, 149k (August 28, 2009, at 09:31 PM)
GlowingBadge-15.jpg: 768x576, 120k (August 28, 2009, at 09:31 PM)

4. Chop out side light connections, re-connect +/- of LEDs & sidelight to orinial wires using a "chop-block":

GlowingBadge-16.jpg: 768x576, 168k (August 28, 2009, at 09:31 PM)
GlowingBadge-17.jpg: 768x576, 175k (August 28, 2009, at 09:31 PM)

The Finished Article

There you have it, chavvy or funky? You decide.

GlowingBadge-18.jpg: 768x576, 81k (August 28, 2009, at 09:31 PM)
GlowingBadge-19.jpg: 768x576, 84k (August 28, 2009, at 09:31 PM)
GlowingBadge-DSC_0352.jpg: 768x510, 98k (August 28, 2009, at 09:31 PM)

Shopping List

  • LED Bank - 7 (Darms of SN)
  • Genuine Badge - 22.55 (Cotswolds Subaru, Witney)
  • White Enamel - 3 approx (Halfords)

Information Source - SIDC forum thread, Glowing Subaru Badge Project

Page last modified on December 14, 2008, at 08:58 PM
Scoobypedia can not be held responsibile for the information published here. Site rules apply for all published content.