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Subaru Impreza, Subaru Outback, Wagon
#1654 of 3121 Impreza Cruise Control Add-On?
Mar 24, 2002 (3:28 pm)
I recently purchased a pre-owned 2000 Impreza L wagon. While I like it quite a bit, I was disappointed to find that, starting in 2000, the factory wiring harness does not include the proper connections to add the OEM cruise control kit, like previous years did.
My friend just installed the Subaru OEM cruise kit in his 1999 OBS, which plugged right in to the existing wiring harness.
I'd really like to have the OEM control mounted on the steering wheel, and I'd rather have the OEM control module and actuator instead of some generic third party device.
Any thoughts on this situation?
By the way, I just replaced the frumpy plastic wheel covers and 15" steel wheels with a set of 2002 WRX 16" alloy wheels. What a huge improvement!
Mar 25, 2002 (9:16 am)
gomes: you are more sensitive than most. You're feeling the auto AWD engage and send power to the rear. Most people don't even notice.
For 2003, I don't expect significant changes, but Subaru has been adding content slowly each year, and prices ought to stay about flat.
Mar 26, 2002 (11:16 pm)
This is my first car with ABS, so I'm not very familiar with how it works. I've noticed the ABS occasionally rumbling for a few seconds in only one specific area -- when I'm descending one particular hill that I turn right on. I'm always going carefully, 2nd gear, gentle braking as I'm descending and turning (like a spiral) and it's happened in both bone dry and wet conditions.
I'm not worried about it, I didn't think it should be activating but maybe I don't understand how ABS works. I thought it only comes on when you brake hard, and I've definitely braked harder elsewhere than I do on this hill.
Actually, I'm assuming it's the ABS - a brief rumbling in my brake pedal.
Mar 26, 2002 (11:19 pm)
could you explain what "early apex" and "late apex" mean?
Mar 27, 2002 (8:44 am)
Sure. If you drive the racing line, the apex is the middle of the turn, when you come closest to the curb. An early apex means you turned in too soon, missed the racing line. Late apex means you turned in a bit late. Either will cost you time at the track.
The ABS pulses and is audible, I wonder if that's what it is. Does the hill have pebbles or sand on it? That would make it slippery enough to make ABS engage even in light braking.
Anyone seen ramon? Got married and the wife won't let him chat, or what?
#1659 of 3121 Hmmm - Ramon married and not posting
Mar 27, 2002 (10:25 am)
maybe he's doing something else? ;~}
Sorry Juice, I couldn't resist.
Mar 27, 2002 (10:27 am)
Maybe in 9 months they'll have a little "Dave".
Mar 27, 2002 (10:43 am)
so "that's" what he's been doing...
#1662 of 3121 Please remember
Mar 27, 2002 (10:49 am)
that this is a family oriented board. On second thought, I guess this IS family oriented.
Mar 29, 2002 (1:22 pm)
This small town had a very high birth rate, so the government decided to find out why, was it something in the water or whatever.
So they go interview the mayor,ask him if he knows what is going on.
Well he says every morning the train comes through at 5-30 AM, and blows its whistle, now its too early to get up and too late to go back to sleep, SO!