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#6097 of 8657 trailer wiring harness
May 19, 2006 (5:07 pm)
I just installed a Subaru hitch on my 2003 LL Bean Outback wagon; that was easy. I am having trouble finding the wiring harness inside the vehicle into which the trailer wiring plugs. It is supposed to be on the passenger side coming down from the wheel well. There are some wires there but I cannot grasp any loose connector. I have already pulled a tube loose when I was feeling around...I hope it was not for the rear windshield washer....I will test tomorrow...I justed stopped tonight before I got into more trouble. Thanks for the help.
#6098 of 8657 Re: trailer wiring harness [subarujon]
May 19, 2006 (7:05 pm)
It has been a few years since I did my '02, but IIRC, in addition to the large floor panel, there was a smaller 'wing' that slid partially under the passengers side 'wall'. Down in that valley, coming off the wheelwell region was a wiring harness. I remember that my connector and a length of wire was wrapped back on itself and taped (?), making it a bit hard to see or feel.
#6099 of 8657 Re: Subaru Outback 2001 head gasket and clutch problems [xwesx]
May 19, 2006 (7:36 pm)
I dont think I have seen a hydraulic clutch that is adjustable. If it is, I would love to know how on my 2001. Should the clutch fork have some spring load on it to keep it against the clutch actuator?
#6100 of 8657 Re: trailer wiring harness [subarujon]
May 20, 2006 (8:22 am)
Below it what I had posted earlier. I would suspect that your connector should be in the same location as mine; that is, on the left side. It was indeed hard to find. As I remember the JCWhitney converter was for all Subarus.
Hello. I also have a 2005 OBXT. I purchased & installed a HiddenHitch receiver (because it is the least conspicuous) and a JCWhitney trailer light converter speced for Subaru. The converter is necessary to convert Euro separate brake&turn to US combined brake&turn. The Subaru wiring connector is buried inside the rear left plastic panel (even the dealer didn't know where it was); you might have to root around to find it. The Subaru connector also supplies 12VDC for converters such as the JCWhitney; you want this so that your trailer lights do not load the car lighting circuit. This 12VDC supply has a separate fuse, but I cannot remember if the fuse was installed or if I had to install one. ALl went together nicely; the JCWhitney converter was "plug-n-play".
May 21, 2006 (2:09 pm)
The moonroof on my 2002 LL Bean Outback leaks. I've managed to clear the rear drain tubes, but I can't seem to locate the front ones ... and that seems to be what is clogged. Probably with mud.
Does anyone know where the front drain tubes exit the chassis? I'm hoping for a simple fix by back-blowing them with compressed air, if I can find them!
Thanks for your help.
#6102 of 8657 Re: trailer wiring harness [fibber2]
May 22, 2006 (8:57 am)
I found it where you said. It was hidden behind a piece of styrofoam insulation that I had to remove by sticking my arm inside the speaker hole.
#6103 of 8657 Re: trailer wiring harness [subarujon]
May 22, 2006 (9:11 am)
Awesome, gotta love these forums.
#6104 of 8657 Re: head gasket failure [garandman]
May 22, 2006 (9:17 am)
This potentially could be a situation where someone could make a little money. IF anyone knows of a bullet proof Subaru motor that would be readily available in the wrecking yard, I am sure someone would pay for instructions on swapping that motor for the 2.5's and others with the same problems.
#6105 of 8657 Re: trailer wiring harness [subarujon]
May 23, 2006 (5:07 am)
Odd that yours was buried quite so deep, but glad to hear that you found it!
#6106 of 8657 Re: head gasket failure [ncdad]
May 23, 2006 (5:32 am)
Depending on your model, the 2.2 H4 and the 3.0 H6 are reliable motors with no headgasket trouble, possibly even the 2.0T from the wrx. 2.2 might be the most available. not sure about installation though Eric