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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Wagon
#7766 of 8641 'VDC OFF' and CEL code
Jul 04, 2008 (2:53 am)
I live in Australia and own a Jap. spec. 2000 H6 Subaru Outback VDC wagon. The 'VDC off" light has recently come on. I have had my Subaru dealer check this and fix the problem but they told me there is normally a switch under the dash to reset this light. Apparently on mine it is not where they expected it to be and they could not find it. Does anyone have any ideas about how to clear this code/warning light?
#7767 of 8641 Re: Replacing wheels and tires [ateixeira]
Jul 05, 2008 (12:52 pm)
Do you have any recommendation as to the largest wheels and tires that would look good on the Legacy and still fit?
#7769 of 8641 High Beam bulb on Subaru Outback
Jul 04, 2008 (1:24 pm)
Anyone know how to change the high beam bulb on the Outback? I got the plastic cover off, changed the low beam bulb, but cannot seem to figure out how to change the high beam. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
#7770 of 8641 Re: Replacing wheels and tires [cd68]
Jul 06, 2008 (12:30 pm)
I have a stock 2005 LGT wagon.
Winter I run snows on stock rims in stock size.
Summer/track I run 235-45-17s w/o any rubbing problems on Rota Battle 17x7.5 rims. I will be going to 245-40-17s on Rota Torques 17x8, may go to 255-40-17 depending.
#7771 of 8641 2008 Outback liftgate noise
Jul 06, 2008 (11:36 pm)
Purchased in March 2008, 2.5i. Began noticing a squeak a few weeks ago that's grown louder each time I open the rear liftgate.
Upon further inspection, I saw that the anterior edge of the rear spoiler is rubbing against the door jam. It is difficult to get a clear view of where the two surfaces meet (because the clearances are so darn tight) but it looks like the spoiler is rubbing away at the finish each time I open the door and hear the squeak. Sure enough, I wiped away some fine dust that looks to be paint rubbing off.
I definitely plan to bring it in to the closest dealer to have it repaired/looked at/replaced, but what do I expect from this? Will they just unscrew the rear spoiler from the liftgate and try to reposition it? What about the two spots at the joint where the paint has rubbed off? I just imagine them throwing me a jar of touch up paint and calling it a day.
#7772 of 8641 Re: Rattling Down Under [paisan]
Jul 07, 2008 (11:08 am)
Mike and Company
Is removing the heat shield dangerous? Why would Subaru put them on if they were not needed? The certainly are flimsy!
My '02 started rattling around 60k and the dealer could not find the source of the rattle (they took my daughter's toys out from under my seat to show me they had "tried" to find the rattle even though I told them I suspected the heat shield ). Needless to say, I had to crawl under the car to bend and re-attach the heat shield. No rattles in over 30k.
#7773 of 8641 Re: Rattling Down Under [blackbean]
Jul 07, 2008 (11:21 am)
Got a welder?
#7774 of 8641 Dead Battery after 20 minutes... Alternator or what?
Jul 07, 2008 (12:15 pm)
I went to get in my car the other day to find out that the autolock was dead and the electronic on the dash were dead and of course not even a click when starting it. I got a jump and it started right up. Knowing the battery was very old (maybe the original) I went to the store for a new one. After driving it for 20 minutes to get to the store I tried restarting to see if the alternator had recharged it and it did, so another confirmation it was the battery. So I swapped it out and all was good. I drove it straight home and parked it. When I went to start my car the next day and it was completely dead like before. My next thought is the alternator but it doesn't really sound like a bad alternator... plus when does a new battery go completely dead after 20 minutes? Any thoughts?
#7775 of 8641 Re: Rattling Down Under [blackbean]
Jul 07, 2008 (7:09 pm)
I believe the heat shields are there to prevent a fire from parking over grass/leaves/paper, etc. Also it insulates the floor/cabin from the heat of the exhaust. I've always removed them once they start to rattle and no issues yet.