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#10815 of 10838 Re: A question of utility... [ateixeira]
Feb 25, 2011 (1:27 pm)
Yeah, they did that from '95 through '04, then went to the stationary seat bottoms.
#10816 of 10838 Stereo/climate control panel face plate
Mar 06, 2012 (4:34 pm)
Hi, The Stereo/climate control panel face plate(86213AG61A) was replaced in April 2009 (under warranty at that time) on my 2005 Outback Sedan because the temperature and radio controls kept flashing. The other day, the temperature and radio controls did not come on a couple of times, but they have since then. Shouldn't that part last longer than this? Any idea of how long it can be expected to last or what might affect that? I'm taking the car in tomorrow, but it's a very expensive part so I thought I'd see if anyone happened to see this question tonight. (I'm hoping it might have a simpler fix, but we are headed into a foggy area next week so I can't take a chance and nothing might show up in testing.) Thanks very much.
#10817 of 10838 Re: Stereo/climate control panel face plate [idearequest]
Mar 06, 2012 (6:28 pm)
Last longer? Yes, I would think so, but then it sounds like it didn't last any longer than this the first time around, either! If it is just an intermittent thing (no regularity to it), my suspicion is that it is a cracked solder point or, perhaps, a poor harness connection.
If the problem is very widespread, you might even be able to find instructions on how to repair it (DIY).
#10818 of 10838 Re: Stereo/climate control panel face plate [xwesx]
Apr 23, 2012 (4:20 pm)
Mine does it mostly in the cold weather. With the warmer weather, it is fine again. I did take videos of it to show the dealer for my next visit.
I did read about someone soldering/fixing a connection. I am NOT mechanically inclined, but could tell the dealership what to do. Is it easy to get to?
#10819 of 10838 Re: Seat belt warning chime question [kmartin]
Oct 10, 2012 (10:58 am)
Anyone know how to disable the warning bell for the front seat belts in the 05 legacy turbo?
#10820 of 10838 Re: Seat belt warning chime question [saywhat]
Oct 10, 2012 (11:09 am)
My Sienna has a bizarre sequence you have to follow precisely, step by step.
I did it because the front seat folds flat, and when you have cargo on it, the chime would go off! It thinks a person's weight is there.
Hopefully Subaru has something similar.
#10821 of 10838 Re: Seat belt warning chime question [ateixeira]
Oct 10, 2012 (3:02 pm)
It is a bizarre sequence. I don't recall it precisely, but I seem to recall it involving turning the ignition on and off a few times as well as latching/unlatching the seatbelt in sequence about 20 times within 30 seconds. ?
#10822 of 10838 Re: Seat belt warning chime question [xwesx]
Oct 11, 2012 (6:28 am)
Yeah, something like that. It's the type of thing you'd want to have written down and maybe even practice once.
#10823 of 10838 Re: Seat belt warning chime question [ateixeira]
Oct 11, 2012 (1:57 pm)
My Subaru chime drove me NUTS because I had to take off my seatbelt for work.
I was able to 'silence' the seat-belt warning chime. As I recall it was pretty simple like "repeatedly plug-unplug the the seatbelt into the latch 20 times in succession within 30 seconds"
As I recall I did it with the engine idling. AND IT WORKED!!!
No more chime when I remove my seatbelt.
Here is a Youtube link showing the procedure.
#10824 of 10838 Re: Seat belt warning chime question [bpeebles]
Oct 12, 2012 (5:40 am)
Gotta love the Subaru Crew!