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#120 of 169 Change 97 Legacy Outback Speedometer to MPH from KM
Apr 02, 2010 (3:25 pm)
Just purchased a great condition 97 Legacy Outback that was originally sold in Canada. The speedometer and odometer are calibrated for kilometers. I'm most concerned about the odometer, in that when it comes time to sell down the road, it looks like it has more miles than it really does.
Is it possible to modify these 2 instruments? If so how and how much am I looking at? Thanks.
#121 of 169 Re: Change 97 Legacy Outback Speedometer to MPH from KM [soplush]
Apr 04, 2010 (6:57 am)
It probably could be done, but would require major dash surgery and a replacement speedo/odometer head. Hardly worth the time, effort and expense on a 13 year old car. When it comes time to sell, as a 15 year old or more car (??), it will probably be a private sale anyhow. It says KPH right on the unit, and anyone who looks at it will understand if you do the translation to MPH for them.
#122 of 169 Re: radio emits static full volume, electrical system problem? [maggieoutback]
Apr 17, 2010 (12:53 pm)
Radio display and ac display flashes on and off. Caught it on video. Dealer said it was the radio. The radio is fine it does not cut out. Had a screeching in the am am band. There was a problem with earlier models and ABS module that was not suppressed porperly. is up. There is a TSB for this. As long as you report the problem most dealers are good about fixing after warrenty.
#123 of 169 Re: Daytime Running Light & HID kit issues for 05 Legacy? [lg05legacy]
Apr 17, 2010 (5:44 pm)
www.danielsternlighting.com. has kits to make your turn signal bulb your daytime running light. and a lot of good information
#124 of 169 Flashing radio - a/c display
Oct 11, 2010 (12:59 pm)
Did your dealer replace the radio/A/C unit because of this problem? Mine has gone from flashing to no longer displaying anything. I have steering wheel controls for the radio, but cannot control the temperature of the vehicle. I have called a dealer (closest one is 3 hours away) to research this before I go in, but want to make sure I get a good answer from them. Thanks
#125 of 169 Re: Flashing radio - a/c display [ghsasmf]
Oct 11, 2010 (4:30 pm)
Dealer replaced radio unit becauae i kept loosing climate control a readio display. Has not happened since radio was replaced.. They weren,t a hundred percent sure the problem, the mechanic i talked to seemed okay. They got licky with radio. My temoeture still work. It was the illumination circuit. Radio and climate share same power supply and ground. The illumination should have nothing to do with the functionality of the the radio or climate. I hope they can fix it. Make sure you take out any cd you have if you can. They can mail them to you if you can't retrieve yhe cds. Good luck
#126 of 169 Re: ACC flashing on time/temp display [lcoombs738]
Nov 06, 2010 (4:43 am)
We also had this ACC-message flashing in the driving computer of the Legacy 2004. The Subaru garage had no idea what it was. But recently we prepared the car for selling it and that solved the problem. What we did was removing the (unoffical) cellphone loader. We also removed this device that can send radio waves from an MP3 player to the car radio.
Are theory is that one of these devices had some electrical short circuit that would only appear when the car was in use. Therefore the car battery would not be emptied when the car was not un use. The last 2 weeks after removing these devices, we never got the message again. To those of you who get this ACC message: please try my theory and confirm it.
#127 of 169 ACC on multifunction display
Dec 13, 2010 (6:25 pm)
Our radio quit working and we had an ACC error code on the display. Nothing was listed in the book for this code and none of the dealers could give us an answer. We tried changing the fuse even though it wasn't blown. It seems to have worked. The ACC went away and the radio and display started working again.
#128 of 169 2005 Outback dome light madness
Dec 23, 2010 (6:36 am)
The dome light doesn't light when the doors open. I pop off the cover, and then it works. It keeps working after I pop the cover back on a couple of times and then stops again. The bulb is ok. The electronics seem ok. But something is intermittent somewhere. If I wiggle or otherwise try to encourage the dome light, it still won't start working. I have to pop off the cover and then it will work a little while. Aaarrgh!! Anyone ever see this before?
#129 of 169 Re: 2005 Outback dome light madness [smoky1]
Dec 30, 2010 (3:38 pm)
It may be a bad connection, or it may be a broken bulb filament that reconnects with a jar (such as popping off the dome cover). As a cheap first option, replace the bulb if you have not yet done so and see if the problem persists.