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#1319 of 1605 Re: New Impreza this weekend! [crlsto]
May 21, 2012 (7:48 pm)
Thanks for the info, I won't order the bumper protector, since I need something to stay on the car while it is parked overnight on the street. I'm going to check out getting a paint protector from clearbumper.com. I don't know how much it runs for but it looks pretty simple to install and is made just for this purpose.
On another note, I wanted to comment on a previous posting of yours about the audio and Bluetooth system. I found it encouraging to know beforehand about how to stream music, since the dealer didn't really go into it much. I'm really pleased with how it works, though I still haven't figured out how to load my contacts from the iphone into the car. And it make take some getting used to - today I got into the car while i was on the phone leaving a message using my BT earpiece. I hung up the call as usual using the headpiece button, and a few minutes later the car audio kicked in saying I had used up all the recording time! So evidently the car's BT takes over when the engine is started, even if another BT device is already connected, and I had to hang up using the steering wheel control. My friend is going to wonder at all the dead air at the end of my voicemail..
#1320 of 1605 Re: New Impreza this weekend! [photobug2]
May 22, 2012 (12:22 pm)
I am fairly certain that the non-nav stereo in the limited cannot download contacts from an iphone (or anything really, check subaru bluetooth guide for compatibility).
My plan was to take my most called numbers (maybe 10 people) and manually program them in, and then beyond that hold the button on the phone and use siri.
i have seen some theories out there as to what the actual model of the head unit is, and maybe there is a firmware update to add better phonebook downloading functionality. I'll take delivery of my vehicle this week and be able to mess around with this way more than i should.
#1321 of 1605 Auto Climat Control
May 23, 2012 (8:09 am)
I have a Limted with the Auto climate Control. I've noticed that the A/C does not kick on automatically. If I want A/C I have to hit the button. According to the instruction manual A/C should kick in. anybody else have this issue?
#1322 of 1605 Re: Auto Climat Control [huskies87]
May 23, 2012 (10:39 am)
Have you tried turning the temp control down?
#1323 of 1605 Re: Auto Climat Control [dcm61]
May 23, 2012 (11:52 am)
Yes--turned it to the lowest temperature and it didn't come on
#1324 of 1605 Downloading Contacts Via Bluetooth
May 23, 2012 (12:37 pm)
I finally figured out how to download my contacts from my aging e71 Nokia to my 2012 Impreza Limited HD Radio. I had no problem pairing my phone with the Impreza, but could only get my contacts loaded by using the manual mode. This worked but incoming calls just showed the number and no caller ID. Anyway I figured out how to download the contacts from my phone and it works well. You have to do them one at a time, but I only loaded 20 or so of my most used contacts. The process is as follows: First, turn your key to the Aux position so that your radio is powered. Next push the steering wheel on button and then select phone book. Once selected select ADD CONTACT and then BY PHONE as the method. Go to you phone and highlight the contact you want to download. Select SEND, then BUSINESS CARD, then VIA BLUETOOTH, then CAR MULTIMEDIA or whatever unique name you gave your radio when you paired the phone. Once selected the phone will send the contact to your radio, the radio will announce the phone number and ask you to confirm. Once confirmed the radio will ask you to give the number a name. Follow the prompts and confirm the name. Now when one of the contacts you have downloaded calls your number, both the number and name will display on the radio display. This is how the e71 Nokia works and I am sure it would be similar for other cell phones as well. I have not tackled my wife's iPhone 4 yet and I think that may be difficult if not impossible without a special App. I'll post if I figure it out.
#1325 of 1605 Re: Auto Climat Control [huskies87]
May 23, 2012 (1:34 pm)
It works on mine.
You have to have both the center dial and left dial set to AUTO.
If it AC doesn't come on, turn the center dial off first, the put in on AUTO.
You should see the orange light on the right dial indicating AC is on.
#1326 of 1605 first oil change interval
May 25, 2012 (10:26 am)
Where does the 3750 mile change come from? Dealer?
My manual indicates 3750 for the 6 cyliner engine only, not ours. Yea, I know it can't hurt anything to change it early, but I can't imagine the oil is contaminated enough to actually need it.
#1327 of 1605 Re: first oil change interval [once_for_all]
May 25, 2012 (10:51 am)
cars101.com has a lot of good info. It notes that there's some discrepancies. Subaru's guideline of no more than 7500 miles between oil changes is really vague. I believe they say 3750-7500 depending on the driving. The dealer I had my first oil change at was ready to turn me away because I had not hit 7500 miles yet.
In some thread, some dealership said that 3750 for the first 2 oil changes, then 7500 afterwards was their guideline.
That makes sense because you want any detergents that are in the factory fill to do their work. (remove at first 3750 mark). Then you want a second short interval to drain away any of the loose metal in the engine (we're talking shards and shavings). After that you should be good to go on every 7500 miles.
I had mine changed at ~3500 miles, and the next will be at 7000. Afterward I'm going to feel comfortable at 6000-7000 miles between changes (or maybe just twice a year). Remember, we're running synthetic oil here.
#1328 of 1605 Re: Headlight indicator light? [xwesx]
May 27, 2012 (7:27 pm)
There is a lot of indication that the headlight is on, even if no single icon lights up. First, the in-dash display dims with headlight on. Second, the speedometer turns red when the headlight is on, but this can only be noticed when the ambient is not very bright (visible enough around dusk). Third, if you have a Nav, the screen is much less bright with the headlight on.