Got myself an 05 to commute in. 102k, about to do the 105k this weekend.
Things that are wonky with it:
Rear cupholder won't close apparently.
Passenger seat heater is non op
Windshield sprayers are weak and dribble instead of spray.
Not too much to complain about, but I wouldn't mind fixing everything. Other than those items, it's a solid car.
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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:42 PM
Posted 20 March 2013 - 09:09 AM
Seat heaters are among THE hardest things to fix on these cars. I am not afraid of anything on a Subaru but the heaters are a HUGE job, HUG!!!
Posted 20 March 2013 - 09:19 AM
Seat heaters as long as the heat pad isn't cracked should be a relatively easy fix. Heat pads take a lot of time, and a pair of hog-ring pliers.
Posted 20 March 2013 - 04:50 PM
I'm guessing it's the "trigger wire" and should be an easy fix after lurking on subaruoutback. The cupholder I'm not terribly concerned about. The sprayers probably need to be blown out.
I am glad I bought a base model with manual HVAC; means I can stick an aftermarket deck in with minimal hassle.
Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:18 PM
When I have trouble with the squirters dribbling out fluid, I use a pin, as in a pin from a new dress shirt. Poke the end of the pin into the squirter hole, and move it around a bit. Doing that loosens up, and gets rid of the crud that is causing the trouble. Hope this works for you.
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