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Bought a new(er) one... Need direction on what forums to lurk

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#1 cal_look_zero


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:42 PM

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 20 March 2013 - 09:07 AM

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#3 O.C.D.


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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!!!

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 09:19 AM

Your best friend will probably be Subaruoutback.org, though there is a fair amount of info on those floating around here as well.

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.

#5 Suzam


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 10:42 AM

Heck, I'd let the passenger freeze.  :D

#6 cal_look_zero


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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.

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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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