I recently put new cylinder heads on my 2001 Subaru Forester 2.5L SOHC. When I pulled the engine, I opened up the refrigerant valves and as a result have none left. The check engine light is now always on and the code is P0534. I can't reset it or get it to go off. I live in Alaska and don't really need the A/C. Is there a way to make my car think it doesn't have an A/C at all?
I've tried removing the compressor belt, and pulling the fuse for the A/C. Any other ideas? or should I just get it serviced or try to charge it myself? Also, what cost do you think it would be to get it serviced?
Thanks for your help.