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#1 Legback

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 01:00 PM

I've searched the archives to no avail. I can't imagine I'm the only owner of an 06 outback who ever had his dash clock flash ACC and at times, ERR. Anybody have ideas on this? Thanks- T

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 10:23 AM

Is the clock built into the radio or the instrument cluster?
Or is it a separate clock up on top of the dash?

Have you looked in the owners manual for any clues?

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 05:29 PM

Hey , The clock is in the center of the dash with the thermometer and MPG display. Came out of the store today to see that my blinker was still going. Keys were in my pocket!! Wierd? Very. Called the Sudaru experts I got it from. They said its rare and they'll have to hook it up to the big diagnostic computer to be sure but, most likely the whole computer will have to be replaced. 600$ part two hours of labor. Tried unhooking the battery to see if that changed it. When I hooked it back up, the trunk wouldn't unlock with the in car unlock switches. Only with the trunk button on my keyless entry remote. How's that for wierd? Trev. Nothing in the owners manual about this.

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 09:11 PM

Yeah they string everything together on networks these days. Makes it easier for the computers to talk back and forth.
And as unbelievable as it may sound, there are fewer wires involved. Only takes two wires to send a signal from one module to another. The problem now is, you have a separate module for every little thing.
Door lock module, power window module, sunroof module, power seat module, lighting module... everything electrical has a control module.
And if one of those modules decides to go haywire it can send signals to all the others and make all kinds of weird poo happen.

The trick is figuring out which module has gone off its rocker, which does usually require a high end scan tool, and some pretty extensive knowledge of how the system works.

Find out if they can track down a used module instead of paying big money for a new one.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 11:09 AM

Right on. Thanks Fairtax!

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 06:45 PM

When I googled this topic I got one result that made any sense at all. It was at just answers.com by an auto tech by the name of Mike V. He said that after 18 hours of trying to isolate this very problem he found an open clip under the drivers seat intended to power up low tire pressure sensors. But the 06 outback doesn't have that feature so it is just an open clip. When it gets corroded it sends funny signals back to the integrated control module. To fix this he suggests clipping the green wire with a yellow stripe on it. Sound crazy? I did it it worked. My blinkers no longer work with out the key in the ignition and there is no more ACC flashing on my clock display. Thank you Mike V at just answers.com!

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 03:51 PM

I'm having this same issue in my 2006 subaru outback 2.5i.  ACC and ERR light on my info panel and draining my battery.  

 

I found the post saying to cut the green/yellow wire under the driver's seat that goes to the tire pressure monitor control system that this model does not have.  

 

Is there a way to do this without removing the driver's seat?

Where is this connector located under the seat?

 

Help

 

Thanks,

Chris



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Posted 15 January 2015 - 06:15 PM

Slide the seat forward all the way and you'll find a small flap in the carpet under the seat. Usually the plug can be grabbed through there and pulled up.

Someone posted a picture of it here a while ago...
Google turned it up!
http://www.ultimates...attach_id=13256

This is the thread: http://www.ultimates...-and-solid-err/

Edited by Fairtax4me, 15 January 2015 - 06:16 PM.


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Posted 17 January 2015 - 12:32 AM

I'm having this same issue in my 2006 subaru outback 2.5i.  ACC and ERR light on my info panel and draining my battery.  

 

I found the post saying to cut the green/yellow wire under the driver's seat that goes to the tire pressure monitor control system that this model does not have.  

 

Is there a way to do this without removing the driver's seat?

Where is this connector located under the seat?

 

Help

 

Thanks,

Chris

 

Do you have the owners manaual as i think they cover this in there.



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Posted 17 January 2015 - 12:36 AM

http://www.subaruout...on-display.html

 

We havent had that much of an issue here with this, but on the Outback board there are a few of them.






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