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#1 blindrummer

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 05:43 PM

After changing my seats and carpet on my 2006 outback The clocks display flashes ACC and then a solid ERR only when the car is off normal function when it's on

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 07:30 PM

I remember reading something about this and there being a problem with corrosion in some connector under one of the seats. There is a control module of some sort under there that is part of the CAN network and it affects the signals on the network which causes the error code to display.

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 07:43 PM

The one in particular that I was thinking of is here:

http://www.ultimates...ashing-acc-err/

Link referenced in that thread: http://www.justanswe...displaying.html

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 04:02 PM

Ok, I've found no green wire with yellow stripe. There is no empty connectors under the drivers seat. I'm going to check the old seat to see if any thing is different.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 05:13 PM

It's under the carpet IIRC. Have to remove the seat and pull the carpet up to see the wiring under there.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 06:31 PM

YES, FIXED no more flashing ACC light in the instrument display and no more power drain
you can see the corrosion

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#7 Fairtax4me

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 08:29 PM

Awesome!! Glad to hear that fixed it! Did you cut the hole in the carpet or was it there already?

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 07:00 AM

That hole was there, looks like the heater ducting a place to emerge from under the carpet

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 09:19 AM

what does that conn do? where did it attach?



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 12:01 PM

In the link fairtax supplied, the technition mikeV explains it's an empty connector that would have something to do with tire pressure. This particular year was not equipped with that option. This empty connector is located in a prime spot for corrosion, it sits under a heating duct on the floor, if anything is spilled on the front corner of the drivers seat it's going to find this open connector

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 12:04 PM

Now I have "Airbag" light
Only when car is on
Ugh

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:33 PM

Recheck any Yellow connectors you may have unplugged while hunting around under the seat.
Yellow connector or wire loom is used exclusively for Airbag related circuits. All of these connectors have shorting locks which prevent static discharge reaching the airbag inflator when the connector is unplugged. An extra lock on the connector sometimes has to be clicked after the connector is plugged in. If the shorting lock is not clicked, the circuit is shorted to ground and the module deactivates the entire airbag system.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 12:06 PM

I have had the Airbag light on for the last 30-40k miles. I believe i may have triggered something when i installed the lil sub woofer that Subaru sells.

I did have to remove the drivers seat to access everything. Though, the light sometimes goes off - but usually remains on. Very intermittent.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 12:58 PM

Ah ok.
I'm not sure if there is a way to retrieve airbag codes on that year. I know there is a method to get diagnostic codes to display on the dash, but I don't know the steps involved to do so. That may also display airbag codes, but I'm not sure.

Often an intermittent code can be due to a bad clockspring assembly behind the steering wheel. This isn't really a wear part but its the only constantly moving part of the airbag system as it connects the wiring for the drivers airbag. It consists of a thin ribbon cable with many small wires that do occasionally break internally.

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 01:24 PM

Thank heavens for this post. 

 

I recently went for a camping trip and my Camelbak leaked a bunch of water underneath my drivers seat. I used a ShopVac to take out most of the moisture, but I still have the ERR and ACC flashing - even when my car is parked and locked with the keys out of the ignition. It's slowly killing my battery and I'd rather fix this than keep replacing a battery... 

 

I've read up on this post and I see that I need to do something with that useless tire pressure connector, but I'm not sure what. I feel weird just cutting it off...

 

Any help is appreciated. I know I'm a bit late to jump into this thread... 

 



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Posted 25 January 2016 - 06:58 PM

Mikayla, you only need to cut one wire, then wrap some black electrical tape on the ends of the wire to prevent it from touching anything.

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 06:58 PM

Hello

I do see the one single image in a post above, but can anyone actually post three or four photos explaining precisely where to get at this (without removing the seat)? It has been indicated that sliding the seat all the way forward should make this possible, but I'm unclear on exactly where to look, and the image above appears to indicate a very small location, but doesn't give a bigger picture to help orient where exactly to go hunting.

Thank you!

Edited by RedMtl, 13 March 2016 - 07:11 PM.


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Posted 13 March 2016 - 10:36 PM

Yes, slide the seat forward, then feel for the cutout in the corner of the carpet.
It should be fairly evident once you look under there.




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