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AWD-fuse and VDC confusing (in case of spare tire)

AWD-fuse VDC

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#1 rverdoold

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 04:30 PM

Yester I became the owner of a 2009 (4th gen) Outback with for Europe all options including VDC and limited dark red leather. It has a 2.5 bi-fuel system linked to the 4eat. This is quite a big step forward from my 1.6 impreza from 1999 with no options at all (no airbags, abs no nothing not even a/c). My car before that was a FWD automatic legacy (1st gen). But now:

 

The user manual states to use the AWD-fuse in case of mismatched tires when no VDC system is present and it is an automatic. However it does not state what to do when VDC system is present on an automatic. I have not checked if the fuse location is present.



#2 CNY_Dave

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 09:54 AM

VDC = do nothing. VDC has a center diff which can tolerate some mismatch from using the spare.



#3 rverdoold

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 10:41 AM

Ah, OK. Thanks. I thought VDC was only electronics add-on as part of the ABS system.



#4 Gloyale

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 07:56 PM

VDC = do nothing. VDC has a center diff which can tolerate some mismatch from using the spare.

 

I don't think this is true.  Still uses a 4eat with Hydraulic MPT clutch.

 

Perhaps turn VDC off then use fuse???



#5 johnceggleston

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 02:38 PM

my 01 VDC has a VDC ''off'' fuse holder,

but it does not have a FWD fuse holder.

 

actually the VDC off fuse holder is the same location as the FWD fuse but it does not make the car FWD.

 

i think later years have a VDC off ''switch'' inside the car,

but i'm not sure.

i do not know if later VDC years have a FWD fuse holder?????



#6 CNY_Dave

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 09:20 PM

VDC has an MPT that the computer never 'slips' it is always full on or full off, and it is only locked during extreme wheelslip.

 

The fuse has no effect.







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