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subaru ll beanwiring problem

bzobbzob Member Posts: 2
edited March 2014 in Subaru
I have a brand new Subaru Outback LL Bean 2001. Few days ago I
discoverd an undone couple of wires just above the gas pedal with light
green connectors. I of course, connected them, turned the ignition, and
the sign 'check engine' started flashing. I disconnected those 2 wires,
signal disappeared.
This am I called my dealer, I was told to keep those wires disconnected
without any explanations.
My question is: why in this fine there are so to say extra parts and
connections; I am wondering that those wires were disconnected on purpose
to hide some problems with a car.
Please, could you explain logically why two wires with matching connectors
should stay disconnected in a brand new manufactured car?


  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Member Posts: 64,481
    They are for dealer diagnostics. Those are the dealer's wires, not yours, in other words, so hands off!
  • joleoniejoleonie Member Posts: 6
    I have a two month old Outback Wagon with 3264 miles on it. I recently changed the oil using Mobil1 and filter from Subaru even though it says 7500 miles first service on the book. I am anticipating a "Check Engine" light coming on at every service intervals or some other indicators that it now needs service. I have been doing the routine maintenance myself except for the 30K on all my 3 cars where I just close my eyes due to-
    you guessed it, the cost of taking it to the dealer at this milage. My question is how do I reset the "Check engine" (I'm just assuming it's this one that lights up) whenever it lights up?
    Any help will be greately appreciated. Thanks..
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