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Old 01-03-2002, 09:22 PM   #1
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Ok, so I was driving home from getting some coffee this morning and I noticed the "Security" light was coming on while I was driving. After about 3-4 minutes of more driving, my alarm started going off! While I was driving!

I got home and took the coffee out of the middle cup holder and it was practically empty. Oops The Factory Security System Module was soaked. The alarm still works but it sometimes goes off while I'm driving now!

This has to be one of the dumbest engineering flaws I've seen in a while. They put the security system module right underneath where it is going to get wet at some point (Come on admit it, we've all spilled something in our cars at one point or another).

My question is, is this something the warranty will cover?

Thanks in advance to anyone who knows for sure.

Josh
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Old 01-03-2002, 10:25 PM   #2
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There's a security light? Where?
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Old 01-03-2002, 11:19 PM   #3
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probably not if you tell them you spilled coffee on it.. take it apart and dry it out.. or buy one at www.subaruwrxparts.com

they are not too expensive considering other mods and easy to install.. especially if you are replacing an existing one.
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Old 01-04-2002, 12:51 PM   #4
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The security light is underneath the Speedometer. It isn't a "light" as in a flashing light that tells people you have an alarm, I meant the little warning light that pops up on the instrument cluster.

I would think based on the placement of the security module, I should get it replaced for free. The thing is just begging to be spilled on right there.
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Old 01-04-2002, 01:01 PM   #5
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Am I the only one confused on this?
Where exactly is the security module
you speak of? If I remember correctly
(I am not near my WRX now), but isn't
the center cup holder solid. Or are
you speaking of the mis-placed cup
holder that is above the stero/env
controls?

If the security light is flashing when you
are driving, the valet mode may be set.
But if the liquid did soak the module,
you should be able to carefully
clean the module with some light use
of alcohol (on the board) and dry it out.

Or you could just tell your dealer that it
started going off like that for some
unknown reason.
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Old 01-04-2002, 02:19 PM   #6
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The Security Module is underneath the cupholder in the center console by the hand brake. And if you take your center console apart you will notice that the cupholder is not a part of the center console, it is screwed onto it, so there is a small gap that liquid could leak through.
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Old 01-04-2002, 02:31 PM   #7
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Ahhhhhh, thanks for the clearing that
one up for me and for the info.

Good Luck!!
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Old 01-04-2002, 07:47 PM   #8
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Just an FYI for anyone else that may have had this problem (and I think there are more than just a few of us) it IS covered by the warranty. Just got off the phone and the dealer recognizes that the placement of the security module is not exactly the best, so they will cover it on warranty.

Hope this helps anyone else that has this trouble.
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Old 01-05-2002, 02:20 AM   #9
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the cupholder is not a part of the center console, it is screwed onto it, so there is a small gap that liquid could leak through
I always thought it was just molded in -- thanks for the warning. Good thing they didn't put the ECU under there!

Nice job on getting the repair covered under warranty.
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