Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Sunday July 13, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Subaru Models > Impreza Forum

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-07-2012, 02:02 PM   #14801
sgoldste01
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 322264
Join Date: Jun 2012
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Webster, NY
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza Sp 5sp
Obs Blk Prl/Drk Gray Mtl

Default

Those of us who have replaced our head units are very familiar with this process.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
sgoldste01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 04:44 AM   #14802
Penguin44
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 315883
Join Date: Apr 2012
Chapter/Region: E. Canada
Vehicle:
2012 IMPREZA
Silver

Default

Sorry if this is in the wrong section but didn't know where else to put it. 2012 impreza 5 door base model. Funny thing happened just now. My car is off, been off for almost seven hours. Taking a walk I hear a noise from the car. Like a small electric motor running or an electric fan coming from the left rear. I ran and grabbed my keys and when I turned the car to acc it stopped. What the heck is this? The car is off!

Edit, it was super quiet outside so I heard it. Usually I wouldn't have.
Penguin44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 08:15 AM   #14803
sgoldste01
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 322264
Join Date: Jun 2012
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Webster, NY
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza Sp 5sp
Obs Blk Prl/Drk Gray Mtl

Default

I haven't heard it on my Impreza, but my TDI did the same thing. Cars these days have so many systems that monitor many different things all the time. I would assume it's normal.
sgoldste01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 08:42 AM   #14804
Angelus911
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 89967
Join Date: Jun 2005
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: MA
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza Sport
DGM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Penguin44 View Post
Sorry if this is in the wrong section but didn't know where else to put it. 2012 impreza 5 door base model. Funny thing happened just now. My car is off, been off for almost seven hours. Taking a walk I hear a noise from the car. Like a small electric motor running or an electric fan coming from the left rear. I ran and grabbed my keys and when I turned the car to acc it stopped. What the heck is this? The car is off!

Edit, it was super quiet outside so I heard it. Usually I wouldn't have.
It's the emissions system
Angelus911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 02:47 PM   #14805
Penguin44
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 315883
Join Date: Apr 2012
Chapter/Region: E. Canada
Vehicle:
2012 IMPREZA
Silver

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Angelus911 View Post

It's the emissions system
Emissions system? Explain how that could be.
Penguin44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 02:49 PM   #14806
Penguin44
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 315883
Join Date: Apr 2012
Chapter/Region: E. Canada
Vehicle:
2012 IMPREZA
Silver

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sgoldste01 View Post
I haven't heard it on my Impreza, but my TDI did the same thing. Cars these days have so many systems that monitor many different things all the time. I would assume it's normal.
I thank you for your help! Put my mind at ease
Penguin44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 03:01 PM   #14807
aeoporta
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 334126
Join Date: Oct 2012
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: New York
Vehicle:
2013 5mt Sp Premium
Venetian Red & Dark Gray

Default

aeoporta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 04:13 PM   #14808
kinger37
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 324423
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: CT
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza Sport
ISM

Default

Anyone know how to remove the roof rails on the 2012 impreza sport? I'm in the process of installing some spot lights on my cargo basket and would prefer not to drill through the roof. My plan is to go through where the roof rails connect. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
kinger37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 04:27 PM   #14809
Zeeper
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 299286
Join Date: Oct 2011
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Albany NY
Vehicle:
2012 Sport 5MT
Green/Silver

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kinger37 View Post
Anyone know how to remove the roof rails on the 2012 impreza sport? I'm in the process of installing some spot lights on my cargo basket and would prefer not to drill through the roof. My plan is to go through where the roof rails connect. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
You need to pull out the headliner and deal with all the holes left when you pull the rails. Someone here has already removed the rails, they can give you all the relevant info.
Zeeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 04:47 PM   #14810
kinger37
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 324423
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: CT
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza Sport
ISM

Default

^^ Thanks, do you think this is my best option for wiring? I would really prefer not to have a visible drill hole through my roof. Any suggestions?
kinger37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 07:45 PM   #14811
danstheman7
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 331089
Join Date: Sep 2012
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Bellmore NY
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza Base
DGM/Dark Grey Metallic

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zeeper View Post

You need to pull out the headliner and deal with all the holes left when you pull the rails. Someone here has already removed the rails, they can give you all the relevant info.
I've installed rails in a base impreza. The drill holes I had to drill were very tight, so I'd say it's unlikely you'll be able to fit a wire through the screw hole. Not only that, but i'd be wary of water leakage. The holes must be watertight with some type of sealant after rail removal.

Also, you need the bars for non rail impreza's.
danstheman7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 08:27 PM   #14812
Angelus911
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 89967
Join Date: Jun 2005
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: MA
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza Sport
DGM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Penguin44 View Post

Emissions system? Explain how that could be.
All I know is that there's something that sounds like a fan that runs to reduce emissions. It's in the owners manual as well
Angelus911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 09:02 PM   #14813
ST Eye
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 73068
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: MD
Vehicle:
2008 STI Boost Wagon
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Angelus911 View Post
All I know is that there's something that sounds like a fan that runs to reduce emissions. It's in the owners manual as well
Yes you are correct. I was able to catch it on video:

ST Eye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 09:19 PM   #14814
Zeeper
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 299286
Join Date: Oct 2011
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Albany NY
Vehicle:
2012 Sport 5MT
Green/Silver

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kinger37 View Post
^^ Thanks, do you think this is my best option for wiring? I would really prefer not to have a visible drill hole through my roof. Any suggestions?
leave the rails and run the wire out next to the inside of one of the rails, then forward to the lights. You will still need to remove the headliner to run the wire (I think).
Zeeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 09:42 PM   #14815
kinger37
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 324423
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: CT
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza Sport
ISM

Default

Sorry I'm not really understanding what you are saying.

I plan on leaving the rails on, just want to take them off to run the wires into the car under the rails and then put them back on.
Where are you suggesting I run the wires into the car?
kinger37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 09:54 PM   #14816
Zeeper
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 299286
Join Date: Oct 2011
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Albany NY
Vehicle:
2012 Sport 5MT
Green/Silver

Default

Leave the rails as is, drill one hole next to the inside of a rail and run two black wires along the inside of the rail, you will need one hole, and need to run wires inside the car obviously so you will need to pull the headliner.

If you are putting on lights, you need a dedicated line to the battery so you don't fry anything (like the fuse for the dome light). But you could trace that wire down and run your wires next to it.

With the rails on you are not going to see a wire on the inside of the rail unless you are really trying...
Zeeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 01:52 AM   #14817
Penguin44
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 315883
Join Date: Apr 2012
Chapter/Region: E. Canada
Vehicle:
2012 IMPREZA
Silver

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ST Eye View Post
Yes you are correct. I was able to catch it on video:

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OssZCkVALQ
Yup that is the sound. Thanks for the video. Now I don't have to worry
Penguin44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 05:55 AM   #14818
pkL
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 313093
Join Date: Mar 2012
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Vancouver Area
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza 2.0i
5-door Sport. Dark Grey

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by subiedude676 View Post
Thanks for the replies.. That's what I thought it might be for but I'm unable to find a light online to purchase for that spot. What would it connect to as a power source if there was a light available?

Also for anyone interested in a footwell illumination kit for our 2012-2013 impreza models I've come across this:


http://techinfo.subaru.com/proxy/700...SFJ100Rev1.pdf

It's listed under the 2013 accessory installation guide, but I don't see why it wouldn't work on a 2012 model as well. It's about $120-130 online from what I have found.
That's pretty expensive for some wires and LEDs and it looks like a pain to install too.
pkL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 06:55 AM   #14819
sgoldste01
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 322264
Join Date: Jun 2012
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Webster, NY
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza Sp 5sp
Obs Blk Prl/Drk Gray Mtl

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Penguin44 View Post
Yup that is the sound. Thanks for the video. Now I don't have to worry
How long does the sound last? On the TDI I had, the sound it made when the car was off only lasted 1 or 2 sec.
sgoldste01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 07:10 AM   #14820
Zeeper
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 299286
Join Date: Oct 2011
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Albany NY
Vehicle:
2012 Sport 5MT
Green/Silver

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sgoldste01 View Post
How long does the sound last? On the TDI I had, the sound it made when the car was off only lasted 1 or 2 sec.
It stays on a while, long enough to hear it, and spend a little while walking around the car to try and figure out where it is originating. It may be a PZEV thing -- mine does it randomly and sometimes long after the car has been driven.
Zeeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 08:05 AM   #14821
LGA2011
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 321173
Join Date: May 2012
Default

I just got my driver license. I felt like sharing my driving with my Canadian CVT Impreza.


Canadian Model with eco display(night is the cause of blurry display. I will do another drive later)
2:16 Manual mode
7:37 Automatic mode (interesting RPM needle)
LGA2011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 04:49 PM   #14822
Penguin44
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 315883
Join Date: Apr 2012
Chapter/Region: E. Canada
Vehicle:
2012 IMPREZA
Silver

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zeeper View Post

It stays on a while, long enough to hear it, and spend a little while walking around the car to try and figure out where it is originating. It may be a PZEV thing -- mine does it randomly and sometimes long after the car has been driven.
Seemed to go for at least 15min and this was hours after driving. Btw I don't have a pzev
Penguin44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 05:15 PM   #14823
sgoldste01
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 322264
Join Date: Jun 2012
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Webster, NY
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza Sp 5sp
Obs Blk Prl/Drk Gray Mtl

Default

Wow, 15 min?!
sgoldste01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 05:23 PM   #14824
Kharn
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 306129
Join Date: Jan 2012
Default

What is the deal with the remote start for late '12s and all '13s? A little research seems to say Subaru stopped selling the remote starter that was offered for the '12s at launch, then they came out with a new one? My dealer said they could install one on a '13, but I'd end up with one remote for the doors and another for the starter?
Kharn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 05:36 PM   #14825
sport6
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 190479
Join Date: Sep 2008
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Ashburnham, MA
Vehicle:
2012 WRX - Blurple
2012 Impreza- Deep Cherry

Default

Well a word or warning for those in the wooded areas.. My wife has been hearing an acorn rolling around inside of the hood. I confirmed it was actually inside the hood, little critter must have gotten in through the two 2" holes near the windshield cowl.

So I finally got around to fishing those acorns out. Took off the heat blanket on the underside of the hood.... The critter had full access to get under the blanket from within those two holes. It had chewed a big of the blanket and collected a nest at the base of the hood channel. The critter wasn't around but with the blanket off I was able to easily clean it out and get the bits of acorn out.

I have covered those two holes with some tape and hope that's enough or a deterrent to keep it away.
sport6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2012 Impreza STI concept art khaki_man Member's Car Gallery 37 03-15-2011 02:02 AM
Newsflash: 2012 Impreza looks like BigElm's Butt WagonMonster Off-Topic 4 02-28-2011 07:11 PM
2012 Impreza Concept Zakster87 General Community 14 11-17-2010 04:09 PM
Possibly looking into a 2011 or 2012 Impreza? xenonk Mid Atlantic Impreza Club -- MAIC 1 08-05-2010 09:48 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.