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Old 06-20-2016, 07:55 PM   #1
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I'm planning on tackling the next stage of my audio upgrade this weekend: adding a 2nd amp and rear speakers. I'll be taking both seats out to get the amps wired (one under each seat). I would like to be able to test everything out and set my gains while the seats are out, but I don't know what will happen if I hook the battery back up and turn the ignition on without the yellow harnesses under seats plugged in. Does anyone know if it is OK to do this? Or will it throw a code or otherwise screw up the safety system?

When I installed my existing amp under the drivers seat, I had the seat in the car with the harness hooked up, but leaning against the back seat and not bolted down. I can do this again with both seats, but it's easier to get around with the seats out.
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Old 06-20-2016, 07:57 PM   #2
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Oh I forgot, this is on a 2016 WRX base model without power seats.
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Old 06-20-2016, 08:38 PM   #3
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It will set an airbag code that will probably need to be reset at the dealer. Best to put the seats in and connect them.
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Old 06-21-2016, 06:47 AM   #4
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Thanks. That's what I will do then.
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Old 06-21-2016, 09:22 AM   #5
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If the the new gen is like all the other subaru airbag systems in the past that i'm familiar with, it self checks & clears during startup. Unplug one, get a code, replug it in, it clears itself once it determines its working again.

There are some car manufacturers/airbag systems out there that require a reset no matter what code is triggered, before the dash light will go away. But i've never seen a subaru that does.

Just my .02 cents, i could be wrong about the new model i suppose, never had a seat in/out for those yet.
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Old 06-22-2016, 04:37 AM   #6
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i think your good to go. i disconnect the drivers side knee bolster airbag while installing remote starters and start the car with it unplugged. the airbag light stays on but once reconnected and restarted it clears the airbag light.
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