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Old 06-27-2013, 08:13 PM   #51
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are you sure it needs to be running and not in <ON> mode for the key? the car shouldn't see it as a big difference. if you've first hand verified this, i'll add it to the article.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:16 PM   #52
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yes.. i tried it (multiple times) with having the key in ON mode and didnt work..

some vid i found..
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:27 PM   #53
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^ You gotta do it 20 times in 30 seconds. Engine doesn't have to be running just key on.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:49 AM   #54
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^ You gotta do it 20 times in 30 seconds. Engine doesn't have to be running just key on.
Yes, as per my reply.

thesniperz, I'll add the compatibility note up top when I have a chance. Thanks!
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:56 AM   #55
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bump.

threw two hard CELs during my trip to the states for BNW meet 2013.

Keep in mind the Seatbelt chime trick will be reset if you remove your battery to reset ECU.
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Old 09-01-2013, 05:22 PM   #56
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bump.

Anyone has any new tricks/tips to submit?

I'm working on an article to fix the broken strut/shock for the glove box. (as mine just broke last night)
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Old 09-01-2013, 05:48 PM   #57
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i have an ecu pinout for 2012+ i can post in a bit
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:16 PM   #58
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i have an ecu pinout for 2012+ i can post in a bit
2012+? I wonder if this differs from 2011.

make sure to follow syntax of previous KB articles, and I'll credit you appropriately! :P
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Old 05-19-2015, 02:56 PM   #59
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Default Aftermarket Seat Install Airbag Light Fix

bumping this thread...

*disclaimer* All information I know (unless otherwise stated) is gathered from owning my '11 STi Sport-Tech Canadian Model. Please take extreme caution, and use any information at your own risk.

Problem:
After installing aftermarket front seats, airbag light is on. This is due to the built in seat airbag which 99% of seats won't have if they're aftermarket.

Solution:
- A 3.3Ohm (NOT 3.3K Resistor installed in the center two pin hole (out of the four) on the plug for the airbag as shown below
- Once you're done, use some electrical tape, and make sure to secure the resistor done
- Repeat for every seat installed


(Credit to DubyaSTi @ IWSTi)

Notes:
- You are potentially doing this at your own risk, however, it has not yet failed me on over 20+ seat installs
- Don't buy resistors from retail stores such as The Source etc. They are <$5 for a 10 pack (which is already expensive compared to bulk) from electronics components stores such as "Lee's Electronics on Main"
- I have several left from previous installs, and would let them go for 50c a piece
- If you have the airbag light come on, try to peel back the electrical tape, reposition the resistor (as it may have moved) and tape it so that it doesn't move

Tested Compatibility:
- MY07 STi
- MY08 STi
- MY11 STi
- MY12 STi

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Old 05-19-2015, 03:42 PM   #60
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Since Diggy (OP) bumped this, and because I've got an itching (or is it burning?) curiosity to know, does anybody know if this fix will work for the MY '15 WRX / STI (ie. the VAs)?

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For the first tip/trick I know...

*disclaimer* All information I know (unless otherwise stated) is gathered from owning my '11 STi Sport-Tech Canadian Model. Please take extreme caution, and use any information at your own risk.

Problem:
It was that I was being annoyed at the A/C automatically turning on when I change my vent setting to defrost the front windshield. Sometimes I just want the windshield to have warm-ish air to defrost without the A/C on. In other cars I've owned, there was a certain button sequence to disable the auto A/C.

Solution:
- If you are on defrost vent position already (and unsure if the compressor is running):
press the A/C button to turn the A/C on, and then off. This will ensure the A/C compressor is off, and you will still be in defrost vent position, but without A/C on.

- If you are on any other vent position (and desire to be in defrost without A/C):
move selector to defrost vent position, the A/C light should come on, press A/C once to turn off the compressor.

Notes:
If you change the vent to any other selection, and back to full defrost, it will automatically turn on A/C again.
If you have climate control (Sport-Tech for MY11-13), and have HVAC set to AUTO control, you will be able to turn off A/C manually, but this will affect performance.
The setting will remain if you change the fan speed, AND if you turn off the car.

Tested Compatibility:
- MY09 STi
- MY10 STi
- MY11 STi w/ Sport-Tech
- MY12 STi w/ Sport-Tech
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Old 05-19-2015, 04:59 PM   #61
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Problem:
A lot of people say the stock radio non nav unit sucks and does not have a good quality sound what so ever.

Solution:

TRICK 1: By having key on No.1 position (accessory only) turning on your radio. by pressing 1 and 6 together and by pressing the tune button you can switch the deck from LOUD OFF to LOUD ON. this will give you a little more bass from crappy radio quality.

TRICK 2: same thing key on no.1 position. turn radio unit off. BY pressing 1 and 4 together and double tap tune button you can change the deck setting to THROUGH MODE. which imo the best of them all. (1,2 double tap tune is SEDAN MODE; 1,3 double tap is WAGON MODE)

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-I didn't discover this hidden trick so all credit goes to the internet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnYFs6OpGGs
check out this video if my instruction isn't very clear.

Tested Compatibility:
- 11-14 WRX, Sti

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Old 05-19-2015, 06:32 PM   #62
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Since Diggy (OP) bumped this, and because I've got an itching (or is it burning?) curiosity to know, does anybody know if this fix will work for the MY '15 WRX / STI (ie. the VAs)?
My friend has a VA. I'm going to try it with his when I see him

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http://www.i-club.com/forums/stereo-...uttons-248307/

this is one of the trick I find a must for people that have stock non-nav unit radio.
Hey, would ya mind formatting that into the syntax of the other posts? I will credit you in the first post. I just want this thread to look back on incase links die etc.
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Old 05-20-2015, 10:38 AM   #63
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I've stickied it for ya
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Old 05-20-2015, 03:50 PM   #64
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I've stickied it for ya
Huzzah! Huzzah!
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Old 05-20-2015, 04:40 PM   #65
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I've stickied it for ya
Sweet! no more having to search! Thanks!
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Old 05-20-2015, 09:19 PM   #66
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What's going on in here?
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Old 05-27-2015, 05:44 PM   #67
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What's going on in here?


GR/GV old man! no place for your kind in here

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Old 05-27-2015, 05:45 PM   #68
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I should add that if anyone has tested any of these articles on other models than listed, please let me know so I can add it to the compatibility.
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Old 05-30-2015, 02:33 PM   #69
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Works on 08 2.5i
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Old 05-30-2015, 03:00 PM   #70
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Works on 08 2.5i
which article? I'll add it to the list.
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Old 05-30-2015, 04:28 PM   #71
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Models list? testing on them? Where can I sign up?
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Old 05-30-2015, 10:27 PM   #72
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which article? I'll add it to the list.

Sorry the radio tricks
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