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Old 08-27-2000, 05:46 PM   #1
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Post Weird green connector under dash?

I was searching for my headlight problem (See other post) and I found a green connector that was unplugged. I pluged it in thinking that maybe that was the problem. Not only did it not fix the problem but when I turned my key on my car tripped out! The fans kept going on and off amongst other things.

So, I unplugged it again. WHat was that thing???

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Old 08-27-2000, 05:48 PM   #2
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I think it's an ECU test plug. I think it may put the car into ECU debug mode. *shrug*
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Old 08-27-2000, 05:54 PM   #3
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Also, Just so everyone knows. I accidently started my car without the S-AFC plugged in so I got a code, and when I plugged the Green connector together and turned the key on, it must have cleared the code because it was gone the next time I started the car (with green connector unplugged)

Just for your info, it might be easier to do that than clear codes by yanking the battery.
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Old 08-27-2000, 06:26 PM   #4
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I had a friend who worked for a dealer who sold subies.

The Green connector under the dash puts the car into limp mode, it is sent from the factory plugged in, you may have noticed that the check engine light was flashing too.

This connector is unplugged when the car is prepped for delivery.

It is sent like that so the people who drive the cars at the docks and anywhere else, so they cant beat on it and joy ride it and stuff like that.

Oh when it is plugged in it doesnt throw a code, thats why chk eng light was off.

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When I said limp mode, it was cause I couldnt think the proper termonlolgy for the way the car runs. I know if I got into a car and the check eng light is flashing I dont think I would beat on it. Its like a mental thing, I think.


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Old 08-27-2000, 06:51 PM   #5
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In my four years of working at a Subaru dealer, I've never noticed that the cars were in limp mode with the green check connector plugged in. We beat the hell out of them all the time (j/k)

One of it's purposes is to allow the car to run much leaner then normal cold-start settings. This is so the cars do not foul the plugs when they are started, moved a few feet, and shut off over and over and over again from the time it gets built to the time it reaches the dealer. It can also be used for some diagnostic purposes, but I don't think anyone uses it very often for that anymore.
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