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Old 10-08-2004, 04:25 PM   #1
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Question FWD with a fuse switch?!?!?!?!

I was working on the beast today, and happened to look at the fuse box lid….I saw ‘FWD’ I was like…hold up I can switch over by putting a fuse in…?....but then it made no sense…it must be only for Auto Rex’s…but then I talked to a friends and he said…he has seen a manual Rex do a burnout….so how is this possible with out messing with the trany….can any one explain this?
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Old 10-08-2004, 04:27 PM   #2
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IIRC...it's only for auto cars.
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Old 10-08-2004, 04:28 PM   #3
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yeah, the manual subies can be made into fwd in the event you get a flat or something like that. I think it just shuts off one of the diffs. The manual tranny cars have a 3rd diff and you cant shut that one off.
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Old 10-08-2004, 04:29 PM   #4
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yeah, the manual subies can be made into fwd in the event you get a flat or something like that. I think it just shuts off one of the diffs. The manual tranny cars have a 3rd diff and you cant shut that one off.
Was that a typo Ron? The AWD system in the manuals is completely mechanical.
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Old 10-08-2004, 04:35 PM   #5
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Was that a typo Ron? The AWD system in the manuals is completely mechanical.
so why the hell is it in my fuse box....I tired the 30 fuse...it felt good when I dropped the clutch and my wheels were spinning….my friend said all 4 wheels were moving…so I don’t under stand…after I took it out, they would not spin…so maybe it disables the traction control….not sure though...looks like I found my science experiment for this year…
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Old 10-08-2004, 04:37 PM   #6
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yup only super cool people like me with automatics can go into FWD mode. The manuals are fully mechanical drivetrains and cannot be switched to FWD... well not without some welding anyway.
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Old 10-08-2004, 04:44 PM   #7
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This applies to the WRX. I'm assuming the new age RS is the same without the LSD in the rear.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...tomatic+manual
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Old 10-08-2004, 04:50 PM   #8
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This applies to the WRX. I'm assuming the new age RS is the same without the LSD in the rear.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...tomatic+manual

ya I did not get that at all...so pretty much when I put it in…I turn off the traction control?? because they were spinning for a good 3-4 sec’s….i thought AWD is not allowed to lose traction…I’m lost…and confused…all this pondering is killing my brain (studying for the SAT’s also)…
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Old 10-08-2004, 04:58 PM   #9
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The FWD fuse should only be used in the event that you got a flat tire and have to drive with a temporary spare tires. Installing the FWD fuse makes adjustments to the differentials to prevent damage that would be caused by the different sized wheels.

The manual transmissions are purely mechanical, and I don't think they have a FWD fuse.
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so why the hell is it in my fuse box....I tired the 30 fuse...it felt good when I dropped the clutch and my wheels were spinning….my friend said all 4 wheels were moving…so I don’t under stand…after I took it out, they would not spin…so maybe it disables the traction control….not sure though...looks like I found my science experiment for this year…
Please do not continue to do this, unless you have the money to buy a new transmission.

If your Impreza is a manual, it has a mechanical AWD system and you can't turn it off. That's all you need to know.
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Where are you putting this "FWD" fuse if your car has a manual transmission?

Are you sure that the fuse in your fuse box isn't just a spare fuse to be used on auto equipped cars? The actual socket for the FWD fuse is located on the passenger side of the car near the firewall... not in the actual main fuse box IIRC.
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Old 10-08-2004, 05:07 PM   #12
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Where are you putting this "FWD" fuse if your car has a manual transmission?

Are you sure that the fuse in your fuse box isn't just a spare fuse to be used on auto equipped cars? The actual socket for the FWD fuse is located on the passenger side of the car near the firewall... not in the actual main fuse box IIRC.
Its there, look at the lid for your fuse box under your hood, well ty for all the clarification…wont be doing that again…
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so why the hell is it in my fuse box....I tired the 30 fuse...it felt good when I dropped the clutch and my wheels were spinning….my friend said all 4 wheels were moving…so I don’t under stand…after I took it out, they would not spin…so maybe it disables the traction control….not sure though...looks like I found my science experiment for this year…
The total lack of knowledge about your car is astounding. Your manual tranny 2.5RS does not have traction control. It does not have the ability to switch to FWD only. As somebody above said, the AWD is totally mechanical and cannot be switched on or off.
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Old 10-08-2004, 06:13 PM   #14
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The total lack of knowledge about your car is astounding. Your manual tranny 2.5RS does not have traction control. It does not have the ability to switch to FWD only. As somebody above said, the AWD is totally mechanical and cannot be switched on or off.
I know about trannys its just that when I saw my friends friend do it in front of me…it was interesting so I posted and I got the answer…I posted to ask a question…not to debate my knowledge of trannys. I know a lot…but some things don’t make sense when u see it for your self
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