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Old 04-03-2001, 04:38 PM   #1
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Post Power light on dashboard?

I have the 1993 Impreza L. It is an Automatic. I have had it for about 5 years now, I always kind of wondered what the power light meant that lights up on the dashboard right on the bottom next to the manual light? It comes on after about 80% throttle?

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Old 04-03-2001, 06:18 PM   #2
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My girlfriend and I helped with the purchase of a 1991 Legacy L that had the same feature. During a vigorous test drive () I saw the light come on. I think the car is just saying, "Hey, I'm going as fast as I can!"

There's also a manual button that allows you to start the car in 2nd gear, like cheap traction control I guess. Do you have that light as well? Do any later models have either of these features?
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Old 04-03-2001, 06:35 PM   #3
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Yep, basically the light is letting you know the car has kicked into 'performance' shift patterns for the automatic. Yes, you are mashing on the gas pedal! I can't remember exactly when they disabled that feature, sometime during the mid 90s. My 90 Legacy has it, my 93 SVX had it, but I don't think my wife's 96 Outback does. They disabled it because it confused consumers. Hmmm... what's that light on my dash? It must mean trouble!

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Old 04-03-2001, 07:03 PM   #4
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I have a 1995 L auto ( my fault) and yeah, the power mode is when you mash the pedal really quickly... it makes the car shift at redline (and beyond sometimes!) at every gear. A nice feature I guess, as is being able to shift through each gear (and pretend I have a stick )
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Old 04-03-2001, 07:44 PM   #5
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A little tid bit of info... On the RS dashboard, where the ABS light and the "gas empty" lights are, the template has spaces for about 5-6 more bulbs, I can't remember. Anyways, if you hold it up to the light, there is one for "Power" and one with a snowflake, and a "FWD" one. Could be couple of other ones, but I don't remember them - it's been a while since I took my dashboard apart.
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