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Old 03-18-2017, 04:19 PM   #28901
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But I just washed my car and it's raining and I'm sure they cost more at autozone or o'reilly or wherever


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Old 03-18-2017, 06:48 PM   #28902
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There's also the cost associated with gas and tire wear and other maintenance that builds up every time I have to drive to a store.
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Old 03-20-2017, 02:07 AM   #28903
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The ones I ordered were a too big to fit the negative clamp around, I feel like most would have been... we have already small batteries and then needing it for the negative post didn't help. Anyway I just literally ripped one in half, being they're made out of thin aluminum, and that worked great.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:29 AM   #28904
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I was backing the Impreza into the garage the other day and I caught the passenger side mirror and broke it. I am buying a new mirror to replace it. It looks like I need to remove the door panel to get at the screws holding the mirror. Anyone know if the door panel just pops off? Or are there any tricks to removing it? Thanks for any info.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:43 AM   #28905
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Two screws come out hidden behind plastic covers. One in the handle bezel (near the armrest), and another near the silver door handle, then the whole panel pops off. A trim removal tool is great, but you can also get by with a flat head wrapped in a thin towel.
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:30 AM   #28906
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I have never used a trim removal tool on any part of this car, the doors definitely do not benefit from using one...
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:04 PM   #28907
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I've removed mine often enough to where I can pull it off by hand, but popping the clips off for the very first time required some effort in my experience. Assuming TJMA has never done this before, using a tool or screwdriver to put the leverage directly on the clips will help ensure he doesn't damage anything.
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:08 PM   #28908
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I have never done this . Could I use a plastic putty knife?
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:24 PM   #28909
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You may be able to get that to work if it's narrow and sturdy enough. Give it a shot.
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Old 03-20-2017, 02:56 PM   #28910
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I suggest anyone who ever drove their car for a season anywhere that salt was used on the roads clean up their chassis ground on the passenger side at the bottom of the engine. My chassis side bolt was rusty, I'm definitely going to replace it when I get a chance. If nothing else it's a 50 cent or less part that will probably keep your electrical system working a bit longer if you plan to keep your car for a long time.

For right now I just removed some of the rust with an acid solution and used a lot of electronic part cleaner and a sanding block to try to make the contact the best it can be.
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:28 PM   #28911
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I was backing the Impreza into the garage the other day and I caught the passenger side mirror and broke it. I am buying a new mirror to replace it. It looks like I need to remove the door panel to get at the screws holding the mirror. Anyone know if the door panel just pops off? Or are there any tricks to removing it? Thanks for any info.
Just look up one of the dozen speaker upgrade videos on YouTube.
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Old 03-20-2017, 04:15 PM   #28912
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spoke with assistant service manager (who was told to call me by the service manager who got my letter/post) about all of my issues with the work done on my car.

he was apologetic but no real offer or compensation. needless to say, i won't be going back...
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:19 PM   #28913
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I am thinking about buying rims for my impreza. Sparco terra (gold). Do I need to purchase the tpms kit from tire rack also?
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:41 PM   #28914
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Yes and no. Do you want your TPMS to work? Enjoy paying $200 for the sensors and $150-300 for the tool to reset them.

Can you ignore the light like most people can and live with not wasting $450+ on retard sensors? Then don't buy them.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:06 PM   #28915
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Or just transfer your existing ones to your new wheels...?
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:19 PM   #28916
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Or just transfer your existing ones to your new wheels...?


That would work wouldn't it lol.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:53 PM   #28917
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Yes but if they're original to the car the battery is going to die soon enough and then you have non functioning sensors anyway. You also then have to wait until you get the wheels to a shop with both the sensors and tires.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:18 PM   #28918
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I got my TPMS sensors on Amazon for $23 each, and yes they are OEM Schrader/Subaru parts.
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Old 03-21-2017, 12:52 AM   #28919
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Yes but if they're original to the car the battery is going to die soon enough and then you have non functioning sensors anyway. You also then have to wait until you get the wheels to a shop with both the sensors and tires.


But if the battery dies and I get a new battery what's the issue?
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Old 03-21-2017, 01:40 AM   #28920
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They're sealed and you are unable to replace the battery. If 3 years of use doesn't bother you, then go for it. I'm assuming your car is roughly 5 years old, and from what I've read most TPMS batteries last about 8 years.
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:30 AM   #28921
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They're sealed and you are unable to replace the battery. If 3 years of use doesn't bother you, then go for it. I'm assuming your car is roughly 5 years old, and from what I've read most TPMS batteries last about 8 years.


Oh the actual tpms battery. Interesting I did not know that. Yes my car will be five years old in June.

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Old 03-21-2017, 02:07 PM   #28922
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I was backing the Impreza into the garage the other day and I caught the passenger side mirror and broke it. I am buying a new mirror to replace it. It looks like I need to remove the door panel to get at the screws holding the mirror. Anyone know if the door panel just pops off? Or are there any tricks to removing it? Thanks for any info.
The door panel pops off with a few screws. Just be careful around the left/right/bottom edge as the pins break. From there, lift the bottom of the panel a little and push up the door panel along the window. This will remove the door panel from the door.

Just take your time. If you need to replace the white clips, amazon has a set of 20 for dirt cheap.
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Old 03-21-2017, 02:08 PM   #28923
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spoke with assistant service manager (who was told to call me by the service manager who got my letter/post) about all of my issues with the work done on my car.

he was apologetic but no real offer or compensation. needless to say, i won't be going back...
Complain to SOA?

Crazy they dont even offer something for that headache... I might just be doing it at home since the leak has gotten worse from my last trip... Merp...
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Old 03-21-2017, 02:11 PM   #28924
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I am thinking about buying rims for my impreza. Sparco terra (gold). Do I need to purchase the tpms kit from tire rack also?
No, you don't NEED to purchase the tpms kit, unless you care about a tire pressure light always being on.

Personally, I don't have tpms on my wrx since I do have aftermarket wheels. Just a waste of money IMO..
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Old 03-21-2017, 02:12 PM   #28925
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I don't know where else to vent this than here, I just had an argument with a guy who thinks catalytic converters work like an intake filter and "catch" all the contaminants and clog up, and that they're a money grab by the EPA and reduce efficiency while making exhaust more polluting and toxic.

I don't even. It sounds like something a 2017 owner would come up with.
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