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Old 11-21-2018, 10:26 AM   #101
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Hey everyone, just joined the group. I am looking at a 2019 STi Limited. But I have a gripe about Subaru. Has anyone in the US managed to change the outside temperature display from Fahrenheit to Celsius? I moved to the US from Australia in 2013. No offence, but I still can't get my head around Fahrenheit. Has anyone had any success in converting their STi to Celsius? Every car I've had, including the Dodge SRT Hellcat I have now has a simple option of F or C.
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Old 11-21-2018, 10:50 AM   #102
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Hey everyone, just joined the group. I am looking at a 2019 STi Limited. But I have a gripe about Subaru. Has anyone in the US managed to change the outside temperature display from Fahrenheit to Celsius? I moved to the US from Australia in 2013. No offence, but I still can't get my head around Fahrenheit. Has anyone had any success in converting their STi to Celsius? Every car I've had, including the Dodge SRT Hellcat I have now has a simple option of F or C.
It's hard coded into your car based on which domestic market you buy it in. Only the BRZ, out of Subaru's offerings, allowed unit swapping, and that only for distance and speed (mi to km, and mph to kph).

It's a thing with Subarus, while others (like Mazda) allow you to change units on your own.
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Old 11-21-2018, 11:33 AM   #103
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Thank you. This seems very stupid on the part of Subaru. Maybe buying a Canadian one would be a better option.
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Old 11-21-2018, 11:39 AM   #104
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Thank you. This seems very stupid on the part of Subaru. Maybe buying a Canadian one would be a better option.
You're just one of a few outlying cases, though, so their current method of doing things isn't bothering them. Now, for CADM, they possibly should include an ability to swap units for those who frequently travel across national borders or those more comfortable with one than the other, or a mix of both.

Most of us in the US can comprehend Celsius just fine, but like our Fahrenheit way better.
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Old 11-23-2018, 01:24 PM   #105
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I just got mine this past week and I don't have any complaints ...yet. But I will definitely post again if I do
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Old 11-23-2018, 02:37 PM   #106
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Most of us in the US can comprehend Celsius just fine, but like our Fahrenheit way better.
I'm going to disagree. If you don't know how to convert, or have lived with Celsius people can't really judge based on a number. The scales are too different IMO.
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Old 11-23-2018, 02:57 PM   #107
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I'm going to disagree. If you don't know how to convert, or have lived with Celsius people can't really judge based on a number. The scales are too different IMO.
I guess, is it really that hard to subtract 32 and divide by 2? Yeah it's not 100% accurate, but is 1-2* really going to be that big of a difference?
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Old 11-23-2018, 05:22 PM   #108
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Thank you. This seems very stupid on the part of Subaru. Maybe buying a Canadian one would be a better option.
Not if you are going to attempt to bring it into the United States as TPMS is a requirement and Canadian models do not have TPMS.
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Old 11-24-2018, 08:41 AM   #109
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Hey everyone, just joined the group. I am looking at a 2019 STi Limited. But I have a gripe about Subaru. Has anyone in the US managed to change the outside temperature display from Fahrenheit to Celsius? I moved to the US from Australia in 2013. No offence, but I still can't get my head around Fahrenheit. Has anyone had any success in converting their STi to Celsius? Every car I've had, including the Dodge SRT Hellcat I have now has a simple option of F or C.
Little bit off topic but I would be happy if the outside thermometer was close to correct. 4-6 degrees F high reading all the time is irritating
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Old 11-24-2018, 10:06 AM   #110
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On my WRX I found that sometimes the outside temp is showing correctly.. which adds to the confusion.
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Old 11-24-2018, 05:08 PM   #111
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Little bit off topic but I would be happy if the outside thermometer was close to correct. 4-6 degrees F high reading all the time is irritating
It still beats the PT Cruiser I got when I was a kid... That car tended to show about 20-40+ F higher in warmer months, and in colder months sometimes it just stopped working altogether. If we go by PT Cruiser temperature, the Summer of 2002 in the Northeastern United States was characterized by a straight month in which the highs exceeded 130F every day.
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Old 11-25-2018, 04:27 PM   #112
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My '18 BRZ rattles somewhere in the shifter assembly going WOT in third gear. Seems like a lot of Subaru's have this issue.
I guess that's just the price we pay for having a cool drivetrain (RWD or RW-biased AWD) in an affordable package.
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Old 11-25-2018, 06:01 PM   #113
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Open it up and see. Neither my STI nor WRX rattles in 3rd during wide open throttle.
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Old 11-26-2018, 09:26 AM   #114
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Open it up and see. Neither my STI nor WRX rattles in 3rd during wide open throttle.
My 14 BRZ didn't do this with either stock shifter, KB short shifter with stock rear bushing, or kb short shifter with KB rear bushing.

I also didn't run a heavy shift knob with the BRZ. Quite the opposite. Heavy knob caused me to miss shifts and not know when I went through the gate with that car. A lightweight delrin or aluminum knob (I loved both the STI duracon knob and the raceseng apex knob) was helpful.

I wonder if the guy has a heavy knob and the top weight is bouncing around, causing the shifter to rattle in 3rd? If so, a lightweight knob might help IF that's the case. If not, look for spare change or something else loose in the cabin that could cause rattle. I had some rattle issues before that I figured out was just a loose bit of stuff that had been in my pocket that I'd tossed into the cubby hole (or tiny cubby tray in the brz) or console cup holders. A spare bolt w/ washer that I had an extra of (bought too much when doing a cheap mod) was the culprit. Washer was vibrating on the bolt shaft in the tray. Took them out and rattle solved.
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Old 11-26-2018, 09:57 AM   #115
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Hey everyone, just joined the group. I am looking at a 2019 STi Limited. But I have a gripe about Subaru. Has anyone in the US managed to change the outside temperature display from Fahrenheit to Celsius? I moved to the US from Australia in 2013. No offence, but I still can't get my head around Fahrenheit. Has anyone had any success in converting their STi to Celsius? Every car I've had, including the Dodge SRT Hellcat I have now has a simple option of F or C.
If you are just a visitor to this country, I can understand. But if you are a resident here, then you should try and learn it. Its a matter of wanting or not.

Start by just remembering a few quick numbers: 32F is 0C, 50F is 10C and 72F is 22C which is what most considered to be a comfortable temperature.
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Old 11-26-2018, 12:17 PM   #116
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Right now I have an issue with the HK/Nav system. It loses the fm presets I put in. Only the FM ones and not the xm radio ones. It has done this 3 times at random. in the last 2 months. I contacted the dealer and thy said there may be an update for that issue.
Also in 4th gear my shifter vibrates a lot. In all other gears the shifter does not vibrate at all.
I have a 2019 WRX Sport tech 6 speed. (Canada)
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Old 11-26-2018, 04:15 PM   #117
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On my WRX I found that sometimes the outside temp is showing correctly.. which adds to the confusion.
I noticed as it got colder out and in the winter now it is more accurate.. but once the heat comes back itll be reading high by 6+ degrees again on hot days.
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Old 11-27-2018, 08:10 AM   #118
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I've noticed that when the car is cold and it's cold outside, the external temp is more accurate. When the car has warmed up, it reads high.

It'd be nice if its readings could be compared at that localized point to the readings of a calibrated temp probe. Then we'd be able to see both how (in)accurate and (im)precise it is.
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Old 11-27-2018, 11:29 AM   #119
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18 not 19, but only owned for the past 8 months. Interior quality is the pits. Rattles and vibrations are already developing, specifically from the plugs on the rear deck that conceal the anchors for child seats. More annoying, a small hole has appeared on the pleather boot of the e-brake where it creases heavily when engaged. A bit silly considering the car was manufactured less than a year ago and doesn't even have 6k on it.
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Old 11-27-2018, 02:24 PM   #120
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Right now I have an issue with the HK/Nav system. It loses the fm presets I put in. Only the FM ones and not the xm radio ones. It has done this 3 times at random. in the last 2 months. I contacted the dealer and thy said there may be an update for that issue.
Also in 4th gear my shifter vibrates a lot. In all other gears the shifter does not vibrate at all.
I have a 2019 WRX Sport tech 6 speed. (Canada)
Agreed. I have seen the same thing with the FM presets. Good to hear there might be a fix
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Old 11-27-2018, 02:54 PM   #121
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I've noticed that when the car is cold and it's cold outside, the external temp is more accurate. When the car has warmed up, it reads high.

It'd be nice if its readings could be compared at that localized point to the readings of a calibrated temp probe. Then we'd be able to see both how (in)accurate and (im)precise it is.
I believe the sensor is in the front bumper by the radiator so the heat from the radiator can cause the temperature read a bit different.
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Old 11-29-2018, 09:16 AM   #122
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I noticed as it got colder out and in the winter now it is more accurate.. but once the heat comes back itll be reading high by 6+ degrees again on hot days.
Yeah, at least it is more kind of important to know when the roads are icy so might be okay for now..not ideal of course!
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Old 11-29-2018, 09:55 AM   #123
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Yeah, at least it is more kind of important to know when the roads are icy so might be okay for now..not ideal of course!
I pay attention to weather reports before I head out to know that. That, and what my tires are telling me before I really pay attention to the external temperature. It's more of a "that ain't right" annoyance my brain keeps flagging when I do a quick eye scan over my MFD while driving when I know darn well from visual observation of conditions that it isn't any blasted 34*F outside. Not when it's snowing and accumulating outside on the roads and cars, and I can feel my winter tires cutting through patches of snow as I cross freeway lanes. I know darn well that it's at least 30 or less outside + windchill.

This makes me think that the ETG (external, not exhaust) probe is probably located just in front of the external vents by the windshield, so it's getting exposed to engine bay heat radiating upwards which is offsetting actual external condition readings.

Maybe if that's the case, it's more of an indication of external temps around the windshield. So, more of an indication of when you're going to need to preventatively turn on front defroster to keep away cold-induced fogging. :shrug:
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Old 11-29-2018, 10:07 AM   #124
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This makes me think that the ETG (external, not exhaust) probe is probably located just in front of the external vents by the windshield, so it's getting exposed to engine bay heat radiating upwards which is offsetting actual external condition readings.
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The ambient sensor sits in the lower front of the car next to the horn.
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Old 11-29-2018, 10:07 AM   #125
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SBrass- I would assume that the sensor is located in the front bumper. Even in the cold, engine temps are nominal which would affect the ambeint temp reading going by your assumed sensor placement...? The reading is accurate in cold weather.
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