Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: Control Panel

A: REMOVAL

1. AUTO A/C MODEL

1) Disconnect the ground cable from battery.

2) Remove the center panel assembly.

CAUTION: Do not put your finger on the fin of the air vent grille. Doing so may damage the fin.

  1. Attach the protective tape (a) to the meter visor.

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  1. Insert a finger into the air vent grille and release the left and right clips at the top of the center panel.

    (A), (B)

  2. Insert a finger into the air vent grille and release the left and right clips at the center of the center panel.

    (C), (D)

  3. Release the clips at the bottom of the center panel and remove the center panel assembly.

Subaru Outback. HVAC System (Heater, Ventilator and A/C)

3) Remove the audio assembly.

  1. Remove the left and right screws, and partially pull the audio out from center console.
  2. Disconnect the connectors, and remove the audio assembly.

Subaru Outback. HVAC System (Heater, Ventilator and A/C)

4) Remove the navigation assembly. (model with navigation)

  1. Remove the left and right screws.
  2. Disconnect the connectors, and remove the navigation assembly.

Subaru Outback. HVAC System (Heater, Ventilator and A/C)

5) Remove the control panel.

  1. Remove the screws and release the clip.

Subaru Outback. HVAC System (Heater, Ventilator and A/C)

  1. Pull forward the control module and disconnect the connector.

Subaru Outback. HVAC System (Heater, Ventilator and A/C)

2. MANUAL A/C MODEL

1) Disconnect the ground cable from battery.

2) Remove the center panel assembly.

CAUTION: Do not put your finger on the fin of the air vent grille. Doing so may damage the fin.

  1. Attach the protective tape (a) to the meter visor.

Subaru Outback. HVAC System (Heater, Ventilator and A/C)

  1. Insert a finger into the air vent grille and release the left and right clips at the top of the center panel.

    (A), (B)

  2. Insert a finger into the air vent grille and release the left and right clips at the center of the center panel.

    (C), (D)

  3. Release the clips at the bottom of the center panel and remove the center panel assembly.

Subaru Outback. HVAC System (Heater, Ventilator and A/C)

3) Remove the audio assembly.

  1. Remove the left and right screws, and partially pull the audio out from center console.
  2. Disconnect the connectors, and remove the audio assembly.

Subaru Outback. HVAC System (Heater, Ventilator and A/C)

4) Remove the navigation assembly. (model with navigation)

  1. Remove the left and right screws.
  2. Disconnect the connectors, and remove the navigation assembly.

Subaru Outback. HVAC System (Heater, Ventilator and A/C)

5) Remove the control panel.

  1. Remove the screws and release the clip.

Subaru Outback. HVAC System (Heater, Ventilator and A/C)

  1. Pull the control panel and disconnect the connector.

Subaru Outback. HVAC System (Heater, Ventilator and A/C)

B: INSTALLATION

Install each part in the reverse order of removal.

C: INSPECTION

1. CHECK ILLUMINATION

1) Check the illumination operation when battery voltage is applied between the terminals of control panel.

Subaru Outback. HVAC System (Heater, Ventilator and A/C)

Subaru Outback. HVAC System (Heater, Ventilator and A/C)

2) If the illumination does not operate normally, replace the control panel.

2. BLOWER SWITCH (MANUAL A/C MODEL)

Preparation tool: Circuit tester

1) Check the resistance between terminals of the control panel.

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2) Replace the control panel if the inspection result is not within the standard value.

Control Unit

A: REMOVAL

1) Disconnect the ground cable from battery.

2) Remove the glove box. <Ref. to EI-66, REMOVAL, Glove Box.>

3) Remove the control module.

  1. Release the lock and remove the relay bracket.

Subaru Outback. HVAC System (Heater, Ventilator and A/C)

  1. Disconnect the connector.
  2. Remove the screws, and remove the control module.

Subaru Outback. HVAC System (Heater, Ventilator and A/C)

B: INSTALLATION

Install each part in the reverse order of removal.

Compressor

A: REMOVAL

1) Perform compressor oil return operation. <Ref. to AC-31, PROCEDURE, Compressor Oil.>

2) Turn the A/C switch to OFF and stop the engine.

3) Using the refrigerant recovery system, discharge refrigerant. <Ref. to AC-24, PROCEDURE, Refrigerant Recovery Procedure.>

4) Disconnect the ground cable from battery.

5) Remove the V-belts.

6) Move the alternator harness to the right.

  1. Remove the nuts and connector.
  2. Release the lock and move the alternator harness to the right.

Subaru Outback. HVAC System (Heater, Ventilator and A/C)

7) Remove the bolts and then remove the collector cover bracket.

Subaru Outback. HVAC System (Heater, Ventilator and A/C)

8) Remove the bolt and remove the low-pressure hose and high-pressure hose.

Subaru Outback. HVAC System (Heater, Ventilator and A/C)

9) Remove the compressor.

  1. Disconnect the water temperature sensor connector.
  2. Remove the bolts and remove the compressor.

NOTE:

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B: INSTALLATION

CAUTION:

1) Install each part in the reverse order of removal.

2) Charge refrigerant. <Ref. to AC-25, PROCEDURE, Refrigerant Charging Procedure.>

3) After installing the compressor, perform a break-in operation according to the following steps.

NOTE: Do not increase the engine speed to and above 4,000 rpm unless the break-in operation finishes.

  1. Check that all connectors are locked securely.
  2. Reset the control module. (Disconnect and then connect the connector)
  3. Attach a delivery (test) mode fuse to the main fuse box.
  4. Set the airflow adjustment dial to MAX (4th position). (manual A/C model)
  5. Connect the Subaru Select Monitor, select {Variable compressor break-in drive} mode and display the current data {Variable compressor break-in drive finish status} by following the procedure.
  6. Start and idle the engine at or below 1,800 rpm. (The compressor operation is automatically changed to the break-in operation mode.)
  7. When {Variable compressor break-in drive finish status} changes from "incomplete" to "Finished", stop the engine.

CAUTION: If the engine may have been started with no refrigerant charge, check for any diagnosis code (DTC) using Subaru Select Monitor. If the code B1644 (Refrigerant not sealed drive error) is output, replace the compressor.

(8) Remove the delivery (test) mode fuse from the main fuse box.

(9) The break-in operation finishes.

Tightening torque:
Air conditioning unit: <Ref. to AC-10, AIR CONDITIONING UNIT, COMPONENT, General Description.>
Compressor: <Ref. to AC-11, COMPRESSOR, COMPONENT, General Description.>

Condenser

A: REMOVAL

1) Using the refrigerant recovery system, drain the refrigerant. <Ref. to AC-24, PROCEDURE, Refrigerant Recovery Procedure.>

2) Remove the clips and remove the air intake duct.

Subaru Outback. HVAC System (Heater, Ventilator and A/C)

3) Remove the clips and remove the grille bracket.

NOTE: To prevent damage to the grille bracket, make sure to remove all clips.

Subaru Outback. HVAC System (Heater, Ventilator and A/C)

4) Remove the bolts and disconnect the high pressure hose and A/C pipe from the condenser.

Subaru Outback. HVAC System (Heater, Ventilator and A/C)

5) Remove the bolts and remove the radiator upper bracket.

Subaru Outback. HVAC System (Heater, Ventilator and A/C)

6) Remove the condenser.

  1. Remove the bolt.

Subaru Outback. HVAC System (Heater, Ventilator and A/C)

  1. By lifting the condenser, pull it out through the space between the radiator and the radiator panel.

CAUTION: Be careful not to damage the condenser fins. If a damaged fin is found, repair it using a thin screwdriver.

Subaru Outback. HVAC System (Heater, Ventilator and A/C)

B: INSTALLATION

CAUTION:

Subaru Outback. HVAC System (Heater, Ventilator and A/C)

1) Install each part in the reverse order of removal.

2) Charge refrigerant. <Ref. to AC-25, PROCEDURE, Refrigerant Charging Procedure.>

Tightening torque:
Air conditioning unit: <Ref. to AC-10, AIR CONDITIONING UNIT, COMPONENT, General Description.>
Radiator bracket: <Ref. to CO(H4DOTC)-4, RADIATOR AND RADIATOR FAN, COMPONENT, General Description.>

C: INSPECTION

1) Check to see that the condenser fins are not clogged with debris or insects. Blow with compressed air or flush fins with water as needed.

2) If any oil leak is found from the condenser, replace the condenser.

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