Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: Cruise Control System

General Description

A: COMPONENT

Subaru Outback. Cruise Control System

  1. Engine control module (ECM)
  2. Cruise control command switch
  3. Stop light and brake switch
  4. Cruise indicator light and cruise set indicator light
  5. Transmission control module (TCM) (AT and CVT model)
  6. Inhibitor switch (CVT model)
  7. Neutral position switch (MT model)
  8. Clutch switch (MT model)

NOTE: Inhibitor switch for 5AT model is installed on the valve body assembly.

B: CAUTION

C: PREPARATION TOOL

Subaru Outback. Cruise Control System

Relay and Fuse

A: LOCATION

Subaru Outback. Cruise Control System

Subaru Outback. Cruise Control System

NOTE: For other related fuses, refer to the wiring diagram. <Ref. to WI-15, Power Supply Circuit.>

B: INSPECTION

1. CHECK FUSE.

1) Remove the fuse and inspect visually.

2) If the fuse is blown out, replace the fuse.

NOTE: If the fuse is blown again, check the system wiring harness.

Cruise Control System

A: WIRING DIAGRAM

Refer to "Cruise Control System" in the wiring diagram. <Ref. to WI-105, WIRING DIAGRAM, Cruise Control System.>

B: INSPECTION

Refer to "Basic Diagnostic Procedure" of "CRUISE CONTROL (DIAGNOSTICS)" section. <Ref. to CC(diag)- 2, Basic Diagnostic Procedure.>

C: NOTE

For operation procedures of each component of the cruise control system, refer to the respective section.

Cruise Control Module

A: NOTE

The control of cruise control system is carried out in engine control module (ECM).

B: REMOVAL

C: INSTALLATION

Cruise Control Command Switch

A: REMOVAL

1) Position the front wheels straight ahead. (After moving a vehicle 5 m (16 ft) or more with front wheels positioned straight ahead, make sure that the vehicle moves straight ahead.)

2) Turn the ignition switch to OFF.

3) Disconnect the ground cable from battery and wait for at least 60 seconds before starting work.

4) Remove the driver's airbag module assembly.

CAUTION: Before handling the airbag module, refer to "CAUTION" of "General Description" in "AIRBAG SYSTEM".

<Ref. to AB-9, CAUTION, General Description.>

  1. Using a hexagon wrench etc. wrapped by protective tape, insert the snap pins and release the locks (3 locations).

Subaru Outback. Cruise Control System

  1. Disconnect the horn harness and airbag connector and remove the airbag module assembly. <Ref. to AB-18, PROCEDURE, Airbag Connector.>

Subaru Outback. Cruise Control System

5) Remove the steering wheel.

CAUTION:

Preparation tool: Steering wheel puller

  1. Disconnect the connector and remove the nut.
  2. Put alignment marks and remove the steering wheel using a steering puller.

Subaru Outback. Cruise Control System

6) Remove the cruise control command switch.

  1. Remove the screw, disconnect the connector and remove the paddle shift switch. (Model with paddle shift)

Subaru Outback. Cruise Control System

  1. Disconnect the claws and then remove the lower cover.

Subaru Outback. Cruise Control System

  1. Remove the screw to remove the cruise control command switch assembly.

Subaru Outback. Cruise Control System

B: INSTALLATION

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

CAUTION:

2) Before installing steering wheel, be sure to adjust the direction of roll connector with steering. <Ref. to AB- 101, ADJUSTMENT, Roll Connector.>

Tightening torque:
Steering wheel: 39 N*m (3.98 kgf-m, 28.8 ft-lb)

Clearance:
Between column cover and steering wheel: 2 - 4 mm (0.08 - 0.16 in)

C: INSPECTION

1) Disconnect the cruise control command switch connector.

2) Check the resistance between cruise control command switch terminals.

Preparation tool: Circuit tester

Subaru Outback. Cruise Control System

3) Replace the cruise control command switch if the inspection result is not within the standard value.

Combination Meter

A: NOTE

For the combination meter, refer to "INSTRUMENTATION/DRIVER INFO" section. <Ref. to IDI-21, Combination Meter.>

Stop Light & Brake Switch

A: NOTE

For stop light and brake switch, refer to "BRAKE" section. <Ref. to BR-66, INSPECTION, Stop Light Switch.>

Clutch Switch

A: NOTE

For clutch switch, refer to "CLUTCH" section. <Ref. to CL-31, Clutch Switch.>

Inhibitor Switch

A: NOTE

1. CVT MODEL

For inhibitor switch, refer to "CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION" section. <Ref. to CVT-95, Inhibitor Switch.>

2. 5AT MODEL

Inhibitor switch cannot be removed and checked, because the inhibitor switch is installed on control valve assembly.

When a malfunction occurs, refer to "AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (DIAGNOSTICS)" section. <Ref. to 5AT(diag)-36, DTC P0705 TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR CIRCUIT (PRNDL INPUT), Diagnostic Procedure with Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC).>

Transmission Control Module (TCM)

A: NOTE

For transmission control module (TCM), refer to following section.

Neutral Position Switch

A: NOTE

For neutral position switch, refer to "MANUAL TRANSMISSION AND DIFFERENTIAL" section. <Ref. to 6MT-37, Switches and Harness.>

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