Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: Defogger and deicer

1) Rear window defogger


1) Rear window defogger 2) Outside mirror defogger (if equipped) 3) Windshield wiper deicer (if equipped)

The vehicle is equipped with a rear window defogger. Some models are also equipped with an outside mirror defogger and/or windshield wiper deicer. The defogger and deicer system is activated only when the ignition switch is in the “ON” position.

Manual climate control system


Manual climate control system

Automatic climate control system


Automatic climate control system

To activate the defogger and deicer system, press the control switch that is located on the climate control panel. The rear window defogger, outside mirror defogger and windshield wiper deicer are activated simultaneously. The indicator light on the control switch illuminates while the defogger and deicer system is activated. To turn them off, press the control switch again. They also turn off when the ignition switch is turned to the “Acc” or “LOCK” position.

The defogger and deicer system will automatically shut off after approximately 15 minutes. If the rear window and outside mirrors have been cleared and the windshield wiper blades have been deiced completely before that time, press the control switch to turn them off. If defrosting, defogging or deicing is not complete, you have to press the control switch to turn them on again.

For models with the automatic climate control system, it is possible for a SUBARU dealer to set the defogger and deicer system for the continuous operation mode. Contact your SUBARU dealer for details.

CAUTION

● To prevent the battery from being discharged, do not operate the defogger and deicer system continuously for any longer than necessary.

● Do not use sharp instruments or window cleaner containing abrasives to clean the inner surface of the rear window. They may damage the conductors printed on the window.

NOTE

● Turn on the defogger and deicer system if the wipers are frozen to the windshield.

● If the windshield is covered with snow, remove the snow so that the windshield wiper deicer works effectively.

● While the defogger and deicer system is in the continuous operation mode, if the vehicle speed remains at 9 mph (15 km/h) or lower for 15 minutes, the windshield wiper deicer automatically stops operating, though the rear window defogger and outside mirror defogger maintain continuous operation in this condition.

● While the defogger and deicer system is in the continuous operation mode, if the battery voltage drops below the permissible level, continuous operation of the defogger and deicer system is canceled and the system stops operating.

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 Mirrors

Always check that the inside and outside mirrors are properly adjusted before you start driving.

 Type A inside mirror (if equipped)

The mirror has a day and night position. Pull the tab at the bottom of the mirror toward you for the night position. Push it away for the day position. The night position reduces glare from head

 Type B inside mirror (if equipped)

1) Electronic compass display 2) Rear view image display 3) HomeLink® button 1 4) HomeLink® button 2 5) Function indicator 6) HomeLink® button 3 7) Photosensor 8) Power button 9) Compass

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 Wiper and washer

WARNING In freezing weather, do not use the windshield washer until the windshield is sufficiently warmed by the defroster. Otherwise the washer fluid can freeze on the windshield, blocking your view. CAUTION ● Do not operate the washer continuously for more than 10 seconds, or when the

 To temporarily cancel the cruise control

The cruise control can be temporarily canceled in the following ways. ● Press the “CANCEL” button. ● Depress the brake pedal. ● Depress the clutch pedal (MT models only). ● Shift the select lever into the “N” position (AT and CVT models). ● Shift the shif

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