Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: FRESH/RECIRC Door Actuator

A: REMOVAL

1) Set the intake door actuator to RECIRC position.

  1. Turn the ignition switch to ON.
  2. Operate the control panel and switch to RECIRC mode.
  3. In the condition of step (2), turn the ignition switch to OFF.

2) Remove the instrument panel assembly. <Ref. to EI-76, REMOVAL, Instrument Panel Assembly.>

3) Remove the screw, and remove the intake door actuator.

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B: INSTALLATION

Install each part in the reverse order of removal.

NOTE: Refer to "INSTALLATION" of "Instrument Panel Assembly". <Ref. to EI-95, INSTALLATION, Instrument Panel Assembly.>

C: INSPECTION

1. ACTUATOR LINK

1) Visually check the operating range of the link, and remove the foreign matter if any.

2) Operate the FRESH/RECIRC switch, and check that the link operates normally.

3) If the actuator does not operate normally, check the intake door actuator unit.

2. CHECK ACTUATOR OPERATION

1) Check the actuator operation when battery voltage is applied between the terminals of intake door actuator.

CAUTION: Disconnect the battery immediately after the actuator stops operation. Otherwise, the motor may be damaged.

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2) If the actuator does not operate normally, replace the intake door actuator.

Mode Door Actuator

A: REMOVAL

1) Remove the instrument panel lower cover. <Ref. to EI-64, REMOVAL, Instrument Panel Lower Cover.>

2) Remove the bolt and detach the knee protector.

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3) Remove the body integrated unit.

CAUTION: Be careful to keep water and other foreign materials away from body integrated unit.

  1. Remove the harness clip and connector.
  2. Remove the bolts, and remove the body integrated unit.

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4) Remove the mode door actuator.

  1. Disconnect the connector.
  2. Remove the screws, and remove the mode door actuator.

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B: INSTALLATION

Install each part in the reverse order of removal.

C: INSPECTION

1. ACTUATOR LINK

1) Visually check the operating range of the link, and remove the foreign matter if any.

2) Operate the mode change switch, and check that the link operates normally.

3) If the actuator does not operate normally, check the mode door actuator unit.

2. CHECK ACTUATOR OPERATION

Preparation tool: Circuit tester

1) Check the actuator operation when battery voltage is applied between the terminals of mode door actuator.

CAUTION: Disconnect the battery immediately after the actuator stops operation. Otherwise, the motor may be damaged.

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2) Check the resistance between terminals of the mode door actuator.

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

3) Connect the mode door actuator connector, turn the ignition switch to ON and check the voltage between terminals of the mode door actuator.

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

4) Replace the mode door actuator if it is found defective.

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