Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: Trailer lights

CAUTION

Direct splicing or other improper connection of trailer lights may damage your vehicle’s electrical system and cause a malfunction of your vehicle’s lighting system.

Connection of trailer lights to your vehicle’s electrical system requires modifications to the vehicle’s lighting circuit to increase its capacity and accommodate wiring changes. To ensure the trailer lights are connected properly, please consult your SUBARU dealer. Check for proper operation of the turn signals and the brake lights each time you hitch up.

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WARNING Never tow a trailer when the temporary spare tire is used. The temporary spare tire is not designed to sustain the towing load. Use of the temporary spare tire when towing can result in f

 Trailer towing tips

CAUTION ● Never exceed 45 mph (72 km/h) when towing a trailer in hilly country on hot days. ● When towing a trailer, steering, stability, stopping distance and braking performance wi

 Before starting out on a trip

● Check that the vehicle and vehicle-tohitch mounting are in good condition. If any problems are apparent, do not tow the trailer. ● Check that the vehicle sits horizontally with the tr

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 Canceling the function for meter/gauge needle movement upon turning on the ignition switch

It is possible to activate or deactivate the movement of the meter needles and gauge needles that takes place when the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position. 1. Turn the ignition switch to the “LOCK” or “Acc” position. 2. Press the trip knob to show “ ” or “ ” on t

 Towing with all wheels on the ground

WARNING ● Never turn the ignition switch to the “LOCK” position while the vehicle is being towed because the steering wheel and the direction of the wheels will be locked. ● Remember that the brake booster and power steering do not function when the engine is not running. Bec

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