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post #16 of 42 (permalink) Old 12-22-2006, 08:42 PM
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Hello, I successfully completed this mod today on my Aus MY06 Forester. The wiring plug is red on mine, and pins 3 & 4 are the right ones to join. Some pictures FYI (sorry about the blurry pics). You can see the relays on the right of the fuse block in the first picture. There were two round relays on the right of the block, but I have temporarily removed the lower relay in this picture and you can see the red plug behind it.

As you look at the red block with the tab at the top, the lugs to connect are the top right and bottom right, as indicated on the side of the relay (pins 3 and 4) if you pull it out.

Note that I also spotted a green plug and socket under there (fifth picture) which I thought I had accidentally knocked apart, however plugging them together caused the engine indicator light to flash, so I unplugged that. Anyone know what it is? Something to do with emission control?

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Those green connectors are the check mode connectors.

You would only need to plug them in for re-flashing.


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re-flashing as in engine management firmware?
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footnote: the accessory outlets are on the same fuse as the power mirrors (at least on my MY06 XS). Test the power mirrors after the mod to check you haven't popped the fuse (as I did).

btw, why does this thread keep disappearing??
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btw, why does this thread keep disappearing??
Maybe you need to edit User CP / Options / Default thread cut off

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post #21 of 42 (permalink) Old 01-09-2007, 11:03 AM
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Just feeling my way into this mod. Mine has three relays that are held to the side of the fuse box with a plastic fittings, not a lot of room to get your hand in. Do these pull off from the fuse box or how do you free the relays.



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The little white plastic rings holding them in have a releaseable clip. Just don't use too much force or it may snap.
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further to this; I obtained a little device to prevent excessive battery discharge similar to the ones mentioned above. It cost me AU$33 from Battery World in Collingwood, Melbourne, Australia.
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Just wire the power of the socket to a 12v constant signal. Use the wire heading to the clock or something.

It never really bothered me enough to change it.




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I have a MY07 and found six black rectangle relays on the right and two more on the left of the fuse block. They seem to be clipped in with ears on both sides and I haven't yet gotten one out to test which of these would be the rear accessory relay. Has anyone figured out which is right the right one in this MY? Any advice for getting one out of its socket?

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Anyone try this on a 2008 Forester? Looks different. Info appreciated.

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For camping & short stay purposes, I have another way to keep power at the outlets. I had a plain metal key cut and use it to turn on the accessories. It won't start the car of course; and the car can be locked.

The original reason I got this key cut was to keep in my shorts when swimming and hide the ignition key inside the car.

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Hello,

Has anyone done this to the 2009 Forester? If so, which relay and pins do you jump?

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Hello,

Has anyone done this to the 2009 Forester? If so, which relay and pins do you jump?

TexGX
I'm with you...I have an 2010 Forester 2.5X Premium and I think it is very annoying not to have a "hot" accesory outlet! Not sure how to do it on the 2010 though. Mine does not look like the others pics. Any ideas out there?

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again, protecting the battery is more important than the convenience. i wouldn't do this without the auto cut-off device.
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