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2006 Subaru Legacy Wagon 2.5 GT Ltd Auto Black Int

2006 Subaru Legacy Wagon
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All Wheel Drive, 4 Door Wagon, Mid-Size Station Wagon
19 mpg city / 25 mpg hwy
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December 11, 2012, 1:46 pm

Phil L
 

Question: Check engine light & cruise light

Recently my check engine light came on and at the same time the cruise light flashes and no longer will hold a cruise speed. Is it normal that those would happen together? Can Auto-Zone or others check the code output for me?


December 12, 2012, 8:28 pm

Tyler O
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Maybe a loss of sensor input, like the speed sensor? Have the codes checked. Any shop should be able to do this. You can also buy your own OBD2 reader for pretty cheap. This will give you the code, you'll need to do some research from there to find out what it means.


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December 13, 2012, 4:59 am

Phil L
 

It turned out to be the oxygen sensors on both ends of the catalytic converter. We got the parts cheaper on-line. The cruise light was tied to that problem. Even so the cost for parts alone (with free shipping) was $240.


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October 18, 2013, 8:57 am

Phil L
 

I replaced the car's computer with no lasting effect. The lights continue and the cruise is disabled. I can remove the 7.5 Amp fuse to the computer and put it back to normal but that only last a few hours to a few days. I spent $800 replacing that.


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