Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Dutchess County, NY USA
Car: '14 Subi OBW, '02 Subi OBW (gone now, but well loved), '15 Toyota Sienna, '13 Honda CR-V
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Disconnect switches are not a wise approach on a microprocessor controlled vehicle. These systems are intended to remain permanently powered up and in standby state, with critical data retained. Powering down hard wipes out all learned data, and requires a hot environment or stone cold reboot that the chip set really isn't intended to do on a regular basis. You are asking for reliability issue down the road, in addition to possible starting or driveability issues for the first few miles.
This is an approach for emergency use only, and not a good daily or even weekly practice.
2002 OBW base model with automatic. Added: CD player, Security System, tweeters & subwoofer, trailer hitch, lighting mods, cabin filters, hood deflector, drivers lumbar mods, winter tires.
2014 OBW Premium, CVT & Moonroof. Added: trailer hitch, lighting mods, upgraded horn, winter tire/wheel/TPMS package.