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  1. Gen 3 Outback:Vent Mode Actuator

    Electrical & Electronics
    The vent mode actuator on my 2008 outback L.L. Bean, 2.5 SOHC, has stopped working. I have removed the original part and cleaned it. I plugged it back into the car and it rotates about halfway and then stops. It doesn’t respond to any HVAC inputs. I plugged it in without mounting it first. Do we...
  2. SOLVED: Weak/Inconsistent Heater: Blower Motor or Resistor?

    Gen 2: 2000-2004
    For the last couple days I've noticed that the airflow fluctuates in intensity by itself without changing settings. For example, I was idling in the drive-thru on my lunch and had the heater set to 77°F and vent/floor. It was as if the car was "running out of breath" for lack of a better...
  3. Can a 2005 Outback take a 2009 head unit?

    Gen 3: 2005-2009
    I've got a 2005 Outback that we've owned for about eight years now. It had 80k on it when we bought it and it's pushing 200k now and while mechanically it's in great shape, it's recently developed a slightly annoying problem. Only on the driver's side, the vents either blow Very Hot or Very...
  4. HVAC will not hold on floor vents

    Gen 4: 2010-2014
    Apologies if this has already been asked and answered, I did a cursory search but didn't find anything. When I select the floor vents, instead of holding on the floor vent setting, the HVAC will cycle randomly between the floor vent mode, and floor/dash mode, as if it's "struggling" to hold it...