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I have a 2002 Outback Sedan with VDC. I recently had a run in with a flat tire and I wanted to disable to rear wheels for the spare. I followed the manual and attempted to insert a fuse into the FWD slot under the hood. The fuse wouldn't press in fully and the FWD warning light never came on. There seems to be a yellow plastic piece running the length of the fuse box that is preventing the fuse from seating properly.




I did some research and found a couple of pictures of Subarus with that same yellow plastic piece, at least one of them was a manual transmission. From what I've read the fuse on the VDC cars doesn't actually disable the rear wheels, it just turns off VDC. But if that's the truth I should still be able to insert the fuse and have the "VDC off" light come on.

I ended up driving with the spare on the rear of the car, disabling VDC using the button on the dash, and slowing down and turning it back off any time I went above 40MPH.

Does anybody know what this yellow plastic piece is and why it is there? What is the proper procedure for driving with the spare tire?

-Tim
 

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cars with vdc do not have the fwd fuse to disable the rear wheels.

my 01 disables the VDC when you put that fuse in. but since you have a ''button'' for that you do not need the fuse.
 
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