I have an 07 Outback Wagon LL Bean, and I don't like the automatic climate control all that much. I'm wondering if anyone has tried replacing the control unit with one of the manual units, and what might be involved. Or if it's even possible.
Good catch- yes, you'd have to swap stereos as well.And IIRC, 3rd Gen OB ('05-'09) have an integrated stereo and auto climate unit. So you can't replace one without the other.
Several reasons:Just curious, but why don't you like it?
Hear hear!I'm rather fond of my power windows, thanks.
(and my auto HVAC)
With steering wheel controls, push buttons on stereos really aren't as needed, but I definitely think they should keep knobs (which they have), as it makes it easy to do the main function easily. Otherwise you are looking at the stereo whether you push a button or touch a screen.Hey, SOA bring back radios with real push buttons, wind wings and windows that have cranks. I agree, there is too much to go wrong and expensive to repair when it does.
I love auto AC in my Forester. All I ever adjust is the temp occaisionally, then I let the system take care of the rest. That's the one thing I wish I could have paid extra for on our Premium, without needing to goto a limited.I'm rather fond of my power windows, thanks.
(and my auto HVAC)
That whole system was just bad. It was all one unit (stereo and HVAC) and just seemed to have it's nuances. It's not really a reflection of how bad auto HVAC is, but rather how bad that execution was.I have had 2 cars with pushbutton, Auto-Climate control and I disliked both of the climate control packages. the wifey's 07 OB is fickle....
I'll have to wholeheartedly disagree with this one, and I don't think you feel that way either. Otherwise you would be driving a base Kia Forte with no AC or stereo. Some could argue that AWD and extra cargo space is just fluff if all you need is basic transportation.Cars should be basic transportation devices. All the fluff is just that.
Actualy, no I dont. Dont take this the wrong way, but will all due respect you have no idea as to what I really like in a vehicle. I am not a typical car buyer. The 07 OB is my wifes and was bought new for her. When I bought the '14 OB for myself it was to address a specific transportation need. The '14 OB replaces my Jeep Wrangler. That my friend is a box on wheels and I loved it. The A/C didnt work and I didnt care, becase the doors and side windows generally came off in May and were re-installed in late September. No power windows or locks. For that matter, I owned the Jeep for 7 years and never once locked the doors. Why would you lock a convertible? Climate control? I only had one speed on the blower (high) becase Jeep's have a tendancy to burn out the resistors on the voltage divider circuit that gave you the lower speeds. Its only a $15. part to buy a new resistor card at the dealer, but it takes 2 hours to install, so I bougth one and didnt get around to installing it until I went to sell it.I'll have to wholeheartedly disagree with this one, and I don't think you feel that way either. Otherwise you would be driving a base Kia Forte with no AC or stereo. Some could argue that AWD and extra cargo space is just fluff if all you need is basic transportation.