2005 OB Check engine on, cruise light flashing

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by eachcornerpulling, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. On my 2005 2.5i OB the "Check Engine" light came on and the green
    "Cruise" light started flashing at the same time. Stays that way even
    after restarting several times. Cruise control not working, otherwise
    all seems OK under hood and running perfectly with 22,000 km on the

    Can't get to a dealer for a week, so diagnosis, anyone, please?
    eachcornerpulling, Feb 18, 2006
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    Bob H Guest

    after the fourth restart if its gone its gone
    Bob H, Feb 18, 2006
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  3. I've had the same problem with mine repeatedly, at least six times since
    late last year. I've had it to my dealer and they've recovered a code
    pointing to a switch that has been replaced, but the light just keeps
    coming back. I don't think I'd mind it as much if it didn't take out
    the cruse control every time it happens!

    Richard Stickle, Feb 18, 2006
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    mulder Guest

    It's exactly the same thing as just the check engine light coming on
    with an older car. On the newer ones Subaru has them flash the cruise
    light, and disable the cruise control, in addition to turning on the
    CEL when a code is set. This is to get your attention as well as to
    prevent improper operation of the cruise due to a malfunction.
    In order to find out what the problem is, the code must be read with a
    scanner and the proper diagnostic procedure followed. If there is an
    Autozone near you, you can take it there for a free scan and they will
    tell you what the code is. However do not have them clear the code
    from memory because you still want your dealer to be able to see it.
    Once you have the numerical code, in Pxxxx format, you can search
    online for information regarding that code and its possible causes.
    mulder, Feb 18, 2006
  5. I've had limited success looking up codes on
    but a lot of codes turn up "not found."

    Michael Pardee, Feb 18, 2006
  6. Thanks, that explains the cruise light.

    Pity they didn't think to explain that little feature in the owner's
    manual. I assume the CE light is a non-critical, emission control
    problem and so will wait until I can get it to the dealer next week to
    check the code and fix the problem under warranty.
    eachcornerpulling, Feb 18, 2006
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