On/Off switch on base of steering column

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by JWC, Apr 19, 2004.

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    JWC Guest

    I recently came across an on/off toggle switch at the base of the steering
    column on my 98 Legacy Outback Limited.

    I bought the car used so I'm not sure if it is an after-market add-on.

    Anyone know if this is a standard item and what it controls?
     
    JWC, Apr 19, 2004
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    Steve Jones Guest

    Possibly the switch for the parking lights if it's the one I'm thinking
    of.
     
    Steve Jones, Apr 19, 2004
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  3. JWC

    JWC Guest

    No - I think you're referring to the switch on the top of the steering
    column. The on/off switch I'm asking about is on the underside of the
    column.

    Re: On/Off switch on base of steering column
    by Steve Jones <> Apr 19, 2004 at 04:02 PM

    Possibly the switch for the parking lights if it's the one I'm thinking
    of.
     
    JWC, Apr 20, 2004
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    Edward Hayes Guest

    You say the base of the column? Down on the floor or just under the steering
    wheel?? ed
     
    Edward Hayes, Apr 20, 2004
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    Steve Jones Guest


    Hmm. Not sure what that would be. You could try creating an account on
    Subaru's page:

    http://my.subaru.com/

    They've got owner manuals there, hopefully covering your model.
     
    Steve Jones, Apr 20, 2004
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  6. ....about that:
    I only got the index of the manual from that site. Is the full manual a
    commercial (pay to download) item?

    Florian
     
    Florian Feuser /FFF/, Apr 21, 2004
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    Edward Hayes Guest

    I can get the complete owners manual on my computer screen free from
    www.subaru.com for my 2000 Forester. Look again ed
     
    Edward Hayes, Apr 21, 2004
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    JWC Guest

    The little switch is attached under the steering wheel about where the
    steering column intersects the plastic portion of the dashboard - more or
    less between the driver's knees. I can see that wires from the switch run
    into a white 5"-square box located among all the other wires above the
    pedals. This little box has numerous wires running in and out of it.
     
    JWC, Apr 21, 2004
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    null Guest

    Could be a valet switch for an aftermarket alarm system.
     
    null, Apr 21, 2004
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  10. My remote starter system has a kill switch around that location too.
     
    Chris Phillipo, Apr 22, 2004
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    JWC Guest

    Chris, you mentioned that your remote starter has a similar button...I
    suspect that a previous owner of my car did indeed install a remote
    starter. There's a hand written note in the owner's manual on how to
    operate the remote starter.

    When I bought the car I wasn't given the control for a remote starter, so
    I don't know if it actually has it or whether or not it would work if I
    could track down a controller.
     
    JWC, Apr 22, 2004
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    BoB Guest

    I replaced my neighbor's battery yesterday. When I tried to attach
    the ground, the alarm went off. Her Honda had the alarm shutoff
    mounted under the dash next to the steering column. I think it was
    an add-on alarm system.
     
    BoB, Apr 23, 2004
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  13. i have one in my Subaru, mine is to raise the wipers for the winter.

    Richard
     
    Richard Paquette, Apr 23, 2004
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