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I have dealt with similar issues in a couple of other vehicles, most recently in my own wifes car. Inside the dashboard of most late model cars, in the general vicinity of the stereo/nav system, or computerized components is the electronic brain of the vehicle, and there a a series of power relays, regulating the distribution of power to components inside and on the exterior of your vehicle. So imagine this part, under constant use for a number of components on and in your vehicle being used just as much if not more than anything else in the vehicle. With that said, many manufactuers have different names for the part, but the part name I have dealt with over the past 2 repairs is " Computerized electronic control module". Hands down the smallest, most delicate part I have ever had the joy of replacing in both vehicles. The part in both repairs were not cheap, I found 1 for a 2007 V.W. Jetta at a scrap yard, luckily, for $380.00, but it retailed at a dealership here for just under $1000...Holy S%^#!!! And the second was on an 2009 Acura TL, both were tricky to get to, mainly because so much has to be removed to access this part, and they both sat nesstled in the tiniest of cradles.

If you do not have much experience in dealing with tiny, delicate electronic components, or do not feel comfortable working on vehicles and tight places with the chance of smashing knuckles, ect. I would recommend you pay the cost of having a repitable, accredited mechanic, one who may even specialize in foriegn makes and models, and may have electrical work somewhere in their title, do the work under warranty.

There is know price or cost on the value of "Peace of Mind"

If these are the only 2 symptoms you have as of now, consider yourself lucky, and it can and will get worse as the problem persists without repair. I.E. Window power failure, stereo/audio, nav failure, wiper failure, display light failure, dome lights, power locks....and so on.

Good Luck,

2010 Subaru... | Answered on Jun 26, 2012

Mathew have al the power off and used a smoothed of clotheslinetry /////////gently to pul it out, once your sure you have it loght up the sterio and maintain a steay pull, can u tell me ow that worked out? 3min to 5 hours screaming:)

2010 Subaru... | Answered on Mar 07, 2011

usually it's a kill switch fr an add on alarm system.

2010 Subaru... | Answered on Mar 02, 2011

It is not uncommon for us to think a shop had something to do with a car problem. Most of the time they do a really goo job without causing any damage to other parts of your car. For a simple oil change there's nothing in your car near the AC components that can be affected. If your AC is discharged then just pickup a can of R134 refrigerant with the gauge and hose included and charge the AC. It should be simple as the connector will tipically only fit the Low Pressure port of your AC. if it needs refrigerant just add it until you reach the green area of the gauge. If it does not need it then you should have it check as t could be one of many parts that could need replacement.

Subaru Tribeca... | Answered on Aug 22, 2017

Try taking off the headlights and remove the bulbs. When you remove the bulbs, there is a gasket. If there is moisture, you will notice that the outside and inside of the gasket is wet. Use a hair dryer and silicone sealant to seal the gasket and the moisture problem shall go away.

Subaru Tribeca... | Answered on Jul 29, 2016

here is how to replace the headlight?:

Subaru Tribeca... | Answered on May 24, 2016

I would first check the fuse, if you look in your owners manual it will tell you where the fuse box is. On he fuse box cover it will tell you the radio/cd fuse log a tion.

Subaru Tribeca... | Answered on Apr 03, 2015

Newer cars with catalytic converters will burn oil/smoke that is leaking, so bad piston rings/valves will not show blue smoke.

Subaru Tribeca... | Answered on Oct 14, 2014

find the loose tappet cover and replace the gasket. Check that the PCV valve is working and relieving the sump pressure.

Subaru Tribeca... | Answered on Feb 23, 2014

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