Cruise Control

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Asked by Nov 13, 2009 at 10:41 PM about the 2005 Subaru Outback 2.5 i Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair


I have a prob with the cruise control on my Outback (I just go tthis car the other day).

When I am using the CC it will be on for a while but will go out of SET mode.  I called the dealer and they said it could be a vacuum leak or the main unit might need to be replaced (at $700).  

Would anyone know where I could look for the vacuum leak?  I don't even know what to look for on this car in terms of where to find the CC unit.

Any help is appreciated.

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outback_dave_05
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Same problem here. My dealer says there are no vac lines. There are at least 3 ways that the set point can be reset; switch on steering column, limit switch on brake pedal and limit switch on clutch pedal. Assuming that the controller was seeing a false input from 1 of these points, I adjusted both of the pedal switches and solved the problem. The pedal switches are plunger type limit switches mounted on threaded cylinders and secured with 14mm nuts. I moved each closer to its respective pedal by about 1/2 turn. This took about 15 minutes. Saved a bunch of $$. Good luck!

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