. does the fuse need to be there?


Asked by Dec 13, 2013 at 11:53 AM about the 1996 Subaru Impreza 4 Dr L AWD Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

have a 1996 impreza. my son found the fuse had been removed.  so, he put ane in it... the light on the dash says 4wd all the time now... and used 2Xs the gas... whats wrong?

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you've got a friggin' subie...they are supposed to be full-time 4wd~

I'd connect an OBD-II scanner to see why's it suckin' up so much sauce~

do we know which fuse was removed?...probably the light...?~

Nick Eidemiller

I am guessing your car is an automatic, the fuse that was missing was probably the one for your awd disconnect circuit which with a fuse in it allows your vehicle to be towed because it runs as a fwd rather than a awd thus lighting up the awd light on your dash leting you know it's not in awd. If you have an automatic as I suspect and it did not solve an actual problem puting the fuse in place, remove the fuse and everything will go back to normal.

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