HVAC Control Panel Removal Precautions – 2013-2016 Subaru

NUMBER: 10-83-15
DATE: 11/25/15

APPLICABILITY: 2014-16MY Forester with Manual HVAC Systems
2013-16MY Impreza 2.0L with Manual HVAC Systems
2013-16MY Crosstrek with Manual HVAC Systems
SUBJECT: HVAC Control Panel Removal Precautions

 

INTRODUCTION

This Service Information bulletin provides precautions to use when removing the HVAC control panel to prevent damaging the blower fan speed switch.  When removing the control panel, if the fan speed switch wiring harness is pulled taught or becomes stressed, the switch may be damaged.  If the connector (lower) portion of the switch becomes separated from the switch body even slightly (see Fig. 1 on page 2), the HVAC control panel assembly must be replaced.  The switch itself is not serviceable.  NOTE:  For 2012MY Impreza, see TSB 10-78-12, dated 4/18/2012.

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