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    PLEASE HELP! 09 WRX Traction Control and Hill Assist Lights

    [size=13px]Just picked up an 09 WRX today. Whilst driving, i noticed both the hill assist and traction control lights remained illuminated while driving. I asked the previous owner what was up and he told me that he broke a wire when he tried to replace the OEM steering[/size][size=12px]. He said he got everything fixed, but the head tech guy at the subaru dealership wanted $600 to do a reset to resume the functionality of hill assist and traction control. [/size]
    So as you can assume, i don't want to pay $600 for somebody to press a few buttons. Anybody have any info on this?

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    Re: PLEASE HELP! 09 WRX Traction Control and Hill Assist Lights

    I believe that means you are in limp mode (or does it flash for limp mode?). Did you try unplugging the battery negative and then reattaching it? I got mine into limp mode once because I tried to start it with something unplugged. Unplugged the battery and it went back to normal.
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    Re: PLEASE HELP! 09 WRX Traction Control and Hill Assist Lights

    Quote Originally Posted by ecbmxer View Post
    I believe that means you are in limp mode (or does it flash for limp mode?). Did you try unplugging the battery negative and then reattaching it? I got mine into limp mode once because I tried to start it with something unplugged. Unplugged the battery and it went back to normal.

    Tried this, didn't do anything!

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    Re: PLEASE HELP! 09 WRX Traction Control and Hill Assist Lights

    when you remove the negative battery terminal tap the brake pedal to drain any charge in the system before hooking the battery up again.

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    Re: PLEASE HELP! 09 WRX Traction Control and Hill Assist Lights

    Quote Originally Posted by REX View Post
    when you remove the negative battery terminal tap the brake pedal to drain any charge in the system before hooking the battery up again.

    Cool, i will try this tomorrow. Do i do this for a certain length of time or just a couple pumps?

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    Re: PLEASE HELP! 09 WRX Traction Control and Hill Assist Lights

    just a tap to trigger the brake light and it will drain all the charge.

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    Re: PLEASE HELP! 09 WRX Traction Control and Hill Assist Lights

    Great, thanks. I'm guessing it doesn't matter how long I keep the battery disconnected for, right?

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    Re: PLEASE HELP! 09 WRX Traction Control and Hill Assist Lights

    not when you drain the charge. just hook her right back up again.

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    Re: PLEASE HELP! 09 WRX Traction Control and Hill Assist Lights

    thanks, mate. Will try this ASAP. Hopefully this does the trick. If not, then... ???

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    Re: PLEASE HELP! 09 WRX Traction Control and Hill Assist Lights

    Tried draining the charge. Did not work . Anybody else have any idea?


    Oh and when i say traction control and hill assist lights, i mean the warning lights (the ones with the slashes going through them, signifying that they are de- activated)

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