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Old 03-01-2016, 08:31 PM
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"How To" for power Mode switch addition

As it says above, has anyone done a "How To" doc for this mod ?.

Just that it is really hard to find some actual "short" info (with photos).

I have a couple of OEM "Power" switches from JDM models and want to add to my NZ new 94 LSi.

thanks

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Re: "How To" for power Mode switch addition

http://www.subaru-svx.net/forum/show...power+mode+mod
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Old 03-02-2016, 03:19 PM
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Re: "How To" for power Mode switch addition

Thanks for that - hopefully it is the same for AUS/NZ models?.
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Re: "How To" for power Mode switch addition

Well my NZ new 95 model must NOT have A4 connected to the module internally - as I do not get the power light coming on when pin A4 is shorted to GND ?

So now I need to remove the module and swap it out with a JDM version ?.

Anyone else had a similar issue ?.

Anyone know where / what components are connected to pin A4 within the module - that way I can conform by opening up my module to check what is missing?.

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Re: "How To" for power Mode switch addition

Australia/NZ model has a similar TCU to the UK model. Pin A4 activates "Economy" mode not Power mode.

If you want a power mode switch for that, you have to chip the TCU. I did a few of these for people a long time ago, but I don't have the time anymore.

As far as I remember, a JDM TCU won't work because the front speed sensor is different. Plus there are C solenoid differences pre and post 1995. People have overcome these problems, but it's not a easy swap.
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Re: "How To" for power Mode switch addition

Phil,

Yes you did a ROM for me about 6 years ago - finally just put it in, it works a treat (well the power light works fine) - many belated thanks.

Now just got to get all the interior stuff back in so I can take it for a drive.
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Old 01-28-2019, 05:12 PM
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Re: "How To" for power Mode switch addition

Interior now back in the car - just took it for a drive.

WOW what a difference the POWER mod makes, together with the Gear Firm-Up Unit.

Take off at lights is way quicker than "normal" driving mode, it goes nearly to red-line before changing - then the gear change is super slick with no time-lag.

Will take it out on highway later tomorrow.
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