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February 10, 2020, 08:12:15 AM
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Harras

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Hi all

Seems like I am the only one on the forum who has questions about their Foresters. Anyway hope someone can help me out with the following.
1. At the bottom of the fuel indicator there is a "Fuel door" sign, and when you open the fuel door you find a switch which I assume must activate the dashboard indicator.
2. Can the outside mirrors fold away manually or when bumped against.
3. Is my car supposed to make a noise when locking/unlocking.

Nowhere in the car handbook or on the web could I find any info on whether this actually work on my specific model. (2007-2.5X MT)

Greetings

Harry


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February 12, 2020, 06:41:14 AM
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1. At the bottom of the fuel indicator there is a "Fuel door" sign, and when you open the fuel door you find a switch which I assume must activate the dashboard indicator.
Not that I have noticed to be honest

2. Can the outside mirrors fold away manually or when bumped against.
It can mine has been pushed forward or back
but I do not think the components like it mine has slight movement after that


3. Is my car supposed to make a noise when locking/unlocking.
Only the noise form the latches
No beep or anything
2007 2.5XT Manual (and boy did I have to search for manual one)

February 12, 2020, 07:43:02 AM
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Thanks for the reply. Please check no 1 on your car. Would be interesting to know why these items are there but do not actually work. It's like the "LOW" indicator on the dash. Nowhere in any manual does this get mentioned.


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February 12, 2020, 07:57:04 AM
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Ok what switch are you talking about inside the filler cap?


If it is the white one at the back then that is not a switch
It is the locking mechanism that pulls in when you pull the filler cap lever
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February 12, 2020, 08:04:01 AM
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1. At the bottom of the fuel indicator there is a "Fuel door" sign, and when you open the fuel door you find a switch which I assume must activate the dashboard indicator.
Not that I have noticed to be honest

2. Can the outside mirrors fold away manually or when bumped against.
It can mine has been pushed forward or back
but I do not think the components like it mine has slight movement after that


3. Is my car supposed to make a noise when locking/unlocking.
Only the noise form the latches
No beep or anything
Ja, the mirrors on my car are solid. Can't move, which is good and bad. No vibrating but will break if bumped hard.
According to a online manual, the car is supposed to make a beep noise when locking/unlocking, therefore my question.


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February 12, 2020, 08:09:59 AM
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Ok what switch are you talking about inside the filler cap?


If it is the white one at the back then that is not a switch
It is the locking mechanism that pulls in when you pull the filler cap lever
Yip, ek het gedog dis n switch soos by die deure. Maak ek alweer my naam kaŁ. Maar onder die fuel gauge is daar die woorde "fuel door" wat iets moet between.


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February 12, 2020, 08:26:37 AM
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Moenie stress nie
Iemand was vraag vra maak nie hulle naam ... nie

Iemand wat altyd dink hulle weet alles en nie kan hoor as ander iets reg se nie
Hulle name is ...

Dit kan wees dat hulle op n stadium wou "fuel cap open" sign in gesit het
en toe dit nie gedoen het nie

Of dat hulle dit in sekere lande gedoen het maar nie vir die wat SA toe gekom het nie
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2007 2.5XT Manual (and boy did I have to search for manual one)

February 12, 2020, 08:31:20 AM
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Moenie stress nie
Iemand was vraag vra maak nie hulle naam ... nie

Iemand wat altyd dink hulle weet alles en nie kan hoor as ander iets reg se nie
Hulle name is ...
Stem saam.



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February 12, 2020, 10:07:22 AM
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The indicator on the dashboard just indicate which side of the car the fuel cap is so that you know where to stop at the fuel pumps.
Handy if it is a hired or lease car. :P
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February 14, 2020, 07:34:28 AM
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The indicator on the dashboard just indicate which side of the car the fuel cap is so that you know where to stop at the fuel pumps.
Handy if it is a hired or lease car. :P
How does it do that. A light, arrow, ?? Please take a picture.


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February 14, 2020, 12:31:52 PM
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The triangle next to the words "fuel door" points to the right,fuel door is on the right.
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February 14, 2020, 12:41:23 PM
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The triangle next to the words "fuel door" points to the right,fuel door is on the right.
Is it a light as I can not see any triangle, on fuel door.


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February 14, 2020, 01:45:43 PM
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Not sure what you are looking for. There is no indication or switch that will alert you if the fuel door is open.
There is just a triangle on the dash to show which side of the car the fuel door is.
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February 14, 2020, 02:12:21 PM
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Ok, I thought the little > would light up to indicate the fuel door side. Now I see it's just a marking. Thanks for the help.


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February 15, 2020, 08:27:06 AM
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Newer models do not even have that on anymore
2007 2.5XT Manual (and boy did I have to search for manual one)