08 WRX w/ engine light, traction light, and cruise light?
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This is a discussion on 08 WRX w/ engine light, traction light, and cruise light? within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; So I cleaned my K&N air filter for the Typhoon intake system for my 2008 WRX the other day and ...

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    08 WRX w/ engine light, traction light, and cruise light?

    So I cleaned my K&N air filter for the Typhoon intake system for my 2008 WRX the

    other day and when I reinstalled the air filter my check engine light kicked on, my

    traction control light won't cut off (not that big of a deal ), and my cruise control

    light flashes. I didn't use any air filter oil and I made sure the filter was completely

    dry before installing. I did make sure the MAF sensor wire was correctly

    connected. I kind of think that a vacuum line came unplugged, but I couldn't find

    one. And the engine runs fine with no noises or hesitations. I will get a code

    reader on my car later this week, but I was just curious if someone has had this

    problem too.

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    Yeah I figured. I'll get the code here in a little bit and google it.

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    I just had the same issue with my 2008 WRX.

    Any more info on a trouble code?

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    Did you get a CEL code ohioac? If so post it...
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    I got home after stopping to check everything out. Went through everything I could see, and then disconnected the battery. I stopped to have the codes checked the next day, but the battery disconnect erased them all.

    I need to get either a code reader or a tuner.

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    Sorry for the late reply, when I got a reader on my car it said that the MAF had a low voltage and the MAF temp sensor had high voltage. After ensuring the MAF plug was tight in the sensor and erasing the code, the lights and code have not kicked back on.

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    Just had the same CEL / Traction and blinking Cruise.

    Pulled P0171.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rc_wizard View Post
    Sorry for the late reply, when I got a reader on my car it said that the MAF had a low voltage and the MAF temp sensor had high voltage. After ensuring the MAF plug was tight in the sensor and erasing the code, the lights and code have not kicked back on.
    It sounds like you got oil on the MAF. Just to be safe, you should remove it and clean it with electronics spray cleaner.

    Quote Originally Posted by ohioac View Post
    Just had the same CEL / Traction and blinking Cruise.

    Pulled P0171.
    You should start your own thread rather than thread jacking. Not only is it bad manners, but it hurts your chance of getting help, and your problem isn't the same either.
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    I don't think that was the case, only because I barely used any oil at all know it could damage via MAF sensor. I don't know for sure but I think there was just a bad connection.

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    What connection could be bad? Did you fix something i.e. a bad connection? If not, I'd still point to the oil. If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck and quacks like a duck then it's probably a duck.
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    I understand what you are saying and understand that it is a common problem, but I don't see that being the problem in this case. The connections I was referring to is the wire plugging into the MAF sensor. But all that matters now is that there is no CEL and all is running perfectly. Long live Subaru and Club WRX.

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