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This is a discussion on WRX Boost Issue within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; So I have a 2012 WRX ltd. I have a stage 2 with Cobb turbo back and a Cobb sf ...

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    WRX Boost Issue

    So I have a 2012 WRX ltd. I have a stage 2 with Cobb turbo back and a Cobb sf intake. I'm using an OTS map. I was driving to work this morning and I was going about 80mph. I downshifted and heard some sort of noise and then my CEL came on with the cruise control blinking and same with my traction control. I thought it might have been boost creep or a spike. I'm not sure what it is. What should I do? Should I be driving my car?

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    Also, how do I make it so the CEL and other lights go away?

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    What's the code?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calvinball View Post
    What's the code?
    How do I find the code?

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    You have a Cobb AP. Use it to read the code.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    You have a Cobb AP. Use it to read the code.
    This is what i read on another forum.
    "You hit the boost solenoid limit.
    When you raise boost you need to raise two limiters."
    Should I get a Cobb Solenoid? Would that help prevent it? I have also heard that a pro tune will prevent it also.

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    Firstly, what tune are you running? Looks like you overboosted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    Firstly, what tune are you running? Looks like you overboosted.
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    For overboost issues try the LWG map from Cobb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anpato View Post
    For overboost issues try the LWG map from Cobb.
    So if I do that I should be fine? Should i get a Cobb Solenoid or a pro tune?

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    Try the LWG map first, eventually If you do go and get a pro tune buy a boost control solenoid too, they help control boost alot better than the stock ones. Grimmspeed also makes one.
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    Plus, I'd avoid redlining it in 4th
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    Quote Originally Posted by anpato View Post
    Try the LWG map first, eventually If you do go and get a pro tune buy a boost control solenoid too, they help control boost alot better than the stock ones. Grimmspeed also makes one.
    Quote Originally Posted by anpato View Post
    Try the LWG map first, eventually If you do go and get a pro tune buy a boost control solenoid too, they help control boost alot better than the stock ones. Grimmspeed also makes one.
    Thanks for your help.

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    Not a problem!
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