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In a previous video https://youtu.be/MVyPmI3vQw0 we had a look at a Subaru that did not want to give up its keys after being put into park. I now have the part to fix so let's yank out the shifter and get this car back on the road. -Enjoy!
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50 thoughts on “Subaru impreza: key will not come out of ignition – part ii”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thom K says:

    This is great. I started watching because I have this problem, but I stayed because it was so entertaining. This feels like the way my buddies and I would trash talk our way through driveway auto repairs. Laughed out loud a couple of times. Your video taught me two things. 1-Everything that needs to be done to perform this fix, and 2-There is no way I am going to try this fix myself. I tend to slash and burn my way through a repair, applying layers of rig job recoveries toward the end. I'll leave this job, and its frustrations, to the pros. Thanks for a great video!

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Carl Leia says:

    Great Thank you

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steven Resendiz says:

    Cindy will be very happy also LOL

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Javier Ortiz says:

    what is the name of the part that you changed and how can I ask for it?
    awesome video, thanks….

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Fivelsdal Stenehjem says:

    One of your best videos.. humourwise! 👍😁👍

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Russell Mitchell says:

    Thanks for the preview. I have to do this today .
    Your pain is my gain

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Johnny Sechrist says:

    Suburu has always created torture devices for mechanics

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Miller says:

    Is there a source that we can view to learn how to disconnect and reconnect the shift cable? It was nicely displayed in the video, but I would like a manual guide if possible.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Geoff Ross says:

    Hi, I’m from down under in AUS and have the same problem. My local dealer quoted less than $450.00 to do the same job, including parts., I was considering to do it myself but after seeing you do the job I will book it in and save myself a lot trouble.
    Love your vision, clear vision of the job, great work…

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lee Fagan says:

    Great video very informative. Thank u.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars fubar totale says:

    Yet another reason that automatic transmissions should be illegal.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars That American says:

    Now what lesson did we learn. Oh yeah, never ever buy a Subaru. Because first of all whatever breaks you will wait 2 weeks for the parts. Then you will have to go around your backside to install it.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars That American says:

    There's your problem lady the oatmeal creme pie filling JR jammed down in this thing.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars That American says:

    Subaru should send you a check every month for working on their JUNK. I have dealt with them enough, never ever buy one.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dragon227 says:

    I’m not mechanically inclined. What’s a fair price for this job? Can any mechanic do it or do I have to go to a Subaru dealership?

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MacGyver 2 says:

    Hoping I dont need to do this job. Lol

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CAR. E.R. says:

    Awesome Job! I will be fixing my car this week because I now think I can do it! Thankfully I have a shop to use, I Teach Auto Body, I am just not happy about how much work it is!

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gail Crook says:

    We love watching your videos. Even though we do not work on engines like you do, we always learn something interesting. Plus , you are very entertaining with your comments.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pat Jago says:

    Knob polisher!😂

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Doug Roberts says:

    Interesting trip into the bowels of a Subaru. Looks like it's a tough problem to fix. A good mechanic like you can do it, but not an average Subaru owner like me. No quick fix, right? So I am at the mercy of the dealer. Ouch.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Barry Clark says:

    What did you charge labor for this job?

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Hall says:

    Ah the memories in the back seat, and then we find the hole, oh dear!

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars greg ferreira says:

    Eric, you certainly have a photographic memory to reassemble

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tone Star says:

    Yeah, I thought about repairing this myself, but this just looks like a pain in the ass.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Yount says:

    Thanks for putting this out. My wife's '16 X-trek just started having the symptoms – based on watching this vid, I've decided that even though I'm a pretty competent home mechanic, I'll let someone that's done these before take care of this one.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Frank JR Skelton says:

    that must have been a MASSIVE job, Can I ask what the cost of the Repair was? It looks like a Several Hundred DollarJob (forget about Booktime)

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cynthia Cauley says:

    If you are having this problem, please file a complaint with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236. That way, they may do a recall. Why the f@#% is this not a recall?????

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Marc Reszka says:

    Should probably hide the customer's name better…

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shawn Kauffman says:

    Kriss Kross wow, how old are you?

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Youd have to be a wee little fella to be racing submarines in that back seat

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Hmm hammer pants yeah you were quite a ways behind me in school we had greaser week blue Jean's and white tee shirts and wife beater shirts aka tanker tops

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Labrador McGraw says:

    This is so impressive! I'm too sure about the US, but here in the UK you'd never find an independent shop that would take on a job as specialized as this; it would have to be dealership all the way… and it would cost you a fortune. Eric is just so chilled – he's not fazed by anything.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Steed says:

    Love it! Thanks Eric!

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bill luzius says:

    What came first chicken or the egg the rooster

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars K Lamb says:

    Dr O

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Byron Alan says:

    Not to be the devil's advocate, but it seems that changing the whole shifter assembly instead of just the switch box would be a better deal. I'm sure it's cheaper this way, but think of the time involved and the possibility of breaking something to the point of having to change out the whole thing anyway.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jon Koger says:

    You bet David Stacey is fake! Is he still on tv somewhere, oh brother. Great job Mr. O. I really admire your patient's!

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe L. says:

    WTF !!
    THATS A HELL OF A LOT OF TEAR DOWN FOR A FREAKING MICRO SWITCH
    Joe Navy veteran 🇺🇸🇺🇸

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars kamutiub says:

    Noobie question here..does it matter if there are 2 same color wire on a socket to which one is which..or it doesnt matter if we slot back in either socket hole?..in general?

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jose Vazquez says:

    Thanks for your video, it was very helpful.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eugene with fedora says:

    There’s a TSB for this in all autos of similar years put that silver ring back on the shifter handle as soon as you take it off and you’ll never lose that mother lover of a clip just install as one piece put the car in neutral when removing and installing the shift cable it’s easier to reach and if you look on the trans position switch there is a hole on the switch and the trans that you can put a drill bit in to line up neutral in case you move that inner adjustment nut these things have a high failure rate and in legacy outbacks they don’t offer the plate guide by itself it’s the full shifter but those seem less prone to breaking

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alan Norman says:

    How much is too much coffee?

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Willis says:

    what do you mean santa not real, love the content, thanks

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars B scott says:

    Anyone know what the part for this is on a 2008 Outback?

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Robbins says:

    You've got to be a riot to work with/for!!!

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars phil merrifield says:

    Eric you need to be careful with your phone as I suggest that you change your pass code as I seen the code and if I did so did everyone else lol