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Quick Reference Guide

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Complete U.S. specifications and illustrations may not have been available at time of publication. Specifications are based on the latest product information available at time of publication. Some images shown are for illustration purposes only. Some equipment shown may be optional at extra cost. Specific options may be available only in combination with other options. Specific combinations of equipment or features may vary from time to time and by geographic area. Certain accessories and equipment may not be available at the time of publication.

This Quick Reference Guide applies to all BRZ models. Therefore, some explanations may be for equipment not installed on your vehicle. Subaru of America, Inc., reserves the right to change or discontinue at any time, without notice, prices, colors, materials, equipment, accessories, specifications, models and packages without incurring any obligation to make the same or similar changes on vehicles previously sold. Colors shown may vary due to reproduction process.

For detailed operating and safety information, please consult the Owner’s Manual.

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Table of Contents

Getting Started

Instrument Panel




While Operating

Safety/In Case of Emergency

Additional Information

2 - 3

4 - 5

6 - 7

8 - 9

10 - 19

20 - 23

24 - 25

26 - 27

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Getting Started

Remote Keyless Entry Lock/Arm • Press to lock all doors

and trunk and activate the security alarm.

• If any of the doors or the trunk are not fully closed, an electronic chirp will sound to alert you that the doors or the trunk are not properly closed.

Opening the Trunk Lid Press and hold to unlock the trunk lid. An electronic chirp will sound.

Panic Alarm • Press and hold, the

horn will sound and the hazard lights will flash.

• Press any button

on the remote to deactivate.

Unlock/Disarm • Press once to unlock

the driver’s door.

• Press twice (within five

seconds) to unlock all doors.

• When the “Unlock/Disarm”

button is pressed, the dome and map lights will illuminate if the dome light switch is in the middle position.

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Seat Controls 1. Forward/Backward

Pull up on the lever below the front of the driver’s seat to move the seat forward or backward.

2. Raise/Lower Seat Cushion

To adjust the height of the driver’s seat, push or pull the seat height adjustment lever located on the lower left side front of the seat.

3. Recline Seatback

To adjust the seatback to the desired position, pull up on the recline lever located on the lower left side rear of the driver’s seat or lower right side rear side of the passenger’s seat. Do not adjust seats while driving.

4. Seatback Fold Strap

To get in and out of the back seats, pull the seat strap to fold the desired seat. When finished, push the seatback until it locks in place.

Heated Seats (if equipped) Switches are located on the center console between the driver and passenger seats. Choose low (bottom (bottom of switch) for normal heating or high (top of switch) for rapid heating. Choose the center position to turn off the seat heaters.

Folding Down the Rear Seats Lower the headrests. Open the trunk and pull the release strap on the seat side that you want to fold down. To return the seatback to its original position, raise the seatback until it locks into place and make sure that it is securely locked.

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Instrument Panel

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Clock Press the “H” button to adjust the hours and the “M” button to adjust the minutes. Vehicles with a navigation system, please refer to the separate booklet “Operating Instructions for Navigation System.”

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Immediate Attention





Outside temperature, trip meter and odometer

Seatbelt warning

Front passenger seatbelt warning

REV indicator

Hot coolant temperature/ Cold coolant temperature

SRS airbag system

High beam indicator light

Engine immobilizer indicator light

Door open

Charge warning

Oil pressure warning

AT OIL TEMP (Automatic Transmission)

ABS warning

Low fuel

SNOW indicator (Automatic Transmission)

Power steering warning

Slip indicator

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Digital Speedometer

Fuel Gauge

Temperature Gauge

VSC off

Turn signals

CHECK engine/ Malfunction indicator

Front fog light indicator light (if equipped)

Cruise control indicator light

Cruise control set indicator light

SPORT indicator (Automatic Transmission)

Tire pressure warning light

Front passenger frontal airbag OFF/ON

Headlight leveler (if equipped)

TRAC OFF indicator

VSC SPORT indicator

Smart key system (if equipped)

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Tilt Steering Column Push the lever down firmly to adjust the height position of the column; firmly push the lever back up to lock the column in place. Do not adjust while driving.

Power Exterior Mirrors Turn the knob to the “L” to adjust the left-hand mirror or to the “R” to adjust the right-hand mirror. Move the knob in the direction you want to move the mirror. Then return the knob to the neutral/center position.

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Trunk lid cancel button Prevent unauthorized entry into the trunk by locking the trunk release lever. Press the trunk lid cancel button to lock the trunk release lever. The trunk can only be opened using the master key. Press the button in to unlock the trunk release lever.

km/h - MPH, ODO - TRIP, DISP Buttons 1. Press this button to change the digital display from km/h to MPH. Press

again to switch back.

2. Press this button to cycle through the odometer, trip meter A, trip meter B,

setting screen for the tachometer needle or the setting screen for the shift position indicator.

3. Press this button to cycle through the outside temperature, current fuel

consumption, average fuel consumption or the setting screen for the REV indicator.

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Light Controls Push up for right turn signal.

Turns on headlights, instrument panel illumination, parking lights, tail lights and license plate lights.

Push down for left turn signal.

Illumination Brightness Control While the light switch is on, rotate the dial downward to dim the instrument panel illumination. Rotate the dial upward to make the illumination brighter. When the dial is fully rotated upward, the instrument panel illumination becomes full bright.


Turns on instrument panel lights, tail lights, parking lights and license plate lights.

Turns on fog lights (if equipped).

AUTO: The vehicle’s lights are automatically on or off depending on the level of the outside light.

Headlight Beam Leveler High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights generate more light than conventional halogen headlights. Therefore, a driver of an oncoming vehicle may experience too much glare when your headlight beam height adjustment is high because the vehicle is carrying a heavy load. The headlight beam leveler can be used to adjust beam height to avoid such a condition. To lower the beam, turn the knob to the higher numbers.

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(if equipped).





Windshield Wipers To turn on the wipers, press the wiper control lever down one level for intermittent, two levels for low, or three levels for high speed. Return the lever to the “OFF” position to stop the wipers. For a single wipe, move the lever up. To spray washer fluid, pull and hold the lever toward you.

Daytime Running Lights Daytime running lights are standard on your vehicle. Only a reduced brightness high beam will be automatically turned on when the engine has started and the parking brake is fully released or the light switch is in the “OFF” or “ ” position. The brightness of the illumination of the high beam headlights is reduced by the daytime running light system. You must always switch on your headlights when it’s dark outside by turning the light switch to the