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, Yes, just finished changing head gaskets on a 2011

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Customer: Yes, just finished changing head gaskets on a 2011 outback. started for the first time and got P0082. Did some tests and found the oil switching solenoid valve is dead for some reason. The check engine light is on with cruise and brake flashing. Is it normal that I can't release the electric parking brake if I have a check engine light ?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  Ronnie replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I have noticed that your question was not getting a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.

The code P0082 is an electrical code, not a function code, for the Oil Switching Solenoid Valve LH usually set due to a wiring concern. Start with checking the wiring and the connection to it. Measure the Oil Switching Solenoid Valve on the left side for resistance. Connector E70 (Blue) with a Blue/White and a Green/White wires. The solenoid should measure between 5 and 12 ohms. It is consider normal for the cruise light to flash when a code is set in the system. I have not seen the break light and or parking break be affected by a fault code setting. I would get the fault code addressed and corrected and then recheck the operation of the other issues.