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Subaru B9 Tribeca, Lights, Electrical, SUV
#71 of 110 Re: driver window switch problem [cluelesspa]
Apr 29, 2007 (6:21 pm)
I had the same problem about 6 months ago. It was a bad switch. Subaru replaced the switch.
#72 of 110 Electrical Problem with Dash
Dec 28, 2007 (11:21 pm)
I have a 2006 Tribeca, purchased in June 2005. Occasionally the radio, seat heaters, and dash over radio do not come on with ignition. At the same time there is a swishing/clicking sound in the dash. After about 3-5 minutes driving, the radio and all suddenly come on.
Has anyone else had this experience?
Subaru replaced my clock assembly, after the clock repeatedly lost hours. The clock now works, but this other mysterious thing still happens.
#73 of 110 Subaru Electrical Issues
Apr 24, 2008 (6:39 pm)
My B9 has been an electrical nightmare. The headlights blow every 3 months - like clockwork. Now, the interior lights blow at the same time as my headlights. Also, the rear taillights are staring to blow as well. The door locks have failed, The wiring harness for the power seats have been replaced twice, the seat control switches have failed 3 times and the light for the shifter has failed as well. I suspect a faulty regulator or alternator but the dealer cannot find the problem and will not do anything about it. Personally, with all the other issues I have experienced, such as the sway bar bushings failing every 30,000 miles, the struts have been replaced, control arm bushings and the engine mount ripped off the firewall, I feel my Tribeca is a LEMON!!! In the shop almost 50 days to get these things fixed. It is a piece of junk! My last 3 Subarus were trouble free. This ine is a nightmare!
#74 of 110 Re: Subaru Electrical Issues [ericclamage]
Apr 25, 2008 (6:45 pm)
Maybe it's a bad ground. That's the type of thing I would suspect.
Do a Google search for "Single Point Ground Subaru". A while back, a few years ago, a few people did these and while it helped a few it harmed noone, so you may have nothing to lose.
#75 of 110 Dim Puddle Lights
Jan 15, 2009 (10:04 am)
The other night I noticed that the driver's side puddle lights on my 2006 Tribeca are so dim, that I could not tell that they were on until I got down on my hands and knees and looked. The passenger side puddle lights are fine. Any one have similar issues or know what could possibly be the problem? I would hate to have to spend hundreds of dollars for a repair that is not really a necessity....
#76 of 110 Re: Dim Puddle Lights [yoyodk]
Jan 15, 2009 (10:10 am)
Your wife wears heels, so she needs brighter lights.
Is the lens dirty, perhaps? They ought to be the same wattage.
#77 of 110 Re: Dim Puddle Lights [ateixeira]
Jan 15, 2009 (11:41 am)
That was my first suspicion, but I checked the lenses, cleaned them, and I can clearly see the LED's. They are just barely illuminated on the driver's side.
#78 of 110 Re: Dim Puddle Lights [yoyodk]
Jan 15, 2009 (12:59 pm)
I actually had one burn out and just ordered the replacement LED assembly.
maybe they are burning out? I didnt think LEDs went DIM. I thought they either worked or not but ... who knows
anyway do a google search for "Puddle Light Install ScoobyMods" and you will find a link to the install sheet for the Puddle lights. you can trace out the connector in the front wheel well and see if it is loose. when you open the driver door only is the interior light any dimmer then if you open the passenger side door only?
#79 of 110 Re: Dim Puddle Lights [cluelesspa]
Jan 15, 2009 (2:29 pm)
I think you are correct on the LEDs. I think the current to the lights has decreased somehow. I'll check out your suggestion and this will be something that can I tinker with this weekend...
I hadn't noticed any difference with the interior lighting when opening the driver's side doors vs. the passenger side doors, but I wasn't really looking for a diffierence. I'll try this tonight and see. This may help decipher whether this is a localized problem or something bigger...
#80 of 110 Tribeca keyless entry problems
Apr 25, 2009 (11:09 am)
I'm wondering if anyone has had keyless entry problems with their Tribeca's.
I've a '06 Tribeca which was, for the most part, okay until I moved to this new apartment. Ever since I moved there and parked in my assigned carport, either I can't seem to lock the car using the keyless remote or if after moving around and clicking it several times, I'm able to lock it - then I can't open it the next time. This happens everyday - I've experienced this recently only in 3 other different places in malls parking but mostly it happens in my apartments carport. I've taken it to dealers 4 times (2 different dealers) and no one has been able to fix it - they don't seem to have a clue. They have replaced the battery and done / checked several things but found nothing wrong.
Can anyone help? It's a big annoyance!
Thank you in advance..