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Subaru B9 Tribeca, Lights, Electrical, SUV
#91 of 110 Re: Dim Puddle Lights [yoyodk]
Jan 03, 2010 (10:04 am)
Did you ever figure out what was wrong with your dim puddle light? I now have the same issue on my 2006 Tribeca under the drivers door. Thanks.
#92 of 110 Re: Dim Puddle Lights [kgusb]
Jan 03, 2010 (10:56 am)
If it's just one of the two lights on the driver's side, then it probably needs to be replaced. Both of my lights on the driver's side went equally faint and then eventually out. I took it into the dealer during my 60K service and asked them to look at it. They came back and said the lights were "inoperable". Bunch of morons... Next time my car is in for service I am going to take it in to a different dealer and get an estimate to fix it. I won't pay a bunch of money to fix it, though...
#93 of 110 Cracked Fog Lights
Jan 21, 2010 (8:31 pm)
'06 B9 Tribeca. Fog lights cracked right away. Had brought this up at the dealer but was never documented. Once the first light burned out from moisture, I asked again about replacement. No joy. Out of warranty and wasn't documented. Called Subaru, still no go. Tired of fighting with them. Love the car though. 110,000 miles and drives like day one. Brakes replaced at 100,000 for the first time. Only other issue, navigation system LCD is dim for a few minutes when cold. Also, even with Version 2 of the Kenwood maps, still cannot drive me to my house, it hasn't moved in 14 years. Also missing many of the long established roads I travel.
#94 of 110 Re: Dim Puddle Lights [yoyodk]
Jan 21, 2010 (8:55 pm)
I found disassembly instructions through a google search and printed them out. I am having the same issue. Drivers door light is dim or will not light, intermittently. Passenger door works fine. I tapped the light when first started happening. Suspect a corroded connection, it is rare for LED's to fail.
Here is a link to the Subaru installation manual. All the information you need for disassembly. http://techinfo.subaru.com/html/down...?doc_id=139240
#95 of 110 Re: Cracked Fog Lights [revray]
Jan 22, 2010 (3:28 am)
My Tribeca left us at 100K and is with it's new owner. Mechanically as you state, the car was good - no complaints about the mechanical components and like all Subies, the 4 wheel drive is superb. But the electrical system and other glitches did not compare to what I was accustomed to with my previous Subaru's. Hopefully they are better now and lesson learned - never buy the first year model of any vehicle.
#96 of 110 Tail lights not working
Nov 01, 2010 (3:13 pm)
I have a 2006 Tribeca. My tail lights, corner lights etc stopped working....they don't come on when I turn the full lighting system on.....they only come on when I use the switch on the top of the steering column.
Has anyone else had this problem??? Any ideas??
#97 of 110 Re: Tail lights not working [gerb]
Nov 02, 2010 (12:47 pm)
Did you check the fuses? Some times you can't tell that a fuse is burned out, a small crack may be hard to see.
#98 of 110 Re: Tail lights not working [gerb]
Dec 23, 2010 (11:56 am)
I have the EXACT same problem! Did you get it fixed? What was wrong?
#99 of 110 Re: Tail lights not working [bhudson123]
Dec 23, 2010 (1:50 pm)
I did fix it but not by the dealer - there is a ground wire on the front headlamp assembly that if it becomes loose - it blows the rear taillights and interior lamp
#100 of 110 Re: Tail lights not working [ericclamage]
Dec 23, 2010 (3:38 pm)
Thanks, ok I give, where's the ground wire that comes loose? Is it braded or does it come from the wiring harness? Driver or Pass side? Thank you for your help!