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#2 of 21 Re: Subaru Baja Electrical Issues [pf_flyer]
Oct 31, 2006 (8:27 am)
I seem to be having a strange electrical issue in my 2005 Baja Sport. My radio reception has a lot of static on every station accept my local Public Radio Station (less than a mile away) I also noticed that if the radio is on and I turn on the headlights I get a static noise as the lights are being switched on. I get the same noise when stepping on the brake. This problem started about 3 months ago. I have checked the antenna connection behind the radio and reseated it. (no help) When a CD is played the sound is fine. Any Ideas?
#3 of 21 AM only
by pf_flyer HOST
Oct 31, 2006 (9:28 am)
Since you mention your public radio station, those are usually FM stations. Is the static you're hearing just on AM stations, or FM as well?
Occassionally I'll get RF interference on AM stations from ignition spark, or as you mention, lights turning on. But I've never had it on FM, CD, or even tape decks.
#4 of 21 Re: AM only [pf_flyer]
Oct 31, 2006 (2:31 pm)
The static is on FM. It seems as though it might be a loose connection somewhere. It also will make a static noise occasionally when the turn signal is on.
#5 of 21 flickering daytime lights
Apr 10, 2007 (5:20 am)
Anyone else with this interesting problem. When I first bought it, the heater cable for hot and cold was disconnected. Took it back, it was corrected. But the lights flicker outside the car only and 4 years later my radio blows out the back speakers outputs. Still never felt safer in any kind of weather.
#6 of 21 Re: flickering daytime lights [junkman66]
Jun 22, 2009 (12:53 pm)
Have not had problems with lights flickering, but was plagued with sunroof motor problems. The pop-up feature was affected, had it attended to at a two different Subaru dealers. It would work when I left the shop and sometime thereafter would quit again. Finally they replaced the motor. Shortly after that my left front speaker quit working and I know I did not blow it out. Have not had time to take it in for the speaker and now using FM radio when I use the window washers the rear speakers give static. This is the 6th Subaru I have owned and hate to think this will be an ongoing problem. My baja is 4 1/2 years old.
#7 of 21 Re: flickering daytime lights [priscannie]
Jun 22, 2009 (1:02 pm)
I wonder if the single-point-ground mod that circulated a while back would help you?
#8 of 21 Subaru electrical problem with gauges shutting off
Oct 06, 2009 (11:00 am)
I have a 2003 Subaru Baja which upon hitting the slightest of bumps my gauges turn completely off. Then my security light comes on and I lose my turn signals. I thought that I only lost the blinker on the inside, but come to find out I lose even the outside turn signals. Then the engine light comes on but will go out usually once the car is turn off and restarted. This has been going on for almost a week now. I'm new to this site and wonder if anyone else has had this problem.
#9 of 21 Re: Subaru electrical problem with gauges shutting off [dpitt72]
Oct 06, 2009 (1:23 pm)
Sounds like it may be a wiring harness connector that is coming loose, or perhaps you have a loose ground.
#10 of 21 Re: Subaru electrical problem with gauges shutting off [dpitt72]
Oct 06, 2009 (6:02 pm)
If I were you - I would start with the grounds. (I do this to EVERY automobile I own)
As I recall, my Baja has about 7 ground-points under the hood that I cleaned-up.
This is essentually the process I use (1 ground at a time)
1) Remove holddown screw
2) Use dremel-tool, file, wire-brush (whatever) to clean up the eyelets.
3) Also clean up the point on the body so it is shiny-clean
Another thing I did is remove-reseat (several times) every relay in the relay-box under the hood.... again, this action cleans up the connections.
Another thing that is recommended is to clean-up the charging wire.
1)The battery MUST be disconnected to perfrom this. (remove negative wire)
2)locate large red wire that connects to alternator (this wire goes direct to battery +)
3)Remove the nut holding thie wire down
4)Clean up eyelet and connection-point
5)reassemble... make this pretty tight
6)Reconnect battery (connect negative wire)
This may not help your problem... but it is VERY good preventive-maintenance.
DISCLAIMER: If you are not comfortable with any of the above... do not attempt. (But I assume you would not be asking here if you were not expecting to DO something)
#11 of 21 all speakers stopped working
Oct 16, 2009 (9:13 am)
I have a 2003 Baja. A few years ago I lost my front speakers. I only listen to AM radio, so it never bothered me that much to have it looked at. Then about a year ago, I lost the rear passenger, so I was down to the rear driver only. From time to time, all speakers would work for a day or 5 minutes or somewhere in between. And from time to time my only other rear would work. The other strange thing is I noticed that my driver side window will only roll down by itself (when I tap the window open button) when the front speakers are working. When only the rear speakers were working I would have to hold the window down button the duration of opening the window.
Anyway, today while driving to work, I lost my driver rear speaker, so now I have nothing. Radio has power. I assume it's a wiring issue. Anyone have any suggestions where I should start?