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#110 of 139 Re: driverside headlight dim [budman94]
Sep 26, 2008 (1:52 pm)
I'm not sure about the 2003 models but many of the earlier subarus have a seperate fuse for the left and right headlight. If the fuse for the driver side headlamp is blown then the lamp on that side would not go out completely but would be very dim.
Hope this helps.
#111 of 139 ABS Light forester
Dec 24, 2008 (3:35 pm)
So, my forester and I got out for a nice drive in snow. Tons of fun! However, backing out of a friend's, we stop to let a car go by, and we get stuck--their drive is on a bit of a hill, and my front wheels are on her drive, and the back ones on the street--and underneath the car, a ton of snow. We get stuck. I turn the car off, shovel out a bit, get back in and drive home, however--now my ABS light is on. Is this serious? More importantly, is this expensive?
#112 of 139 Re: ABS Light forester [danispies]
Dec 28, 2008 (11:18 am)
My guess would be that you got some of the ABS sensors wet while sitting on the snow. Give it a few days. If it doesn't disappear on it's own, then have it checked out, you may have torn one of the abs sensor wires while stuck in the snow.
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#113 of 139 Re: driverside headlight dim [budman94]
Jan 05, 2009 (11:17 am)
2001 has fuse under hood, on drivers side.
My freind owns it and she has a dim headlight on pass. side.
We changed fuse and new fuse blew as soon lights were turned on.
Still toubleshooting that's why I am here.
#114 of 139 Subaru Forester lighter/heated seats
Feb 23, 2009 (8:26 am)
I have a 2004 Subaru Forester and the cigarette lighter and heated seats quit working simultaneously. The problem was not fixed when I changed the fuses -- anyone have any idea? Are they connected issues?
#115 of 139 1998 Subaru Forester - electrical system dead.
Mar 29, 2009 (5:10 pm)
I am a first time poster. My car only has 40K on it. A week ago the AT Oil Temp light started flashing when I started the car. This has never happened before. I drove to several stores and when I started the car after each stop the light did not flash. I did not use the car for about 8 days & now the car will not start. The electrical system does not work - there is no keyless entry, etc, I work from home and often do not drive it for 1-2 weeks. I replaced the original battery mid 2007 when it died. I know the battery is dead but what could have caused it and what is my best course of action. Thanks in advance.
#116 of 139 Re: 1998 Subaru Forester - electrical system dead. [mpkc]
Mar 30, 2009 (11:43 am)
Probably the alternator, which charges the battery. Have that tested.
#117 of 139 2002 Forester Electical Issue
Apr 14, 2009 (1:03 pm)
I have the following issues
Couple of years ago, the clock on my 2002 forester L went out. I ignored it. Then my gearshift (automatic transmission) light went out and I ignored it. Then my cruise light went out and I ignored it then my dashboard lighting on the speed gauge went out and now my head lights are having an issue. When I turn them on, they are dim. When I pop the hood and tap the driver side headlight, the driver side is at at full power but my passenger light goes out and when I put my high beam on, my driver side light comes back to dim. Any ideas of what might be wrong and how to fix it will be greatly appreciated. The dealer is asking $100 just for diagnosing the issue.
#118 of 139 Re: 2002 Forester Electical Issue [subarulover]
Apr 15, 2009 (10:07 am)
A while ago I saw a discussion about a "single point ground" modification for Subies. It may be worth investigating.