Last post on Oct 02, 2011 at 9:44 PM
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#131 of 139 Re: new Forester completely dead! [hths]
May 15, 2011 (5:19 pm)
Must be either a bad battery, or a bad alternator not charging it.
Have them do a load test on the battery after a long drive to the dealer (next time it starts, obviously). By then the alternator should have charged it up.
#132 of 139 Turn Signal Trouble
Jul 06, 2011 (7:01 pm)
We have a 2006 Forester that has begun to show a problem with the turn signals. The right is ok, but when I step on the brake with the left signal on, the dash flasher stops (stays on weakly) and the signal bulbs stay on, both front and back. With the foot off the brake, the left signal functions properly. Since all bulbs come on at some point, it can't be a bulb or fuse problem. Not sure what else to check.
#133 of 139 Re: Turn Signal Trouble [grammalexis]
Jul 07, 2011 (9:15 am)
Well, it *could* be a bulb if one filament broke and is touching the other, but it could also be a rubbed wire. I would go for the easy approach first and just put new bulbs in all around (they're cheap, it is easy, and the car was been on the road long enough that it one or more is likely to burn out soon anyway).
#134 of 139 Re: Turn Signal Trouble [grammalexis]
Jul 08, 2011 (2:04 am)
A logical starting point is the harness for trailer lights, if fitted. YOu may be getting some sort of weak connections across pins between the left turn indicator and brake
#135 of 139 2004 Subaru Forester
Aug 23, 2011 (7:22 pm)
Looking for some info on which is the fuse for the odometer/tripometer, speedometer, & tachometer? The owner's manuel I have does not address this question. The owner's manuel does say that the tripometer will lose it's reading if the battery of fuse is lifted.
Thanks for any help,
#136 of 139 changing the headlight to xenon ones
Sep 01, 2011 (6:53 pm)
Hey guys. I have a 2010 forester and and I loved it so much. my question is that I want to replace the headlights for xenon ones (HID) to look more sporty like the BMW headlights. Has anyone any experience about that?
#137 of 139 Re: changing the headlight to xenon ones [amkmeco90]
Sep 02, 2011 (7:47 am)
I think (don't quote me) that Foresters in Canada offer HIDs, so maybe call a dealer there.
#138 of 139 Re: Parking Lights Stay On [kane1]
Oct 02, 2011 (10:54 am)
Im seeking an answer to the same problem for a 2001 Forester. Its not the parking light switch though, unless there is something wrong with the switch itself.
For almost a week now, the exterior lights will not turn off when the car is off. I've had to disconnect the negative battery cable when I park the car for the night to get the lights to go out. Any ideas?
#139 of 139 Re: Parking Lights Stay On [2c2no]
Oct 02, 2011 (9:44 pm)
Just the running lights and not the headlights? It most likely is the parking switch on top of the steering column. If that is not making a difference, perhaps it has gone bad by some unfortunate fluke? Better that than a worn wire in some inaccessible body panel some where, but still obnoxious nonetheless.