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#100 of 139 Re: Powerlock malfunction on 2006 Forester [jhapper]
Sep 16, 2008 (12:20 pm)
Hi - did you replace those and have it solve the problem? I'm having a similar problem and also, when the battery goes dead if the car sits for more than 3 days and doesn't get started.
#101 of 139 Clock stopped working
Sep 18, 2008 (8:27 am)
About a year ago the clock on my 2000 Forester stopped working. It is very annoying to have to look down at the radio to get the time. I recently read on the net that there have been problems with the clocks regarding poor soldering joints. Since I have some knowledge of soldering I would like to check the solder joints and see if I can fix it since the dealer wants $90 to replace the clock. Can anyone tell me how to remove the clock to get a look at it? Thanks for your help.
#102 of 139 Re: Clock stopped working [hamuller]
Sep 18, 2008 (10:31 am)
I had the same problem. I found photos and instructions that Peaty created on Scoobymods. Search and you should be able to find them.
Takes just a couple of minutes to do. Most of the time is waiting for the soldering iron to warm up!
#103 of 139 Re: Parking Lights Stay On [paisan]
Sep 20, 2008 (6:46 pm)
i am stumped. on a 2001 forester, when you turn the light switch on, you hear the shift interlock click and you can move it from the park position. you can't turn off the headlights and when you turn on tthe ignition, the taillights are on including the third brake light. has anyone had this happen to them?
#104 of 139 Re: Parking Lights Stay On [82ncmarine]
Sep 23, 2008 (8:10 am)
Must be a short.
I had chipmunks chew up my wiring harness on my minivan and I observed some very strange symptoms - it said my knock sensors were failing!
Check out the wiring, could be a short there somewhere.
#105 of 139 Re: Parking Lights Stay On [ateixeira]
Sep 23, 2008 (1:49 pm)
thanks i will check that out. do you think it could be the multi-functional switch for the headlights, because when you turn the switch to the parklights position, this disengages the shiftlock. also, when you turn on the lights, the taillights and third brake light all are on. when you step on the brakes, the lights all get brighter as if functioning well except for when you release the brakes the third brake light stays on along with the taillights.
#106 of 139 Re: Parking Lights Stay On [82ncmarine]
Sep 24, 2008 (7:23 am)
I don't think so....the behavior you describe is too bizarre.
#107 of 139 Re: Parking Lights Stay On [ateixeira]
Sep 24, 2008 (1:59 pm)
well there must be a short to cause the multi-functional switch to trigger the shiftlock release. there must be a common thread between them. anyone with any ideal please let me know. much appreciated.
#108 of 139 driverside headlight dim
Sep 26, 2008 (11:34 am)
2003 forester drivers side dim headlight, not the bulb , any ideas why?
#109 of 139 Re: driverside headlight dim [budman94]
Sep 26, 2008 (11:50 am)
not sure, but check to see if there are separate relays for the headlights. if so the relay could be going bad. just a guess, it happens on other vehicles.