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#104 of 169 2000 Subaru Outback Electrical Issues
Oct 17, 2009 (6:58 am)
Yesterday when I was driving in the rain, I noticed my wipers were going slower than normal. Thoughout the drive, my radio would turn off, the speedometer and tachometer stopped working, the abs light came on and the wipers slowed down even more; but the car never lost power. After about 1-3 minutes, the car would go back to normal and about 5 minutes later would start the cycle again. This went on for the entire drive (30 miles).
#105 of 169 Re: 2000 Subaru Outback Electrical Issues [jfpb1965]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 17, 2009 (10:04 am)
I'd check your battery/alternator charging system for openers. Get that out of the way before you plunge into electrical diagnosis.
#106 of 169 Re: Headlight issue on my 2003 Outback Wagon... [starbird]
Oct 19, 2009 (7:59 pm)
in my case a brake light had shorted and melted the light bulb itself, somehow. maybe check the bulb and socket for damage? short may be due to water splashing up.
#107 of 169 Daytime Running Light & HID kit issues for 05 Legacy?
Oct 20, 2009 (1:46 pm)
I'm thinking about installing an after-market HID kit in my 2005 Legacy.
The question I have is regarding the Daytime Running Lights... Since the DRL's and low-beam bulbs seem to be the same, does anyone know if issues arise when replacing the stock halogen bulbs with an HID kit?
This is the link to the site with the kit I'm thinking of purchasingHID Kit
The kit is the Apexcone 55W with H7 6000K bulbs
#108 of 169 Re: Daytime Running Light & HID kit issues for 05 Legacy? [lg05legacy]
Oct 20, 2009 (2:46 pm)
Not sure if they changed it at some point, but I think all the newer Subaru vehicles I've owned ('07, '08, '10) use the high-beams as the DRLs, with a reduced current so they are very dim. Are you sure that the low beam is being used as the DRL on your '05?
#109 of 169 Re: Daytime Running Light & HID kit issues for 05 Legacy? [xwesx]
Oct 20, 2009 (3:21 pm)
I'm not 100% sure the DRL's are the same bulb as the lows, however my lows have a projector lens and that's what's lit when the DRL's are on...Highs are the standard mirror config. (for lack of a better term)
#110 of 169 Unable to start legacy due to faulty security
Oct 20, 2009 (5:44 pm)
I have just spent $1100 to repair my security system after my 2005 Subaru Legacy GT, for no apparent reason, failed to start. According to Centaur Subaru, the battery was fine, but security system decided to immobilize the engine. (I live in the country, and absolutely no one attempted to steal the car). This appears to be a design/electrical fault -- not a general wear issue. I would like to know how common this is. I find it rather ironic that the security feature intended to protect the owner, actually prevented the owner from driving their car.
This car was just in for its 96,000km servicing and the engine light/cruise control was repaired – apparently this was a common issue. Any links?
#111 of 169 Re: Unable to start legacy due to faulty security [jmac20]
Oct 21, 2009 (7:15 am)
Do you know if this a common issue for all 05 legacy's, or just the GT models?
#112 of 169 Re: Unable to start legacy due to faulty security [jmac20]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 21, 2009 (8:33 am)
immobilizer issues plague owners of many different types of cars. It's not an uncommon grievance. I think I see 1 or 2 complaints like this every day in our Answers Department.
#113 of 169 Re: Daytime Running Light & HID kit issues for 05 Legacy? [lg05legacy]
Oct 21, 2009 (9:01 am)
Okay, then yes, it does use the low beam and I am not sure of the answer to your question. If I were in your situation, I would likely look to disable the DRL feature as, perhaps, the easiest solution.
They must have changed the configuration to the high beam at some point.