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#110 of 169 Unable to start legacy due to faulty security
Oct 20, 2009 (6:44 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 (8:15 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 Mr_Shiftright HOST
Oct 21, 2009 (9:33 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 (10:01 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.
#114 of 169 Re: Daytime Running Light & HID kit issues for 05 Legacy? [xwesx]
Oct 21, 2009 (3:11 pm)
xwesx - Thanks for the info. & feedback...I was thinking I would need to disable that after reading some other posts... some people were talking about removing a fuse or two to achieve it.
#115 of 169 radio emits static full volume, electrical system problem?
Oct 23, 2009 (4:36 pm)
While driving along, the radio on my 2009 Outback wagon will suddenly pump out full-volume static. (It is ear-splitting.) The only way to get it to stop is to shut off the engine and restart. Today it happened while the radio wasn't even on to begin with. I am wondering if anyone else has had a similar problem.
I am going to bring into the dealer, but am worried that since it is not something that can be reproduced on demand, that they won't find it. And meanwhile, it is so loud, it is really a safety issue.
#116 of 169 Re: radio emits static full volume, electrical system problem? [maggieoutback]
Oct 26, 2009 (12:45 pm)
different than your problem, but:
my legacy wagon's radio sometimes spontaneously changes volume. however, i believe its a problem with the radio buttons themselves (sony), as they dont work properly.
or, could possibly be radio signals affecting the wireless remote control that came with the system??
#117 of 169 Re: radio emits static full volume, electrical system problem? [chriswanson]
Oct 26, 2009 (6:15 pm)
The radio (HK) in my wagon did not come with a remote, so I think we have different problems. But I would suspect that other things on the same radio frequency could affect your radio.
#118 of 169 03 subaru outback Lights won't work
Dec 25, 2009 (10:07 pm)
Help My running lights and low beams will not work. How are they connected to the hand brake? Ever since I used the hand brake the lights will not work. High beams work fine. Anybody have this problem?
#119 of 169 Re: 03 subaru outback Lights won't work [meo1]
Dec 26, 2009 (6:45 am)
Putting on the hand brake turns off the daytime running lights. Be sure the brake handle is in the fully brakes-off down position.