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#140 of 169 Turn signal failure
Dec 18, 2011 (8:05 pm)
I just installed a new passenger side headlight assembly in my 2000 Legacy. When I turned the turn signal on, the turn signal indicator on the dash board went dim then I had no response from my turn signal switch on the column in any direction. I replaced a blown hazzard relay fuse and now all the correct bulbs light up when the hazzard is on, but still no response from the turn signal switch. Also, now, my son noted that the spedometer and odometer are not working either.??? I found that the turn signal socket on my new headlamp assembly was faulty. What could have happen to my turn signals??
#141 of 169 Re: Turn signal failure [sghusker]
Dec 22, 2011 (5:59 am)
Unfortunately it sounds like 'faulty' as in short circuit in the socket assembly. You drew excessive current, and took out a fuse. But it sounds like something else fried before the fuse opened. If I get a chance I'll take a look at some wiring diagrams for you.
#142 of 169 Re: Turn signal failure [fibber2]
Dec 22, 2011 (9:11 am)
Thanks for responding but it was a blown fuse in the alternator circuit. Go figure! I didnt have a wiring diagram so I had to tow it to my mechanic. It cost more to tow than to fix !! By the way.. Is there a website out there where I could get wiring diagrams for all my cars. I found one where they charge $4.00 but Im not sure if they are complete diagrams. Are they any FREE website out there ??
#143 of 169 Re: Turn signal failure [sghusker]
Dec 22, 2011 (10:20 am)
DON'T spend the $4. I did and the site is complete junk. There are no wiring diagrams and no useful information.
I am still searching for a valid destination that can acutally provide a schematic. May have to go to the dealer or buy a repair manual.
#144 of 169 Re: Turn signal failure [sghusker]
Dec 23, 2011 (8:35 am)
Some time back you could get .pdf versions on CD of the factory service manuals from some of the larger e-bay automotive guys. That's how I got mine. Something like $20-$25, but well worth it.
#145 of 169 Intermittent electrical problem
Mar 09, 2012 (1:45 pm)
#146 of 169 Intermittent electrical problem
Mar 09, 2012 (1:45 pm)
Ignition starts up right away, so it's not the battery, but clock resets to 1:00 and tach to 0. When I turn raidio/cd on, panel lights flash a few times, then none of the radio/cd buttons work. When remote is used to lock car doors, car beeps 3 times but works.
Next day everything is fine and I lock car with remote without any beeping, but after a few hours the car starts beeping about once every 2 seconds until I turned the remote lock off. Car still starts just fine, but radio/cd no longer works and clock/tach always reset to 0. Any idea?
#147 of 169 Re: Intermittent electrical problem [metroart]
Mar 14, 2012 (10:42 am)
I wonder if one of the grounds is bad and there's a short somewhere? I remember a long thread for "single point ground" that went around for a while and was a popular fix/mod.
#148 of 169 My 2000 legacy
Jun 11, 2012 (5:26 am)
Driving home yesterday, I noticed when I turned the turn signal on the tachometer, speedometer, dash lights all turned off while driving. The problem proceeded to get worse with the addition of all those systems failing when I braked. As I neared home, my turn signal became more frequent, the radio had completely shut down and as I pulled into the driveway my horn began to sound as if the alarm were going off. The battery eventually died, we jumped it and it proceeded to die again. What does this mean? Is it the alternator or the battery? I saw people describing similar issues with the alternator, should I have it towed? Thanks.
#149 of 169 Re: serious unresolved electrical problem [lostwooutback]
Jun 11, 2012 (5:47 am)
Exact same problem last night. I was driving home and I noticed the issue. The battery ended up dying and after jumping it, it died again. I called the tow truck this morning, I think it's the battery in my case, but who knows.