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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Lights, Electrical, Sedan, Wagon
#21 of 169 1995 Subaru Legacy Wagon
Sep 19, 2007 (12:08 am)
Lately my car won't always start on the first try. When you turn the key it definitely clicks and all the lights are turning on, but there's no sound coming from the starter--it doesn't seem to be turning over. Sometimes it'll start on the 2nd or 3rd time or sometimes if you just give it time it'll start. I'm getting ready to go on a big road trip down the ALCAN and am thinking I should probably get this checked out--maybe the starter?
#22 of 169 Re: running lights stay on always [paisan]
Sep 19, 2007 (5:35 am)
Thanks Mike and Jim, I did find the switch on the top of the steering column was on. What an odd feature. I have owned this car for 3 years and never knew that was there.
#23 of 169 Re: running lights stay on always [subaruinyso]
Sep 19, 2007 (8:12 am)
That gets nearly everyone. Got me once, too.
#24 of 169 Re: 1995 Subaru Legacy Wagon [mnhamil]
Sep 19, 2007 (10:45 am)
It certainly involves the starter. You should check the battery cables for corrosion and makes sure they are tight at all connection points. The negative terminal mounts to a bracket, which in turn is held in place by the upper starter bolt - if something is loose, this is the most likely spot. If all looks tight, I think you should replace the starter solenoid and call it a day.
If you are driving the highway this time of year, definitely get it fixed unless you plan every stop in a populated area. It is not going to get better without intervention, but it could always get worse!
#25 of 169 Re: abs light, headlights [paisan]
Sep 23, 2007 (7:10 am)
turns out the alternator was overcharging and putting out 17 volts. As a result all headlight bulbs were blown and also caused the abs light to turn on. 40$ to find out and 70$ for an alternator that I will put in. Thanks for your help!
#26 of 169 Re: abs light, headlights [sorlikowski]
Sep 24, 2007 (4:57 pm)
Nice, glad you solved the problem!
#28 of 169 2005 Outback Power Window Problems
Oct 13, 2007 (12:27 pm)
Hi everyone. I have a problem with both front power windows on my 2005 outback. The drivers side window always had a "sticky" switch, and now both front windows are completely dead. I checked the fuse, and it is ok (and the back windows are working). Any ideas on a do-it-yourself repair? I'm really disappointed that I'm having these problems with the car (my first Subbie) just about 10k miles out of warranty.
#29 of 169 Re: 2005 Outback Power Window Problems [seanu]
Oct 15, 2007 (9:43 pm)
On my 2000 Legacy, all you could do was to replace switch cluster. There was no easy or simple way to take the cluster apart.
You might find the part at 1stsubaruparts.com. They are a dealer in Washington state. I call to confirm the online prices and send Subaru bucks to pay for the parts. Definitely less expensive than my local dealers.