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  1. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    1999 Subaru Forester 2.5 liter. Yesterday, while driving, the sealed battery I purchased during 4/22 exploded. Literally cracked open the bottom of the case directly between the posts. Got new Group 35 CCA 650 battery and put it in. Alternator was then only pushing 6v. Replaced it last night...
  2. Auto Stop / Start
    2020 Subaru Forester sport with eyesight 28k miles I think this is related in this post. More of a battery to circuit to vehicle issue. I’ll be randomly stopped and if I have auto start stop on … once my car stops after a few times the fourth or so time it will not start back up. It will lock...
  3. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    I bought a Costco Interstate battery 2 years ago to replace the original. Never had any corrosion on the old battery after 5 years. Checked the terminals today and wow, tons of corosion on the positive side only. I've been told this indicates an overcharging condition which might indicate a bad...
  4. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    My 2012 Forester has had difficulty starting. I took the starter in to get tested and it failed. I replaced the starter, and the belt turns now but the engine still won't turn over. I also replaced the battery but it doesn't seem to respond unless I'm currently jumping it. When I try to start it...
  5. Lighting and Electrical
    Hello All, This is a pro-active request, and if this has been covered elsewhere, please provide the link to me. With the many Forester battery issues, I'm thinking of installing a higher capacity battery in my 2020 Forester Touring, and would like to get some recommendations on the same. And...
  6. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hello, I bought a used 2006 Subaru Forester in January 2018 with ~51,000 miles and have driven it since with an odometer reading of around 91,000 miles now. I have had persistent issues every year or so with the A/C running hot or weak, followed by blinking ABS/brake/engine lights, and...
  7. Lighting and Electrical
    Hello! I own a month 2019 Forester. The key fob stop working and then I changed battery 2019 Subaru Forester Key Fob Battery Remote Replacement and Type but after two days problem repeated. I think the key fob drain battery. I boight it on Amazon and checked voltage before install. Is it time...
  8. Lighting and Electrical
    howdy all! I've got this here 2000 Forester 240k miles and it's got this funny issue I can't seem to sort out: Sometimes when going to start the car (this could be in the morning after not being driven for 12+ hours, or at the gas station following filling up) when the key reaches the ON...
  9. Lighting and Electrical
    2018 Subaru Forester So my battery wasn't holding a charge during our last 3-week -40 deep freeze. Each time the battery was low, the ABS, traction control and hill assist lights would come on and each time we charged up the battery the warning lights would turn off. This is normal according to...
  10. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    I've got a 2011 forester and 2016 WRX - the WRX battery is fried, I'm wondering if I can take the battery from my 2011 forester and put it into the WRX? Thanks guys!
  11. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    My first thought is alternator but perhaps something else. Please offer some wisdom. Today I was parked in my 2003 Forester XS 2.5 eating lunch, had the engine running with the heat on and about 5-10 minutes in noticed the music was starting to skip coming from my radio. Next thing I know my...
  12. Driver-Assist Technology and EyeSight
    Hey guys, I just replaced the battery in my 2017 Forester (6-speed) with a brand new one and now my blind spot detection isn't working. There's no light on to indicate it's not working, but if I push the on/off button nothing happens when normally it would shut it off. I'm just wondering if...
  13. Lighting and Electrical
    I own a 2019 Forester Touring. I have experienced a drained battery 4 times, requiring me tonow carry a Lithium jump battery as backup. The first 3 times, the rear tail gate was found in the open position when I arrived at the vehicle in the morning, and the battery was dead (explained...
  14. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Yesterday I went out to start the car and no clicking whatsoever. Jumped it and it definitely took a few minutes to charge up enough to jump. Then.... Drove it around and turned it off. IMMEDIATELY tried to restart it and NO clicking whatsoever. Like the battery was out of the car. Jumped it...
  15. Lighting and Electrical
    Have had my 2020 Subaru Touring for a little over year now (purchased Halloween 2019) and had my first issue with it today. So I went to start my car about two hours ago, it didn't start, and there were flashing icons all over the dashboard, the interior lights were flickering, and plenty of...
  16. Lighting and Electrical
    It’s time for a new battery and I want a sealed maintenance free OEM if there is such a thing. I don’t care to check/add water any longer. Does anyone have a part number or description?
  17. Lighting and Electrical
    Hey guys, I have a bunch of electronic stuff to install on my 99 SF5 and I figure while I'm doing this I might as well upgrade the grounding system, which I can tell isn't the best from the way the headlights dim when electronics are used. I've seen a lot of threads here but nobody is really...
  18. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hello, Just joined hoping someone could please help me troubleshoot my car starting issues. This morning opened the garage and tried to get into my 2018 Subaru Forester only to find my key fob would not unlock the car after pressing the left unlock button multiple times. The last time I drove...
  19. Lighting and Electrical
    Hi, I turned off my Subaru Forester (2014, 80K miles) during stopped traffic recently. I left the key in the ignition. When the traffic started moving again after 10 or 15 minutes, I couldn't start the car-- the battery was completely dead. What's up with that? AAA jumped the battery and off I...
  20. Lighting and Electrical
    Hi! Fine New Guy here; been a member forever, never posted. Picked up a 2020 Forester Sport yesterday. Just was out checking what I need to do to run wiring for a HAM radio (15 amp draw max, not doing that off the acc'y port. I noticed the terminals have what looks like hot glue over all the...
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