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  1. 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...
  2. 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?
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Lighting and Electrical
    So a while ago my battery light came on and eventually I had to replace the alternator which fixed the problem. After about 4 months my battery light started coming on again after driving about 45 minutes of driving on the highway, when I rev the engine it goes off again and if it stop and...
  8. Lighting and Electrical
    Hello everyone, this is my first post in this great site, I hope someone can explain me if this is a bad or normal function in my forester sport 2020. My problem is with the battery voltage retention, I use the forester 5 continuous days and if i don use one day the battery is dead, the...
  9. Lighting and Electrical
    So my forester for the past couple weeks has been misfiring at idle with no CE light. At first, I thought it was because I skipped a carbon cleaning (I do a crc turbo treatment every other oil change) as it has the same symptoms of excess carbon. But it recently has gotten so bad where it...
  10. Lighting and Electrical
    Hi all - buying my first Forester and got into reading about batteries since I don't drive nearly as much these days as I used to and apparently there's more parasitic draw from the extra electronics in the new cars. Has anyone with a current gen replaced the stock battery with an AGM? Curious...
  11. Lighting and Electrical
    Took my Subaru Forester (2011) to my local mechanic as the new battery they put in had died on me. The old one had died previously due to age (but also this issue potentially). Alternator, battery, and other things checked out so they started pulling fuses and checking where the parasitic drain...
  12. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Started my 2006 forester yesterday and power steering was not working, plus battery light was on and e-brake light would not turn off (even tho e-brake did release) I replaced the 5 year old battery and power steering still not working. Battery light still turns on and weird noise comes from...
  13. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    So I went to go change my bulbs on my forester, and the easiest way to do so is to take the battery out. After I completed the install and put my battery back in my car wouldn't start, it would even try. None of the lights on the dash turned on. I thought it maybe needed a new battery so I went...
  14. Lighting and Electrical
    Does anyone know if the battery in a 2003 XS will start and work in a 2009 X? are they different? I just bought what O'reilly's said my '03 took. But it's broken and my 09 is starting weak in the cold (20° F). Thanks!
  15. 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...
  16. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    hey guys, so I have a 2005 Forester manual 5speed that wont start in the cold. First a little info on the car, I bought it in the spring of this year in New York and replaced the steering rack a few months later. The car has 150,000 miles on it but has a second engine put in from the previous...
  17. Videos
    I have a 2015 Forester, I already cycled the battery twice, the first time was fine, but when I used the load tester to test this time, the dial did not bounce back to the "OK green area", however the car still starts: "OK green area" Do you think the battery is at its end of life? Compared...
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