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  1. ('09-'13) Moose - My first Subaru

    Members' Journals
    Hello! This is my first Subaru. I'm going to try to log this journey to (hopefully) lots of miles. I bought Moose in July 2020. He is a 2009 Forester X with just under 165,000 miles. Carfax report showed regular dealership services throughout his life, from Alaska to Iowa and now Nebraska...
  2. ('98-'00) 1999 - Buzzing noise (video) when the key is turned to on?

    Lighting and Electrical
    G'day guys, my friend has an issue with his 99 Forester Limited, (just a heads up we don't know much about cars), anyway it makes this Buzzing noise and we have no clue how to fix it, it sounds like it's coming from under the dash, we try turn it on but doesn't fully go, It try's it hardest to...
  3. 1998 - s-turbo - OBDII faults?

    Hello, i recently bought myself a 1999 subaru forester s-turbo. I tried to connect my fixd obdII sensor to it but all i get is a message saying i have low voltage. Also when i look under the dash i can see some connections thats not connected. I was wondering if anybody knows what these are for...
  4. ('14-'18) 2017 - Error codes after jumping

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    I killed my battery on my 2017 Forrester I mistakenly left the keys in when I opened the windows on a hot day Jumped it, it started right up no problems But I now have 2 Error codes 1- check engine light - which is now on 2- check emission controls and my passenger window will not go up My...
  5. ('14-'18) No signal from Back Up Camera?

    Interior and Electronics
    Hey all, first post, but long time lurker. Today my reverse camera stopped working entirely. Upon shifting into Reverse, the upper display would shift into that interface with the distance markers, but no signal from the reverse camera itself. I read on the Crosstrek forums that maybe the audio...
  6. ('03-'05) 2005 - About to upgrade my audio - do I need an electrical upgrade?

    Interior and Electronics
    I'm about to upgrade my audio system again (It is an addicting apple to bite into...) and I'm trying to figure out if my stock electrical system will handle the job. I already have a JL JX1000D amp running two 10" alpine subs @ 2 ohms in the back, and aftermarket Kenwood head unit, that puts 20W...
  7. ('09-'13) 2009 - Cabin blower problem? - SOLVED!

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    This is my first post here. I've got a 2009 XT with manual climate controls, that the cabin blower has been making a little noise for a while. It also had the AC clutch bearing fail a couple weeks ago and to get home I just cut the AC belt and decided to replace the compressor in the spring...
  8. ('98-'00) 98 Forester - Jumpy Low Idle / All Cylinder Misfire codes / Backfire / Fuel dripping out exhaust

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    First off wanted to introduce myself, my names Tay, I own a 1st gen 1998 Forester EJ25D. Ever since I first bought the car a few months ago I've had random misfires, low/sporadic idle jumps between 675-780. Far too low in my opinion and appears to be the source of misfires as it only pings the...
  9. ('01-'02) 2002 - No Headlights or Dash Lights?

    Lighting and Electrical
    I have searched different forums and DIY sights for this specific problem, but to no avail. I am hoping someone has the answer here: Driving along on a dark highway and... POOF...headlights AND dash lights both go out! I immediately pulled over, jiggled things, turned things off and on again...
  10. ('01-'02) 2001 - Automatically Locking After a Car Wash?

    Interior and Electronics
    Well it happened again... Months back I decided my little dirty 01' SF needed a bath. I got a car wash at a full service Car Wash my car went through the wash with no one in the drivers seat. When it Came out, the car goes into an auto locking Frenzy constantly clicking and locking the car over...
  11. ('14-'18) 2017 - Hill assist and traction control lights on again - had the brake light switch changed?

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    I have a 2017 and I had three lights come.. and, hill assist and I think traction control I read it’s usually the brake light switch and I had it changed and two weeks later the lights came back on🥴. Any suggestions?
  12. ('14-'18) 2016 - Random Beep When Off?

    Interior and Electronics
    So I’m not 100% convinced it’s my 2016 Forester but I had remote start installed professionally by Subaru Certified mechanics. But a time or two before in the past and just today I have heard a beep coming from outside that sounds like my car. As if you’re locking it on the third lock button...