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  1. Lighting and Electrical
    My Hi beams bulbs are not working, but on DRL mode both are working good. Relays, fuses working good. Any ideas why?
  2. Interior and Electronics
    Hello everybody, I am completely new to this forum and need some help, last week i bought a Forester S turbo from 1999, EU spec. it came without a fob I bought a aftermarket standalone remote key fob locking system and wanted to install it, after i found power for it and went searching for the...
  3. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Have an on-going issue that after many trials and tribulations and a lot of reading on this forum I’m coming to you all with: [2004 manual, 150,000 miles] The car starts just fine about 95% of the time, but every so often it just will not start (no clicking, audible sounds, nada…simply doesn’t...
  4. Interior and Electronics
    Took out the Air Bag, took off steering wheel, now what for replacing the switch in question. I am no good with plastic parts, so what will I need if I have to tear the dash panels out to get to the switch in question, as I suspect? There are no specifics in the manual I am using as to how...
  5. Lighting and Electrical
    Hey guys, installing the legendary compass pack & I need to extend the "speed sensing" wire a bit so i was hoping to pick up some crimps & wire of the exact same stuff to keep things uniform. Here's a pic of the wire I'm talking about, it's not the exact wire but all of these seem to be the same...
  6. 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...
  7. Interior and Electronics
    I've been testing different OBD-II monitors on my 04. I am confident that the one I have now will work, but I cannot test it as the wire comes off the side and there is a little plastic piece preventing from fitting into the port. So, I need to remove the OBD-II port housing and need to find out...
  8. Interior and Electronics
    I want to add one of the navigation visors and a double din screen display to my 2003 forester x, however I would like to keep the existing radio in the car and wired to the speaker. Is it possible to hook more than one audio source up to the speakers, meaning the stock radio as well as one of...
  9. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    New member on here, recent purchaser of 2015 Forester XT. When initially test driving this vehicle, it exhibited these symptoms, which they explained was an issue they were working to resolve, and the dealer fixed the issue before we purchased it. 3 weeks into owning the vehicle, once again...
  10. Lighting and Electrical
    A while back I found a loose green wire with an empty clip near the fuse box in my car (will post pics below). I discovered that that wire was supplying a full 12v of power when the key was turned on. So long story short, I wired that spare power to a switch, to a few light pods on my roof...
  11. Lighting and Electrical
    used a Dewalt 140W inverter to plug in my Mac laptop to the center console 12v port. It worked fine for about 20 mins. Thought I smelled a little bit of off gas or heating smell after a bit. then noticed the charging light on the laptop was out. I tried all outlets and even bought a 2nd...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. Europe
    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...
  15. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    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...
  19. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    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...
  20. 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...
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