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  1. Lighting and Electrical
    The original headlight socket melted. Cut the old one out and stripped the end of the wires, twisted them onto the new socket to test, attached new bulb, and headlight does not turn on. I now also hear a high pitched electrical whine coming from the center of the engine when the power is turned...
  2. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    For probably the past 5k miles or so in my 04 Xt with 220k, I've had what could best be described as a supercharger whine coming from near the firewall presumably the intercooler. I usually only notice it when I am in boost, accelerating above 1/2 throttle above 3k rpmish, when driving. The...
  3. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hey, got a 2011 Forester (mt) this summer. It has recently started to make a supercharger-like whining noise under acceleration. It is noticeable upwards of 2k RPM, and gets louder as the revs climb. Any ideas on what it might be? I found a thread in NASIOC where the issue was found to be the AC...
  4. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    I’m having trouble finding out where this noise is coming from. It’s a whining noise that, to me, sounded like a bad belt at first. This noise does not occur at idle or when I rev the engine in neutral. The only time I hear this noise is when I’m accelerating while driving; not when my foot is...
  5. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hi All, New to the forum but not new to Subarus. Had a legacy and Forester in the last decade. Returning to a 2016 that I am putting the finished touches on with the purchase. In Ontario. This is a Canadian Limited (Touring) and has 30K kms (so about 18K miles only). Everything is mint with...
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