Thanks very much. FYI it does not crank. I've removed the starter and had it tested at auto parts store - good news it passed the test.If you crank, do those dash lights and the radio go off?
Does the car crank in neutral? If so, the problem is likely in your dash or transmission shift assembly somewhere.
If not, the starter relay should be in the hood's fuse box, I think. If I remember correctly, you can swap it and the horn relay in a pinch to see whether that is your problem.
If not, check the starter:
The starter has a big fat wire going to it. If you put a test light or multimeter on it, you should see 12V all the time.
It also has a thinner wire going to a bump on top of that starter (that bump is the starter solenoid). With a test light, you should see 12V while you are starting.
Perhaps I'm thinking of a relay labeled IGN in the under the hood fuse box and remember being able to swap it with the horn relay. That's not the relay you're looking for, clearly. Sorry for steering you the wrong way.I'll check the under hood box for relay for ignition or starter. Have read some things indicating starter relay is eitherbehind the fuse block below left of steering wheel or below the glove box. Can't find any good confirmation of the specific location of the relay. Have bough a new one from local Subaru store parts dept.