Edit: by dash I mean battery volt meter, fuel gauge etc. The "dash lights" (ones activated by the headlight switch) still work
Edited by BratRod, 12 September 2012 - 08:42 PM.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 12:31 AM
Edited by BratRod, 12 September 2012 - 08:42 PM.
Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:37 AM
Posted 09 September 2012 - 08:52 AM
check the main fusible link and make sure it has power. The fuse link box connects to the battery post, check that.
Check the horn/hazard/clock fuse as it should be hot all time.
Then check the ign switch itself if the car is not turning on.
Posted 09 September 2012 - 01:23 PM
Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:51 PM
Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:25 PM
Edited by scoobiedubie, 12 September 2012 - 01:27 PM.
Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:20 PM
check the coil wires for polarity. you should have voltage on both terminals. the black wire is positive and the yellow wire is negative.
check ground from engine block to frame.
check the ign relay above the steering column. do you have a click when you turn the key?
Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:25 PM
The wire that runs into the back of the alternator, gets hot and melts on some models, like mine. I just test to see how brittle the last few inches of wire are and replace that section every 15,000 miles. When it goes bad, the alternator won't recharge the battery, which then goes dead and the engine won't start, nor will the dash board light up because the batttery is dead. How's your battery?
Have you been to a Subaru dealer lately? They have all sorts of methods to sabotage your car in order to take it off the road, and put you in another one.
The distributors also go bad in some models, like mine. Get a low mileage replacement at an auto wrecker and see if that makes any difference.
The critical black wire in the fusible link module, gets hot, brittle and either breaks or melts. If your car has over 375,000 miles, like mine, you would want to change that little bad boy out with a much lower mileage wire.
Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:32 PM
... I do suspect the ignition module quite a bit now...
Posted 12 September 2012 - 06:43 PM
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:52 PM
Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:46 PM
On the Loyale models it is critical that fuse 5 is ok. The horn is also on that circuit so that is a good way to check the fuse condition. Perhaps your model is the same way. Make sure you test all the fuses in the dash and verify that power is getting to both sides of them using the slits on top of each side of the fuses. If the fuses are ok then the next check should be the ignition relay. It supplies power to the ECU and ignition area.
Posted 06 October 2012 - 11:56 AM
Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:55 PM
You stated that the ignition switch was ok but you still have no power to the dash, ignition, and other areas. Check the connector for the ignition switch and see if there is signs of a burned connection. That would be where the trouble is.
Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:45 PM
Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:45 PM
Posted 07 October 2012 - 02:45 AM
Posted 07 October 2012 - 11:46 AM
Connector for the ignition switch;
White = Battery +
Black = key "ON" (ignition) feed to fuse box
Blue = Accessory feed to fuse box
Black/White = Starter solenoid signal
Fuse 12 is for the ignition system.
Check for battery voltage on Black wire with key "ON", on both the ignition switch connector and the back of the fuse box.
You will have to drop the fuse box down to get to the back of it.
You should also check the wire that comes from fuse 12 for voltage while you're there. I don't have that wire color available.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:01 PM
Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:09 PM
I guess that it is time to finally do something about the distributor. The 85 and 86 gl10 distributors were problematic, as they say. Try finding a spare at a non-official Subaru mechanic, who also collects used subaru parts.
Edited by BratRod, 09 October 2012 - 05:13 PM.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:58 PM
Edited by Cougar, 10 October 2012 - 12:00 AM.
Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:48 AM
If thats the case, I'll probably have to order one off here: Not many old Gen collectors that I know of down here
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