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Electrical issues after head gasket job on '97 legacy L
Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:00 PM
Posted 07 October 2012 - 05:18 PM
Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:56 AM
Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:02 PM
If so, can you try jiggling the shifter or moving the shifter to neutral? Not an unheard of thing on that era.
Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:19 PM
Posted 14 October 2012 - 11:31 AM
When you turn the key to the on position (no even to start position) and then the key is turned off and removed, the electrical system stays hot, indicator lights stay on, fans can run, lights, wipers, etc....
If you disconnect the battery and then reconnect, everything resets, then put the key in the ignition, turn to on, and the cycle starts again.
clicking is the ABS, but is not the problem, just a side aftereffect.
Posted 14 October 2012 - 12:36 PM
Weird things happen when you turn the key on without those connectors being 100%
Posted 14 October 2012 - 02:29 PM
It sounds like the ECU for some reason is not turning off the Main Relay when the ignition is turned off or the relay is latching on somehow. Removing the battery power breaks the cycle. The Main Relay is way up inside on the left side of the dash and in a brown socket. See if the light green wire going to the relay coil has power on it when the ignition is OFF and the trouble is occurring. If there is then the ECU may be causing the trouble. Make sure all connections to the ECU are correct. If the ECU is faulty you should be able to get a used replacement from a salvage yard for a reasonable price or get a repaired unit for a low cost compared to a new one.
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