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#1 1-3-2-4

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:24 PM

Does anyone know what this unit does? Does it control the dimming function of the dash?

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:20 PM

Does anyone know what this unit does? Does it control the dimming function of the dash?


This is correct.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:42 PM

The lights in modern cars are broken up into zones, so it also controls the lights that don't dim. It is also the keeper of the magic smoke...

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:51 AM

Yeah and once the magic smoke is let out into the air, your done.:-p

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:43 PM

Shhh!!! If you talk about it too much it'll get out on its own! :D
The magic smoke that is...

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:34 PM

at work, we often see the magic smoke released after an I. D. 10 T. error.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:36 AM

My magic smoke came from the back of the gauges because of a simple error in the house.. I was checking the LED strip with an AC adapter instead of DC, went in the car and I had a short on the back of the traces on the gauge cluster..

Long story short all my dash lights are on but I can't adjust the brightness, I mean it's fine where it's at with not being able to adjust but it would be nice to have it back again..

Plus I'm not sure if these are model specific or what, but I can't see how it really can be..

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:26 AM

My magic smoke came from the back of the gauges because of a simple error in the house.. I was checking the LED strip with an AC adapter instead of DC, went in the car and I had a short on the back of the traces on the gauge cluster..

Long story short all my dash lights are on but I can't adjust the brightness, I mean it's fine where it's at with not being able to adjust but it would be nice to have it back again..

Plus I'm not sure if these are model specific or what, but I can't see how it really can be..


I'm fairly sure 2nd and 3rd gen ones are the same. If it looks the same and plugs into the harness, it'll work. They almost never fail on their own, so just get one at a junk yard.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:49 AM

Hi, similar problem with my 01 Forester (Blue ridge edition, if that matters.) Illumunation control stopped working and the lights around the heater control are also out. All other lights are fine. I posted before and it was suggested that the lights burn out fairly often. Never did check or change them as we are in the middle of winter up here and do not have a heated area to work. My question is,would all the lights around the heater controls burn out together and is the fact that the illumination dial does not work related? I am not 100% sure but I think they illumination control and lights failed at the same time.
All fuses are good.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:34 AM

i live in BC there is magic smoke in the air everywere !

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:16 PM

I'm fairly sure 2nd and 3rd gen ones are the same. If it looks the same and plugs into the harness, it'll work. They almost never fail on their own, so just get one at a junk yard.



That's the whole pain.. I might try ebay.. trying to find something other then a 1st gen in a junk yard that you can pull yourself is a pain.

If it's not that then I'd have to go to plan B.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:39 PM

Just to be sure, is the one you're looking for this one? http://www.mttechsub...lleryImage=true

I have a few sitting on my work bench, PM me your address and I'll give you one for the price of shipping.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:28 PM

The HVAC lights burning out is fairly common, They dont go all at once, it just seems like they do, untill the last littl soldier gives his filament for life and liberty!

They are not too difficult to replace.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:21 PM

Just to be sure, is the one you're looking for this one? http://www.mttechsub...lleryImage=true

I have a few sitting on my work bench, PM me your address and I'll give you one for the price of shipping.

I will check in the morning after work to be sure.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:17 AM

This is what I have

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:42 AM

Yep that's the one

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:45 AM

Sounds good then, send me a pm letting me know what you want for it :)

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:35 PM

Mail guy just dropped it off and it works again! :banana:

Thanks Chris!

since I gotta go out later tonight I will do a little video.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:46 PM

That got there pretty quick for just $2.50 in shipping. nice! Glad it works again.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:19 PM

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:11 PM

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You got it! (I have a hunch it's all the people who keep getting on the forum! ;) )

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:22 AM

Yeah this place has helped me out a bunch of times! One of the best Subaru places on the net!

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:52 PM

Nice led lights! Too much work for me but they do look great in your car!

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:54 PM

Thanks, I never run them full brightness since it's a tad too bright.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:24 PM

Oh wow, those came out fantastic. I always had blue in my 2nd gen, but went with white in my 3rd gen. And they are awesome.




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