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light problem , all gauges are on


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#1 86subaru

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Posted 16 June 2004 - 07:06 PM

i have a 88 turbo a/t full time 4wd wagon, gl-10 , my wife was driving it home , and, oil temp , charge , stop light , brake light,brake fluid, all came on , she said she drove through alittle water, oil, water , brake fluid is all good, temp good, i was messing around with the radio , would there be a short some where, ? or a bad alt? thanks for the help.

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Posted 16 June 2004 - 07:12 PM

assuming all fuses and fusible links are good, you probably have a short somewhere, double check any wires you have been playing with and make sure nothing is touching something it shoulden't be.

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Posted 16 June 2004 - 07:27 PM

Usually this indicates a bad alternator.

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Posted 16 June 2004 - 07:35 PM

also no codes showing , check all wires all good, i will change the alt, should i remove the + side of the battery to reset anything ? thanks

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Posted 16 June 2004 - 09:26 PM

ok i changed the alt , all lights are out, but now the white top and bottom are blown out on the dash , speed ok, temp ok, fuel ok, also on the shifter on the floor are not on ?? are they blown out ? if so can they be changed easy ? thanks

#6 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 16 June 2004 - 09:28 PM

No - the alt doesn't set any codes. But you should disconnect the battery when you change the alt because there is a hot positive lead on the back that will spark if you touch anything when removing it. Multiple glowing idiot lights with no apparent cause is almost always the alternator spewing AC current (bad diode(s) can cause this).

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Posted 16 June 2004 - 09:30 PM

DOH! I have no idea as I'm an EA81 guy, but I would check your fuses if you haven't already. It's very possible they were blown. Bad alt's can do all sorts of weird things - one of which is over-voltage which can lead to burning stuff out.

Sounds like your at least not going to be stranded now - glad you got the problem located.

Someone here will know about the lights....

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Posted 16 June 2004 - 09:42 PM

thanks, well my wife did help , she has longer fingers and smaller hands , i think i read awhile ago that you could change the bulbs and even buy them at radio shack , not sure of the #

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Posted 17 June 2004 - 06:36 PM

any place where i can get bulbs for the dash ,

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Posted 17 June 2004 - 10:05 PM

i have a 88 turbo a/t full time 4wd wagon, gl-10 , my wife was driving it home , and, oil temp , charge , stop light , brake light,brake fluid, all came on , she said she drove through alittle water, oil, water , brake fluid is all good, temp good, i was messing around with the radio , would there be a short some where, ? or a bad alt? thanks for the help.



Most likely bad alternator.
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