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Guest Message by DevFuse

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alt problem fixed/dash light problem

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#1 86subaru


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Posted 21 June 2004 - 05:55 AM

hello all, my alt on my 88 turbo full time 4wd a/t gl-10 wagon went out , so i replaced it , now the dash lights are out , clock , floor shifter light , are all out , the digital part is ok , is there a breaker fuse or reset somewhere ??

#2 edrach


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Posted 21 June 2004 - 08:40 AM

If your alternator failed due to higher than normal output, there's certainly the possibility that the dash lights are burned out. Check your owner's manual for the fuse locations and what they control.

#3 MorganM


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Posted 21 June 2004 - 09:06 AM

With that many outages I would replace fusible links under the hood. Also pull the fuse panel inside and inspect fuses (down by your left knee!). The panel has a chart with all systems ran by corrisponding fuses and the fuse amp ratings.

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Posted 21 June 2004 - 12:08 PM

umm when my alts died all the dash idiot lights came on ... replaced teh alts and they went out ...

thats why i use a gm alternator now
so it may not be anything to worry about
but checking things over is also not a bad idea

#5 86subaru


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Posted 22 June 2004 - 05:46 AM

ok, thanks

#6 MilesFox


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Posted 30 June 2004 - 09:37 AM

after poking around jim's wagon, used a test lead to check for voltage at the sheft lever ligh(auto) it showed i had voltage at both prongs, so a good bulb did no good either.

after referring to the haynes manual, it all comes from fuse 12(engine meter) and it was good.
being a digi-dash, the int display would disappear with teh headlights off. also if you dim the dimmer past fully on they would be off. well, before i got into tearing the whole works apart i replaced the inst dimmer switch and what do you know, it works! problem solved

what did we learn? voltage spiking will burn out the dimmer switch! jim will be pleased when he gets home, and his wife can see how fast she's gong at night!

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