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forester wont stop flashing lights and clicking


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#1 subieforester

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 07:13 PM

I have a 2000 forester and walk out to it one day get inside and there is a ticking noise around the steering column and it is continuous. After i found that my lights were flashing at a very weird rate. they would go for about 10-30 seconds at about 1 per 2 seconds and then stop for a while. then it would go back at it again. so basically my battery is dead and its just cuz i cant get this clicking/ flashing thing to stop. none of my lights are on, the emergency flashers arent on, and no other buttons are on.. that i know of....the car will start with the sound and everything but it doesnt stop.. anybody know what the problem is.. ?

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 07:17 PM

I have a 2000 forester and walk out to it one day get inside and there is a ticking noise around the steering column and it is continuous. After i found that my lights were flashing at a very weird rate. they would go for about 10-30 seconds at about 1 per 2 seconds and then stop for a while. then it would go back at it again. so basically my battery is dead and its just cuz i cant get this clicking/ flashing thing to stop. none of my lights are on, the emergency flashers arent on, and no other buttons are on.. that i know of....the car will start with the sound and everything but it doesnt stop.. anybody know what the problem is.. ?


could it be the factory alarm freaking out on you?

#3 subieforester

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 07:22 PM

could it be the factory alarm freaking out on you?

to be honest i wouldnt even know how to check..maybe?

#4 Dickensheets

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 08:24 PM

did you disconnect the battery recently?

If so, turn the ignition to "on" (not start), disconnect the neg terminal and reconnect after a minute with the key still in the on position.

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 08:45 PM

I have had this same phenomena. You have to find a little button attached to the end of a wire under the dash. Instructions can be found here:
http://www.cars101.c...html#code alarm

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 06:02 PM

I have had this same phenomena. You have to find a little button attached to the end of a wire under the dash. Instructions can be found here:
http://www.cars101.c...html#code alarm

thanks so much, the car has finally stopped, much appreciated.

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 09:01 PM

I have the same problem, and had already read the instructions @ the link, but I cannot find the alarm reset button. I've looked & looked. I also read about someone that says they didn't have a button. Is it possible that I don't have a button? Is it possible that someone w/ a 2000 forester could give me very specific instructions on where to find wire & hopefully button?

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 09:42 PM

Any chance you hit the switch on top of the steering column?

I have the same problem, and had already read the instructions @ the link, but I cannot find the alarm reset button. I've looked & looked. I also read about someone that says they didn't have a button. Is it possible that I don't have a button? Is it possible that someone w/ a 2000 forester could give me very specific instructions on where to find wire & hopefully button?



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Posted 30 April 2006 - 09:57 PM

no, not button on steering column, it started when I disconnected the negative battery cable because i was installing a stereo.

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 10:25 PM

I have a dealer installed keyless entry module in my 98 OB. Its mounted with plastic ties near the fuse panel under the dash. On mine I have to press a button that is located at the top of the black box, turn the key to on and wait for the locks to cycle three times. I can also reprogram my FOB this way.

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 02:39 AM

If the alarm/keyless entry system is dealer installed, instead of factory, you will have a harder time locating the button. On factory installations, it is just behind the hood latch lever under the dash. On dealer installed systems, it can be anywhere under the dash. I will be near the keyless/alarm module which will be zip-tied somewhere under there ( I most often find it to the left, near the fuseblock). It will be small (about the size of a dime in diameter) and black. These two things only make it harder to find, sorry. Use a flashlight and be patient. You will find it eventually.




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