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dash lights inop, no tail lights, left headlight dim 1991 loyale


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#1 stevo151617

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Posted 12 March 2006 - 09:09 PM

hey guys, its "my subaru is stuck in 4wd" guy. so i figured out what was wrong with the 4wd, its all set, but i noticed toniight that i have no dash lights,license plate lights, tail lights and my left headlight is dim, i checked the fuse for the tail/plate lights. stop lamps are fine, i pulled the harness out for the rear tail lights, they are on, but dim, i think i might have a bad ground, somewhere, just wondering if anyone could offer some advice. maybe this has happened to someone else? i need to drive this thing at night! no dash lights sucks, but no tail lights is the worst.

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 12:02 AM

I just gotta do this!

check the grounds! :horse:

with a dvm set on 20v, connect one lead to center terminal and one lead to outer terminal and note reading ~12 = good

then connect one lead to center terminal and one lead to good ground and note reading ~12 = good

then connect one lead to outer terminal and one lead to good ground and note reading ~0 = good

then stick one lead in engine coolant and one lead to good ground and note reading ~0 = good

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 05:33 PM

right, i was gonna do that, but seeing as the lights didnt work, i took my other car to work, and while i was at work, it rained like crazy here, now i have crank but no start, now i have to start from there, atleast it used to move before the rain...i hate this car right now!


I just gotta do this!

check the grounds! :horse:

with a dvm set on 20v, connect one lead to center terminal and one lead to outer terminal and note reading ~12 = good

then connect one lead to center terminal and one lead to good ground and note reading ~12 = good

then connect one lead to outer terminal and one lead to good ground and note reading ~0 = good

then stick one lead in engine coolant and one lead to good ground and note reading ~0 = good



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Posted 13 March 2006 - 06:19 PM

right, i was gonna do that, but seeing as the lights didnt work, i took my other car to work, and while i was at work, it rained like crazy here, now i have crank but no start, now i have to start from there, atleast it used to move before the rain...i hate this car right now! .

i dont think im getting spark because i disconnected the main coil wire and noticed no change whatsoever, maybe the lights are grounded through the coil? im lost! and upset, i thought maybe the rain had gotten into the distributor cap.. please let me know if you have a clue about what is wrong..




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