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01 Legacy GT Turn Signal affects Tack & Spedo


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#1 Bob Weir

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 09:57 AM

I'm new to the group and Subarus. I'm familiar with "Searching" forums, unfortunately, I've not found an answer on this forum.

a] "Brake, ABS, Battery" are illuminated on instrument cluster.
b] Activating turn signal, Tack & spedo go to "0" and return to normal with each pulse of turn signal light.
c] Activating AC causes "Add Oil / Temp" to illuminate.

I'm familiar with diagnosing and fixing electrical problems. [I have 1988-9 Merkur Scorpios that have "many" electrical problems.] However, I have electrical schmetics for them, but none for the Subaru.

Your suggestions are appreciated
Bob
PS Subaru has only 43,xxx miles and NO trailering harness that I'm aware of.

#2 porcupine73

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 03:12 PM

Haven't heard of this before, but maybe a ground to the instrument cluster or on the cluster itself is messed up? Should be able to get schematic wiring diagrams on AllData but you'd have to subscribe ($).

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 06:59 PM

I bet your alternator is cooked. Check it at Autozone or somewhere like that.

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 08:11 PM

weird electrical problems can be traced to either the altenator or a light bulb. Check the alt and battery. if they are Ok then remove all the turn signal and brake lamps and see if it goes away. Slowly replace them untill it returns, and that is where your problem is. Can be a bad bulb or socket.

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 08:58 PM

I bet your alternator is cooked. Check it at Autozone or somewhere like that.


When my alternator went out it did just as you described. That would be my guess too.

#6 Bob Weir

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 08:43 PM

Back to basics. Alternator only producing 9 volts. Initially I didn't want to accept a "quality" import alternator only lasting 42,### miles. I wonder how long the domestic remanufactured alternator will last.

nipper wrote
<lb. Check the alt and battery. if they are Ok then remove all the turn signal and brake lamps and see if it goes away.>

Acts just like a Scorpio.


Bob
Thanks for the help.




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