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#1 swi66

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 02:16 PM

Instrument lights went out on my 98 Legacy "postal".
It's not the fuse.
I've heard there is an illumination box under the dash????
Where is it and what does it look like.........
and what is its proper name.
Is this something I might find aftermarket or on e-bay????

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 02:27 PM

It's an illumination control module. I went through two of them adding JDM gauges.

It's on the knee panel to the left of the steering wheel. Best way yo find out if it blew is to smell it. If it blew out you can smell the magical smoke that escaped.

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 02:28 PM

PS. They are like 100 bucks new, so ebay, here or a junk yard is your best bet

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 05:38 AM

It's an illumination control module. I went through two of them adding JDM gauges.

It's on the knee panel to the left of the steering wheel. Best way yo find out if it blew is to smell it. If it blew out you can smell the magical smoke that escaped.

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I've had to drop that panel before...............
there are a couple of items attached to it, and some hanging.
Thanks, now I'll know where to look.........

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 07:47 AM

The module is labeled "Illumi Con Unit". If any lit accessory has been changed or added recently (radio, for example), make sure the wiring was done correctly, or you may be replacing the module more than once.

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 07:47 AM

why can't we just buy new smoke that we can put in since nothing electrical will work once you let the smoke out of it?:grin: sure would have saved me some money a couple times.

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 11:40 PM

I think the "new smoke" procedure has been successfully done before but it is a very long, complicated process and way beyond the scope of this forum.

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 11:42 PM

I think the "new smoke" procedure has been done before but it is a very complicated process and way beyond the scope of this forum.


And its very touchy. You dont do it right we end up with a new Pope.

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 10:02 AM

why can't we just buy new smoke that we can put in since nothing electrical will work once you let the smoke out of it?:grin: sure would have saved me some money a couple times.

A friend recently informed me that there is a way to reverse the "lost smoke" problem. It's not specific to Subaru, but still makes for "interesting" reading. See http://www3.telus.net/bc_triumph_registry/smoke.htm . ;)

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 01:58 PM

A friend recently informed me that there is a way to reverse the "lost smoke" problem. It's not specific to Subaru, but still makes for "interesting" reading. See http://www3.telus.net/bc_triumph_registry/smoke.htm . ;)


HAHAHAHAHA

of course, you can't use that organic based hemp magic smoke

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 06:52 PM

A friend recently informed me that there is a way to reverse the "lost smoke" problem. It's not specific to Subaru, but still makes for "interesting" reading. See http://www3.telus.net/bc_triumph_registry/smoke.htm . ;)

From the smoke kit article:
"Also, most of the electrical devises in early Datsuns were copied from Lucas."

Well no wonder Datsun had to change their name (to Nissan)!
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Posted 24 August 2008 - 07:24 PM

I lost some smoke from my 96 Legacy somewhere along Sheridan Drive last week. If you find it get me on the blower and I will give you a reward if you are a rich sixteen year old widow.




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