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    John Varela
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    Default 1999 Forester lights blinking

    I went off and left the ignition of the Forester on, and when I returned the
    battery was dead (it's the original battery in a car that was new in the fall
    of 1998). I put the battery on the trickle charger overnight and immediately
    the parking lights (the amber ones in front and the red ones in back) and
    dashboard lights started blinking.

    The lights are on for one second, off for one second, thirty cycles totaling
    a minute. Then they are off for ten seconds. Then it repeats.

    Messing around with light controls does nothing. The car starts and runs,
    but the blinking continues.

    Now I have the battery disconnected.

    Can anyone suggest what's causing this peculiar behavior and how I can make
    it stop?

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    Carl 1 Lucky Texan
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    Default Re: 1999 Forester lights blinking

    John Varela wrote:
    > I went off and left the ignition of the Forester on, and when I returned the
    > battery was dead (it's the original battery in a car that was new in the fall
    > of 1998). I put the battery on the trickle charger overnight and immediately
    > the parking lights (the amber ones in front and the red ones in back) and
    > dashboard lights started blinking.
    >
    > The lights are on for one second, off for one second, thirty cycles totaling
    > a minute. Then they are off for ten seconds. Then it repeats.
    >
    > Messing around with light controls does nothing. The car starts and runs,
    > but the blinking continues.
    >
    > Now I have the battery disconnected.
    >
    > Can anyone suggest what's causing this peculiar behavior and how I can make
    > it stop?
    >


    Try hitting one of the buttons on the remote. I think the security
    system does that if power is lost.

    Carl


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    Tony Hwang
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    Default Re: 1999 Forester lights blinking

    John Varela wrote:
    > I went off and left the ignition of the Forester on, and when I returned the
    > battery was dead (it's the original battery in a car that was new in the fall
    > of 1998). I put the battery on the trickle charger overnight and immediately
    > the parking lights (the amber ones in front and the red ones in back) and
    > dashboard lights started blinking.
    >
    > The lights are on for one second, off for one second, thirty cycles totaling
    > a minute. Then they are off for ten seconds. Then it repeats.
    >
    > Messing around with light controls does nothing. The car starts and runs,
    > but the blinking continues.
    >
    > Now I have the battery disconnected.
    >
    > Can anyone suggest what's causing this peculiar behavior and how I can make
    > it stop?
    >

    Hi,
    Have you disconnected battery for a few minutes? I wont' trust 10 year
    old battery. Over due for replacement.

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    John Varela
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    Default Re: 1999 Forester lights blinking

    On Sat, 29 Mar 2008 22:27:15 -0400, Carl 1 Lucky Texan wrote
    (in article <6UCHj.325$Gq7.271@newssvr19.news.prodigy.net>):

    > John Varela wrote:
    >> I went off and left the ignition of the Forester on, and when I returned
    >> the
    >> battery was dead (it's the original battery in a car that was new in the
    >> fall
    >> of 1998). I put the battery on the trickle charger overnight and
    >> immediately
    >> the parking lights (the amber ones in front and the red ones in back) and
    >> dashboard lights started blinking.
    >>
    >> The lights are on for one second, off for one second, thirty cycles
    >> totaling
    >> a minute. Then they are off for ten seconds. Then it repeats.
    >>
    >> Messing around with light controls does nothing. The car starts and runs,
    >> but the blinking continues.
    >>
    >> Now I have the battery disconnected.
    >>
    >> Can anyone suggest what's causing this peculiar behavior and how I can make
    >> it stop?
    >>

    >
    > Try hitting one of the buttons on the remote. I think the security
    > system does that if power is lost.


    I should have mentioned that this car doesn't have a security system.

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    John Varela
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    Default Re: 1999 Forester lights blinking

    On Sat, 29 Mar 2008 22:31:13 -0400, Tony Hwang wrote
    (in article <RXCHj.6299$rd2.5027@pd7urf3no>):

    > John Varela wrote:
    >> I went off and left the ignition of the Forester on, and when I returned
    >> the
    >> battery was dead (it's the original battery in a car that was new in the
    >> fall
    >> of 1998). I put the battery on the trickle charger overnight and
    >> immediately
    >> the parking lights (the amber ones in front and the red ones in back) and
    >> dashboard lights started blinking.
    >>
    >> The lights are on for one second, off for one second, thirty cycles
    >> totaling
    >> a minute. Then they are off for ten seconds. Then it repeats.
    >>
    >> Messing around with light controls does nothing. The car starts and runs,
    >> but the blinking continues.
    >>
    >> Now I have the battery disconnected.
    >>
    >> Can anyone suggest what's causing this peculiar behavior and how I can make
    >> it stop?
    >>

    > Hi,
    > Have you disconnected battery for a few minutes?


    Overnight.

    > I wont' trust 10 year
    > old battery. Over due for replacement.


    Battery has given no trouble until I ran it down by leaving the ignition on.
    Having a low battery cause the lights to blink would be a strange design
    decision...

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    John Varela
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    John Varela
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    Default Re: 1999 Forester lights blinking

    On Sat, 29 Mar 2008 22:27:15 -0400, Carl 1 Lucky Texan wrote
    (in article <6UCHj.325$Gq7.271@newssvr19.news.prodigy.net>):

    > Try hitting one of the buttons on the remote. I think the security system
    > does that if power is lost.


    Hey! Great suggestion!

    Since the car has no security system and using the ignition key had no
    effect, I didn't mess with the remote, which I don't carry one for this car
    anyway. But after you suggested it, I figured it couldn't hurt to try and
    sure enough that made the lights stop blinking.

    Thanks.

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    John Varela
    Trade NEW lamps for OLD for email.


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