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    MYsubaru1986 via CarKB.com
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    Default 2001 Subaru Outback fuse problems

    Okay, so just the other day, I noticed my power mirrors and cigarette lighter
    don't work. When I check the fuse diagram, they're both on the same fuse,
    and when I went to replace that fuse, I noticed it was blown. So I replaced
    it, and sure enough neither of them worked. So I checked the NEW fuse and it
    was blown too. I'm not exactly sure what the problem is, but it keeps
    blowing my fuses.

    Also, my instrument cluster won't light up for some reason with the lights on.
    I'm not sure which fuse it's under, but they're all still functional. I DID,
    however, see another fuse and two black box type things? below the fuse panel.
    So again, maybe there's something odd in there. Anyways, I'd appreciate some
    advice. Thanks in advance!

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    Edward Stiglitz
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    Default Re: 2001 Subaru Outback fuse problems

    Check and make sure you do not have a coin or anything else in you cigarette
    lighter, Check all 12 volt adapter sockets. ( I am not sure how many you
    have.)
    Eds


    "MYsubaru1986 via CarKB.com" <u43482@uwe> wrote in message
    news:86d04f99c2cfd@uwe...
    > Okay, so just the other day, I noticed my power mirrors and cigarette
    > lighter
    > don't work. When I check the fuse diagram, they're both on the same fuse,
    > and when I went to replace that fuse, I noticed it was blown. So I
    > replaced
    > it, and sure enough neither of them worked. So I checked the NEW fuse and
    > it
    > was blown too. I'm not exactly sure what the problem is, but it keeps
    > blowing my fuses.
    >
    > Also, my instrument cluster won't light up for some reason with the lights
    > on.
    > I'm not sure which fuse it's under, but they're all still functional. I
    > DID,
    > however, see another fuse and two black box type things? below the fuse
    > panel.
    > So again, maybe there's something odd in there. Anyways, I'd appreciate
    > some
    > advice. Thanks in advance!
    >
    > --
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    > http://www.carkb.com/Uwe/Forums.aspx/subaru/200807/1
    >




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    Todd H.
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    Default Re: 2001 Subaru Outback fuse problems

    "MYsubaru1986 via CarKB.com" <u43482@uwe> writes:

    > Okay, so just the other day, I noticed my power mirrors and cigarette lighter
    > don't work. When I check the fuse diagram, they're both on the same fuse,
    > and when I went to replace that fuse, I noticed it was blown. So I replaced
    > it, and sure enough neither of them worked. So I checked the NEW fuse and it
    > was blown too. I'm not exactly sure what the problem is, but it keeps
    > blowing my fuses.
    >
    > Also, my instrument cluster won't light up for some reason with the lights on.
    > I'm not sure which fuse it's under, but they're all still functional. I DID,
    > however, see another fuse and two black box type things? below the fuse panel.
    > So again, maybe there's something odd in there. Anyways, I'd appreciate some
    > advice. Thanks in advance!


    Sounds like you have a short somewhere and that the fuse is keeping
    your car from burning up.

    Chasing down these shorts can be quite a pain.

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    Todd H.
    2001 Legacy Outback Wagon, 2.5L H-4
    Chicago, Illinois USA

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    kurt
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    Default Re: 2001 Subaru Outback fuse problems

    Todd H. wrote:
    > "MYsubaru1986 via CarKB.com" <u43482@uwe> writes:
    >
    >> Okay, so just the other day, I noticed my power mirrors and cigarette lighter
    >> don't work. When I check the fuse diagram, they're both on the same fuse,
    >> and when I went to replace that fuse, I noticed it was blown. So I replaced
    >> it, and sure enough neither of them worked. So I checked the NEW fuse and it
    >> was blown too. I'm not exactly sure what the problem is, but it keeps
    >> blowing my fuses.
    >>
    >> Also, my instrument cluster won't light up for some reason with the lights on.
    >> I'm not sure which fuse it's under, but they're all still functional. I DID,
    >> however, see another fuse and two black box type things? below the fuse panel.
    >> So again, maybe there's something odd in there. Anyways, I'd appreciate some
    >> advice. Thanks in advance!

    >
    > Sounds like you have a short somewhere and that the fuse is keeping
    > your car from burning up.
    >
    > Chasing down these shorts can be quite a pain.


    A very common ooint for problems is wire bundle that goes to the door.

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    kernowtilz
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    Default Re: 2001 Subaru Outback fuse problems


    i have a very similar problem on my 2000 forester. A while ago the
    heated seats mirrors and cigar lighter wouldnt work. Contrary to the
    diagram on the fuse cover all these are protected by the same fuse Anew
    fuse blew straight away. I then found some wires were badly damaged
    under the drivers seat. I rebound these carefully and all worked well
    for 6 months Now the same thing has come back. I have checked under
    both front seats-no frayed wires and ihave tried disconnecting them
    from the seats. The fuses keep blowing. Iagree that the wiring where it
    passes into the door might be the most likely cause, but is going to be
    very hard to check? Or any other ideas? Help!


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    kernowtilz
    Message Origin: TRAVEL.com


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    Zeppo
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    "kernowtilz" <kernowtilz.3l90ru@no-mx.forums.travel.com> wrote in message
    news:kernowtilz.3l90ru@no-mx.forums.travel.com...
    >
    > i have a very similar problem on my 2000 forester. A while ago the
    > heated seats mirrors and cigar lighter wouldnt work. Contrary to the
    > diagram on the fuse cover all these are protected by the same fuse Anew
    > fuse blew straight away. I then found some wires were badly damaged
    > under the drivers seat. I rebound these carefully and all worked well
    > for 6 months Now the same thing has come back. I have checked under
    > both front seats-no frayed wires and ihave tried disconnecting them
    > from the seats. The fuses keep blowing. Iagree that the wiring where it
    > passes into the door might be the most likely cause, but is going to be
    > very hard to check? Or any other ideas? Help!
    >



    Hi,
    If this is a reference to the post I made a few weeks ago, then let me
    update it by saying my replacing the fuse did do the trick.

    Also, I would look to maybe replace the lengths of damaged wire under the
    seat with new wire, soldered in place. I remember having problems in an old
    Chrysler with damaged wires under the seat that plagued me for years until I
    finally pulled the seat and replaced 3 wires. I finally got my power seat
    working.

    Jon



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    Carl 1 Lucky Texan
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    Default Re: 2001 Subaru Outback fuse problems

    Zeppo wrote:
    > "kernowtilz" <kernowtilz.3l90ru@no-mx.forums.travel.com> wrote in message
    > news:kernowtilz.3l90ru@no-mx.forums.travel.com...
    >> i have a very similar problem on my 2000 forester. A while ago the
    >> heated seats mirrors and cigar lighter wouldnt work. Contrary to the
    >> diagram on the fuse cover all these are protected by the same fuse Anew
    >> fuse blew straight away. I then found some wires were badly damaged
    >> under the drivers seat. I rebound these carefully and all worked well
    >> for 6 months Now the same thing has come back. I have checked under
    >> both front seats-no frayed wires and ihave tried disconnecting them
    >> from the seats. The fuses keep blowing. Iagree that the wiring where it
    >> passes into the door might be the most likely cause, but is going to be
    >> very hard to check? Or any other ideas? Help!
    >>

    >
    >
    > Hi,
    > If this is a reference to the post I made a few weeks ago, then let me
    > update it by saying my replacing the fuse did do the trick.
    >
    > Also, I would look to maybe replace the lengths of damaged wire under the
    > seat with new wire, soldered in place. I remember having problems in an old
    > Chrysler with damaged wires under the seat that plagued me for years until I
    > finally pulled the seat and replaced 3 wires. I finally got my power seat
    > working.
    >
    > Jon
    >
    >


    Although it is directed to the 06 models, there is a recall for pinched
    wiring under the pass. seat. perhaps some-odd few earlier models had
    this problem as well. Just not enough to trigger a recall program?
    http://www.cars101.com/recalls.html

    Carl


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