Question about 1998 Subaru Legacy
Hi, I'm about to purchase/install a pair of PIAA 5161 fog-lights on my 98 Subaru Legacy L... Was wondering about the wiring... I am a bicycle mechanic by trade, so I am handy enough with wrenches, nuts and bolts and stuff, but I am not very experienced with electrical wiring. Should I just pay my auto mechanic to do it? It seems simple enough from what I can tell, but I haven't necessarily found a good resource/diagrams/website or whatever to show exactly what will be involved. I want to install the lights separate from the existing, factory head/fog lights, with an independent switch, assuming this is possible. Any thoughts, tips or help at all would be greatly appreciated.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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turn head light on and try to start car if they dim way down replace battery or connect a volt meter to bat check voltage while cranking. it must be 12 volts or higher.
Posted on Nov 16, 2008
the air bag is not ok, this is exactly what they do when they have a leak, these air bags are shot at about 100,000 miles, they start to leak at the creases, u will see cracks there.
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
Do you hear a 'click' when the key is turned to start? Have someone try the key while you listen under the hood. It should be the starter solenoid clicking. You need either a test light or voltmeter to test further. One large terminal on the solenoid has the large wire from the battery positive, and should always show voltage/light at all times. Test the other side of the solenoid (large terminal) that is connected to the terminal on the starter motor. It should show light/voltage when the key is turned. If it doesn't, the solenoid must be replaced. If it does show light/voltage, then the starter motor is defective (probably brushes). If you get no click when turning the key, test the small terminal on the solenoid, you should see a voltage/light change when the key is turned. If you see a change, but no click, the solenoid coil is open or the case of the solenoid is not grounding where it is mounted. Try loosening the mounting and re-tighten. If no help, replace the solenoid. If you see no change at the small terminal, remove the wire from it and using a spare piece of wire, touch the small terminal to, first, the large terminal that the battery is connected to, then to the the mounting bolt for the solenoid. If the solenoid is good, the starter should operate with one of these two tests. In that case, the starter position of key switch is open--replace the ignition switch.
Posted on Sep 15, 2009
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