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Subaru 2000 outback electrical problems

Seat heaters, wipers and radio go off without warning and then go on again at the same time

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  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    same problem, let me know how it is solved please.. green_lepricon@hotmail.com

  • nicmcc Feb 15, 2009

    I have a 2000 Subaru
    Legacy Outback & have taken my car to the mechanic several times
    for the same issue but the mechanic is unable to replicate the problem
    because it occurs intermittently.



    Here's the deal: Sometimes, usually when the weather is warmer, when I
    put my foot on the brake & shift into reverse the windshield wipers
    (front & back), radio, seat warmers, & side mirror defrost
    short out. Sometimes it'll come back on all of the sudden while
    driving. I have taken the car to the mechanic 3 times for this. They
    took out the middle console & checked the grounding wire & said
    the connector seemed loose, so they made sure the connection was tight.
    I have played with the brake & shifter & can sometimes get it
    back on. This helps when it's raining & the wipers go out. Ugh!



    Has anyone else experienced this problem?? I can't find an answer anywhere eventhough it has been posted on other forums.



    Thanks in advance for your help!!




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    Nicole @nicmcc


  • john od
    john od Nov 28, 2013

    problem is the ingnition switch ACC circuit replace switch or reseat connectors to switch you vanity mirror light and reaview mirrors will not be working as well if i am correct

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I would want to see that for myself, or get a second opinion. That really sounds suspicious since they claimed there was rust in a box that was mostly filled with oil. And I can't see any logic in paying a lot of money to fix a transmission that is working. Why don't you take it to another shop and ask them to change the transmission oil, and to save the old oil for you to look at. It would be even better to change the oil yourself. Don't tell the dealer what you are doing. The best thing would be to just pick up your car, as is. If it is a scam, they could put some stuff in the transmission if you give them time to do it. In fact, they may have already done that. I can't say it's a scam, but it sounds like it could be if you haven't done anything that would have broken off teeth in the transmission. And if teeth are broken off you should be able to hear it while accelerating at low speed in each gear.

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SOURCE: Check engine light on. P0325, P0420 2000 Subaru

CODE PO420 CATALYST SYSTEM EFFICIENCY BELOW THRESHOLD BANK I * CODE PO325 KNOCK SENSOR NO.1 CIRCUIT MALFUNCTION BANK NO.1 OR SINGLE SENSOR

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SOURCE: 2000 Subaru Outback Wagon (100K miles) with P0420 Code

I do not know for sure if this is the problem you are having, But, I have noticed that from 95 up to 2002 I have seen a lot of PO420 codes that have been just the sensor. I do not know if it was a weak sensor or just that program telling it that it is below threshold. I did notice that if the vehicles are run for a long trip at highway speed it goes out. I wish you luck and have a great day.

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SOURCE: 1997 cadillac deville delagance - anti theft device

I've got a 97 deville d'elegance that has issues similar to these. Last year the red anti-theft light came on and the car wouldn't start-took it to the dealership and they replaced the PCM? (the main brain for the system) for $900...the guy told us the wiring was so corroded he didn't want to mess with it much. Today the message started flashing on the dash that says "anti-theft problem/ car may not restart" but it still turned over in the driveway a couple times so I am hoping I can reset it. The wiring system is jacked and will probably need to replace the wiring harness completely. Doubt its worth it. Not a secure feeling with 2 babies in the back seat in the middle of winter....

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SOURCE: electrical code P0420 for Subaru outback

P0420....Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)

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