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Dim dashlights on my 2003 Subaru Forester

The lights on my dashboard do come on. I have the switched turned to high, but the lights are dim and on the right side of the dash they are almost non-existent.
I don't think it is a fuse. How would I check the light bulbs?

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  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    I noticed the same in my forester

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    Ihave the same problem with dashboard lights and now my side lights and my rear lights are staying on even after keys are removed ,( I am removing the fuse when I park for the moment )

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SOURCE: 1998 Subaru forester repair manual, Non-existent?

Yes, all the colour codes will be the same, plus 99.9% of the rest! Frankster016

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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SOURCE: dashboard wont light up

So, this is not a 2000 Hyundai Sonata? I used to own a 2000 Honda Civic and I believe those lights get power from a fuse inside the fuse/relay panel located on the driver's side under the dash. Check all your fuses. If all fuses are good, you've got a wiring problem - check for power & ground at each bulb. Obviously, if you don't have power to them, it's a power distribution/wiring issue. If you do have power to them but no ground, it's still a wiring issue.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 Subaru Forester X Dash Lights out

just follow the wires that cnnect to the speedometer light and screw to change bulb . thesame as to the tachnometer light there also is awire connected to it .

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 Subaru Forester Dash Lights out. My

Take a look at your dome like switch to see if it can dim the overhead light any.If it can't, I would start there. If that checks out, then check all connecters going to the instrument panel to see if any of them are loose.

Posted on Oct 29, 2009

satitus
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SOURCE: my 2001 subaru forester clock works intermitently.

Sounds like your clock is dying. This is typically an issue with the clock itself. This is very common with many vehicles, CR-Vs, Pathfinders, 4runners, etc. The good news is that it can be repaired for a reasonable rate, check out www.autoclockrepair.com

Posted on Mar 05, 2010

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SOURCE: 2000 subaru forester ignition coil wiring

Are there any other possible problems, or you are just not receiving spark at all now?

The coilpack could be dead and just need replaced. If you have a voltmeter or a test light, check the wiring on both sides of the coilpack harness to make sure it is receiving power.
I don't believe Subaru used ignitors past '99, but if they did, your should be located on the firewall behind the throttle body. Make sure it's plugged in and receiving power.

Coil packs do go bad from time to time. I had to replace mine in my
'98 Impreza a while back.

Goodluck!

Posted on Mar 16, 2010

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