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No power at all when ignition was turned. Tried again, checked battery then got back in car and noticed the door lights and ignition locator light were on. The car stared right up. Everythng worked properly. Is this a bad ignition switch or what is your take on the problem?

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I don't think the door lights would be affected by the key switch.
It sounds like a bad connection at the battery or farther down the line. Maybe even a ground connection.

Posted on Jul 26, 2013

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SOURCE: 1996 Subaru Legacy No Power At All

Last night I checked the battery and it was still good. I disconnected and then reconn ected both terminals and that brought the power back. When I turned the key the power went out again. I repeated the procedure but did not turn the key. Instead, I took off the knee bolster and tried to wiggle the wires under the dash to see if I could find the source since it seems to be related to the ignition. Nothing cut the power so I started it up and it worked fine except for the check engine light which was flashing that says I have a misfire condition. I drove the car 25 miles to work this morning and will be taking it to the dealer for a better inspection.

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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

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Sounds like a bad starter. If your car is turbocharged then you might have gotten a starter meant for non-turbo application. Same thing happened to me but I couldnt get the right starter. Heat is the no.1 enemy of cars. Turbos run way hotter than non-turbo. If this is a heat related problem. I would invest in a factory starter from dealership. (worth every penny). Or just simply heat wrap it.

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SOURCE: 1998 subaru clicks when starting

The starter solenoid is clicking so your ignition switch is okay. You've changed the starter? Apparently the solenoid is separate from the starter. Check that the wire from the solenoid to the starter is intact and make sure the ends are nice and shiny. Then it's probably the solenoid itself. Some cars have a fused wire, notably older Fords where the wire itself is a fuse. Your "Snubaru" dealer can tell you.

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SOURCE: Brake light and battery light are on when car

I would look closely at the charging /electrical system and primarily the alternator.This unit under load should put out 100 amps and maintain voltage over 13.6volts to charge correctly and have the capacity to run all the electrical accessories you have mentioned...

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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