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I have a 1999 Subaru Legacy Outback wagon 5-speed manual. The issue I have is, today the ABS light came on. I restarted the car and it did not come back on, I thought nothing of it. Then tonight after it got dark I noticed I had no taillights or plate lights, headlights worked fine. I got home and found it was a fuse, I replaced the original 10 amp fuse with the only one I had a 20 amp fuse. Fixed the issue but, I noticed the third brake light lighting up very dim. Also, the ABS light came back on. I also noticed that the cruise control is not working. All these issues are with the lights on. I turn the lights off and these issues are no more. I'm lost! Please help!
First suggestion is to take out the 20 amp fuse before you have a massive wiring problem from a burnt harness. IT has a 10 amp fuse to protect the wiring and anything over will set the car alight if there is a dead short.. Next run the fault codes to find out why the ABS light came on. Have a check done on the alternator and check the alternator drive belt and tension. I suspect that the alternator has insufficient out put to handle all the electrics and that means either the alternator or a failing battery.
Posted on Oct 14, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
there is a short somewhere.put a test light in place of the fuse.
the light will glow bright.when the short is removed,the light will go dim
Posted on Jul 18, 2009
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