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Drove car to store now it's dead, no power to dom/dash lights. Tried to jump and got power but clicked when trying to start and again no power without jumper cables. Bad battery or bad connection?

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Alternator supplies battery if battery is good if not then the car will run but not start it's self when jump started

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Could be either one.
You may have to remove the cables and clean the terminals to find out. You can use a meter to check voltage in the battery with the cables disconnected.

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Take the battery out and have it charged up. reinstall it and you should be allright. Your car has discharged it completely, and it will need a recharge to start. The gauge is only measuring voltage, and not the status of charge.

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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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check the battery connetions first,then if that does work jump it and drive it too auto zone they will check the battery and charging system for free

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SOURCE: park lights and dash lights won't stop flashing

There is a small black box under dash by steering column that has a little red button on it. Push that button and it will reset the alarm. Whenever the power is removed from the system it will trigger that alarm and flash your lights. Easy quick fix. Box is about 4" x4" and just to the left of the column. Good luck and have a great day.

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