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My subaru outback legacy is electrically dead. There is no power going to gauges, radio, power door locks and windows, etc. The battery is in good condition. What could be the source of problem? The power was loss during acceleration from a parking spot. The car transmission is manual. Also, it briefly cut out a week before after exiting the highway.

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The first things you should verify ar as follows..

- Battery connections. Check if they are cleaned and tight. Also inspect the wires for corrosion or fraying.

- Fuses. Check the under hood fuse box for fuses that are burned. If you have no power to any systems in the car it may be a main fuse that is burned.

- Check that any ground connections around the fuse box are tight and free from corrosion.

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I read your Q&A titled "Subaru Outback Legacy Flashing". I recently had the same problem on my 1996 2.5 liter Subaru Legacy Outback and your response is correct but I can give you a little more detail on what worked for me to stop the light flashing (which occurs sometimes if the battery had been dead):
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