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Posted: 8/28/2005 10:44:53 PM EDT
I acquired a Subaru Outback, 97 model. It has seen it's share of shit but it runs pretty good. Minus the electrical goblin.

The car will lock itself without anybody doing anything. For instance: I was at wally world, unlocked the car from the drivers door, opened the back latch, placed my bags in the car, closed the latch and put the cart up. As I was about to enter the car, boom it locked itself. I would say it was someone playing a joke on me, but we don't have remotes for the key less entry.

Fast forward: a couple of days ago, driving down the road, boom it locks itself.

Tonight: The lights in the car start flickering on and off (the passenger lamps, nothing else).

Anyone have any idea what the hell is going on with my car? It's not clicking like the battery is low, and it's relatively new... Is there a contact or relay going out?
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 8:18:11 PM EDT
Check your wiring. Relay or short somewhere.

Or just nuke from orbit.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 12:41:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CSM:
Check your wiring. Relay or short somewhere.

Or just nuke from orbit.



Any idea which relay it might be? I figure it could be a relay... don't care for working on electrical parts on cars

Link Posted: 9/1/2005 2:24:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By purplecheese:

Originally Posted By CSM:
Check your wiring. Relay or short somewhere.

Or just nuke from orbit.



Any idea which relay it might be? I figure it could be a relay... don't care for working on electrical parts on cars




Start with the door lock system. That would be my best guess. A short in that system or possibly a bad switch/relay. I am not an expert with your car. Look for loose wires or connections.

If it bothers you too much, and mainly drive alone, pull the door lock fuse.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 3:56:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CSM:

Originally Posted By purplecheese:

Originally Posted By CSM:
Check your wiring. Relay or short somewhere.

Or just nuke from orbit.



Any idea which relay it might be? I figure it could be a relay... don't care for working on electrical parts on cars




Start with the door lock system. That would be my best guess. A short in that system or possibly a bad switch/relay. I am not an expert with your car. Look for loose wires or connections.

If it bothers you too much, and mainly drive alone, pull the door lock fuse.



It's my wife's car. I don't want to get a call that she got locked out in the BFE somewhere. Guess I know what'll be doing labor day.
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