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Old 01-19-2009, 06:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My Daughters 03 outback had a dead battery( interior lights left on) after charging the battery theh car won't start. No power, no lights , nothing. I cycled the door locks with the remote and still nothing. Also the car won't come out of park, I pressed the shift lock release and put it in neutral and still nothing. Any help would be much appreciated

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Old 01-19-2009, 06:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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check the connections on the battery to make sure they are tight, corrosion free etc. Have you tried a different battery? Sounds like the current one may be toast.
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Old 01-19-2009, 06:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Try double checking your battery connection, some times you can get enough of a connection for things like the door locks to work, but not enough of to start the car.

Are you sure the battery is still good? Might not hurt to have it tested, if it is the original battery, then go ahead and replace it, because its definitely overdue. You might also check your fuse box, make sure you didn't somehow blow an ignition fuse or something along those lines.
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Old 01-19-2009, 07:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Battery is 6ish years old, it is prbbly time for a new one.

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Old 01-19-2009, 08:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Got it. the fusible link had fried. $2.99 and 5 minute fix.

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Got it. the fusible link had fried. $2.99 and 5 minute fix.

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hrmmm thats not a common thing to blow ...unless

someone crossed some wires someplace.


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nope no wires crossed. Turned the car off late saturday night and it wasn't touched until Monday morning. Found out last night that Iwent to school with the local Suburu service tech and gave him a call. After catching up a little bit he said sounds like the fusible link. I went out in the snow and checked with a test light and sure enough it was blown. He said he had seen it before with a badly discharged battery.
I charged the battery and had it checked last night, everything checked out good. Picked up new fuse and it started like a dream last night and this morning.

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Heh, from reading your original post for the first time just now, the underhood fuses/links were my first thought. Seeing further down the thread shows you ended up with the same conclusion.

Glad you got it worked out so quickly.
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Hi , i'am having issues with my outback not starting as well. you mention fusible link, can you advice where is that located?

my battery is 3 yrs old and last time the alternator was checked was when the battery was replaced and came back good.

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Old 02-08-2010, 05:53 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Should be in the fuse box in the engine compartment (driver's side) near the windshield washer fluid container. Its a black wire that runs between two terminals.

Here's a photo I borrowed from another thread.

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