We disconnected the battery on a 2.5 '96 Outback last night to clean the battery posts. The battery ran down before and we didn't have this problem. When we reconnected the battery, there was a clicking from somewhere in the instrument panel (sounded somewhere near the steering column). In addition, the dome light and door ajar light on the dash will blink for about 30-45 seconds after a door is opened. We tried disconnecting and reconnecting the battery - no dice. Still does it. The car behaves as if someone is opening and closing a door repeatedly. It will continue this even after we begin to drive the car. I have read about this problem before, but it seems that most people who have it are equipped with a security system/keyless entry system. This outback has no factory or aftermarket security system. We can't figure it out. Hopefully someone who has had the same problem can offer some insight.