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Old 16th June 2017, 12:54 AM
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Hi Guys
I have an old L series wagon for running around a mates farm.
Lift kit, rally tyres and wheels, goes great BUT the tail lights, head lights and dash lights have just stopped working. All other electrics work fine.
Yes I have checked all the fuses inside and fusible links under bonnet, all OK.
Replaced the relevant ones and still no joy.
Anyone got an idea on what the problem might be?

This is my 5th Subaru I have owned.

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Old 16th June 2017, 01:20 AM
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to the ORS forum, Greg.

With our two Foresters, there is a connector that's all but hidden under each light at the bottom. Is there something similar on your L series?

BTW, Bennie ("El_Freddo") has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the L series, and he will almost certainly know the answer off the top of his head!
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Old 16th June 2017, 01:24 AM
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Thanks Ratbag
I have checked and cleaned all the connectors I can see under the bonnet.
It is something really simple I reckon but spent 4 hours looking with my limited knowledge and could not solve it.
Bennie might have the answer
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The connectors on our Foresters are very well hidden! It took me some time just to find the ones on the SG when I was fitting my lightbar. Buggers of things to get at too!
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I had a Forester years ago, did 327ks in it to work and back, apart from the rocker cover gaskets did not touch it. Serviced at Subaru with 5 year warranty mind.
The old L series the connectors are easy to locate up front.
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Yes I have checked all the fuses inside and fusible links under bonnet, all OK.
But..did you try the light switch

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It could be the switch at the end of the indicator stalk. It is the only switch that controls the Head, Tail, and Dash lights together.

Do the Park and Tail lights work with the switch on top on the steering column? If so, then it is not, fuse, fusable link, globes, or earth.

If it is the right hand combination switch, the easiest fix is to replace it.

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Old 19th June 2017, 05:40 AM
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Hi Beigewagon
Yes the park lights do work off the switch on the top of the steering column.
Thanks for that re the stalk switch, is it an easy fix/replace?
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Greg,

From memory (about 12 yrs ago), remove steering wheel, upper and lower column covers, unplug and undo stalk and switch mechanism from column, swap stalk etc. TEST it works before reassembly in reverse order to removal.

Wasn't too hard from memory, as long as the steering wheel lets go.

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Old 19th June 2017, 06:54 AM
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OK will get one and give it a crack

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