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Car cranks over won't start .security lightflashes slowly

Customer Question

Car cranks over won't start .security lightflashes slowly when doors unlocked.and rapidly with doors locked.it
JA: Have you checked the engine's fuel supply? And the spark plugs -- are they all working?
Customer: On vacation in a parking lot
JA: What is the model/year of your Subaru?
Customer: 2008 outback was runnig fine until stopping at store
JA: Are you fixing your Outback yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Dicinnected battery.used 2 keys to try override alarm.not sure if doing right
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  david craig replied 8 months ago.

Hi Im David, if the security light is flashing when trying to start, then your immobilizer has activated and locked you out from starting. Let me see if I can find a reset procedure

Expert:  david craig replied 8 months ago.

Try this first. Go to the exterior lock and try locking then unlocking the door. See if that gets things going. If it doesn't work, try it on the passenger side. Let me know what happens

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No the security ligjt is not flashing when starting. Flashes when the doors are unlockef and when lockef.I usef the Subaru security bypass the manual with 2 KEYS STLL NOTHING. Wondering if fuel pump or coil pack or a relay. I'm on vacation nothings open on sunday here
Expert:  david craig replied 8 months ago.

can you hear the fuel pupm run for a few seconds when you turn the key to the run(not start) position?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No I can't hear a sound. If its the pump relay can it be bypassed with applying power to the pump?
Expert:  david craig replied 8 months ago.

you can put a jumper from 30 to 87 on the relay base with the key on.

Expert:  david craig replied 8 months ago.

do you have a multi meter?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I can get a meter in the morning. Can you explain the 30 to87 on the relay base & where the relay is located?
Expert:  david craig replied 8 months ago.

Ill get with you in the morning. its 1:30 am here. im beat... ill explain it all to you.

Expert:  david craig replied 8 months ago.

ready when you are

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