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Radio dont work cant find right fuse, radio stop working and

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radio dont work cant find right fuse
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Customer: radio stop working and dome light too
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: just cant find right fuse to check the list in book is wrong
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

What year and model is your Subaru please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Outback wagon
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Ok, in the fuse box inside the car, check fuse #24. In the main fuse box under the hood, check fuse #8.

Either of these would prevent the radio from coming on.

Please check them and let me know. They should be numbered.

Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

looks like #8 will be the culprit. This is also your fuse for the dome lights.

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Thank you so much!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Aweful gave me see generic answer everyone else did
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Sorry, do you need a diagram of the fuse location?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No I have that
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Fuses are fine
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have no alternate add ons Oak Hill center no wireless starter nothing all stock
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

radio dont work cant find right fuse

This is your post......exactly what you posted. WERE you able to actually check the fuse?

Do you have a test light so we can see if there is any power at the fuse since you claim the fuse you cannot find is in good shape?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
U r kidding right? I'm a mechanic just not familiar with subaru
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Because there are no numbers on any of locations
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

jeez, here is a diagram of the location of the fuse you cannot find. I highlighted it to make it easy to spot. in the box under the hood, not inside the car. Let me know.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
yeah thats the one i checked and it good
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Does it have power?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Doesn't make any sense
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Well, if it has power and it's good, you then need to pull the radio and check it for power on that wire. If it has power, the radio is no good. If not, the wire is broken.

Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Just for the heck of it, check fuse #24 as well. It's possible the dome lights and the radio issue aren't related.

This is in the inside fuse box.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
that's first I checked. I just had my windshield replaced ? Possible cause?
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Only if they somehow either cut the power feed or pinched it under the windshield. Has the car ever been wrecked?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.


I am showing only one harness connector on the power wire from the main fuse box to the radio and this is up under the dash. Not sure, but I think what I would do here is start under the main fuse box. Locate the blue/red stripped wire where it comes out there and check it for power. Maybe there is an issue inside the box preventing the power out from the fuse to the radio. Probably the easiest place to start checking. This is the power directly to the radio, but it's also the power for the dome lamps as well.