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Radio dont work cant find right fuse

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Radio stop working and dome light too

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Great! What have you tried so far?

Just cant find right fuse to check the list in book is wrong

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Subaru
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Subaru Mechanic: Mike V., Subaru Technician replied 2 years ago
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Hi there,

What year and model is your Subaru please?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
2005
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Outback wagon
Subaru Mechanic: Mike V., Subaru Technician replied 2 years 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.

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Subaru Mechanic: Mike V., Subaru Technician replied 2 years ago

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

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Aweful gave me see generic answer everyone else did
Subaru Mechanic: Mike V., Subaru Technician replied 2 years ago

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

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No I have that
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Fuses are fine
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have no alternate add ons Oak Hill center no wireless starter nothing all stock
Subaru Mechanic: Mike V., Subaru Technician replied 2 years 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?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
U r kidding right? I'm a mechanic just not familiar with subaru
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Because there are no numbers on any of locations
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
yeah thats the one i checked and it good
Subaru Mechanic: Mike V., Subaru Technician replied 2 years ago

Does it have power?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Doesn't make any sense
Subaru Mechanic: Mike V., Subaru Technician replied 2 years 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.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
that's first I checked. I just had my windshield replaced ? Possible cause?
Subaru Mechanic: Mike V., Subaru Technician replied 2 years ago

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

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Never
Subaru Mechanic: Mike V., Subaru Technician replied 2 years ago

Ok

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.

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