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Battery and brake idiot...

Battery and brake idiot lights just lit up (steady, no blink). At the same time, cruise control quit working and check engine light came on. What gives?

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?

All lights stay on except Cruise, which blinks. Cruise quitting and check engine coming on happen frequently. Retighten gas cap, disconnect battery for a few minutes, everything back to normal. But not this time, with brake and battery lights on steady.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Subaru?

2007 Forester

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Forester yourself? What have you tried so far?

Haven't had to do much of anything to it. Has about 112,000 miles. No major work. Replaced battery 6 months ago.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Can't think of anything.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Subaru
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Subaru Mechanic: Kevin, Auto Mechanic replied 11 months ago
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Hi im kevin do you have a voltmeter ?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
A couple of additional points:
Directly across the battery (connected), engine off, I show exactly 12 volts.
Engine on, I show 11 or 12 volts. Lights on, 11 volts. From alternator hot to ground, 11 volts.
Battery is 6 months old (died a few days after I bought the car at 97,000 miles). Battery light is on steady, no blink. Terminals are clean, tight. Don't find any evidence of poor connection, corrosion.
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