Subaru

Have Subaru questions? Ask a Subaru mechanic and get answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

2003 subaru outback wagon ;instrument panel and shifter

Customer Question
2003 subaru outback wagon...

2003 subaru outback wagon ;instrument panel and shifter consol lights won't come on

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?

The lights in the two round dials on the dash and the lights in the consol where the gear shifter is located

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

Tried to locate the app fuse ,dont find one identified for them all fuses under hood are good . I am fixing it myself

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

Yes ' is there a dimmer on these lights ? where is it on this car recently purchased the car from an indivual.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Subaru
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Subaru Question
Answered in 2 minutes by:
11/17/2017
Subaru Mechanic: Mike V., Subaru Technician replied 8 months ago
Mike V.
Mike V., Subaru Technician
Category: Subaru
Satisfied Customers: 27,508
Experience: Certified Subaru Technician, factory trained by Subaru.
Verified

Thank you for your question!
My name is ***** ***** give me a moment to review your question and type my reply. Thanks

Ask Your Own Subaru Question
Subaru Mechanic: Mike V., Subaru Technician replied 8 months ago

Are the tail lights working when you turn the headlights on?

Ask Your Own Subaru Question
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
no, but the headlights don't come on unless the engine is running,but the taillights are not on , push light switch ' no lights turn ign switch on, still light switch won't come on start engine 'now i have headlights only
Subaru Mechanic: Mike V., Subaru Technician replied 8 months ago

Ok

Give me just a moment. Just to be clear. Engine running or key on and headlights on, you have no tail lights?
But you don't have tail lights using the rocker switch on the steering column either?

Am I understanding you correctly?

Ask Your Own Subaru Question
Subaru Mechanic: Mike V., Subaru Technician replied 8 months ago

Did I lose you? I can help you with this

Ask Your Own Subaru Question
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
what is your solution to my light problem?
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I have not received an answer to my question
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I don't need a phone call because I don't hear well BUT I read well please send your answer to my light problem
Subaru Mechanic: Mike V., Subaru Technician replied 8 months ago

There was a 3 hour gap between your last reply and you didn't answer my questions. In order for me to give you an answer, especially a correct answer, I need to go back and forth and get some info from you.

I need to make sure I am understanding the situation correctly, so I need you to answer my last questions.

If there was some kind of site issue and you didn't see my reply, please let me know!

Thank you.

Ask Your Own Subaru Question
Subaru Mechanic: Marty, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago
Marty
Marty, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Subaru
Satisfied Customers: 55,216
Experience: ASE & Bosch Certified Master Tech. Over 30 years experience.
Verified
Hi, different expert here. My name is***** you still need help with this problem?
Ask Your Own Subaru Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a subaru mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Kevin C. Your Own Question
Kevin C.
Kevin C.
Kevin C., Subaru Master Tech.
Category: Subaru
Satisfied Customers: 1,727
1,727 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 34 years of Subaru service experience, ASE Master Technician.

Kevin C. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Kevin C.

Kevin C.

Subaru Master Tech.

1,727 satisfied customers

34 years of Subaru service experience, ASE Master Technician.

George H.

George H.

Subaru Certified Technician

1,349 satisfied customers

ASE Master Tech 15 + Years

Tim Mohr

Tim Mohr

ASE MASTER TECH

418 satisfied customers

30 YRS EXPERIENCE, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, GAS AND DEISEL

Matt

Matt

Engineer

373 satisfied customers

Mechanical Engineer with 20 years experience in the auto industry, 8 yrs in formula 1 engine testing

Chris(aka-Moose)

Chris(aka-Moose)

Subaru Technician

332 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Ron Z.

Ron Z.

- Subaru Tech -

260 satisfied customers

18+yrs experience. State Inspector and Subaru Diagnostics

Don - Mo Lurch

Don - Mo Lurch

Subaru Mechanic

193 satisfied customers

Heavy Line Mech, Race Shop Owner, Mobile Electronics.

< Previous | Next >

Related Subaru Questions
I just purchased a 2017 Subaru Outback and it does not have
I just purchased a 2017 Subaru Outback and it does not have a 12 volt power outlet in the center arm rest. Is it possible to install one? … read more
tamaz22
tamaz22
60 satisfied customers
The dashboard light over the speedometer is out. I asked my
I asked my husband and he didn't think it was the fuse but he didn't check. Need help figuring out how to change a fuse so I can at least see if that is the problem. … read more
Jared D
Jared D
Shop Supervisor
Bachelor\u0027s
3 satisfied customers
My 2008 outback XT won't shift out of sport or sport # mode.
My 2008 outback XT won't shift out of sport or sport # mode. What does that mean? Car runs and drives great.… read more
tamaz22
tamaz22
60 satisfied customers
I replaced the heater blower fan motor but car still won't
I replaced the heater blower fan motor but car still won't blow air from vents. Fuses are okay under dash and under hood. My brother says the problem is most likely in the "cluster pack." When I turn … read more
Dan
Dan
Dealership Technician
Associate Degree
2,104 satisfied customers
Have new 2016 Subaru Outback can't find location of hood release.
Have new 2016 Subaru Outback can't find location of hood release. where is it located … read more
Eric
Eric
Auto Technician
589 satisfied customers
Wow...***** *****....dimmer and console lights is not
wow...***** *****....dimmer for dash and console lights is not working properly. Subaru wagon 2002 … read more
Mike V.
Mike V.
Subaru Technician
27,508 satisfied customers
Subaru Outback 2.5I: I recently got a 2006 Subaru outback wagon.
I recently got a 2006 Subaru outback wagon. I want to eliminate the audible door and seatbelt alarm. I took off the two panels under the steering wheel, yet I cant figure out where the alarm is. Can y… read more
Don - Mo Lurch
Don - Mo Lurch
Subaru Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
193 satisfied customers
2003 Subaru outback: replaced the head light switch with new
I have a 2003 Subaru outback with no heads at all and no driving lights ,i have replaced the head light switch with new… read more
BOBBYSS
BOBBYSS
TECHNICIAN/ADVISOR
Associate Degree
8,343 satisfied customers
2002 Outback: steering column..steering wheel lowered, the car cut off
I recently purchased a 2002 Outback Wagon. I adjusted the steering column height while the engine was running. When the steering wheel lowered, the car cut off. Would not start. Had to be towed. Turns… read more
Anthony
Anthony
Master Automobile Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
8,789 satisfied customers
2001 Subaru Outback: power outlet..lower part of the instrument panel
My question is about my 2001 Subaru Outback wagon. I just bought a Garmin1450 GPS Navigator for my car. The only power outlet the supplied cord will reach is located on the lower part of the instrumen… read more
George H.
George H.
Subaru Certified Technician
Associate Degree
1,349 satisfied customers
2007 subaru outback: start car..car yesterday..dash lights..heater fan
2007 subaru outback wagon. tried to start car yesterday and no response from engine at all. all dash lights and heater fan radio worked. replaced battery, still nothing. later my husband tried to star… read more
Mike V.
Mike V.
Subaru Technician
27,508 satisfied customers
1998 Subaru Outback Limited: tires..fuses..hood..instrument panel
I have a 1998 Subaru Outback Limited with the winter package (heated seats). I was using a small compressor to inflate tires using the convenience outlet in the back and apparently something blew. I h… read more
Mike V.
Mike V.
Subaru Technician
27,508 satisfied customers
2000 subaru outback: my water cooling sensor located
where is my water cooling sensor located on my 2000 subaru outback legacy, and how do i put it on… read more
moparfl
moparfl
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,958 satisfied customers
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback: AWD..wagon..all the lights will come..wo
Thinking of purchasing a 1996 Subaru Legacy Outback AWD wagon for our daughter. The guy who is selling was very upfront with a problem they've had with it. He said sometimes when they start the car al… read more
Tim Mohr
Tim Mohr
ASE MASTER TECH
Master's Degree
418 satisfied customers
96 SUBARU OUTBACK: LEGACY..CIGARETTE..NOT SMOKE WOULD LIKE TO USE IT
96 SUBARU OUTBACK LEGACY APPEARS CIGARETTE LIGTHER IS BURNED OUT IS THIS REPARIABLE I HACE PURCHASED CAR RECENTLY DO NOT SMOKE WOULD LIKE TO USE IT FOR PHONE RECHARGER ETC… read more
Mike V.
Mike V.
Subaru Technician
27,508 satisfied customers
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback: my radio/cassette player..car radio
Tea accidentally poured from my cupholder on to my radio/cassette player and neither work. I was wondering what the best route would be to repair or replace the car radio/cassette player. I own a 1997… read more
Randall
Randall
Auto Technician / Consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
69 satisfied customers
2005 outback: power/wont turn on..rubber tubing from cabin to hatch
subaru 2005 outback wagon. rear wiper not getting power/won't turn on. Checked the wire harness in the rubber tubing from cabin to hatch. which side would the wiring for the wiper be on, left or right… read more
Mike V.
Mike V.
Subaru Technician
27,508 satisfied customers
1999 Subaru Outback: dash lights..Have checked fuses under hood
Hi, I have a 1999 Subaru Outback. There are no dash lights, or heater control lights. Have checked fuses under hood, and they are good. Is there a reostat to turn, or do I have a power supply issue. T… read more
Mike V.
Mike V.
Subaru Technician
27,508 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x