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2001 forester - dashboard lights not working this am

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2001 forester - dashboard...

2001 forester - dashboard lights not working this am headlights on - it was dark

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?

Will check fuses tonite how do I know if they are no good?

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

Not tried anything yet will check fuses tonite how do I know if they are bad

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Subaru Mechanic: Steve, Automotive Expert replied 1 month ago
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hi - did you want to know how to check fuses? is that your question?

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Subaru Mechanic: Steve, Automotive Expert replied 1 month ago

Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you.

you need to remove them and look at them - if a fuse is burned out, you will see that the metal filament inside it I melted / broken, like this image: https://bm10automotivetips.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/car-amplifier-blown-burnt-out-fuse.jpg

you can also test for continuity with a meter but this usually isn't required - it is almost always very clear from visual inspection

Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you.

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