Asked by Mar 02, 2017 at 08:55 AM about the 2001 Subaru Outback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Thought my alternator was gone, no. My dash lights and blinkers won't work,
car won't hold a charge. Heater,stereo, high beam indicator light, clock, hazard
lights all work, i can't figure this one out, please help, Thank-you Sherrie

4 Answers


Have you check for blown fuses and had the battery load tested? What is the output voltage of the alternator?

The voltage of the alternator is only 11.8, but I've tried three, finally I took one right out of a car that ran fine, along with the battery, no change. I have checked all the fuses, except for the main fuse, relay's, and fusible links, because I'm not sure where they all are.


Mains will be under the hood in the power distribution box. I believe that this has a computer controlled charging system, so you may need to get the system checked too see if it is actually turning on the alternator. 11.8 volts is not enough, it should be around 14.2 to 14.8 with the engine running and the battery at full charge.


13.5+v is ok.

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