Idiot Lights

10

Asked by Sep 01, 2009 at 03:22 PM about the 1990 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr L Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Battery symbol, AT Oil lamp, Stop Lamp, and Brake light flash on and off periodically while driving. All fluids are checked and full and there does not seem to be any apparent problem. Wondering if it indicates problems or just lights being idiots...

4 Answers

8,525

Do they all come on at the same time for only a few seconds? If so it sounds like it might be running the dash test, like when you turn the car on (Turn your key to run from the off position and see if the dash does what your describing)... Could be indicative of a loose ground,loose battery cable, or faulty ignition switch.

10

Thanks for your response. Yes they do come on all at once. They don't stay on permanently, they sort of flash on and off or varying lengths of time. They seem sometimes to respond to the accelerator but I can't be sure if that is real...

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
8,525

Sounds like a loose wire or a faulty ignition switch, good luck finding the problem... I'd start with cable going to and from the battery.

10

Thanks, I will give it a try...

Your Answer

Legacy

Looking for a Used Legacy in your area?

CarGurus has 14,507 nationwide Legacy listings starting at $2,449.

ZIP:

Subaru Legacy Experts

  • #1
    Anthony_60
    Reputation
    1,270
  • #2
    Nick Eidemiller
    Reputation
    740
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    700
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
1,114 Great Deals out of 61,914 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Camry
1,043 Great Deals out of 72,498 listings starting at $295
Used Honda Civic
817 Great Deals out of 73,280 listings starting at $1,400
Used Toyota Corolla
918 Great Deals out of 57,563 listings starting at $1,488
Used BMW 3 Series
1,158 Great Deals out of 33,174 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Subaru Legacy For Sale
6,573 listings starting at $20,405
2017 Subaru Legacy For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 2,580 listings starting at $16,665
2016 Subaru Legacy For Sale
28 Great Deals out of 663 listings starting at $13,500
2015 Subaru Legacy For Sale
61 Great Deals out of 1,350 listings starting at $9,990
2014 Subaru Legacy For Sale
25 Great Deals out of 718 listings starting at $9,750

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.