Can a Dead Battery cause steady check engine light and flashing cruise control?

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Asked by Jun 05, 2016 at 07:19 PM about the 2005 Subaru Outback 2.5 i Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I had to jump my 2005 Subaru Outback twice today. Once at the gas station and when I got home from my buddy's house after driving car for 30 minutes there and 30 minutes back. Battery has every appears to be possible original to car. I can't tell if  is  or not it has a Subaru 85 month battery that has not had the month or date punched out  on the sticker. If the alternator was good but the battery bad could this cause the check  a steady engine light and flashing cruise control?

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Unrelated, but get the battery looked at sooner than later. Your local auto parts store can scan the car for the codes for free and also load test the battery while you are there.

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