Battery died on my 2014 Subaru Forester now my radio /CD player wont work. Checked the fuses!

Asked by Sep 10, 2015 at 03:28 PM about the 2014 Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Keys were left in ignition battery died  now the radio /cd player wont work.
There are no light or anything on it.

8 Answers

101,485

It's not any fuses you have to have the car re-programmed to car's new new battery, you will need to go to the dealer..

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

An automotive battery, once completely drained, is very likely ruined. They are designed to put out a tremendous amount of power -- CCA's to start a car but are not 'deep cycle' So you will need a new battery, even though it's not that old, then.. well most newer cars must have a code entered to get it to work. Anti-theft ... or theft discouragement feature... not sure id Subaru has that or not. But Check out: http://www.cars101.com/subaru/forester/forester2014.html

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Hi joemom. We were posting at same time.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

You may be right about dealer. But only problem is cost....

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
101,485

Yes it looks like we posting at the same time, as long as we have the same basic anwser to the question all is good...

46,195

2014 Forrester is still under warranty, I would see the dealer.

50

My 2014 Forrester battery died and required a jump start. Afterwards the radio did not work. Checked the fuses which were all good. Read on line that the problem was that the computers need a restart which required the battery to be disconnected. I disconnected the negative terminal for a couple of minutes. Reconnected the terminal and the radio worked!

5 of 5 people found this helpful.
30

Exactly what Brian said -- same scenario, all fuses were fine, disconnected negative batt terminal, reconnected, and radio worked.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Forester

Looking for a Used Forester in your area?

CarGurus has 29,165 nationwide Forester listings starting at $1,750.

ZIP:

Search Subaru Forester Questions

Subaru Forester Experts

#1 Nick Eidemiller
Nick Eidemiller
Reputation 3,670
#2 walth
walth
Reputation 3,000
#3 lifeson34
lifeson34
Reputation 2,510
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Outback
345 Great Deals out of 38,319 listings starting at $1,900
Used Honda CR-V
868 Great Deals out of 60,603 listings starting at $988
Used Toyota RAV4
732 Great Deals out of 71,362 listings starting at $1,895
Used Subaru Impreza
173 Great Deals out of 17,664 listings starting at $1,250
Used Subaru Legacy
203 Great Deals out of 15,788 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Escape
1,398 Great Deals out of 93,890 listings starting at $900
Used Toyota Highlander
340 Great Deals out of 24,396 listings starting at $2,499
Used Mazda CX-5
184 Great Deals out of 24,336 listings starting at $7,500
Used Toyota 4Runner
239 Great Deals out of 20,380 listings starting at $1,800
Used Subaru Impreza WRX
30 Great Deals out of 1,212 listings starting at $4,455
Used Nissan Rogue
532 Great Deals out of 74,894 listings starting at $3,874
Used Subaru XV Crosstrek
92 Great Deals out of 2,498 listings starting at $10,450
Used Toyota Tacoma
524 Great Deals out of 40,493 listings starting at $2,495
Used Honda Pilot
372 Great Deals out of 20,944 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 2,409 listings starting at $24,822
2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring For Sale
97 listings starting at $24,118
2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 226 listings starting at $17,946
2014 Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 195 listings starting at $13,990

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.