The battery died and after I installed a new one.

Tiny
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  • 1996 SUBARU LEGACY
  • 120,000 MILES

The battery died and after I installed a new one, the car will not start. The security light is blinking and parking light stays on. If I turn the key all the way right no cranking happens. If I leave the key in and short the starter from 12V+ for few seconds then the car starts and acts normal till I shut it down. Then the cycle starts again. I searched the web and try to find that reset push button under the dash but there is none there. I rather get rid of security if possible or get this car working again. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Paul

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Friday, April 5th, 2013 AT 2:20 PM

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Did you check the fuses?

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Friday, April 5th, 2013 AT 4:00 PM
Tiny
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Yes all fused in the engine compartment and under the dashboard are fine. I am not sure if there are any others somewhere else. Any particular one should I look for?

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Friday, April 5th, 2013 AT 4:04 PM
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Fuse # 3 underdash and # 25 underhood.

Check for poor ground circuit connections as well.

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Friday, April 5th, 2013 AT 5:10 PM
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I will check them again and take pictures of it and post to make sure I am doing it right. Is that fuse 25 of 45A i.E. SBF-3? And Back-Up No 25 of 15A? I am looking at schematic diagrame. I am awary from the car right now; It may take me 3 hours to get back to the car. Thanks for replying so far. Paul

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Friday, April 5th, 2013 AT 5:32 PM
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I checked all fuses and they are all good. Where is security control module located at if you know it. I do not see it where my manual is telling me.

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Friday, April 5th, 2013 AT 9:43 PM
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The control unit is stated as behind right side of glove box.

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Sunday, April 7th, 2013 AT 3:28 AM
Tiny
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I took the Security control module off. Now what should I do? How do I check which switch is not giving the right signal to security system? I was hoping that there was some kind of reset switch on the security module itself. But there is none. Please help
Paul

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Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 AT 2:18 AM
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You don't go around unplugging components and hoping it works. You need to perform basic testings and the attached schematics show fuses and relays that you should be checking first.

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Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 AT 3:10 PM
Tiny
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What I meant was is it hanging for me to check the voltage etc. As you know it is located at very difficult location. Now I have diagrams from you but I could not read them could you attach them in pdf format. And where do I begin. I will upgrade this question.

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Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 AT 8:52 PM
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If you click on the diagrams, they would show up better. Print them and you should be able to read. If you are still not able to, I nee an email to send the file.

Start with power supply to the control unit.

Did you try locking all doors and using the key to unlock either the driver or passenger door to deactivate the system?

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Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 AT 3:53 PM
Tiny
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I am able to lock unlock with the key all the doors from the driver door key hole. I tried to open after locking all the doors from pass or rear door to deactivate the security but nope.
I also tries three quick inserts and outs in ignition key hole in 5 second that did not work.
I checked starter interrupt relay and head light relay by supplying the power to term 1 and 2 and finding continuity at pins 3-5 3-4 and found them be there as per diagram.
Paul

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Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 AT 9:06 PM
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Seems the system is not recognising deactivation signals and this indicates the control unit is most likely faulty.

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Saturday, April 13th, 2013 AT 10:45 AM
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Well I like to test it before I buy one. Also I am still waiting on the pdf files if you can please send me those and some idea which circuit to start first?

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Monday, April 15th, 2013 AT 2:41 PM
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I have sent the file to you.

Check your junk folder if necessary.

Kindly keep all correspondences here as I would like to have a history to work with.

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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 AT 4:35 AM
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I got the file with one diagram. It is clear to read but first page is empty. Is this this way or I am still missing first diagram? I will check circuit by circut and keep you updated. If you have any tips please let me know thanks.

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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 AT 5:45 AM
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Only one diagram.

When I convert there file from OneNote to PDF, it usually leaves the first page blank and I do not know how to overcome this.

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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 AT 5:59 AM
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Is anyone going to help me or I should just take to some repair shop. I can not wait any more.

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Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 AT 10:07 AM
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What test have you carried out so far?
Turn ignition switch on and unplug the interrupt relay, does it click when plugging or unplugging it?

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Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 AT 4:32 PM

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