1998 Subaru Outback ignition relay

Tiny
TOMCOMM2002
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  • 1998 SUBARU OUTBACK
  • 4 CYL
  • AWD
  • MANUAL
  • 60,000 MILES
1998 subaru outback has dashboard relay buzz when trying to start. I get it started by switching back to Accessory and back to start multiple times until it catches and starts. It is getting worse. How difficult is it to replace? I assume I have to remove instrument dash cover?
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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 AT 6:47 PM

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Tiny
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Could be the main relay behind left side of dash test it and also the ignition switch. This problem can be a nightmare if your lacking electrical experience I recommend you bring it in.
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Friday, April 24th, 2009 AT 5:39 PM
Tiny
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I have an electronics background so I should be able to test iit with a multimeter. Thank you for verifiying that there is a relay behind the dash that could fit the symptoms. It would help to have a wiring diagram and dashboard removal proceedure so I will be looking for a manual on line.
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Saturday, April 25th, 2009 AT 4:51 PM
Tiny
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I get it started by switching back to Accessory and back to start multiple times until it catches and starts.

If you have to do this you might want to start at the ignition switch. I do not have the dash removal process from Mit1 auto references-Sorry!


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_main_relay_4.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_main_relay1_2.jpg

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Saturday, April 25th, 2009 AT 6:51 PM

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