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Dead as can be no clicks nothing
battery is fully charged...six weeks old...tested this morning. light at bottom of driver side door is on. headlights do not turn on. dashboard lights do not turn on. door locks do not work, either through control on door panel nor through key fob.
Car has ran fine, no problems or warnings till this happened. Fuel pump runs for a couple seconds like it always did. has 3/4 tank of gas, full of oil and water. It died just like turning switch off. Lights on dash lite up like always. everything works except engine won't fire. I don't have or can find book that covers h6. don't know where or what sensors and relays are.
I purchased a 2006 Subaru Outback and have had it in the Subaru Service department twice over this issue since purchase. I've replaced the Steering Pump, hoses on the car, put on new tires and had this Sensor issue worked on twice; to the tune of 2K in Service Repairs since purchase.. Enough!... The Tire Pressure TPMS Light will not stop blinking on and off when driving. The Subaru Service Dept. has reset the sensor twice and checked the tire pressure... Nothing seems to help. It's really a beautiful car with very, very low mileage.. But, I won't keep a car that I can't get fixed.. Any ideas?
The a/c in my Outback will not come on when car starts (especially after sitting in heat on a 90-100 degree day). After about 10 minutes, the a/c usually starts working. On a recent trip (12 hours in car), the issue began to happen while driving the car (a /c stopped working then started working again). On that trip, the a/c was loud (heard it clicking) but not air was coming out. When it started working correctly again, the noise subsided. The issue does not happen all of the time (live in Florida), but it is happening more often now than when it started about 2 months ago (once or twice a week now versus once every two weeks).
is this a fuse?
These lights are flashing on and off. What is the problem.
Had to jump car 3 times. Battery cell dead. they updated the software on the alternator so battery could charge more efficiently. Subaru dealer said this has been a common problem. Would have been nice if they informed us rather than this occurrence disrupt a trip far from home and a dealership. Now, cannot control passenger window and dash read out info is gone. Taking it back in.
Car has been running just fine. Lots of road miles (interstate) lately. Stopped to fuel up earlier this afternoon. Drove to meet my family for lunch. Came back to the car and it would turn over, but not start.
The front drivers side door has to be unlocked manually.
The car does not start all of the time. The battery is new.
2017 Outback, driven it twice & noted passenger airbag off light stays on while driving with no passenger. Is this normal?
replace rear brakes and pads
Is there a reason for brake fluid changes at such short durations?
2004 Outback Limited, purchased used in 2014 w/107,000 miles, currently with 134,588. A/C clutch started to fail, Fall of 2015, and eventually froze. Replaced A/C compressor unit with a Used unit, Spring 2016.

What has been done: 1) Used a/c compressor unit installed. 2) Full evac of a/c system. 3) Leak test - passed (-25 atm held for 45 mins) 4) Refill with coolant using 2oz red dye, 3oz oil & 17oz R134a.

System runs smoothly, clutch engaging, cold air blowing for the first 15-40 minutes at idle, then it goes warm. If I turn a/c off for a few minutes and turn back on, will blow cold again for about 1 minute. This was happening when the outside air temp was in the 60's, below 80's (not sure if it's relevant?). When the outside air temp was 89degrees and the car was up to temp, a/c wouldn't blow, clutch wouldn't engage. I've swapped A/C and Blower relays, same results. I installed new A/C Expansion Valve and A/C Receiver Drier too. Clutch gap...is @.27mm -.3mm

Is there some kind of a/c temp/thermistor sensor that I missed? Ready to pull my hair out!!!

Any help would be greatly appreciated - Mel
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