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2008 Subaru Outback Base 4dr H4 Man

2008 Subaru Outback
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All Wheel Drive, 4 Door Wagon, Mid-Size Station Wagon
19 mpg city / 26 mpg hwy
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January 12, 2012, 8:07 am

Lynn H

Question: Do I have an electrical short?

Radio panel (also shows heat) flickering or goes dark. Radio goes off or volume disappears. Not always. Is this an electrical short. What to do?

January 13, 2012, 10:05 am

Ron W
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Odd issue.

I would say you do have an electrical issue in the dash; to figure out what that is requires some diagnostics. May be just a defective radio if the display is part of that component.

I would contact the dealer as this may still be under warranty...maybe not.... Many manufacturers have pretty long warranty terms.

Other than that, you are going to have to have someone look at it as it's impossible for me to diagnose this without looking at it. Good luck.

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