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Old 01-15-2011, 11:21 PM   #1
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I thought the turn signal bulb on my 2011 burning out was a fluke, but doing a search uncovered it was a widespread thing...

http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/genera...rn-signal.html

Granted this is minor, but it is still funny. You'd think Subaru or their supplier would have caught a bad batch of bulbs.

Can't wait to spend my Sunday afternoon pulling my battery and trying to squeeze my hand into a tiny little hole to get this bulb swapped.
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:28 PM   #2
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I thought the turn signal bulb on my 2011 burning out was a fluke, but doing a search uncovered it was a widespread thing...

http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/genera...rn-signal.html

Granted this is minor, but it is still funny. You'd think Subaru or their supplier would have caught a bad batch of bulbs.

Can't wait to spend my Sunday afternoon pulling my battery and trying to squeeze my hand into a tiny little hole to get this bulb swapped.
It's covered under warranty...take it in and get it repaired properly
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:48 PM   #3
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I thought the turn signal bulb on my 2011 burning out was a fluke, but doing a search uncovered it was a widespread thing...

http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/genera...rn-signal.html

Granted this is minor, but it is still funny. You'd think Subaru or their supplier would have caught a bad batch of bulbs.

Can't wait to spend my Sunday afternoon pulling my battery and trying to squeeze my hand into a tiny little hole to get this bulb swapped.
So you come in here and complain about it, then you complain about how a company doesn't catch some bad bulbs burning out before they install them and then bitch more about removing the battery to replace your bulb when it is covered by warranty for 3/36k?

I hope that model doesn't require part of the bumper coming loose to remove the light.

Ummm what?
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:14 PM   #4
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There is actually a Tech Tip from Subaru's January issue for just this problem.

Before replacing a head-lamp assembly for a Customer concern of a turn
signal that blinks too fast, check the wiring as it enters the turn signal bulb
socket. There may be too much tension on the wires that could be causing a
poor connection. Slightly re-routing the wire harness to alleviate the tension should take care of the problem.

have your dealer look this up for more info.

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Old 01-20-2011, 05:43 AM   #5
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um my 09 Impreza gt has had this problem. I don't think this is anything new.
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:46 AM   #6
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Sometimes the signals go crazy but it always fixes itself before I can get it to the dealer. The car has even stalled on me in traffic (automatic). The dealer never finds anything wrong.
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Old 01-26-2011, 02:59 PM   #7
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I had the same issue on my 11 STI. The bulb wasn't the problem...
The mechanic at the dealer told me the bulb wasn't making contact properly in the socket at that's what makes it blink faster..

They fixed it and I haven't had any problems since..
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:20 AM   #8
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oh noes...

must be a slow day.

anyone remember how quickly headlights burn out in 05-09 legacy and outback models?
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:21 PM   #9
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Yep, I've got this. I think it is more the wire issue mentioned bu Subaru though. I though it was the bulb, but now the problem appears to be intermittent, which points elsewhere.
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:57 PM   #10
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oh noes...

must be a slow day.

anyone remember how quickly headlights burn out in 05-09 legacy and outback models?
At 71k I am still on the original headlight bulbs

But yes i do..lol
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:31 PM   #11
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At 71k I am still on the original headlight bulbs

But yes i do..lol
guess you don't drive around lit like I do
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:10 AM   #12
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Old 01-28-2011, 07:27 PM   #13
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I thought the turn signal bulb on my 2011 burning out was a fluke, but doing a search uncovered it was a widespread thing...

http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/genera...rn-signal.html

Granted this is minor, but it is still funny. You'd think Subaru or their supplier would have caught a bad batch of bulbs.

Can't wait to spend my Sunday afternoon pulling my battery and trying to squeeze my hand into a tiny little hole to get this bulb swapped.
Confused as to why you're complaining when you're covered under warranty. Take it in and get it replaced for free and they will check the wiring and make sure it's not routed wrong otherwise you'll still have this problem. If you are to lazy to take it into the dealer then don't complain. What is with these people seriously? I have yet to see a manufacturer make a perfect car with zero issues or anything going bad.
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:31 PM   #14
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Luckily, I live in New Jersey and we don't use blinkers.
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:08 AM   #15
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when i took my car in for this issue the dealer wanted to take my bumper off to replace a harness .....I THINK NOT! Told them not to touch the car as it only take a tap to fix the issue. It's just poor connection....
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:13 AM   #16
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Luckily, I live in New Jersey and we don't use blinkers.
Yeah unfortunately using turn signal to show other drivers your intentions of turning or changing lanes is a lost art. Nobody seems to use them up here either.
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:23 PM   #17
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Maybe Subaru outsourced the turn signal engineering to VW/Audi.
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Old 02-02-2011, 01:25 PM   #18
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Damn, if they can't get you with the engine they screw you over with a bulb, eh?
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:58 PM   #19
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Luckily, I live in New Jersey and we don't use blinkers.
LOL
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:39 AM   #20
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i got this issue also i got my PB sti hatch last march of this year. a week after i got her the right signal light was acting funny i think it was blinking fast. i found out that the front signal light right side was out. took it to the dealer and replaced the bulb. no problems up to now.
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:52 AM   #21
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Warranty takes care of things like this....
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