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Old 12-04-2002, 03:27 PM   #1
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 11011
Join Date: Oct 2001
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Severn, Md
2007 Legacy Spec B

Angry Boost gauge shorting out electrical so car wont start

So yesterday my friend and I were going to go to the Wizards game to watch Jordan kick a little ass. I come out to start my car after work and it wont start. The starter *may* have tried to start for a second or two but I really don't think it did. I try start it lots more times and the only thing that happens is that all the lights on the dash flash really fast and a clicking noise comes from what sounds like the dash. I think maybe the battery is dead, but no because the dome light can be manually turned on and my radar detector and radio are both on.

The weird thing is that my clock reset itself around 1:30pm that afternoon(the clock was off by 30 minutes).

I got it towed to the dealership this morning after trying again after I get a ride in to work and the same thing happens. They call me up today and say my Greddy Boost Gauge has shorted out and drained the battery so low that it won't start the car. They say the short (I think this is what it was) caused the clock to reset and it drained the battery too low.

I think this is total BS because if the gauge was shorting out, the clock would never come on because it would always be bypassed. So now they're trying to charge me for that "diagnosis" and the tow truck (apparently a $20 premium even when I set up the tow truck).

Has anyone else experienced a similar problem, i.e. the clicking sound? This is at the new "Signature" dealership for the Washington-Baltimore area. I expect a lot more from Subaru from a dealership of this caliber.
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