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  1. So after hooking up the recharged battery, worked out the cause of the drain - boot light switch was left in 'on' position 🤦‍♂️
  2. Howdy team Clubsub, Last weekend our BP5 Legacy developed a dead flat battery, no big deal it was less than a year old and under warranty so was given brand new replacement from auto store Wednesday, started car and ran for less than minute and confirmed all good. Had not used car since, then today went to start and AGAIN dead flat! When I mean dead flat: the starter motor doesn't even click on turning the key, no lights on dash etc, our jumpstarter pack does nothing and C-Tek battery charger won't charge or even register as connected to a battery - it times out and switches off! Now the odds of having two faulty batteries are slim, even more so with one less than a week old, so something in the car is draining the battery when the car is sitting idle. Nothing obvious, no doors ajar, no aftermarket electrics anywhere in car Not a typical lockdown flat battery either: car was driven roughly every 4 days to deliver/collect supplies for a distance of about 10kms and up to 80kph for some of it, would have thought that's enough to keep battery operational. Auto store said I can take it in for them to charge up Monday. Once battery is running, do you think I should take car to a mechanic or auto sparky? I'm thinking its more likely an electrical gremlin, so unlikely a part for mechanic to swap out. Even better can anyone suggest what the problem may be? Appreciate any advice and thanks in advance!
  3. yeap definitely, and sadly will be following in his footsteps
  4. Hi guys, We’re looking at buying a 2011 BR9 Legacy with a faulty passenger side heater not blowing hot. From talking with the mechanic & a google search it could be any of the following: blocked heater core electrical fault mechanical fault From my understanding the electrical fault is the most expensive fault, any ideas how to narrow it down without getting intrusive? Online search results only pointed to same issue in Forresters and not Legacies Mechanic also pointed out car was slow to come up to temperature, suggesting a thermostat needs replacing - any chance this is related to heater issue or just a coincidence? Appreciate any help
  5. cheers firenza, yeah my GC8 WRX was about $1k thru winger sublab, think our BG legacy was about half that at an independant mech. Think I'll leave it to the pros - a bit out of my league!
  6. cheers, I got hold of the correct winger's that did the cambelt back in 2013, so I guess its due again. Anyone able to give me a ballpark figuire for cambelt replacement?
  7. The seller says the cambelt has been done, however underbonnet sticker proving this is gone and can't tell from the brief service history (just shows each interval was serviced with Wingers / other Subaru dealer). Is a way of knowing by giving the plate number to Wingers or Subaru NZ? I know Toyota keep detailed service records, hope Subaru is the same!
  8. cheers guys, appreciate it! We already have a 4th gen 2.5i auto so not expecting too dissimilar milage
  9. Hi guys, We're looking at upgrading to a BR 5th generation Legacy, are there any things to look out for in this model? Known weakpoints etc? Thanks!
  10. and just like that they stopped working again! i hate electrical gremlins!
  11. well, this is weird.... the dash lights are back working! In my experience it's not often things fix themselves. Guess I'll enjoy 'em while they are back & sort a fix next time they go
  12. Cheers Jared, will give it a go. Makes sense it is a loose connection more than all the bulbs failing at once. muchos gracias amigos!
  13. Will check all fuses, thanks. Definitely not normal dimming - car simply doesn't have this function. The dash instrument lights are totally off, at night I had to drive with interior cabin light on to read speedo hrmm, considering car's low value & age might just live with it as not worth taking to an auto sparky.