03 Subaru Forrester with a short, burning wire, left turn signal not working and the shift lockout just clicks. Any help locating the short?

6 Answers

  • zipper
    Lv 6
    6 months ago


  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Try removing fuses one at a time until no smoke. Leave fuse OUT until U can get a wiring diagram and see.

    LT signal not working--any lites coming on? Which one(s)? Stay on or out? Go to the one that is Out, remove socket, could be loose pins in socket causing a short. Or, wire pinched.Sometimes, bulbs short out, internally. Did U have a fender bender, lately?

    Shift lockout sounds like a separate issue. U may have to remove shifter (Battery disconnected-!!) and look at wires. Most likely a switch came loose. Adjust as in a Haynes book, put Locktite on screws then retighten. Chevy ignition switches often get loose, too, only way to fix 'em is like this.

  • 6 months ago

    Where the burnt wire is jojo.

  • 6 months ago


    Join this forum and ask, you will probably need it again.

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  • 6 months ago

    Shorts sometimes happen after even minor accidents. Bent metal can damage insulation.

  • 6 months ago

    It's at one end of the burning wire.

    • Lv 5
      6 months agoReport

      BS Geo, U don't understand basics of electricity. If wire burning, it could be melting fusible link OR there could be a short not great enough to blow fuse (Shouldn't be, poor engineering, but **** happens.) Or unfused added accessory, improper sized/defective fuse, miswire at factory(unlikely.)

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