Brake and Battery indicator lights above idle or drive ABS
2003 Subaru Outback 2.6 litre 4 cyl
Starts and Idles without any issues
Drives as expected (normal) except for dash light concerns
If driven or even just bring rpm up on engine to 2500 or so the ABS light is off but brake indicator left of left signal comes on and battery light also lights up and stays on while driving or rpm up.
Newer battery and it is holding its charge despite battery light.
Brakes work fine forward and back. ABS works perfectly so far as can tell on gravel test at low speed.
E Brake handle is all the way down/off and will bring brake light on if pulled slightly up in Park. E Brake almost never used and last used 6 months ago.
Brake fluid up in reservoir.
New serpentine belts in last few months and they are tensioned correctly
Pulley on alternator seems to be OK and no odour from alternator
Engine oil good.
High mileage and no tune up work for a long time but air cleaner recently and synthetic oil and filter OK
Have not looked at fuses yet
Intend to pull all wheels and especially pull back on E Brake cables to see if not fully retracted
Tried to move the vehicle into garage and it lost power and died.
Tied to charge the battery overnight with cables attached and it would not start. Starter just clicked.
Took off a cable and charged the battery and that worked.
Still cannot start so installed a new alternator.
Alternator must have shorted and drained so much power a fresh battery could not start the car.
So the drain on the electrical system triggered odd responses on the dash lights which were the original concern.
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