Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: Combination meter illumination

When the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position, the various parts of the combination meter are illuminated in the following sequence.

1. Warning lights, indicator lights, meter needles, gauge needles, odometer and trip meter back light illuminate.

2. Meter needles and gauge needles each show MAX position.

3. Meter needles and gauge needles each show MIN position.

4. Dials and indicators in meters and gauges light up.

5. Regular illumination (for driving) begins.

NOTE

The above sequence of operations may not take place if you quickly turn the ignition switch to start the engine. This is not a malfunction.

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