I have a 08 Subaru Legacy and in the past couple weeks I have been having some issues with some electrical components on the interior of the car.
I was going about my regular routine and on the way in to work one morning, my radio and clock started flickering. This continued for a day and by the end of the day it was completely losing power and coming back on. It was reseting the clock because the time kept reverting back to 1:00. On top of this, I found out that my interior lights (dome light?) were also not lighting up when opening up the door. Lastly, I found out my key remote would no longer lock or unlock the car nor would it open the trunk.
The most extreme the flickering got was driving home one night and the clock, radio, and lights in the car were all flickering. I thought my car was possessed.
Anyways, I finally was able to have my mechanic look at it and they informed me a dealership part needed to be ordered. I recall he called it a control module.
So I called a Subaru dealership and passed this on to them to look at. Of course they need to diagnose it themselves. Brought it in, got a call after their first hour of looking into it and they left a message on my phone which said they needed more time (2-3 hrs) and they thought it was something to do with my radio unit. I call them back a couple hours later and they tell me they spent another hour looking into the lights and think that they can trace all the issues back to the fuse panel. So I came back and picked up my car from them just this afternoon as they need to order this part in. I unlock it with the key remote out of habit and it works. Start up the car, everything is working fine. Radio is on, lights work, clock is on. Even the glove box light is working. So I thought oh cool maybe everything is good now. 30 min drive home from the dealership. Everything works for the whole ride. The last 3 minutes, almost home and the radio and clock just shut off.
One other little weird thing; my car was parked at work with my keys in my locker and apparently my car alarm just randomly started going off. This has never happened before.
Basically I'm just not sure what's going on. Not sure if the dealership is understanding the issue either.
Any opinions on what the issue could be?
Not working/flickering = clock, radio, interior lights, door lights, key remote lock/unlock/trunk buttons. I don't think the trunk light works either.
Mechanic 1 says need to order dealership part (control module?)
Dealership says its the fuse panel