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Greetings All,

I have a 1999 Legacy. I am having an odd electrical issue. The tractor starts and runs, but all other electrical parts stop working 5-8 seconds after starting. Those same electrical parts (lights, etc...) work again once the engine has stopped and the key is on.

Any insights would be helpful.....THANKS


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If left alone, do they come back on again in a few minutes? There is a breaker that will kick in and out if there is a short or overly strong drain somewhere. Otherwise, I would disconnect the harnesses, battery, connections, etc. and clean them up and reassmeble. I have had luck many times with electrical issues simply by cleaning up connections.

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As mentioned above, disassemble and clean all the electrical connections you can get to. Start with the battery connections and the main ground cable that goes to the tractor frame.

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Disconnect your pto lead and see if it might be shorted. I had to retrofit to resetting breakers on my HB112 for the power clutch since it was tripping so often until I found a coil short.

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