Parking Lamps won't turn off (NOT PARK LAMP SWITCH LEFT ON)

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  1. Currahee
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    2007 Impreza 4 door AT N/A

    Had the car for almost 5 years now, never had anything similar until randomly one day they would not turn off... Again, NOT THE PARKING LAMP SWITCH ! I quadrillion checked, but there is something interesting about it I will mention later.

    Details (that I think are worth mentioning):

    - Front DRL and tail lamps stay on after car turned off

    - Lights stay on regardless of IGN ON or OFF; KEY IN or KEY OUT; DOOR CLOSE or DOOR OPEN; vehicle LOCKED or UNLOCKED (from key fob)

    - Problems remains after multiple battery discharges and reset for 10+ min

    - HID low beams (normal functions)

    - Aftermarket Pioneer stereo (normal functions)

    - When toggling park lamp switch on and off, the lights will get brighter and dimmer respectively

    - (verry subtle detail I noticed) middle-dashboard digital clock no longer brightens when lights turned to OFF position (they usually illuminate brighter when all lights OFF to counter act day-time sun glare, and slightly dim when lights ON to avoid over illuminated dashboard at night, at least by my logic)

    - reverse lamps dont work (have not for a little while, I suspect due to reverse lamp switch and most likely not related maybe??)

    - no mods, have not touched anything on it for almost 2 years

    I have not taken anything apart at all, but figured a shot in the dark -- someone might have ran into the same/similar issue and know more than me to save me some cat-and-mouse diag for hours... I plan to start soon but any reasonable pointers and mentions are appreciated.

    My current speculations:
    - Bad Park Lamp Switch(bad ground), maybe why lights get brighter when toggled ??
    - Multi switch ??
    - Stereo ground went bad after a while ? Shorted ?
    - Is there even a relay for this system in main fuse box ?? if so maybe bad relay


    Again any insight, feedback, or wisdom is appreciated
     
  2. euro
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    Bad ground, relay or a short somewhere. Especially since they get brighter when they get "on".
     
  3. MidnightImpreza
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    Hazard light button?
     
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  4. Currahee
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    Yeah Im thinking the same. Probably will start by disconnecting multi and park lamp switch, see if they change anything and chase it from there.

    Hadn't thought of that.. I will definitely look at a diagram and see if the circuits talk at all
     
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