**The Fix Thread** Help! Parking Lights Wont Turn Off!

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  1. Bielke55
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    Bielke55 Well-Known Member

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    Since these thread pop up pretty often and its the same fix... Here is how you fix it.

    This Switch in the center of your steering column in front of your insterment cluster. Will look like this if you bumped it or turned it on.
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    That allows yours parking lamps to stay on when the keys are out of the vehicle.

    Flip that switch.
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    All Better! No more dead batteries
     
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    a preemptive thanks for anyone who does this in the future.
     
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    now what if I have the opposite problem and my parking lights will never come on. whether you press that switch or not, and even when the lights are on, the parking lights don't come on with them. it's weird...
     
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    Thanks for posting this thread. I've noticed my parking light switch flipped on after I take it to a full-service car wash sometimes, since they flip the switch unintentionally sometimes while they're wiping down the dash.

    So... check it after car washes. :hsugh:
     
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    How much do you want to bet someone else will start another thread even though this is here.
     
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    It is inevitable.
     
  7. chriswelckle
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    You know, that very thing happened to me. I had the car washed by a full service wash place, went to work...and as I was walking away from the car, I noticed the lights were on.....I was dumbfounded! I had to call the 1 800 number for subaru. God did I feel like an idiot! But to my defense, that is a dumb way to turn them on and off..(and out of view)..normally its on the headlight switch.

    But it was in the first month that I owned the car...and over 5 years ago.
     
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    You sound like the Architect from the Matrix.

    Also, lulz on the avatar, quote, and location. We're running this site old schoolz.
     
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    hha did that today started freaking out then realized i bumped it
     
  10. wall of tvs
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    Problem: Your car broke.


    Solution: Sell your car because you are an idiot who has no idea what you are doing when it comes to modding. But hey, if it's modded, it must be better.....RIGHT?!?
     
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    Driving lights.

    I was at work last night, and upon returning to my 98' impreza, I discovered that my running lights were all on. Fortunately it started, despite sitting for 8hrs. When I got home, I just pulled the fuse for the night to make sure that I wouldn't run the battery down. At a glance, the fuse looked fine. Has anyone else had this problem? Any ideas as to what might be going on?
    I did notice that the front, driver-side driving light is out. Maybe this has something to do with it.


    Thanks,
    Paul
     
  12. thunderdan1313
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    did u try the switch like in the pic on the OP(orginal post)?
     
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    ^ it was a different thread. I merged it with this one.
     
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    now help me, my cluster lights wont work that backlight the speedo and tach, it did this before and they came back on. yeah its super cold out would that do it? bad connection? bulb failing? please help!
     
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    Zombie thread:dead: Can someone tell me what the purpose of this switch actually is? I understand what it does, but why?, Give me an instance where this is useful.
     
  16. tangledupinblu
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    I think that one could argue whether it’s useful or not. I personally have never used them before.
     
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    When I want exterior marker lights but no interior light whatsoever. When I pull to the side of the road to snort coke off a hooker's ass and I don't want anyone to see what I am doing, and I don't want anyone to run into my car.
     

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