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Tail lights stay on, dahs lights blink


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#1 Prospeeder

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 06:57 PM

Well its a 99 Forester. And It got in a roll over. It all fixed body wise, but it has one glaring issue. The tail lights stay on when the cars off. And the dash backlighting will flash every 20 seconds or so and you hear an audible click. Im not sure where to start, I thought this could possibly be some kind of message so I thougth id try you guys!

#2 Qman

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 06:59 PM

The tail lights could be the switch on top of the column. The relay sound and flashing lights sound the either the remote lock or alarm controller are not working correctly.

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 07:01 PM

the tailight always on could be a depressed brake pedal switch for the stop lights (if the car was rolled over, i could see that switch breaking or dislodging).
the rocker switch on the top of the steering column should light front parking lights too. If you have front marker lights and tailights on, its the column switch, just tails on, more likely the pedal switch.

#4 Prospeeder

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 07:09 PM

well the brake lights go on and off with the pedal, its the actual dim tailights, but no front lights on either.....blinkers work fine. Can i disable the factory alarm somehow, or am i just looking for a pinched wire? There is the security module located on these?

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 07:14 PM

Dim lights could be a bad ground then. The module is under the dash by the colum on the outside towards the kick panel. Turn on the key and feel/listen for the click.

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 08:01 PM

I would try changing the bulbs, front and back you may have one shorting out.

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 08:02 PM

please look for corrosion at the contacts for all bulbs, yes front and rear.




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