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Posted 16 February 2004 - 09:17 AM
Any idea what might have caused this? Dunno if it's related (if it's not, please help me on this too) but there's a small light that says "DOOR LOCK" illuminated just to the right of the high beam indicator on the instrument cluster.
Everything else seems to work..so let me know if you have any idea why this is happening Thanks!
PS-That switch on the top of the steering column, apparently for the parking lights...WHAT the heck is the purpose of that other than to kill the battery when I hit it accidentally during the day?
Posted 16 February 2004 - 09:31 AM
Easiest solution: swap it out with one known to work.
Not sure about the dash switch you mentioned...
good luck, John
Posted 16 February 2004 - 09:34 AM
Thanks for the input man, anyone else?
Posted 16 February 2004 - 09:53 AM
and yes change out the door switch, will prolly fix your prob..
Posted 16 February 2004 - 09:57 AM
Posted 16 February 2004 - 10:38 AM
John has your answer I believe.
the "door lock" light means you have not loccked the doors, just a reminder, like the old seat belt warning light.
the parking light switch is for using your parking lights when the key is off,
maybe sitting along side the road in a non emergency situ.
If you have not discovered yet - your headlamps and parking lights only work when the key is on.
Hope this helps and welcome to THE Old Gen Subaru board
Posted 16 February 2004 - 10:46 AM
I could be wrong, but I imagine there's a wiring harness connector somewhere near that door hinge, to facilitate removing the door if need be. If that connection came undone, none of the switches would work. The "lock" idiot light might interpret no connection to that door as an unlocked door, hence the light.
Same goes for the parking light switch. You can use the headlight switch to turn on the parking lights (one click for parking lights, two for headlights), but they'll go off when you turn the ignition off. Hit the parking light switch on the column, and the lights will stay on when the ignition is off.
Posted 16 February 2004 - 10:52 AM
Thanks first off for responding so quickly and thoroughly.
Now, for the door hinge issue...I'll take a look into it. Since it requires little disassembly, why not, right?
As for the door lock indicator...I dont think I have power locks..there's only four window buttons on the driver's door. I do however have vaccuum locks...turn the driver's key and they all lock. I was trying to figure out if the DOOR LOCK was a reminder, but after locking all the doors, it was still on That made sense to me, a short was causing it to think it wasn't locked or something. I've seen that before (windshield washer fluid indicator on my Mitsu).
PS-So you guys are saying I can turn my headlights on and just leave them, and when I turn the car off, off go the lights? Cool I drive with my lights on no matter what time of day. Makes it safer...
Posted 16 February 2004 - 11:09 AM
The power locks work via the normal dock lock lever.
Most GL models have them.
Try locking the drivers door from the inside
and trying one of the other doors,
and see if the light goes out.
The locks are electric BTW.
On the head lamps, good idea,
I leave them on to.
I don't want a Mister MagGoo
trashing my Roo
"But I never saw you!!"
Posted 16 February 2004 - 11:18 AM
I'll try locking the driver's door when inside. So they operate on the lever switch....veeeery interesting. I thought they were vaccuum operated, like the old volv-hos.
Lights on for safety!
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