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Guest Message by DevFuse

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A wierd one. what do you think of this????

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#1 mickytrus


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Posted 04 July 2004 - 09:40 PM

I have a strange electrical problem.....
seems as though the rear tail lites are always on.....
and the liscence plate lite..... always on...... now....
Maybe I didn't notice this initially after I got the motor
in.... maybe it has been doing it ever since..................
that point............................ I just didn't notice........
One thing to mention................ I still have the fenders off....
so the parking lites in the front are disconnected......
I have seen in the past weird stuff happen( with another subie loyale
that I have) ... It was when the alternator shipped the bed.......
the whole dash lit up like a Christmas tree..........
So what do you think???? I wont have the fenders on for a while....
Hopefully tommorrow but, I still have to spray the hood..... wanted
to put that on first...... UHHH hopefully soon get this car done..........
SUpposed to drive to Texas with it next weekend......... Slight road trip...


#2 samo



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Posted 04 July 2004 - 10:03 PM

There's a switch on the top of the steering column. Flick it, and see if that fixes your problem :) .

#3 archemitis


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Posted 05 July 2004 - 02:01 AM

ya, thats my bet, the little switch...........

#4 mickytrus


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Posted 05 July 2004 - 10:46 AM

ok, gladly give this a whirl!maybe I hit it when I was 409ing'
the grime of the dash.. that would be cool!...


#5 mickytrus


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Posted 05 July 2004 - 07:58 PM

Yeah, thanks! it was that switch.........

Why do they have that there??????

Is it for drag racing??????????????????

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Posted 05 July 2004 - 08:42 PM

It's the parking light switch. Subaru was ingenius and linked the headlights to the ignition so it's near impossible to leave your headlights on when you park. But, since parking lights are still needed, there's that switch, which keeps the parking lights on even with the key out.

Personally, had I designed the car, I would have done like a lot of European manufacturers do - have the parking lights on the main switch not linked to the ignition, only the headlights. That way, when you turn off the car, if you leave the headlights on, only the parking lights stay on.

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Posted 05 July 2004 - 09:21 PM

that's the hazard switch, and the parking light switch is part of the headlight switch that is on the left side of the dash, at least it is on 85

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