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95 Imp Electrical/Light problem

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#1 Beaudiggity


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Posted 29 March 2005 - 04:55 PM


I recently started having this strange problem. When I turn the ignition off on my 95 Impreza L, AWD the taillights and one of the parking lights stay on. They only go off if I take the fuse out in the fuse box. My brake lights work fine but at night when I need my tail lights I have to put the fuse back in. Would this have something to do with teh communication between the ignition and the lights when you turn the ignition the lights go off also. If anyone has had this similar problem I would greatly appreciate any insight into this problem.

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 05:01 PM

Have you checked the toggle switch on the top of the steering column? That's the "magic" parking light switch just in front of the dashboard.

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 06:18 PM

This is a classic noob problem. The little red "P" switch at the top of the steering column controls the running lights when the ignition is off because most everything electrical is primarily routed through the ignition circuit. If you can't start the car, yet it needs to be visible by the road, pop that little thing on. Good thing you came here before going to the dealer. They'll probably charge you some beaucoup bux just to tell you the little switch is on.

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 10:53 PM

thanks. I should have thought of that but you know how that goes. I never call the dealership. Only to ask what a part number is and they almost try to charge you for that (jk).


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