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#1 sittingbull

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 07:18 AM

I just started having a problem with my running lights staying on with the ignition switch off. The headlights go off but the rest stay on. Anybody had the same problem? Anybody got a fix?

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 07:25 AM

are you sure i doesn't have a "parking light" switch somewhere? it's easy to hit that button on some subaru's and leave them on without knowing it.

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 07:25 AM

Welcome to the forum. Try the parking light switch on the top of the steering column.

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 07:48 AM

Hi sittingbull and Posted Image to the board!

Yes that parking light switch (aka the drain battery switch) often gets bumped on when dusting/cleaning or performing other activities in the car.

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 08:16 AM

Hi sittingbull and Posted Image to the board!

Yes that parking light switch (aka the drain battery switch) often gets bumped on when dusting/cleaning or performing other activities in the car.


AKA "The Virgin Switch" ... SUBARU the only company that actually makes virgins.

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#6 sittingbull

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 08:48 AM

Thanks a lot there fellers. Will check it out when I get off work later. I thought I had looked everything over.

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 05:13 PM

Yeah, I have hit that switch so many times. :rolleyes: Luckily my dad had told me about it.

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 05:26 PM

:lol: The "kill battery" switch gets us all one time or another. Having passed the "Doh" test, feel free to have head gasket issues anytime you want now.

#9 sittingbull

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 06:44 PM

By doggie's that's what it was. I have never really paid no attention to that switch. Thought it was the hazard flashers. Thank you so much, I really thought the ole girl was fallin apart on me.

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 06:47 PM

:( i wanted to tell him about the switch, rats......... it got us all, think of it as a rite of passage

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 07:09 PM

Sittingbull, how did you go eleven years without doing this before now? Maybe you just bought it? Welcome to the board.

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 08:08 PM

What do you think the average for the board is? 1 virgin every 2 months?
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Posted 24 November 2007 - 08:50 PM

We had 2 on the first page today.:banana:

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 03:17 PM

I always appreciated the "idiot light" feature on my old gen subs--kept me from running down the battery quite often, I'm sure. The manual, at least for the 98 OBW isn't very clear about the procedure for turning the parking lights off or on. :-\




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