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Front "side marker lights"/ tail lights won't turn off


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#1 Chris W.

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Posted 10 January 2004 - 09:56 AM

Hey all

The front marker lights and tail lights on my 93 Loyale won't turn off with the switch or when the car is turned off:cornfuzz: Have any of you had to deal with this issue? Is there a relay between the switch and the lights? I looked at the Haynes manual, but
as usual the information was lacking...Any thoughts or comments
would be much appreciated!

Cheers,
Chris

#2 justyfied

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Posted 10 January 2004 - 10:12 AM

hey, are you sure that you did not switch the parking lights on with the switch located on top of the steering colum? that would be my guess.

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Posted 10 January 2004 - 10:16 AM

Yes check the park light switch, that should be it, as described above a small rocker type switch on top of the steering column.

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Posted 10 January 2004 - 02:22 PM

I have gotten 2 soobs really cheap because of that switch.. was told by both owners that it had 'wiring problems':D

#5 Chris W.

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Posted 10 January 2004 - 02:49 PM

Oh my heavens, thats too easy! I just sent the wife out with the Loyale, as it is superior (with studs) to her Yukon driving on the icy/slushy roads of our subdivision....She even showed me that she could take off the negative battery cable when she got to where she was going...:lol: As soon as she gets back I'll check that switch, I bet thats what it is! Gotta get off night shift it's making me dim:dead:

Thanks much!
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Posted 10 January 2004 - 02:59 PM

we all have our moments. soobs are alittle different like that. the parking light toggle and the headlights turning off with the ignition. i used to think that soobs had daytime running lights long before anyone else did. lol.

#7 Erik R

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Posted 10 January 2004 - 03:39 PM

Chris W., I have done the same thing.............after "detailing" my car, the park lights would myteriously be lit..........especially when bumped while wiping the dust off the dash cluster.

#8 Chris W.

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Posted 11 January 2004 - 10:16 AM

Well folks

Yes indeed, it was the (suspected) switch, again too easy!
A cool side note: I told the wife that I found the answer to
the problem by posting on USMB, and she said "maybe that
isn't such a bad site after all"...Seems I spend a little too much
time here :brow:

Thanks again!
Chris

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Posted 18 July 2004 - 12:27 PM

hello guys

has anyone seen tail lights that will flash even when the hazard lights are switched off?? And at a different frequency than the hazards ? I think my Outback is trying to tell me something!!

any help will be greatly appreciated!

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Posted 18 July 2004 - 01:46 PM

hello guys

has anyone seen tail lights that will flash even when the hazard lights are switched off?? And at a different frequency than the hazards ? I think my Outback is trying to tell me something!!

any help will be greatly appreciated!


Try the new gen forum for that.....

Speaking of that switch for the P lights....we had a customer come into NAPA just for the reason of "why wont my lights go off?" I walked out, seen the switch, and said "SUBARU has this nifty switch right here....*off*....see? Sometimes you might bump it accidentally....etc..." "Wow, didnt know that....strange, but neat. Thanks...."

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 02:28 PM

awesome! I had this same issue last night after putting tha battery into my 87 wagon... I remember messing with that switch some days back too, when I was checking out the interior (as it's very foreign to me :) )

will check the switch tonight.

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 07:30 PM

Had the same problem.

Looked here in the forum, yes, it was the switch on the steering wheel.

Thanks USMB!

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 11:56 PM

LMAO! i know when i very first got my xt i did the usual and played with every switch and gadget in the car and since the paint had faded on the parking light and hazard light switches i just remember switching them on and off a million times going "what the hell are these?!" and later going "that car is broke the lights wont turn off!!!":lol:

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 01:00 AM

yep, my family and I were stumped by that switch once. it was in my mom's '92 legacy. we ended up pulling the fuse for a few days until I found the switch (that was before I was into these forums....).

#15 The Dude Abides

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 10:58 AM

awesome! I had this same issue last night after putting tha battery into my 87 wagon... I remember messing with that switch some days back too, when I was checking out the interior (as it's very foreign to me :) )

will check the switch tonight.



Dude you bought another car.

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 06:44 PM

Dude you bought another car.


pssst....check the date :rolleyes:

#17 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 11:33 PM

Not All Loyales got that Switch, isn`t it? ...

My 1985 Models Doesn`t have it, Back to the Steering there`s Just a Top Mounted Push / Pull Button marked with a Triangle, to Switch On / Off the Parking Blinker Lights...

The Only "Weird" Switch I`ve Found, is that the Main HeadLamps` Switch has another -Hidden- Position, more Left than Off... if you Press the Switch and then Turn it Left, it will Turn On the Side Markers / Tail Lights \ License Plate`s Lights Without turning On the Dashboards` Lights.

But my Loyales got the Main HeadLamps` Switch mounted on the Dash, not on the Steerin` Column.

Kind Regards.




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