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Old 03-29-2010, 10:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy SW/Tail Lights Stay on HELP

So my parking lights (think) stay on all the time even when the car is turned off.

The only way I can get the lights to turn off is by pulling fuse 20A lightingSW from the engine fusebox or Fuse 10A Tail/Clearance from the dashboard fusebox.

I did get a new 5-speed transmission a few weeks ago, don't know if there is a switch on that that might be shorted out.

Anyone know how I can find the root of the problem?

2001 Outback, 205000 miles, 5-speed, 4-cyl
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This is a classic question here - it's the switch on the top center of the steering column. It's intended as a way to have marker lights on without the ignition on.
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There is a switch on the top center of the steering column? I don't remember a switch there, I will check. Thanks.
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This thread says it all:

Parking lights won't turn off




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3 years later and this answer helped and prevented me from having a dead battery in the morning. Let the wife borrow the car and next thing I know when she gets home my lights don't turn off

Thanks for the post and the pics. Safe Travels!
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IMPOSTER!

The real Jonny Quest wouldn't have needed a car Forum to figure this out!

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