Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Eastern ON Canada
Car: 07 OBW 2.5i D-4AT
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
I'm not familiar with the Impreza, but assuming it is similar to the Outback, do the stop (brake) lights work? Also, do the Hazard (emergency) lights work?
Both should work even with the key out. If both don't work, it could be a bad ground (negative) connection at the battery or where the negative cable is attached to the body of the car and/or engine. It could also be a bad connection or broken wire from the battery positive terminal to the fuse box in the engine compartment.
If the Hazards work, but the brake lights don't, the problem could be a blown fusible link in the engine compartment fuse box.
Others might have more ideas, but perhaps start with this.
Last edited by plain OM; 06-17-2010 at 06:59 PM.
Reason: clarification of negative connections