My neighbor came over to tell me tonight that my 05 Subaru Outback's lights were on. I went out to see the running lights did not shut off when I turned the car off. The auto headlights are off, but not the running lights. I tried numerous things like checking the doors, e-brake, etc... no luck.
I finally researched and found fuse #14 on the inside panel controls them so I pulled the fuse to keep from ruining the battery. This sounds like a relay is stuck to me, but just htought I would ask to see if anyone else has experienced this.
Car: '03 Outback H6-3.0 Black Granite Pearl, base model with cold weather package and cloth seats.
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I assume what you mean when you say "day time running lights" are the parking lights on the corners of the car, not the headlights. (The normal definition of DRLs are the headlights being on during any time the car is running-day or night.)
Check on top of your steering column for a small switch that is easily activated, but not real obvious when it is cycled. It turns the parking lights on/off. This should also be described in your owners manual, as well.
When I attended the "new owner orientation" my dealership held when I bought my '03 Outback, they stressed this as something that frequently happens and most people don't read the manual so they don't know about it. Subaru does it different than most manufacturers, for some reason.
Yes, I did mean the parking lights. I had forgotten that switch on the steering column. I need to go out into the parking lot and check this out. I may have bumped it. I sure hope this is it, because I was not planning on spending my Monday at the dealer's.
Thanks for the help I really appreciate your response. I will post if that was the problem or not.