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I have an 06 outback. I am looking to replace the headlights due to one of them is burnt out. Are the daytime running lights and the low beams actually the same bulb, they just always stay on?? Thanks in advance for any help!
 

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"Car: 2006 Outback sport 2.5i"

Is that the Impreza-based Outback, or the larger Legacy-based Outback?

If it's the full-size Outback, then yes, the daylight running lights (DRL) use the same bulb as the low beam headlights. When the DRLs are on, the low beam bulb is not as bright as it is when the headlight switch is used to turn on the headlights.
 

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Legacy outback.... And ok that sounds great. So replacing one that one takes care of both. Thanks for the help
 

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My DRL light is the high beam that has less voltage.. Only time my low beam comes on is when i turn on the head light
 

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My DRL light is the high beam that has less voltage. Only time my low beam comes on is when i turn on the head light
DRL was changed to the high beam bulb in MY2008.

Another "lighting" change that was made was to the map lights. In the earlier 3rd generation (2005-9) Outbacks, the only overhead cabin light that comes on when a door is open is the dome light, which is fairly far back, especially on cars with the moonroof. So there's very little light in the front seat area. In 2008 or 2009 the two map lights over the rear view mirror were added to this function so that they too come on when a door is opened.
 

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DRL was changed to the high beam bulb in MY2008.

Another "lighting" change that was made was to the map lights. In the earlier 3rd generation (2005-9) Outbacks, the only overhead cabin light that comes on when a door is open is the dome light, which is fairly far back, especially on cars with the moonroof. So there's very little light in the front seat area. In 2008 or 2009 the two map lights over the rear view mirror were added to this function so that they too come on when a door is opened.
i have an 05 outback with two map lights and dome light as well.
 

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I have the two manual switched map lights forward. Dome light over back seat which is either 4 front doors activation with 20 second delay OFF. Cargo area lamp is either manual or auto on/off 20 second delay or manual as nedd.
 
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