Why won't my SUBARU parking lights shut off?

June 10, 2011. Author:

So you finally just got your long coveted SUBARU! Congratulations! But now for some reason the parking lights won't shut off!  Often this scenario occurs after cleaning or detailing the vehicle interior.  Solution:

Check the parking lamp switch on top of the steering column.  If this switch is 'on', the parking lights will stay on irregardless of whether or not the key is in the igntion.  This switch can get bumped easily when cleaning the vehicle's interior.

This 'feature' may be for certain markets where the parking lamps must remain on at all times in certain areas.

This 'parking lights on all the time switch' is sometimes called the 'drain battery switch'.

SUBARU parking light switch

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