1999 Subaru Outback Park lights will not shut off.

jkinney123
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Asked by jkinney123 Feb 10, 2013 at 07:18 PM about the Subaru Outback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 1998 Subaru Outback park lamps will not shut off. Never had a problem, came home turned the car
off and park lamps will not shut off. I have to disconnect the battery. Does anybody have a cure or ever
had this problem. Thanks.. John

5 Answers

7jimmy7
12,005

subaru,,made in japan maby a relay pull till lioghts off and bench test that relay

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Michael Tutty
4,915

check your headlamp switch, and make sure it is in the "OFF" or "ON" position. Either should turn off everything. The middle of the 3 positions is for parking/tail lamps only, and is not ALLOWED to turn off the parking lights. If that is not the problem, then it sounds like a sticky relay, wherever Subaru has hidden that. Often, it is in the headlamp switch itself, and the only way to replace it is with a new headlamp switch.

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John Haggerty
180

Most Subarus have a separate parling light switch on top of the steering column. If you accidentally tapped that then the parking lights will remain on. Happened on my daughters car and I wasted a couple hours trying to troubleshoot until I found that switch.

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jkinney123
40

OK so I am new to Subaru and YES it was the separate switch on top of the steering column and no I am not BLONDE. Thank you John...

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.
kinker
115

I had the same problem and it was the little switch above the steering wheel

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