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Two days after taking my 2003 Forester in for a new radiator, the tail lights and parking lights started staying on when the car was turned off and the switch for the lights was turned off. I found the 20amp fuse for them and removed it, but have to plug it back in when it gets dark. Is the problem a relay? The mechanic who replaced the radiator said he doesn't feel it could be anything he did.

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Did you check the switch on top of the steering column? It will turn on your parking lamps separately from the headlamp switch, and it is in the customary position for a hazard flasher switch on Japanese cars - maybe someone bumped it by accident or turned it on when trying to get the 4-way flashers to work.

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

Testimonial: "That was it, I don't know how that was switched on. It is strange they stay on when the key is off and not in the ignition!"

  • p_r_moxham Mar 31, 2011

    Brilliant that fixed it. I was putting some armorall on her dash last week and I must of flipped that switch. thanks Dog Spalls you da man

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