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Head and tail lights won't turn off when key is removed.

I installed new head gaskets it required removing engine.now headlights and lights rear hatch stay on when key is removed.also dash lights blink.Is there an override relay or a reset? vehicle type 2.5 1997 legacy outback wagon. the car did overheat when the head gaskets blew.Is this a security issue?I have had the car about a year.I bought it from a wrecking yard my friend owns.the former owner did maintain the car well but i don't know the full history and it is my first subaru.I love this car and am sold on subaru.

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I have a 97 subaru legacy GT i took to Pep-Boys and had new tires mounted, allignment done as well, when i got my car back my running lights front and rear do not shut off period, i have to remove fuse under hood so batterie doesnt run dead.. same kind of situation and i am clueless, but you should try ur security system if u have the keyless entry that is the only way it will work. get in ur car, start it, shut it off, get out make sure all doors are closed, lock, then unlock, get in and start, ur security system should be dissabled.. thats how mine is.. solution 2: under dash on drivers side, is a GREEN plug with 1 wire, there is a male and female end which makes it seem like they are supposed to be plugged in together, THEY ARE NOT supposed to be plugged in..... if plugged in, ur dash lights will flash, lights will stay on and check engine light will flash repetitively.

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Wires must have been trapped,shorted when engine was removed, check loom for damage

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