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This is a discussion on 02 WRX Strange Taillight Problems within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; My WRX is stock. I have had it for 4 years and only had minor problems. The other day someone ...

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    02 WRX Strange Taillight Problems

    My WRX is stock. I have had it for 4 years and only had minor problems. The other day someone told me that I had left my lights on. This is imposible because my keys were in my hand. I went out and sure enough, my tailights and parking lights were on even with the car off and the lights turned to off. I pulled the #5 fuse which only goes to those. I have had to put it back in to drive home from work the last couple of nights but everything else seems to be fine. Any ideas?

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    This is covered in the owner's manual and is also answered in several threads.

    You have pressed a switch on the top of the steering column. Press it back and have a look at the manual because it's actually a useful feature.
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    It humors me greatly every time I see a thread like this!!

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    You are now officially a Subaru family member. Happens to everyone, don't sweat it. You'll get **** for it, but I'm pretty sure Subaru put that damn thing there just to make this kind of thing happen.
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    lol i dont even have a 02-03 and i know what that is haha gotta love parking lights
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    so thats what that stupid switch does
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    funny story :

    my fiance and i were going to the movies one day & he was driving the subie.

    everytime my steering column shakes i tell him to hit it so it stops. [i think you guys might see where this is going]

    so yeah.. the movie lets out 3 hours later... we go back to my car & it doesnt start [dead battery].

    smarty pants hit the parking light switch while he was hitting my steering column and neither of us noticed because it was light outside. :sigh:

    /funny story.

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    Of all the times customers have come in complaining of a problem like this, I have prob. spent hours of my time simply just walking out and turning that switch off...

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