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Hi all,

I just got my car back from the shop after serious hail repair. The roof, hood, and trunk were replaced. The driver-side tail light assembly was replaced. Otherwise the repairs were cosmetic.

Car: 2015 Subaru WRX 6MT Base, 44xxx miles
No Performance Mods
Headlights and High-beams are both OLM upgrades, (LED low beams and HID High Beams). Both were replaced over 20000 miles ago with no issues.
Issue Started: Today after the hail damage repairs were complete.

Issue:
The turn signals/headlights are all out of whack. If the lights are turned to the "Off" position, the left turn signal is always on no matter where the turn signal stick is located. If I indicate a right turn, then both the lights come on and flash hazards.
Edit: Just remembered that the power steering seems weaker than before. I know the car had stiff steering but it definitely seems like it's taking more muscle at low speeds.

The only way the left turn signal will turn off is if I push the lever to turn on my high beams (although they do NOT actually come on). Once the high beams are "turned on" the turn signals are normal again. The high beams only actually illuminate if I turn the lights to the on position. When the lights are in the "Off" position, the high beams do not illuminate, just the DRL's.


I am going to pick up a Turn Signal Switch from a dealership tomorrow for ~$50 to replace that and see if it helps. But before I just leave it to a dealer to have them diagnose the problem,
Does anyone have any other things that I should check first myself? Would it be worth it to switch the OLM upgraded low and high beams back to stock?

Thanks for any advice!
 

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This should be handled by your insurance, as far as I'm concerned. You did not have issues with the vehicle prior to the repairs, and now you do. I would not have accepted the car back in this condition.

I had a "minor" accident repair take six months to fix, because I would not accept the car not in proper satisfactory condition.
 

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Long story but the repair shop is 70miles from my place. I decided to take it and document everything to send back to them later. I know it's their issue and will be sending the bills back to them but I'd like to keep this focused on what I can do now to rectify the issue.
 

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GoldenWRX1 said:
Long story but the repair shop is 70miles from my place. I decided to take it and document everything to send back to them later. I know it's their issue and will be sending the bills back to them but I'd like to keep this focused on what I can do now to rectify the issue.
Who paid the initial repair bill? If your insurance company paid the bill, you need to be in contact with them. They might have specific standards to follow in terms of getting the additional repairs covered.
 

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They already know I have the car and do not consider it to be made new. Thank you for the concern on the financial side of things but I'm looking for advice on what to troubleshoot on the car to find the issue.
 
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