Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!





Tail light stays on

the_schlepperthe_schlepper Posts: 14
edited July 24 in Subaru
I have a 2002 Forester. I just had a smog check and the car washed. When I came home, I noticed that the tail lights were on. I had to take out the fuse ( Fuse #5) in order for the lights to be off.

My Question is this: Could either the Smog Check or the Car Wash have caused this problem? The fuse is OK and I am not having any other light problems (blinkers, brake lights are fine). If not, what else could it be?

Comments

  • saedavesaedave Chicago, ILPosts: 685
    Parking lights. Does your car have a red button to turn them on? My 2005 Outback often left the full service car wash with the button pushed.
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,686
    That is my guess as well.... there is a switch on the top of the steering column (between the steering wheel and the instrument cluster) that will turn on your parking lights, and I bet that was activated.
    2010 Subaru Forester, 2011 Ford Fiesta, 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup, 1974 Ford Pinto Wagon
  • That was it. Thanks. Never used that button before. :)
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,686
    Very few people ever do/did, which is probably why it was not included on the most recent model changeovers. Unless you needed to keep your parking lights on without the key in the ignition, you would never need to flip the switch.
    2010 Subaru Forester, 2011 Ford Fiesta, 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup, 1974 Ford Pinto Wagon
  • a throwback to when you used parking lights for drive-in movies.
This discussion has been closed.