This week in MY 2003 forester, my front and rear running/navigation lights began staying on even with the key out. I have to pull the fuse to keep it from draining the batt (well, I have rigged up a switch for the moment to save time). Brake lights, headlights, and directionals etc. all work. I examined the circuit diagram and am pretty sure it's a relay but it doesn't seem to be one in the engine compartment relay box, anyone know where the heck it is? Thanks so much!I have a 2003 forester and last night the headlights did not work but the high beams do. I later noticed that the parking lights, daytime driving lights also do not work. Checked all fuses and everything is OK. Directionals do work !
I think all cars had to have daytime running lights by law after a certain date and I'm assuming the day-light sensor (automatic headlights) showed up at the same time.I posted a response in the other thread. I don't think we can help you with the daylight sensor ? 'cause I have never heard that the Foresters have that.
no fog lights, just side markers. Yes i'm sure I have the same fuse box and I did swap a relay with the horn (same relay) No joy but the horn still works :icon_surprised:Does your Impreza have fog lights? And if you do, do they work with the lights on (even if you don't have lows :shrug? I'm also wondering if we have the same fuse panel under the hood. I'm no electrical whiz but the Forester has a lighting relay and wonder if it can be swapped with another relay under the hoods fuse panel?
great thanks,Heres a good schematic.
ok so after a good nights sleep I took another look at the diagram goodog posted for 2002 WRX. On that car there's a relay that turns on the low beams either from the switch or it's turned on by the "Daytime running light sensor". Also the daytime running light control module is fed from the high beam circuit.X Mon™;986154 said:Good Dog, wiring is a good bit different for the 06 GD chassis. I will have a go at it once I'm at home this evening. I need to pull the diagram and have a look-see.
yup replaced the relay from napa for 15 bucks and it didn't fix the problemThe relay can be had at a more reasonable then Subaru dealer price by going to Napa and asking for a Black Nissan relay
Well i'm afraid your 1 day too late:icon_surprised: I was going by the 2002 schematic which shows a dual filament single bulb. I took it to a shop and the guy was probing around with a meter then he stops and asks "what year is this. runs int othe office, comes back and pulls out the LOW BEAM BULB". I just started laughing, felt like a total Idiot.Sorry for the lag...here's the diagram:.