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Today I finally took the time to look into why my driver side clearance light turns on with my passenger side marker (parking light). I originally thought this was a simple mistake of the bulbs or plugs being incorrectly plugged but now looking at the parts, I realize the clearance and side marker are keyed different with different connectors.

Anyone have an idea where this miswiring could be occurring that causes my driver side clearance light to turn on with my parking lights?
 

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UPDATE: I am utterly baffled. The bulbs do not match my factory manual but everything appears OEM. The pair for the "side markers" is a different type than the pair for the "parking lights", this applies to headlight socket, bulb, and connector...

does anybody know what could be going on? Is this some kind of aftermarket wire-in? Any help is greatly appreciated as I'm trying to get my beauty inspected.
 

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How are these lights suppose to function. My assumption was the yellow parking light (side marker or whatever you want to call it) was the only light that should come on for "Parking Lights" but is the upper round light also suppose to come on? Do I just coincidentally have 1 clearance light and 1 parking light (on opposite sides) out?

I currently have opposite turning on (passenger yellow, driver corner white) which made me think it was miswired but are all 4 bulbs actually suppose to be turning on for parking lights?
 

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Looking at this they should all come on together, LH and RH being supplied by the same fuse but different circuits.

Are all the bulbs good??

 

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Subaru has this setup oddly. The switch on the steering wheel column is called the parking light switch... some refer to it as the "battery kill switch"!

This switch operates the clearance lights when the engine isn't running. This doesn't require the ignition switch to be turned on.
Many members have inadvertently turned on this switch, to find their battery drained... dead!

Parking Lights Won't Turn Off, AKA Battery Kill Switch :icon_eek:

The switch on the light stalk only works when the engine is running, or when the ignition switch is turned on.

Looks like you're good, so I'm going to add "SOLVED!" to you thread title. :wink:

Bobby...

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