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Old 12-03-2007, 03:53 PM   #1
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Default Parking light switch on steering column

I know what this switch does, but why was it beneficial for the Subaru engneers to include it as a special switch? I have never seen one on another brand car.
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Old 12-03-2007, 03:56 PM   #2
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i heard it came from the EDM
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Old 12-03-2007, 03:57 PM   #3
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Old 12-03-2007, 04:00 PM   #4
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In Japan all cars must have lights they can leave on when parked. Subaru decided to put automatic light in their cars (like motorcycle lights - they go on when you start the car and off when you turn it off). Therefore they needed a second switch to turn on the parking lights. If there are any other manufacturers that do the same thing in Japan they probably rewire the cars for the US market, but not Subaru. Their production runs are probably too small.
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Old 12-03-2007, 04:15 PM   #5
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Quite annoying, i love the auto off headlights. But if you bump this switch when cleaning the gauges you will inadvertantly leave your parking lights on. I've done it twice when i first got it.
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