Why are the lights on my Subaru still on? Why won't my lights turn off? There's some variation of that question Subaru owners who have had Subarus before 2010 have probably asked themselves at some point.

There's a rocker switch on your steering column. The switch controls the parking lights regardless of whether the key is in the ignition or whether the door is locked. A little dramatization:


From the owner's manual:

why won't the lights turn off 

And if photos are a little more your speed, here's the switch in the lights on position in this 2009 Legacy:


And here's a photo of the switch in the lights off position for the 2009 Legacy:


When you're sitting in the driver's seat, you should be able to see the P when the parking lights are off.
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