Subaru Impreza Parking Lights Troubleshooting
Subaru Impreza parking lights are found next to the headlights, and they help make a vehicle more visible from the side. These lights are very important; unfortunately, they can become damaged for a number of reasons. So read up on these troubleshooting tips and get any parking light problem solved in a jiffy!
Poor light projection
If your lights aren't shining as brightly as they should, then check your parking light lens for discoloration. If moisture has entered the light, then the lens will become foggy or change in color. This could be what's causing your light projection to be so poor. Remove the light and clean it. You could also have it replaced if cleaning it won't do the trick.
After some time, your parking lights can perform inconsistently. When they start acting up, pop the hood and check their wiring. If the parking light wires are wearing out or are already torn, then have them replaced.
If your light won't come on entirely, then open up your fuse box and check the fuse for your parking light. Should your fuse be popped, then you'll need to have it replaced. If it seems to be in good condition, then return it and test if the lights work then.
Lights stuck on
Some people have trouble turning their parking lights on, while others have trouble getting them to turn off. If these lights remain on even after you've turned the engine off, then they could eat up your battery power. The root of this problem could be a dysfunctional headlight switch or a corroded light outlet. Have both checked before making the necessary repairs and replacements.
Parking light bulbs have a limited lifespan, so if they seem to be dying out or have already died out, then you should take a look at them. If just one light is dead and the other is still working, then it's more than likely that your bulb is to blame, rather than a blown fuse or torn wiring. Remove the faulty bulb and check if its filament is blown. If it is, then have it replaced right away.