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Unread 13th July 2010, 06:31 AM
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Looking forward to seeing the results Barry.

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Ive done this before - everyone has, and Ive had LEDs in my parkers once before but took them out as well.
LEDS will help but they aren't "bright" enough compared to the normal globes, they dont 'spread' the light as its just spot forward beam type of light... I agree it doesnt use as much power what the old globes would be.
I believe that the most power drain would be the rear lights not the front parkers.
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The tail light globes are multi directional, so I am hoping that they do the job.

As 'day running lights' I think the main objective of the front 'parkers' is on-coming traffic, so these don't really need to be directional.

Will be interesting to see how they work out.
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lol....I just spent over an hour trying to figure out why my parkers where stuck on, and then joined up there, and discovered this thread...sure enough, I'd somehow bumped the switch! Didn't know it existed till now. I don't know why Subaru bothered to put it there....maybe just to fool people like me!
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I have done this too Took me bloody hours to figure it out I have also done similar with the interior dash lights when cleaning before. I couldn't see my speedo at night, it was hell freaky. I tried fuses, Google, everything then figured out its the dimmer near the headlight switch

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Didn't know what that button did till I looked in the manual I think it hapends to most of us Subaru drivers.

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Gidday Mike & Taz

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I have done this too
Me too.
In Roo1, I also moved the rear fog light switch from near the ignition switch to the centre because I kept pushing it ON when I took my keys out ...

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Took me bloody hours to figure it out I have also done similar with the interior dash lights when cleaning before. I couldn't see my speedo at night, it was hell freaky. I tried fuses, Google, everything then figured out its the dimmer near the headlight switch

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Didn't know what that button did till I looked in the manual I think it hapends to most of us Subaru drivers.

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I seem to remember that with Roo1 (1993 Impreza), the current to the parkers was reduced when the ignition was off, so not quite as good at flattening the battery ... .

What got me when I changed over vehicles was the {wrong Seatbelt wrong} Handbrake Warning Light. This light used to be used for the ECU fault in Roo1 (separate{wrong Seatbelt wrong} handbrake warning light. The current hbwl looks like my old ECU warning light ... ). I (and my wallet ... ) nearly had a heart attack when I first noticed it in Roo2 ... .

(I think I've got that right now, but it's been a long day ... )

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In Roo1, I also moved the rear fog light switch from near the ignition switch to the centre because I kept pushing it ON when I took my keys out ...
Does the early Foz hav a rear fog light switch? I havent seen one...
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I don't know why Subaru bothered to put it there....maybe just to fool people like me!
Due to the negative switching (earth) that the subarus use for their lights they've got this switch to operate when the ignition is off - as our lights turn off with the ignition when parkers are required when the ignition is switched off, hence why the instrument cluster doesn't light up with the parkers...

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Does the early Foz hav a rear fog light switch? I havent seen one...
Good! Australian delivered vehicles should have this feature disabled - it's very distracting at night when it's not actually foggy or misty and the driver of the vehicle doesn't know what that switch does but uses it anyway. Effectively it's like driving with your brake lights on all the time it's that bright! VERY FRUSTRATING.

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Bennie,

I know what you mean, which is why I'd love to have it so I could pass those stupid little Hyundai buzz boxes that drive at night with their rear fog light on and give them a blast of their own 'medicine'.
What idiot thought those silly little tin cans needed a rear fog light FFS!
I high beam them from behind, but they are too damn stupid to work it out!
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