Subaru Informative - Parking light switch
I just finished replacing a dead battery in my 2001 Outback. The battery wasn't bad. It had run totally dead over night because the parking lights continued burning in the garage even with keys removed. The reason? There is a switch on the steering column, which is hidden by the horn. The switch can easier turned on unintentionally while turning the reset trip odometer button.
When I installed the new battery the parking lights came on. I had to call my local repair guy to have him tell me it is common happening. So I'm out $100 for the new battery and several hours of manual labor, which at age 80 probably shortened my life even more.