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Goofy Question about parking lights...

I've had my 930 for a little over a year now... The other day, while working on the car in the garage, I had the gauges out and one of them was resting on the blinker/hi-beam switch.

It actually pushed it down [into the turn left] position. While in that position [and the key off], I walked around the car and noticed that the left parking lights were on.

Initially, I thought there was a short [as I was rewiring one of my gauges at the time]. So, I put the wiring back as it was originally. But, the lights remained on.

Q: Is this a feature of the porsche? I seem to remember this feature on old MB's.

Or, do I have a short/bad ground???

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I think the design is for parking on narrow, dark streets. You park the car with those lights on on one side, so nobody sideswipes you. Also had that feature on a MB I had in HS.
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It seems that my '87 has a three position headlight switch. 1st position turns on the left marker lights, 2nd position both markers, and third position the headlights. I've never tried the left blinker lever with the ignition off.
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I had a '72 BMW 2002 that would also leave the parking lights on on one side of the car if the turn signal lever was left to one side.

I've heard in europe you would leave the side on that was closest to the curb while parked for a short time at night like running into a store to get more beer.
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I think the design is for parking on narrow, dark streets. You park the car with those lights on on one side, so nobody sideswipes you. Also had that feature on a MB I had in HS.
Yep, the fog is really thick in Europe so its a nice feature.
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Ok, thanks for all the responses... The explanation makes sense...
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