little light within front lens on 2004 Subaru Forester

There is nothing in the book. What is the little round light inside the front lens cover? There is the headlight, then above that is this little round light. Have not figured how to turn it on, and what is it for? Is this supposed to be functional? Even mechanic can't figure it out.

by in Kerrville, TX on February 16, 2011
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ANSWER by , February 16, 2011
If you're talking about the small round light in the top corner of the headlight assembly, above the turn signal, that is your parking/clearance light. Those go on when you turn on your headlights or parking lights with the light stalk, or the switch on top of the steering column. From this picture, which one are you talking about, the one in the top left corner?
COMMENT by , February 17, 2011
Ryan, thank you so much, but apparently they are burned out, and it's no easy task to change the bulbs. The mechanic checked the fuse to those lights and it was fine. I did press the switch on top of the steering column and...nothing. I knew at one time I saw them light, so now I know exactly what they are for, but won't do anything about it for now. My mechanic is expensive. Seems everything he does costs an arm and a leg. Thank you so much for solving the mystery. gme