Headlight digital display seems odd. Shows the same on display panel whether headlights are actually on or the middle setting where only running lights are on and not the headlights (the two opposite facing small lights). Seems like it would be nice when driving under streetlights to be reassured that one's headlights are actually on (with the display) rather than having to manually double-check the switch? Is this the way it is meant to be and why?
Believe it or not, I've driven several vehicles that have the same thing, where regardless if using position (parking) lights or full-on headlights, the headlight indicator will illuminate. So as strange as it seems, this seems to be somewhat of an industry standard and not necessarily a Subaru-unique trait.
You can tell your headlights aren't on completely as the DRL's will be on (dimmed highbeams) and your forward vision will be subpar compared to having the headlights fully on (lowbeams fully illuminating).
With the auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass, it likely only defaults to staying on during startup. I doubt there is a setting to have it off during startup. As I mentioned in the previous thread, the only two solutions I could think of is to stick on a dark-tinted sticker/film or replace your rearview mirror with an auto-dimming mirror only without the compass.