Flip this (oops, rather grubby) switch to the right to get mad.
I cannot fathom why someone thought this was a great idea to make a switch that moves with very little force stick out and not provide an automatic shutoff like the headlights have. When you switch that on, two hot burning, energy sucking “festoon” bulbs turn on and start nibbling away at battery power voraciously.
Funny thing, I swear I remember most older cars having this switch recessed.
I suppose I shall be ordering a couple of 12 volt white LED festoon bulbs so I can stop getting mad and having to push start the car Fred Flintstone style. Yabba dabba doo!!!