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Subaru How do I change the H4 headlamp bulb in our 2005 Subaru

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How do I change the H4 headlamp bulb in our 2005 Subaru Forester?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  Jerry replied 6 years ago.

Hello and welcome to Just, Super mechanic here. About your vehicle.

It may just be a little stuck on there. They do pull off.

2005 Subaru Forester

Headlight Bulb



  • Because the halogen bulb operates at a high temperature, dirt and oil on the bulb surface reduces the bulb's service life. Hold the flange portion when replacing the bulb. Never touch the glass portion.
  • Do not leave the headlight without a bulb for a long time. Dust, moisture, etc. entering the headlight may affect its performance.
  1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery.
  2. Remove the air intake duct (when right side headlight is removed).
  3. Disconnect the harness connector.

Remove the rubber cap.

  1. Remove the light bulb retaining spring to remove the bulb.

Install in the reverse order of removal.

CAUTION: Attach the rubber cap with letters TOP on the top so the drain hole will be on the lower side.