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Subaru Outback Limited: how to replace drivers side head light

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how to replace drivers side head light low beam 2010 outback/battery removed old bulb removed /no room to slide new bulb into position/
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Subaru Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 6 years ago
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Hi, my name is XXXXX XXXXX replace these bulbs, you have to remove the driverside front wheel well mud guard, then you can access the bulb easily, i will post a pictures showing this below,Tim
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Subaru Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 6 years ago
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
how many plastic clips hold wheel well mud guard & safest way to remove them w/out breaking
Subaru Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 6 years ago
there will be 5 screws on the bottom part, under the bumper, then you only need to remove th one screw from the fenderwell, on the front, then the fenderwell can be pulled back to expose the headlight,Tim
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago

still not any room to reach in w/out touching bulb/easier to remove assembly?

 

Subaru Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 6 years ago
No, this is the easiest way, if you are worried about touching the bulb, use a pair of latex gloves, this will prevent the oils from your skin getting on the bulb,Tim
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
tim i have a tip for u / 1 take a paint stir stick & cut it as wide as the terminals on the back of the bulb/ 2 friction fit it into those terminals and use this to guide the bulb thru the narrow space to the bulb socket
Subaru Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 6 years ago
Wow, that is a great tip, i will try that next time, Thanks,Tim
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
now to complete the job the dust cap has to be re-installed i'm guessing that a lot of these vehicles are missing that part after headlight replacement / any tips on this ?
Subaru Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 6 years ago

The dust cap should just snap back on

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