Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: Combination Switch (Light)

A: REMOVAL

1) Position the front wheels straight ahead. (After moving a vehicle 5 m (16 ft) or more with front wheels positioned straight ahead, make sure that the vehicle moves straight ahead.)

2) Turn the ignition switch to OFF.

3) Disconnect the ground cable from battery and wait for at least 60 seconds before starting work.

4) Remove the driver's airbag module assembly.

CAUTION: Before handling the airbag module, refer to "CAUTION" of "General Description" in "AIRBAG SYSTEM". <Ref. to AB-9, CAUTION, General Description.>

  1. Using a hexagon wrench etc. wrapped by protective tape, insert the snap pins and release the locks (3 locations).

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  1. Disconnect the horn harness and airbag connector and remove the airbag module assembly. <Ref. to AB-18, PROCEDURE, Airbag Connector.>

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5) Remove the steering wheel.

CAUTION:

Preparation tool: Steering wheel puller

  1. Disconnect the connector and remove the nut.
  2. Put alignment marks and remove the steering wheel using a steering puller.

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6) Remove the steering column cover.

  1. Lower the lever of the steering column.
  2. Release the claws and remove the screws, then detach the steering column lower cover.

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  1. Separate the steering column upper cover and steering upper cover, and remove the steering column upper cover.

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7) Remove the roll connector.

CAUTION: Make sure that the roll connector is not turned from the original position.

  1. Disconnect the connector under the roll connector.
  2. Release the claws and remove the roll connector.

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8) Remove the wiper switch assembly.

  1. Disconnect the connector from wiper switch.
  2. Release the claws, and pull out the wiper switch assembly.

CAUTION: Do not press the claws with excessive force. They may be damaged.

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9) Remove the combination switch (light).

  1. Disconnect the connector of combination switch.
  2. Remove the screws and detach the combination switch (light).

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B: INSTALLATION

1) Install each part in the reverse order of removal.

CAUTION:

2) Before installing steering wheel, be sure to adjust the direction of roll connector with steering. <Ref. to AB- 101, ADJUSTMENT, Roll Connector.>

Tightening torque:
Combination switch (light): 3.5 N*m (0.36 kgf-m, 2.6 ft-lb)
Steering wheel: 39 N*m (3.98 kgf-m, 28.8 ft-lb)

Clearance:
Between column cover and steering wheel: 2 - 4 mm (0.08 - 0.16 in)

C: INSPECTION

1) Disconnect the combination switch (light) connector.

2) Measure the resistance between combination switch (light) connector terminals.

Preparation tool: Circuit tester

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3) Replace the combination switch (light) if the inspection result is not within the standard value.

1. LIGHTING SWITCH

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2. DIMMER & PASSING SWITCH

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3. TURN SIGNAL SWITCH

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4. FRONT FOG LIGHT SWITCH

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Light Control Sensor

A: REMOVAL

NOTE: The light control sensor is integrated with the sunload sensor.

1) Disconnect the ground cable from battery.

2) Remove the light control sensor.

CAUTION: Be careful not to damage the sensors and interior trims when removing.

  1. Release the claws and clips, then detach the side speaker cover (RH).

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  1. Push out the light control sensor by pressing the left and right claws.
  2. Disconnect the connector, and remove the light control sensor.

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B: INSTALLATION

Install each part in the reverse order of removal.

C: INSPECTION

For the inspection of the light control sensor, refer to "AUTO HEADLIGHT SYSTEM CHECK" of "Headlight System". <Ref. to LI-6, AUTO HEADLIGHT SYSTEM CHECK, INSPECTION, Headlight System.>

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