Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: Headlight Assembly

A: REMOVAL

CAUTION: Do not perform work with wet hands.

1) Disconnect the ground cable from battery.

2) Remove the clips and remove the air intake duct. (When removing the headlight RH)

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3) Remove the front bumper face assembly. <Ref. to EI-39, REMOVAL, Front Bumper.>

4) Remove the fender cover assembly UPR.

  1. Remove the clip.
  2. Release the claws of the fender cover assembly UPR by pulling it forward and remove the fender cover.

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5) Remove the headlight assembly.

  1. Remove the bolts and clips, and pull out the headlight assembly to the front of the vehicle.

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  1. Disconnect the connector and remove the headlight assembly.

Subaru Outback. Lighting System

Subaru Outback. Lighting System

B: INSTALLATION

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

Tightening torque: Headlight assembly: 7.5 N*m (0.76 kgf-m, 5.5 ft-lb)

2) Adjust the headlight beam and fog light beam.

C: ADJUSTMENT

1. HEADLIGHT BEAM ADJUSTMENT

CAUTION:

Do not apply the tape on the lens or place the cloth over it. It may raise the temperature in the light and cause deformation/bubble formations of the plastic lens.

1) Before checking the headlight beam level, be sure of the following:

2) Bounce the vehicle several times to normalize the suspension.

3) Make certain that someone is seated in the driver's seat.

4) Measure the distance between the low beam bulb centers and the height of the bulb center.

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  1. High beam
  2. Low beam

5) Place the vehicle with the front end facing to the measurement panel.

NOTE: Adjustment type is recognized by marking of the right and left headlight. Confirm that which is displayed VOL or VOR, and then perform the operation according to the actual adjustment type.

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Subaru Outback. Lighting System

  1. Vehicle center
  2. Bulb center marking
  3. 3 m (10 ft)
  4. Height of headlight center

Subaru Outback. Lighting System

Subaru Outback. Lighting System

  1. Vehicle center
  2. Bulb center marking
  3. 3 m (10 ft)
  4. Height of headlight center

Subaru Outback. Lighting System

6) Adjust the headlight low beam by turning the aiming screw.

Subaru Outback. Lighting System

NOTE: When using a tester, follow the instructions of the tester manual.

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 Front Side Marker Light Bulb

A: REMOVAL 1) Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2) Remove the clips and remove the air intake duct. (When removing the front turn signal light bulb RH) 3) Turn the steering wheel in the opp

 Tail/Stop Light Bulb

A: REMOVAL 1. SEDAN MODEL Rear combination light side 1) Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2) Release the lock and remove the bulb inspection cover of trunk room trim. 3) Remove the bulb

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 Safety precautions

WARNING ● For safety reasons, avoid operating of the cell phone while driving. ● Do not make a phone call while driving. When you have an incoming call, stop the vehicle in a safe location before taking the incoming phone call. When you have to absolutely take a phone call, tell th

 Front Bumper

A: REMOVAL 1) Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2) Remove the front bumper face assembly. Remove the clips, turn over the front mud guard, and disconnect the fog light connector. (Model with fog light) Remove the clips at the upper side of the bumper. Remove the clips from the fen

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