Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback: Rear Bumper

A: REMOVAL

1) Remove the rear combination light assembly.

1. Remove the trunk room trim. <Ref. to EI-127, REMOVAL, Trunk Room Trim.>

2. Disconnect the connector.

3. Release the nuts and clips, then remove the rear combination light assembly.

CAUTION: Be careful not to damage the clips.

Subaru Outback. Exterior/Interior Trim

1. Remove the clips and detach the rear combination light covers.

Subaru Outback. Exterior/Interior Trim

2. Release the bolts and clips, then pull out the rear combination light assembly to the vehicle rear.

3. Disconnect the connector and remove the rear combination light assembly.

CAUTION: Be careful not to damage the clips.

Subaru Outback. Exterior/Interior Trim

2) Remove the rear bumper face assembly.

  1. Remove the clips inside the wheel housing.
  2. Remove the clips at the lower side of rear bumper.

Subaru Outback. Exterior/Interior Trim

  1. Detach the (b) and (c) while pulling up (a) of the bumper.
  2. Detach (e) while pulling up the bumper (d).
  3. Detach the opposite side in the same manner.
  4. Detach in order from (f) to (h) while pulling up center part of the bumper face.

CAUTION: Do not pull with a excessive force. Otherwise the bracket installation area may be damaged.

Subaru Outback. Exterior/Interior Trim

3) Remove the rear bumper beam assembly.

  1. Remove the energy absorber foam.
  2. Remove the nuts, and remove the rear bumper beam assembly from vehicle body.

Subaru Outback. Exterior/Interior Trim

NOTE: After all nuts are removed, raise the rear bumper beam assembly a little to remove it from vehicle body.

4) Remove bumper brackets.

Subaru Outback. Exterior/Interior Trim

Subaru Outback. Exterior/Interior Trim

5) Remove the reflex reflector. (OUTBACK model)

Subaru Outback. Exterior/Interior Trim

  1. Press the claws of reflex reflector from the back of the bumper face.
  2. Remove the reflex reflector.

B: INSTALLATION

Install each part in the reverse order of removal.

NOTE: If the bumper face comes off too easily, adjust the hook of the bracket side.

Tightening torque: Refer to "COMPONENT" of "General Description". <Ref. to EI-6, REAR BUMPER, COMPONENT, General Description.>

C: REPAIR

Refer to the front bumper repair. <Ref. to EI-45, REPAIR, Front Bumper.>

Side Sill Spoiler

A: REMOVAL

Remove the clips and detach the side spoiler.

Subaru Outback. Exterior/Interior Trim

  1. Side sill garnish ASSY (sedan model)
  2. Garnish ASSY front fender (OUTBACK model)
  3. Garnish ASSY front door (OUTBACK model)
  4. Garnish ASSY rear door (OUTBACK model)
  5. Garnish ASSY rear quarter (OUTBACK model)
  6. Side sill garnish ASSY (OUTBACK model)

B: INSTALLATION

Install each part in the reverse order of removal.

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