Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback (BR): Rear Quarter Trim

A: REMOVAL

1. SEDAN MODEL

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

CAUTION: The airbag system is fitted with a backup power supply. After disconnecting the battery ground cable, the airbag may operate if you do not wait for 60 seconds before starting the service of airbag system.

2) Remove the rear seat cushion assembly.

  1. Pull up the seat cushion and release the hook.

CAUTION: If the hook is disconnected from the vehicle body, replace the hook with the new part to prevent the decline of the fixed force of the seat.

Subaru Outback. Exterior/Interior Trim

Subaru Outback. Exterior/Interior Trim

  1. Remove the hook (A) by pushing it back while lifting the front side of the seat cushion, and remove the seat cushion.

Subaru Outback. Exterior/Interior Trim

3) Release the clips and claws, and then remove the side sill cover - rear INN.

CAUTION: Do not pull with excessive force. Doing so may damage the claws of the side sill cover INN.

Subaru Outback. Exterior/Interior Trim

NOTE: To release the claws of the side sill cover INN, the following steps are recommended.

1. Take out the weather strip from under the side sill cover INN.

2. Turn over the floor mat and release the claw (C-C and D-D) by accessing from behind the side sill cover INN.

4) Remove the rear quarter trim LWR.

  1. Remove the backrest side pad.
    1. Remove the screws.

Preparation tool: Stubby screwdriver

  1. Turn over the bottom end of the backrest side pad in the forward direction so that the claws are released.
  2. Remove the backrest side pad by pulling it up.

Subaru Outback. Exterior/Interior Trim

  1. Pull the release lever in the trunk room, and then tilt the backrest forward.

Subaru Outback. Exterior/Interior Trim

  1. Release the clips of the trunk trim panel assembly-side.
  2. Remove the clips, and remove the rear quarter trim LWR.

Subaru Outback. Exterior/Interior Trim

5) Remove the rear quarter trim UPR.

  1. Remove the lower anchor bolt of the outer belt assembly.

Subaru Outback. Exterior/Interior Trim

  1. Release the clips, and remove the rear quarter trim UPR.

Subaru Outback. Exterior/Interior Trim

Pull out the seat belt and remove the rear quarter trim UPR.

2. OUTBACK MODEL

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

CAUTION: The airbag system is fitted with a backup power supply. After disconnecting the battery ground cable, the airbag may operate if you do not wait for 60 seconds before starting the service of airbag system.

2) Remove the rear seat cushion assembly.

  1. Pull up the seat cushion and release the hook.

CAUTION: If the hook is disconnected from the vehicle body, replace the hook with the new part to prevent the decline of the fixed force of the seat.

Subaru Outback. Exterior/Interior Trim

Subaru Outback. Exterior/Interior Trim

  1. Remove the hook (A) by pushing it back while lifting the front side of the seat cushion, and remove the seat cushion.

Subaru Outback. Exterior/Interior Trim

3) Release the clips and claws, and then remove the side sill cover - rear INN.

CAUTION: Do not pull with excessive force. Doing so may damage the claws of the side sill cover INN.

Subaru Outback. Exterior/Interior Trim

NOTE: To release the claws of the side sill cover INN, the following steps are recommended.

1. Take out the weather strip from under the side sill cover INN.

2. Turn over the floor mat and release the claw (C-C and D-D) by accessing from behind the side sill cover INN.

4) Tilt the backrest forward, and then turn over the backrest backside mat.

Subaru Outback. Exterior/Interior Trim

5) Remove the backrest side pad assembly.

  1. Disconnect the backrest cable and reclining lever cable.
  2. Remove the screws and remove the reclining lever assembly by pulling it downward.

Preparation tool: Stubby screwdriver

Subaru Outback. Exterior/Interior Trim

  1. Turn over the bottom end of the backrest side pad in the forward direction so that the claws are released.
  2. Remove the backrest side pad by pulling it up.

Subaru Outback. Exterior/Interior Trim

6) Remove the clips, and remove the luggage floor box and rear floor edge cover.

Subaru Outback. Exterior/Interior Trim

7) Remove the rear quarter trim LWR.

  1. Remove the caps, screws, and bolts. (A), (C)
  2. Take out the hook and remove the screw inside. (B)
  3. Remove the clips, and remove the rear quarter trim LWR.

Subaru Outback. Exterior/Interior Trim

8) Remove the rear quarter trim UPR.

  1. Open the cap and remove the bolt to remove the seat belt anchor.
  2. Remove the clips, and remove the rear quarter trim UPR-front.
  3. Remove the clips, and remove the rear quarter trim UPR-rear.

Subaru Outback. Exterior/Interior Trim

B: INSTALLATION

CAUTION: If the hook is disconnected from the vehicle body, replace the hook with the new part to prevent the decline of the fixed force of the seat.

Subaru Outback. Exterior/Interior Trim

Install each part in the reverse order of removal.

Tightening torque:
Sedan model
Rear seat belt: <Ref. to SB-3, REAR SEAT BELT (SEDAN MODEL), COMPONENT, General Description.>
OUTBACK model
Rear seat belt: <Ref. to SB-4, REAR SEAT BELT (OUTBACK MODEL), COMPONENT, General Description.>

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