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How to Replace Fog Light Bulbs 04-09 Subaru Outback

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  1. step : Removing the Plastic Shielding (0:16)
    • Lift and support the vehicle (for extra room)
    • Remove the clips that hold the plastic shield on
  2. step : Replacing the Bulb (1:09)
    • Turn the bulb counterclockwise to unlock it from its socket
    • Disconnect the electrical connection
    • Replace old bulb with new bulb
    • Insert the bulb into its socket
    • Turn clockwise to lock it in
  3. step : Reinstalling Plastic Shielding (2:12)
    • Reinstall the plastic shield
    • Reattach the clips that hold it in
    • Lower the vehicle back down (if raised)

Hi, I’m Mike from 1A Auto. We’ve been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

To get to the fog lights you have to raise and support the vehicle because you need to unclip these two clips down the bottom and then there's one way up here if your vehicle still has it. And then if you have a trim clip tool you can use that to help pry it out. You might want to have new ones on hand because sometimes these break and you might have to break them to get them out of here. I'll just push the old part through. All right, so now I'm gonna pull this plastic shield out.

That's the fog light bulb. You can reach up behind it, turn it counter-clockwise to unlock it. Drop the ball right out. I'm gonna disconnect it. I'm gonna push the connector together and then push the lock. Open and then unplug it.

This is a 9006 bulb. This is basically a headlight bulb so you want to make sure you wear gloves and don't touch the glass on your new bulb because the oil from your skin can damage the bulb and reduce the life of it. This one's okay, so we're gonna plug it back in. Get some of the dirt out of there. Put it back in and it'll click together. It will go up into the housing. Got to find the slots that it fits into and turn it clockwise to lock it in place.

This will be the same exact procedure for the opposite side. We'll put the plastic shield back in place. Slide it up inside the bumper and line it up with the holes there. Reinstall the push clips. You can put just the center part in first and then, sorry, just put the outer part in and then the center in to lock it. So simply just push it out. If it doesn't want to come all the way out give them a little tug, push it in here. Reinstall this clip here.

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