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How to Replace High Tone Horn 14-17 Subaru XV Crosstrek

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How to Replace High Tone Horn 14-17 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to remove and replace a shorted, muffled, or faulty high tone horn on 14 Subaru XV Crosstrek.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Bumper Cover
    • Place painter's tape along the edge of the fender
    • Place painter's tape along the edge of the headlight
    • Repeat for the other side
    • Pry up and remove the ten push clips from atop the bumper
    • Lift the air guide up and out
    • Pry out the push clip on the bumper in the wheel well on both sides
    • Pry out the push clip on the splash shield
    • Pry the bumper out from the edge and unclip along the bumper
    • Pull the bumper out and disconnect the fog light connector
    • Remove the bumper
  2. step 2 :Removing the High Tone Horn
    • Remove the 10mm bolt from the low tone horn
    • Disconnect the connector
    • Remove the horn
  3. step 3 :Installing the High Tone Horn
    • Tighten the 10mm bolt to the horn
    • Connect the connector
  4. step 4 :Installing the Bumper Cover
    • Connect the fog light connector
    • Line the bumper into place
    • Push the bumper in to its clips
    • Press the clip on the bumper in the wheel well on both sides
    • Press the clips in to the splash shield
    • Insert the air guide into place
    • Press the clips in atop the bumper
    • Remove the painter's tape

Tools needed for replacement

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Painter's Tape

  • Ratchets & Related


  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

    Trim Tool Set

Installation Video
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Release our hood. Pull the handle inside, underneath the safety right here. Lift it up. So it has two positions. The normal position and then a service position. Check the edge of the fender. Put some masking tape along it between the fender and the bumper. Tape the edge of the bumper and put some masking tape on the edge of the headlight. Just doing this so when I take the bumper off it's less likely to scratch it. Just repeat that for the other side. There's ten push clips on the top of the bumper that you want to remove: here and here. Use a small flat bladed screwdriver, pop it up and take it out. Just repeat that for all the clips. If the center comes out no big deal, they'll go back in.

So the top of the bumper is loose. This actually little air guide behind it is loose, and you could pop this out. That's how to remove that air guide. You don't have to raise the vehicle to get the bumper off, but we're going to do it because it's easier to show you what's going on. So there's a push clip on the side of the bumper. I'm not sure if this one is original. Yours may have a center part that you need to push in and unlock it. This one is a barbed clip. I'm going to use a trim clip tool to pry it out. Repeat that for the other side. If the clip breaks, we'll just have to replace it. Just push it through.

Remove this push clip here. All right. That's part of our broken clip. There's one here and then two more over here. We'll follow this across, and there are two clips here. Ours were attached up there and they had broken off, just from probably from parking lot stoppers. You need to unclip these if they weren't broken. I'm just going to leave them alone. And move on to the other ones on the other side. And this one on the outside here. This will sound like you're breaking the bumper, but you're really popping it off of the bracket here. So you're going to grab it just below where it splits and just pull it straight out. That one came out pretty easy. It'll unclip from all the way around just like that.

There's a bunch of clips where it clips in all under the headlight. And I'm just going to repeat that for the other side. And just hold onto the bumper so it doesn't fall. Just go down around just like that. The bumper is totally loose and you take it straight off. Oh, I left the fog lights attached. To unplug the fog lights, there's a connector block right here. Push it in and pull it out, and do the same for the other side. And we put the bumper aside.

The high tone horn is underneath the passenger side headlamp behind the bumper. You're going to use a 10 millimeter socket ratchet extension to remove the bracket. Just push in the lock there and unplug it.

And to reinstall it, put it back into place with the bolt and then plug it back in.

To reinstall the bumper, get it up close here. Just hang onto the middle to plug in the fog lights. Just push them in. They'll lock when they are in place. The same for both sides. Hold the bumper up. That's why you put masking tape over the fenders, and push it in. Yeah, that's going in. Get this tape out of the way. Line it up. I'll replace this clip here. Start peeling off this tape as I go along. Do the same on the other side. Replace this clip. Remove the tape. Put all the push clips back in the same place underneath. Replace these if yours aren't broken. Then reinstall this air guide. It goes over the hood latch. Pull it out on the bumper a little bit. There we go. Get these little clips lined up first. Put this clip in. This one here. Bumper is reinstalled. Put the hood down.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Painter's Tape

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set

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