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How to Replace Steering Column Cover 04-09 Subaru Outback

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How to Replace Steering Column Cover 04-09 Subaru Outback

Created on: 2018-06-19

How to install and replace a broken, damaged, or cracked upper and lower steering column cover on an 08 Subaru Outback

  1. step 1 :Removing the Cover
    • Remove the Philips head screw
    • Pull straight down on the panel
    • Pull the steering wheel adjuster down
    • Remove the three hidden Philips head screws
    • Pull straight up on the panel
  2. step 2 :Reassembling the Cover
    • Line up the top cover
    • Insert the three screws and snug them up
    • Line up the bottom cover
    • Snap it in place
    • Insert the Philips head screw

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

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Hi, I'm Mike from 1AAuto. We've been selling auto parts for over 30 years.

There's a Phillip's head screw right here. We're gonna take a Phillip's head screw driver to get this screw out, and we're gonna grab this panel with two hands and pull down. And then I'm gonna pull this release, the adjuster for the steering column down, and then pull this panel out of the way.

Next, to pull the upper cover off, there's three Phillip's head screws. They're hidden. You kinda gotta go in between these wiring harnesses here and go up there. That's for one, so we'll take that one out. There it is.

And then, there's another one right here in front of this white connector here. Take that one out. Pull that one out. And the last one, we gotta pull the steering column outward. You have it up with the adjuster down. And that one is over on this side.

So once you get those out, put the steering column down, and then we can pull the upper cover off.

We're gonna put this cover on. Get that lined up good. Take our Phillip's head screw, go up in that hidden location. Just gonna get it started so then I can wiggle it around to get the other ones in, if I need to. And then get this last one in back here. I'll pull the column adjustment lever down. Push down on the cover so it's lined up.

Now we're gonna put the lower cover on. Slide this in. Get it lined up with the upper cover. Get this lined up. Push it together. When it all clicks in place, you know it's in. Take a Phillip's head screw. Install that right here. We can lock our steering wheel column.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

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