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How to Replace Tail Light Housing 13-16 Subaru Impreza XV Crosstrek

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  1. step : Removing the Tail Light Housing (0:25)
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts from the tail light
    • Pull the tail light straight out
    • Disconnect the wiring harnesses
  2. step : Installing the Tail Light Housing (1:21)
    • Connect the wiring harnesses
    • Line up the grooves and pins on the housing with the holes on the vehicle
    • Pop the tail light in
    • Tighten the two 10mm bolts

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Right here is the tail light, and you're going to want to remove these two 10mm bolts. I'm using a 10mm socket and extension and a quarter drive ratchet. We'll start by spinning these out. As soon as you crack them loose, you should be able to take them out right by hand because they're not all that tight. Once the two screws are out, you should be able to pretty much pop this right off just by pulling it straight out. You can see there's a few tabs right here. It slides on this tab, and then there's two little push pins that it pops into. From that point you can take it right off the car just by unplugging that one connector.

Putting the taillight back on, you'll want to connect this connector. Then you want to make sure that you line up this groove and these two push pins so that it sits on the car appropriately just like that. Now you'll take your two 10mm screws. You always want to start them by hand without any real force on them so that they don't crossthread. Then you can tighten them up with your ratchet and extension.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

2012 - 2016  Subaru  Impreza
2016 - 2017  Subaru  Crosstrek
2013 - 2015  Subaru  XV Crosstrek

12-13 Subaru Impreza Station Wagon; 13 XV Crosstrek Outer Taillight PAIR

Subaru Outer 2 Piece Tail Light Set DIY Solutions

This part replaces:

  • Partslink SU2819104, SU2818104
  • DIY Solutions LHT07870

Part Details

  • Set Quantity: 2 Piece
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