Menu

1A Auto Video Library
Our how-to videos have helped repair over 100 million vehicles.

How to Replace Turn Signal Switch 04-09 Subaru Outback

Share on:

How to Replace Turn Signal Switch 04-09 Subaru Outback

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken, damaged, faded, worn or faulty turn signal switch on 08 Subaru Outback

  1. step 1 :Disconnecting the Battery
    • Disconnect the negative battery cable with a 10mm wrench
    • Pull the negative terminal off the battery post
  2. step 2 :Removing the Steering Column Panels
    • Remove the Phillips head screw from the bottom of the steering column
    • Lower the steering column release lever
    • Pull off the lower steering column panel
    • Remove the three Phillips head screws from bottom of the steering column
    • Pull off the upper steering column panel
  3. step 3 :Removing the Turn Signal Switch
    • Remove the two Phillips screws from the turn signal switch
    • Disconnect the turn signal switch electrical connector
    • Pull the turn signal switch off the steering column
  4. step 4 :Installing the Turn Signal Switch
    • Push the turn signal switch onto the steering column
    • Connect the turn signal switch electrical connector
    • Install the two Phillips screws into the turn signal switch
  5. step 5 :Installing the Steering Column Panels
    • Line up the upper steering column panel on the column
    • Install the three Phillips screws for the upper steering column panel
    • Line up the lower steering column panel on the column
    • Snap the two panels together
    • Install the Phillips screw into the bottom of the lower panel
    • Adjust and lock the steering column
  6. step 6 :Reconnecting the Battery
    • Connect the negative terminal to the battery post
    • Tighten the battery terminal with a 10mm wrench
    • Check that the terminal is firmly attached

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Wrenches - Metric

    10mm Wrench

Installation Video
Watch video

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

In this video we will be removing and reinstalling a turn signal switch in 2008 Subaru Outback. If you need parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description and head over to 1AAuto.com.

We're going to disconnect the battery. We're going to use a 10 millimeter wrench. Disconnect the negative terminal on the battery. Loosen this up. Twist it back and forth. Pull that out of the way.

There's a Phillips head screw right here. We're going to take a Phillips head screwdriver to take this screw out. Then we're going to grab this panel with two hands and pull down, and then I'm going to 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 are three Phillips head screws. They're hidden. You’ve kind of got to 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. There's another one right here in front of this white connector here, and we'll take that one out. Pull that one out. Then for the last one, I'm going to pull the steering column outward and have it up with the adjuster down, and that one's 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 going to take these two Phillips head screws out for the turn signal switch. Then we can slide it out a little bit. Disconnect the connector. Push that. Push this little tab down, and pull it out.

Now we'll reinstall our turn signal switch. Push that in, line the connector up, and pushed it up. Then we can install these Phillips head screws right there. Put that in it. Snug that down. Snug the other one down.

Now we're going to put this cover on. Get that lined up good. We'll take our Phillips head screw and go up in that hidden location. I’m just going to 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. All right, all those screws are started. Now, I'll snug them all down. Push down on the cover so it's lined up.

Now we're going to put the lower cover on. Slide this is. Get it lined up with the upper cover. When it's lined up, push it together. When it all clicks in place, you know it's in.

Next we'll take a Phillips head screw and install that right here. We can lock our steering wheel column.

Then we can reconnect our battery. Take a 10 millimeter wrench and tighten it up. I’m going to take and just wiggle the negative terminal, make sure that's good.

Thanks for watching. Visit us at 1AAuto.com for quality auto parts, fast and free shipping, and the best customer service in the industry.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 10mm Wrench


Search Videos
Go To Top

Same Day Shipping

Need your part faster? Choose expedited shipping at checkout.

Guaranteed To Fit

Highest quality, direct fit replacement auto parts enforced to the strictest product standards.

USA Customer Support

Exceeding customers' expectations, our team of passionate auto enthusiasts are here to help.

Instructional Video Library

Thousands of how-to auto repair videos to guide you step-by-step through your repair.

Loading...