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#61 of 110 Re: 2006 head light [paisan]
Mar 04, 2007 (6:33 pm)
I gave up. My wife will have to take it to the shop. IMO, it is a poor design that would require a trip to the dealer to replace a bulb. Shame on Subaru..
#62 of 110 Re: 2006 head light [nhsteve]
Mar 04, 2007 (7:34 pm)
Don't blame Subaru, like I said my Nissan Armada is the same way. What did the manual say for replacement?
I think it's not a Subaru only problem. I guess to get things compacted into such small spaces, they have to pack it in there.
#63 of 110 Re: 2006 head light [nhsteve]
Mar 05, 2007 (5:41 am)
Hmm... You don't need to bring it in... It alittle hard since u can't really see it but its doable.
I changed my bulbs to Silver Stars... Nice and bright and white!!!! Do the passenger side first... There are more room. The bulb opening is covered by a round rubber cover.. So look for that.. There are 3 different ones on the light assembly, 1 for the high beam, 1 for low and 1 for the signal. So look for the correct one and pop out the cover. Unplug the wire harness. There is a philips screw that holds the bulb clip. Unscrew that and release the clip/spring/latch, whatever u want to call it.
Installation is the reverse. U might want a pair of gloves, when doing the bulb so u don't get oil/grease on it. It could cause the bulb to smoke and blows up.
The driver side is more painful since the batt is in the way. U might want to loosen that out first to give u more room.
#64 of 110 Re: 2006 head light [megreyhair]
Mar 10, 2007 (1:42 pm)
I had my wife take it to the shop. I had the cover that you mentioned off, on both side. Visibility into the bulb chamber to release the clip is very difficult. I was concerned that I would get it out but not be able to replace it.
So I had the dealer replace the bulb and wiper blades. Now, 1 week later, the other bulb blew... figures.
#65 of 110 Re: 2006 head light [nhsteve]
Mar 12, 2007 (4:28 am)
I bet the mechanic used his hands or dirty gloves and touched the bulb....
#66 of 110 driver window switch problem
Apr 24, 2007 (4:58 am)
does anyone have an issue with the driver window not going back up? I have a very very sporadic case where the window will not go up until I pull up on the switch 4 or 5 times and finally it will work. after that it works flawlessly.
then a few weeks later it will do it again...
#67 of 110 Re: driver window switch problem [cluelesspa]
Apr 24, 2007 (9:42 am)
Probably way off base, but does this happen after you use the auto-down feature? I had that problem with my '96 Outback. I never had any problems putting it up unless I allowed the auto-down to fully retract it. If I held it in the manual mode, I could put the window all the way down with no problems on the return. It gradually became worse, to the point that if I accidentally had it in auto-down mode, I would panic and immediately pull up on the switch!
#68 of 110 Re: driver window switch problem [xwesx]
Apr 24, 2007 (10:07 am)
Yes I always use auto down on the drivers window. I will try and see if I use Manual down if it does it. Did you ever get it fixed? and if so what part?
#69 of 110 Re: driver window switch problem [cluelesspa]
Apr 24, 2007 (10:32 am)
Should probably be a TSB on it, my guess is they use Nissan switches, and I have the same problem in my Armada, they had a TSB on it for my 04. But Subaru uses Nissan switches so it makes sense.
#70 of 110 Re: driver window switch problem [cluelesspa]
Apr 24, 2007 (1:36 pm)
No, I never fixed it. I purchased the car used in 2000 and once I had figured out how to prevent it, it was no longer an issue for me.