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how to remove a headlight bulb?


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#1 boogeyman

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Posted 02 January 2005 - 02:31 PM

Vehicle: 1998 Subaru Forester
Problem: Left headlight bulb is burnt out. Works OK on high beam but not on low beam.
Action thus far: The power cord is disconnected, revealing the three prongs of the old bulb. At this point the directions read: "...remove retainer ring, then bulb." I can't see the retainer ring. Everything is covered by a rubber diaphragm (which presumably protects the back of the headlight assembly from moisture).
Questions: 1. Must the rubber diaphragm be removed to access the retainer ring?

#2 Suzam

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Posted 02 January 2005 - 04:05 PM

Yes, peel it off to continue.

#3 ashwinearl

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Posted 11 January 2005 - 03:18 PM

Vehicle: 1998 Subaru Forester
Problem: Left headlight bulb is burnt out. Works OK on high beam but not on low beam.
Action thus far: The power cord is disconnected, revealing the three prongs of the old bulb. At this point the directions read: "...remove retainer ring, then bulb." I can't see the retainer ring. Everything is covered by a rubber diaphragm (which presumably protects the back of the headlight assembly from moisture).
Questions: 1. Must the rubber diaphragm be removed to access the retainer ring?


Yes once the retainer clip is off, the bulb pulls out. It might be hard at first because the rubber seal might be sticky.

My 1998 Legacy has crappy lights, I replaced the bulbs with some from www.midnightmoose.com

I went with some higher wattage ones. No burned harness yet, and it was an improvement. The beam pattern still sucks though and I want to put some driving lights on as well.




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