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How to change front right headlight bulb (left side when facing car)

Trying to change headlight bulb, I can't get the bulb out, the rubber thing is in the way.

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  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2009

    Can't get the rubber covering off to get to the spring clamp on the right headlight bulb. Do I just pull on the rubber covering or is there place on the clamp for me to hold on to while trying to remove the covering?

  • ILNY Apr 17, 2009

    Tried to get the rubber covering off the headlight area on the passenger side of the 2001 Forester Subaru...the rubber piece won't come off. Is there a pull tab to grab onto?

    Of course I just gave the headlight a "whack" and the light came back on. Amazing!

    I will replace the headlight if the light goes out again or else I will just give it a harder whack.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    In Auto, both headlights go on, but after sunrise, right bulb is not on

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Unplug the connector running to the back of the headlamp bulb. Remove the rubber ring that is on the back of the headlamp. It just pulls off. After the rubber is removed, you will see the clip to release the bulb.

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This solution was clear and it worked perfectly thanks

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