Question about 2006 Subaru Forester

Open Question

Need to replace headlight assembly (passenger side) not just the bulb, but the entire assembly. I'm having trouble locating all the attach points. Can anyone provide guidance to do this? Thanks a lot.

Posted by on

  • Rick Feb 06, 2010

    Solution: You must remove the snaplocks along the top of the bumper assembly plastic. Then remove the snaplocks on the backside of the same plastic cowling that are inside the front wheel wells. It is possible to then bend the plast out enough (and carefully, (not to crease the plastic or paint) to remove and replace one headlight however you will scratch up the backs of your hands on the plastic edge as I did. I think I saved time compared to removing the entire plastic bumper cowling. You may feel otherwise. I also saved 50% by buying the headlight online instead of from the local dealer in Littleton, CO. Even with shipping I still paid 50% less than dealer cost and the headlight assy is indistinguishable from the original. It took less than a week to receive the part. It took me approx one hour to do the job, but now that I know what to do I'm sure I could do it in 20 min next time. Well worth the cost savings vs. having the dealer do it.

×

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I need to replace my headlights and the user manual is not user friendly. Where can I find instructions to complete this task?


If you're talking about the entire head light assembly, there are two metal tabs that just pull up. One on the top and one on the side near the fendor.

If you're talking about the light bulbs themselves:

Drivers side- stick your hand down by the alternator and over to the back of the headlight, you'll feel a round rubber boot that just pulls off. Twist off the bulb and replace.

Passenger side- remove the top of the air cleaner and move the air cleaner itself out of the way. You'll have complete access at that point.

Jan 13, 2011 | 2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

1 Answer

How to replace headlight bulbs. How to access


Locate where the wires go into the headlight on the engine side. You should be able to find the locking collar. Turn it counter clockwise and remove the bulb at this point you should just have to unplug the old bulb and reverse the process to install the new bulb.

Jan 25, 2010 | Mercury Mountaineer Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I need to change low beam bulb how to get old one


Depends on which side you are working on. The easiest way actually involves more steps, in my opinion. On the passenger side, take out the air box to access the 10 mm nut for the entire headlight assembly. Remove the two 10mm bolts on top of the headlight assembly, pull the whole thing out, mindful that the wires are still attached. Remove the cover to the bulb, unclip the wire holding the metal base to the assembly and remove the bulb. Pull on the wire connector to remove from the bulb. The reason this is simpler is because of the wire part that holds the bulb base onto the assembly. With the assembly in place, you can't get a good view of the thing to unhook it or re-hook it.
The driver's side is a bit easier--you only need a deep socket 10mm to remove the nut holding the assembly to the frame or if you don't have a deep socket, remove the fill tube for the winshield washer, then remove the nut. Remove the two bolts holding the assembly on top and continue as with the passenger side. DO NOT TOUCH THE BULB!!! Your fingerprint oils will cause the bulb to fail earlier than it should.

Jan 09, 2010 | 2006 Suzuki Forenza

1 Answer

Passenger side headlight assembly inop. high and low beam bulbs good. fuses good. is there a relay? is so where is it


If only one headlight isn't operative, your fuse and bulbs are ok, then check for proper grounding at the headlight assembly.
There should be a black wire that comes from the headlight assembly and is attached somewhere at a good grounding point.
You can have power to the lamp, but if you don't have a solid ground connection, it won't light up.

Dec 03, 2009 | 1999 Volkswagen Beetle

2 Answers

How do you replace a burned out bulb (not an entire headlight) on the passenger side of a 2006 Suzuki Forenza


open the hood and look for the rear side it will be a coupler turn type deal ..twist it out and remove old bulb and re-installation is reverse procedure

Sep 22, 2009 | 2006 Suzuki Forenza

2 Answers

Xenon headlight problems


there are 3 things that make the xenon in your car work the bulb, an ignitor, and a control module, you know your bulbs are ok so thats good, now you will want to swap the control modules they are a metal box attached to the headlight assembly its roughly 4"x4" you will remove the hheadlight assemblys to get to the module, there are 4 8mm bolts and then it pulls out, it the light follows the control module then thats what you will need if not you will need an ignigtor, as far as the flickering that is moet likely the module going bad, the company that makes this system is AL (automotive lighting) there is an SIB from BMW about this that says under a warr claim both control modules are to be replaced and the bulb of the faulty headlight, however i cant count the number of times i have done all that and still have to replace the ignigtor, If it is the Ign that is alot harder to swap as you have to dis assembly the entire light assembly

Mar 31, 2009 | 2003 BMW 330

1 Answer

Change headlight bulb /Passengers side


you should be able to just take out the bulb. if you need more info go to collisionrepairadvice.com

Mar 10, 2009 | 2001 BMW 325

1 Answer

Driver's side Headlight Bulb Replacement


Do you mean the entire headlight assembly or just the bulb?
If it's the entire headlamp look at the new one to see where the fastening points are, the grill may have to be removed and also the parking lamp lens, if it's just the bulb it's easy Open your hood look at the back of the headlight assembly and twist the bulb holder ring to release it. Good Luck To You

Jan 20, 2009 | 2008 Honda Element

1 Answer

I need help changing out my headlight on the passenger side


typically you will want to replace both lights at the same time. Assuming the bulb has gone bad, it's a relatively simple fix. A new set of bulbs range from $20-$60 and to replace them you simply open the hood and find where they would fit into the back of the headlight assembly. Grab the entire wire and all where it meets the assembly and turn it a quarter turn. Remove the old bulb and replace it. Voila

Jan 18, 2009 | 2005 Ford Taurus

Not finding what you are looking for?
2006 Subaru Forester Logo

Related Topics:

328 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Subaru Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76109 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8269 Answers

Are you a Subaru Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...