Question about 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca
NO TOOLS REQUIRED. This can be done by touch on either the passenger or drivers's side. The bulb resides in a tube with a screw on end cap. Remove the end cap by screwing counter-clockwise. Reach in and you will feel 2 electrical leads. Pull both out. They will naturally stay one on top of the other, so no worries about them swapping places. Here is the tricky part. There is a wire that is holding the bulb in place. It looks complicated, but is made by design to be EASY to deal with. With your thumb, press the wire retainer in and a bit down. It will pop loose. Remove the bulb holding it by one of the electrical leads. Remove it carefully AND TAKE NOTE OF ITS' EXACT ORIENTATION SO YOU CAN PUT THE NEW BULB IN THE SAME WAY. Get the new bulb and remove from its' protective cover, holding it by its' electrical lead. Do not touch the bulb. The oils from your hand can reduce bulb life. As mentioned above, hold the bulb in the same orientation as the bulb you removed. The wire clip is as easy to replace as it was to remove. Push it forward and up. Again, it will snap into place. Replace the 2 electrical leads, and replace the screw on end cap. Test the headlight. BE CONFIDENT. THIS IS REALLY JUST AS EASY AS I HAVE DESCRIBED.
Posted on Jan 08, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I replaced my factory HID bulbs with aftermarket ones, I removed the air box cleaner the get full access to the bulb and for the passenger side I did remove the battery. Removing these items makes it a whole lot easier.
Posted on Oct 05, 2008
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.
Posted on Oct 07, 2008
There is a light cover in front of the battery... take this off and then look for the metal clamps holding the light housing in. (I say clamps, but they're more like glorified paper clips on either side of the fixture.) Press in on each side, pushing the clamps towards each other and pull the fixture out.
Posted on Dec 04, 2008
Posted on Apr 23, 2009
Helps to remove the battery, but small ahbds can do it.
Directly behind the lens is a big round cap ... twist it off. The bulb is held in place with a spring that locks in to a notch in the holder. When handling the new bulb, don't touch the glass. The oil from your skin will cause it to shatter when turned on.
Posted on Oct 23, 2009
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