Subaru Forester: Replacing bulbs / Backup light

Subaru Forester. Backup light

  1. Apply a flat-head screwdriver to the light cover as shown in the illustration, and pry the light cover off from the rear gate trim.

    Subaru Forester. Backup light

  2. Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise and remove it.

    Subaru Forester. Backup light

  3. Pull the bulb out of the bulb socket and replace it.
  4. Install the bulb socket by turning it clockwise.
  5. Route the wire as shown in the illustration.

    Subaru Forester. Backup light

  6. Install the light cover on the rear gate.

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