Subaru Forester: Maintenance and service / Maintenance tips

Some clips and fender linings must be removed before replacing the air cleaner elements or specific bulbs.

Removing and reinstalling clips

Removing clips

There are several types of clips used for your vehicle.

Type A clips

Subaru Forester. Maintenance tips

  1. Turn the clips counterclockwise using a flat-head screwdriver until the center portion of the clip is raised.
  2. Remove the clips with a flat-head screwdriver using leverage.
  3. Remove the entire clip by pulling it up.

Type B clips

Subaru Forester. Maintenance tips

  1. Pull out the center portion of the clip using a flat-head screwdriver as shown in the illustration.
  2. Pull the protruded center portion to remove the entire body of the clip.

Type C clips

Subaru Forester. Maintenance tips

  1. Turn the clip counterclockwise using a Phillips screwdriver until the center portion of the clip is raised.
  2. Remove the entire clip by pulling it up.

Reinstalling clips

Subaru Forester. Maintenance tips

Type A clips

Subaru Forester. Maintenance tips

Type B clips

Subaru Forester. Maintenance tips

Type C clips

Insert the clip without the center portion first and then push the center portion of the clip into the hole.

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