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Subaru Impreza Headlight Assembly Replacement Guide


Subaru Impreza is a sturdy and reliable car, but it needs proper lighting at night or in low light conditions to show its excellence. Driving with a broken or burned light can get you a ticket, and even if you do not get a legal warning, driving with bad lightning can be fatal for you or drivers around you. 

Every day a large number of accidents occur due to improper light on the road. If there is not enough light on the road and you can’t see far enough, the chance of an accident increases exponentially. That’s why you should always keep an eye on your vehicle’s headlights, and whenever they get in bad shape, you should replace them.

Replacing headlight assembly costs a lot of money if you go to a professional for these services. That is why we have brought you this Subaru Impreza Headlight Assembly Upgrade. With this guide, you can easily replace the headlight bulbs and the headlight assembly of a vehicle. This will improve your safety and save money at the same time.

The stock bulbs that come with the Subaru Impreza vehicle are halogens, but better options like LEDs are available.

Advantages of Upgrading to LEDs:

  • LEDs utilize less power than halogen, thus decreasing the strain on the battery.
  • The LED headlight has a higher life expectancy and can last up to 40000 hours.
  • It comes in different designs, not only improving your visibility but also appearing more beautiful.
  • Even though the initial cost is more than the halogens, LEDs cut many expenses in the long run.
  • LEDs are eco-friendly.
  • Decreases eye fatigue.

Step by Step Subaru Impreza Headlight Assembly Replacement:

This guide shows how you can easily replace the headlight assembly of your 2006 Subaru Impreza. Fulfill all the safety measures and use the right tools for this replacement.

Required Tools for the Subaru Impreza Headlight Assembly Replacement:

  • 10mm socket
  • Trim pad remover
  • Phillip screwdriver
  • Ratchet
  • New headlight assembly
  • Flat tip screwdriver

Steps to 2006 Subaru Impreza Headlight Assembly Replacement

  • Wear gloves and glasses.
  • Make sure the engine is off and cool.
  • If the engine is hot, then wait for it to cool down.
  • First of all, open the hood.
  • Lift the car’s front side and remove 7 plastic pop clips that hold the bottom of the bumper fixed with the vehicle.
  • There is a hidden clip beneath the splash guard. Pull the guard aside and remove the clip.
  • Now move to the fender wall and remove the plastic pop clip present there. Do this on both sides.
  • Inside the hood, right on top of the grill, sits 6 plastic pop clips. Remove all of these clips.
  • There are some small plastic clips on the grill at points where the grill is connected to the bumper. Remove these clips and pull the grill aside.
  • Underneath the grill is the last hidden pop clip/connector. Remove this clip and pull the bumper out.
  • Towards the outer side of the headlight, remove 1 10mm bolts and towards the inner side of the headlight, remove 2 10mm bolts and 2 10mm nuts. After that, remove the plastic clip and 10mm bolt at the top of the headlight.
  • At the backside of the headlight, you will see a plastic headlight retainer. Undo this retainer.
  • Unplug the headlight harness and remove the headlight assembly.
  • Remove the bracket from the stock headlight and transfer it to the new headlight.
  • Connect the headlight harness to the new headlight and place the headlight in the stock position.

Place all the components back safely in the reverse order they were removed. Congratulations! Your job is done.


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