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Transmission/Transaxle • Manual Transmission and Differential(5MT) • Speedometer Gear • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester MANUAL TRANSMISSION AND DIFFERENTIAL(5MT) > Speedometer Gear REMOVAL 1. Remove the manual transmission assembly from the vehicle. MANUAL TRANSMISSION AND DIFFERENTIAL(5MT) >...

Transmission/Transaxle • Manual Transmission and Differential(5MT) • Speedometer Gear • Installation 2007 Subaru Forester MANUAL TRANSMISSION AND DIFFERENTIAL(5MT) > Speedometer Gear INSTALLATION 1. Install the washer and speedometer shaft, and press fit a new oil seal with ST. ST...

Transmission/Transaxle • Control Systems • Body Integrated Unit • Removal 2006 Subaru Forester CONTROL SYSTEMS > Body Integrated Unit REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the lower cover. 3. Remove the knee bolster. 4. Disconnect the...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Rear Sub Frame • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Sub Frame REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Lift up the vehicle, and then remove the rear wheels. 3. Disconnect the...

Suspension • Rear Suspension • Rear Crossmember • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester REAR SUSPENSION > Rear Crossmember REMOVAL CAUTION: Do not apply excessive tension to the ABS wheel speed sensor harness. 1. Separate the front exhaust pipe from the rear...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Sub Frame • Removal 2007 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Sub Frame REMOVAL 1. Lift-up the vehicle. 2. Remove the under cover. 3. Remove the bolt cover. 4. Remove the clip. 5. Remove the sub frame....

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Crossmember Support Plate • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Crossmember Support Plate REMOVAL 1. Lift up the vehicle. 2. Remove the bolts and clips, and remove the under cover - front. (1) Under...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Crossmember • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Crossmember REMOVAL CAUTION: • The power steering control module continues to operate after the engine stops and calculate the temperature in the...

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Crossmember • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Crossmember REMOVAL 1. Lift up the vehicle, and remove the front wheels. 2. Remove the sub frame. 3. Remove the stabilizer and jack-up plate....

Suspension • Front Suspension • Front Crossmember • Installation 2015 Subaru Forester FRONT SUSPENSION > Front Crossmember INSTALLATION 1. Check the crossmember for damage or cracks, and correct or replace if defective. 2. Install the universal joint assembly...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Seat Belt System • Rear Seat Belt • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester SEAT BELT SYSTEM > Rear Seat Belt REMOVAL 1. OUTER SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY RH & LH 1. Remove the luggage floor mat. 2. Remove the rear seat cushion assembly and seatback...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Seat Belt System • Rear Seat Belt • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester SEAT BELT SYSTEM > Rear Seat Belt REMOVAL 1. OUTER BELT RH AND LH 1. Remove the luggage floor mat. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Luggage Floor Mat > REMOVAL 2. Remove the rear...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Seat Belt System • Rear Seat Belt • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester SEAT BELT SYSTEM > Rear Seat Belt REMOVAL 1. SEAT BELT OUTER - REAR RH & LH CAUTION: • Airbag system satellite safing sensor is located in the lower of the rear seat...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Seat Belt System • Rear Seat Belt • Installation 2013 Subaru Forester SEAT BELT SYSTEM > Rear Seat Belt INSTALLATION CAUTION: • During installation, make sure that the seat belts are not twisted. • After installation, make sure that the...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Seat Belt System • Rear Seat Belt • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester SEAT BELT SYSTEM > Rear Seat Belt INSPECTION 1. VISUAL INSPECTION Check for the following, and replace with new parts if necessary. • Seat belt is slackened, bent or worn....

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Seat Belt System • Pretensioner Connector • Procedure 2005 Subaru Forester SEAT BELT SYSTEM > Pretensioner Connector PROCEDURE 1. How to disconnect: (1) Using a flat tip screwdriver, pry the push lock upward to unlock. (2) Pull the connector to...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Seat Belt System • Front Seat Belt • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester SEAT BELT SYSTEM > Front Seat Belt REMOVAL 1. SEAT BELT OUTER - FRONT CAUTION: • The airbag system is fitted with a backup power supply. After disconnecting the battery...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Seat Belt System • Front Seat Belt • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester SEAT BELT SYSTEM > Front Seat Belt REMOVAL 1. OUTER SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY CAUTION: • Do not drop or subject the pretensioner to any impact. • Since the pretensioner and...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Seat Belt System • Front Seat Belt • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester SEAT BELT SYSTEM > Front Seat Belt REMOVAL 1. FRONT OUTER BELT 1. Turn the ignition switch to OFF, disconnect the ground cable from battery, and wait for more than 20...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Seat Belt System • Front Seat Belt • Removal 2006 Subaru Forester SEAT BELT SYSTEM > Front Seat Belt REMOVAL 1. FRONT OUTER BELT 1. Before working, turn the ignition switch to OFF, disconnect the battery ground cable, and wait more than 20...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Seat Belt System • Front Seat Belt • Installation 2015 Subaru Forester SEAT BELT SYSTEM > Front Seat Belt INSTALLATION 1. SEAT BELT OUTER - FRONT CAUTION: • The parts of the driver and passenger sides are not the same. Before installation,...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Seat Belt System • Front Seat Belt • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester SEAT BELT SYSTEM > Front Seat Belt INSPECTION 1. VISUAL INSPECTION Check for the following, and replace with new parts if necessary. • Pretensioner is cracked or deformed....

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Airbag System • Side Airbag Sensor • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester AIRBAG SYSTEM > Side Airbag Sensor REMOVAL CAUTION: • Airbag system satellite safing sensor is located in the lower of the rear seat cushion center. Before removing the...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Airbag System • Side Airbag Sensor • Removal 2010 Subaru Forester AIRBAG SYSTEM > Side Airbag Sensor REMOVAL 1. Turn the ignition switch to OFF. 2. Disconnect the ground cable from battery and wait for at least 20 seconds before starting...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Airbag System • Side Airbag Module • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester AIRBAG SYSTEM > Side Airbag Module REMOVAL CAUTION: Refer to “CAUTION” of “General Description” before handling the airbag module. AIRBAG SYSTEM > General Description >...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Airbag System • Side Airbag Module • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester AIRBAG SYSTEM > Side Airbag Module REMOVAL CAUTION: Before working on the airbag module, refer to the “CAUTION” in General Description. AIRBAG SYSTEM > General Description >...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Airbag System • Side Airbag Module • Installation 2013 Subaru Forester AIRBAG SYSTEM > Side Airbag Module INSTALLATION CAUTION: • Refer to “CAUTION” of “General Description” before handling the airbag module. AIRBAG SYSTEM > General...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Airbag System • Side Airbag Module • Installation 2005 Subaru Forester AIRBAG SYSTEM > Side Airbag Module INSTALLATION CAUTION: Before working on the airbag module, refer to the “CAUTION” in General Description. AIRBAG SYSTEM > General...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Airbag System • Satellite Safing Sensor • Removal 2010 Subaru Forester AIRBAG SYSTEM > Satellite Safing Sensor REMOVAL 1. Turn the ignition switch to OFF. 2. Disconnect the ground cable from battery and wait for at least 20 seconds before...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Airbag System • Roll Connector • Removal 2010 Subaru Forester AIRBAG SYSTEM > Roll Connector REMOVAL 1. Turn the ignition switch to OFF. 2. Disconnect the ground cable from battery and wait for at least 20 seconds before starting work....

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Airbag System • Roll Connector • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester AIRBAG SYSTEM > Roll Connector REMOVAL 1. Position the front wheels straight ahead. (After moving a vehicle 5 m (16 ft) or more with front wheels positioned straight ahead,...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Airbag System • Roll Connector • Installation 2015 Subaru Forester AIRBAG SYSTEM > Roll Connector INSTALLATION CAUTION: If the steering wheel and steering angle sensor are removed, perform “VDC sensor midpoint setting mode” of the VDC....

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Airbag System • Roll Connector • Installation 2013 Subaru Forester AIRBAG SYSTEM > Roll Connector INSTALLATION 1. Before attaching a new roll connector, apply a thin coat of grease contained in the connector onto the areas shown by the...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Airbag System • Roll Connector • Adjustment 2013 Subaru Forester AIRBAG SYSTEM > Roll Connector ADJUSTMENT CAUTION: • Do not rotate the roll connector to more than the specified number of turns. Otherwise, the roll connector internal...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Airbag System • Roll Connector • Adjustment 2005 Subaru Forester AIRBAG SYSTEM > Roll Connector ADJUSTMENT 1. Check that the front wheels are positioned in straight ahead direction. 2. Turn the roll connector pin (A) clockwise until it...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Airbag System • Roll Connector • Adjustment 2010 Subaru Forester AIRBAG SYSTEM > Roll Connector ADJUSTMENT 1. Check that front wheels are positioned in straight ahead direction. 2. Turn the roll connector pin (A) clockwise until it stops....

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Airbag System • Passenger’s Airbag Module • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester AIRBAG SYSTEM > Passenger’s Airbag Module REMOVAL CAUTION: Refer to “CAUTION” in General Description before handing the airbag module. AIRBAG SYSTEM > General Description >...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Airbag System • Passenger’s Airbag Module • Installation 2015 Subaru Forester AIRBAG SYSTEM > Passenger’s Airbag Module INSTALLATION CAUTION: • Refer to “CAUTION” of “General Description” before handling the airbag module. AIRBAG SYSTEM > General...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Airbag System • Knee Airbag Module • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester AIRBAG SYSTEM > Knee Airbag Module REMOVAL 1. Turn the ignition switch to OFF. 2. Disconnect the ground cable from battery and wait for at least 60 seconds before starting...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Airbag System • Inspection Locations After A Collision • Inspection 2008 Subaru Forester AIRBAG SYSTEM > Inspection Locations After a Collision INSPECTION If the vehicle is involved in a collision on any side, even if it is a slight collision, be sure to check...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Airbag System • General Description • Preparation Tool 2013 Subaru Forester AIRBAG SYSTEM > General Description PREPARATION TOOL 1. SPECIAL TOOL ILLUSTRATION TOOL NUMBER DESCRIPTION REMARKS 98299SA000 TEST HARNESS N Used...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Airbag System • General Description • Caution 2015 Subaru Forester AIRBAG SYSTEM > General Description CAUTION 1. BEFORE STARTING ALL WORKS • The airbag system is fitted with a backup power supply. After disconnecting the battery ground...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Airbag System • General Description • Caution 2009 Subaru Forester AIRBAG SYSTEM > General Description CAUTION • When servicing a vehicle, be sure to turn the ignition switch to OFF, disconnect the ground cable from battery, and wait for 20...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Airbag System • Front Sub Sensor • Removal 2010 Subaru Forester AIRBAG SYSTEM > Front Sub Sensor REMOVAL 1. Turn the ignition switch to OFF. 2. Disconnect the ground cable from battery and wait for at least 20 seconds before starting...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Airbag System • Front Door Impact Sensor • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester AIRBAG SYSTEM > Front Door Impact Sensor REMOVAL 1. Operate the power window switch to close the front door glass. 2. Turn the ignition switch to OFF. 3. Disconnect the...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Airbag System • Driver’s Airbag Module • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester AIRBAG SYSTEM > Driver’s Airbag Module REMOVAL CAUTION: Refer to “CAUTION” in General Description before handing the airbag module. AIRBAG SYSTEM > General Description >...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Airbag System • Curtain Airbag Sensor • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester AIRBAG SYSTEM > Curtain Airbag Sensor REMOVAL CAUTION: • Airbag system satellite safing sensor is located in the lower of the rear seat cushion center. Before removing the...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Airbag System • Curtain Airbag Sensor • Removal 2010 Subaru Forester AIRBAG SYSTEM > Curtain Airbag Sensor REMOVAL 1. Turn the ignition switch to OFF. 2. Disconnect the ground cable from battery and wait for at least 20 seconds before...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Airbag System • Curtain Airbag Module • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester AIRBAG SYSTEM > Curtain Airbag Module REMOVAL CAUTION: Refer to “CAUTION” of “General Description” before handling the airbag module. AIRBAG SYSTEM > General Description >...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Airbag System • Airbag Control Module • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester AIRBAG SYSTEM > Airbag Control Module REMOVAL CAUTION: • Do not disassemble the airbag control module. • If the airbag control module is deformed or if the damage from...

SRS Airbag System & Seat Belt System • Airbag System • Airbag Connector • Procedure 2006 Subaru Forester AIRBAG SYSTEM > Airbag Connector PROCEDURE 1. POWER SUPPLY 1. How to disconnect: (1) Move the slide lock (A) in the direction of arrow. (2) While holding the slide lock...

Engine • Fuel Injection (Fuel Systems)(H4SO) • Fuel Sub Level Sensor • Installation 2010 Subaru Forester FUEL INJECTION (FUEL SYSTEMS)(H4SO) > Fuel Sub Level Sensor INSTALLATION Install in the reverse order of removal while being careful of the following. • Make sure the...

Engine • Fuel Injection (Fuel Systems)(H4DOTC) • Fuel Sub Level Sensor • Removal 2006 Subaru Forester FUEL INJECTION (FUEL SYSTEMS)(H4DOTC) > Fuel Sub Level Sensor REMOVAL WARNING: • Place “NO FIRE” signs near the working area. • Be careful not to spill fuel. 1....

Engine • Fuel Injection (Fuel Systems)(H4DOTC) • Fuel Sub Level Sensor • Installation 2013 Subaru Forester FUEL INJECTION (FUEL SYSTEMS)(H4DOTC) > Fuel Sub Level Sensor INSTALLATION Install in the reverse order of removal while being careful of the following. • Make sure the...

Engine • Fuel Injection (Fuel Systems)(H4DOTC) • Fuel Sub Level Sensor • Inspection 2013 Subaru Forester FUEL INJECTION (FUEL SYSTEMS)(H4DOTC) > Fuel Sub Level Sensor INSPECTION 1. Check that the fuel sub level sensor has no damage. 2. Measure the fuel sub level sensor float...

Engine • Fuel Injection (Fuel Systems)(H4DO) • Fuel Sub Level Sensor • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester FUEL INJECTION (FUEL SYSTEMS)(H4DO) > Fuel Sub Level Sensor REMOVAL WARNING: Place “NO OPEN FLAMES” signs near the working area. CAUTION: • Be careful not to spill fuel....

Control System • Power Rear Gate System (Diagnostics) • General Description • Preparation Tool 2015 Subaru Forester POWER REAR GATE SYSTEM (DIAGNOSTICS) > General Description PREPARATION TOOL 1. SPECIAL TOOL ILLUSTRATION TOOL NUMBER DESCRIPTION REMARKS 1B022XU0...

Control System • Occupant Detection System (Type B) (Diagnostics) • General Description • Preparation Tool 2006 Subaru Forester OCCUPANT DETECTION SYSTEM (TYPE B) (DIAGNOSTICS) > General Description PREPARATION TOOL CAUTION: To measure the voltage and resistance of airbag system and occupant...

Control System • Occupant Detection System (Diagnostics) • General Description • Preparation Tool 2006 Subaru Forester OCCUPANT DETECTION SYSTEM (DIAGNOSTICS) > General Description PREPARATION TOOL 1. SPECIAL TOOL ILLUSTRATION TOOL NUMBER DESCRIPTION REMARKS 18482AA010...

Control System • Instrumentation/Driver Info (Diagnostics) • General Description • Preparation Tool 2015 Subaru Forester INSTRUMENTATION/DRIVER INFO (DIAGNOSTICS) > General Description PREPARATION TOOL 1. SPECIAL TOOL ILLUSTRATION TOOL NUMBER DESCRIPTION REMARKS 1B022XU0...

Control System • Auto Headlight Beam Leveler System (Diagnostics) • General Description • Preparation Tool 2015 Subaru Forester AUTO HEADLIGHT BEAM LEVELER SYSTEM (DIAGNOSTICS) > General Description PREPARATION TOOL 1. SPECIAL TOOL ILLUSTRATION TOOL NUMBER DESCRIPTION REMARKS...

Control System • Airbag System (Type B) (Diagnostics) • General Description • Caution 2006 Subaru Forester AIRBAG SYSTEM (TYPE B) (DIAGNOSTICS) > General Description CAUTION • When servicing a vehicle, be sure to turn the ignition switch to OFF, disconnect the ground cable from...

Control System • Airbag System (Diagnostics) • General Description • Caution 2010 Subaru Forester AIRBAG SYSTEM (DIAGNOSTICS) > General Description CAUTION • When servicing a vehicle, be sure to turn the ignition switch to OFF, disconnect the ground cable from battery,...

Control System • Airbag System (Diagnostics) • General Description • Caution 2013 Subaru Forester AIRBAG SYSTEM (DIAGNOSTICS) > General Description CAUTION 1. BEFORE STARTING ALL WORKS • When servicing a vehicle, be sure to turn the ignition switch to OFF, disconnect...

Brake • Brake • Stop Light Switch • Installation 2009 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Stop Light Switch INSTALLATION 1. Install the stop light switch onto the bracket with screw and position it with the nut. 2. Adjust the stop light switch position,...

Brake • Brake • Stop Light Switch • Inspection 2013 Subaru Forester BRAKE > Stop Light Switch INSPECTION 1. INSPECT THE SPECIFIED POSITION 1. If the stop light switch does not operate properly (or if it is not secured at the specified...

Body & Electrical • Wiring System • Working Precautions • Precautions In Trouble Diagnosis and Repair Of Electric Parts 2005 Subaru Forester WIRING SYSTEM > Working Precautions PRECAUTIONS IN TROUBLE DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR OF ELECTRIC PARTS 1. The battery cable must be disconnected from battery’s (?) terminal, and...

Body & Electrical • Wiring System • Harness Repair Kit • Specification 2008 Subaru Forester WIRING SYSTEM > Harness Repair Kit SPECIFICATION 1. ADAPTATION TABLE Connector No. Adaptive repair kit Terminal No. Harness repair kit No. B3 1, 2,...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Wiper Control Relay • Removal 2007 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Wiper Control Relay REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the quarter lower trim RH. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Rear...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Wiper Control Relay • Inspection 2005 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Wiper Control Relay INSPECTION 1. Disconnect the connector from the wiper control relay. 2. Connect the positive (+) lead from the battery to...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Wiper Blade • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Wiper Blade REMOVAL 1. FRONT 1. Lift up the locking clip (A). 2. Turn the blade assembly - windshield wiper in the arrow direction. 3. Push in...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Wiper Blade • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Wiper Blade REMOVAL 1. FRONT 1. Pull up locking clip (A), and push the arm into the blade assembly side. (Arrow 2) 2. While lifting the arm,...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Wiper Blade • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Wiper Blade REMOVAL 1. FRONT While pushing the locking clip (A) up, pull out the blade assembly to the direction of the arrow and remove it from...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Wiper Blade • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Wiper Blade REMOVAL While pushing the locking clip (A) up, pull out the blade from arm to arrow direction.

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Wiper Blade • Disassembly 2015 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Wiper Blade DISASSEMBLY 1. FRONT Pull side (A) of the wiper rubber stopper, and remove the rubber assembly - windshield wiper from the blade...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Wiper Blade • Disassembly 2006 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Wiper Blade DISASSEMBLY Pull side (A) of the wiper rubber stopper and remove the rubber from the blade assembly.

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Wiper Blade • Disassembly 2005 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Wiper Blade DISASSEMBLY Pull on side (A) of the wiper rubber stopper and remove the rubber from the blade assembly.

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Wiper Blade • Assembly 2006 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Wiper Blade ASSEMBLY 1. METAL TYPE 1. Insert the wiper rubber onto the blade so that the stopper is in the position shown. 2. Make sure the...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Wiper Blade • Assembly 2015 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Wiper Blade ASSEMBLY 1. FRONT 1. Insert the rubber assembly - windshield wiper onto the blade - windshield wiper so that the stopper is in the...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Washer Tank and Motor • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Washer Tank and Motor REMOVAL 1. WASHER TANK 1. Open the hood COMPL - front. 2. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 3. Remove the bumper...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Washer Tank and Motor • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Washer Tank and Motor REMOVAL 1. Open the front hood. 2. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 3. Remove the front bumper. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Washer Tank and Motor • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Washer Tank and Motor REMOVAL 1. Open the hood. 2. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 3. Remove the two bolts, hose and connector, and...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Washer Tank and Motor • Inspection 2013 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Washer Tank and Motor INSPECTION Apply battery voltage to the connector terminal of the washer motor and make sure that the motor operates.

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Washer Tank and Motor • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Washer Tank and Motor INSPECTION 1. WASHER PUMP Apply battery voltage to the connector terminal of the motor pump assembly - washer, and make sure...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Washer Tank and Motor • Disassembly 2008 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Washer Tank and Motor DISASSEMBLY Pull out the washer motor from tank.

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Rear Wiper Motor • Removal 2006 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Rear Wiper Motor REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the rear wiper arm. 3. Remove the cap (A), nut (B), and spacer...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Rear Wiper Motor • Installation 2015 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Rear Wiper Motor INSTALLATION 1. Install each part in the reverse order of removal. CAUTION: For installation of the rod - power rear gate, refer...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Rear Wiper Motor • Installation 2010 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Rear Wiper Motor INSTALLATION 1. Install in the reverse order of removal. 2. As shown in the figure, make sure that the diamond mark of the pivot...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Rear Wiper Motor • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Rear Wiper Motor INSPECTION 1. Connect the battery to the rear wiper motor connector, and check that the motor assembly - rear wiper operates. 2....

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Rear Wiper Arm • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Rear Wiper Arm REMOVAL 1. Pull up the cover - rear wiper arm. 2. Remove the nut, and remove the arm assembly - rear wiper.

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Rear Wiper Arm • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Rear Wiper Arm REMOVAL 1. Detach the wiper arm cover (A). 2. Remove the nut and remove the wiper arm.

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Rear Wiper Arm • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Rear Wiper Arm REMOVAL 1. Remove the wiper arm cover (A). 2. Loosen the nut to remove wiper arm.

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Rear Wiper Arm • Installation 2013 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Rear Wiper Arm INSTALLATION 1. Install each part in the reverse order of removal. 2. Operate the rear wiper once. 3. Align the blade with the...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Rear Wiper Arm • Installation 2010 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Rear Wiper Arm INSTALLATION 1. Install in the reverse order of removal. 2. Operate the rear wiper once. 3. Align the blade with the marking (A)...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Rear Wiper Arm • Adjustment 2008 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Rear Wiper Arm ADJUSTMENT 1. Operate the rear wiper once. 2. Align the blade to center of the rear defogger heat wire (A).

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Rear Washer • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Rear Washer REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the trim panel - rear gate UPR. (1) Remove the claws on the trim edge....

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Rear Washer • Removal 2009 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Rear Washer REMOVAL 1. Remove the roof spoiler. (Model with roof spoiler) EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Roof Spoiler > REMOVAL 2. Hold the claw of the...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Rear Washer • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Rear Washer REMOVAL 1. Remove the rear gate upper trim. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Rear Gate Trim > REMOVAL 2. Remove the washer hose from the...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Rear Washer • Inspection 2013 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Rear Washer INSPECTION 1. VISUAL INSPECTION Check for the following items, and if any malfunction is found, replace the corresponding part. •...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Rear Washer • Adjustment 2005 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Rear Washer ADJUSTMENT 1. Turn the wiper switch to OFF position. 2. When the vehicle stops, adjust the washer injection position as shown in the...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • General Description • Preparation Tool 2013 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > General Description PREPARATION TOOL 1. SPECIAL TOOL ILLUSTRATION TOOL NUMBER DESCRIPTION REMARKS 1B022XU0 SUBARU SELECT...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Front Wiper Motor and Link • Removal 2006 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Front Wiper Motor and Link REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the cowl panel. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Cowl Panel >...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Front Wiper Motor and Link • Installation 2009 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Front Wiper Motor and Link INSTALLATION 1. Connect the battery ground cable to the battery. 2. To confirm that the motor is at the auto stop...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Front Wiper Motor and Link • Inspection 2013 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Front Wiper Motor and Link INSPECTION 1. Check that the wiper motor operates at low speed when the battery is connected to the connectors terminal...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Front Wiper Motor and Link • Inspection 2008 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Front Wiper Motor and Link INSPECTION 1. When the battery is connected to the terminal of connectors as shown in the figure, confirm that the motor...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Front Wiper Arm • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Front Wiper Arm REMOVAL 1. Open the hood COMPL - front. 2. Remove the arm assembly - windshield wiper. (1) Remove the cover - windshield wiper...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Front Wiper Arm • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Front Wiper Arm REMOVAL 1. Open the front hood. 2. Remove the cap, and loosen the nut. 3. Remove the wiper arm assembly.

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Front Wiper Arm • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Front Wiper Arm REMOVAL 1. Open the hood. 2. Remove the cap. 3. Loosen the nut to remove arm.

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Front Wiper Arm • Installation 2013 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Front Wiper Arm INSTALLATION 1. Install each part in the reverse order of removal. 2. Operate the wiper once. 3. Align the wiper blade to ceramic...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Front Wiper Arm • Installation 2015 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Front Wiper Arm INSTALLATION 1. Install the arm assembly - windshield wiper. (1) Assemble the arm assembly - windshield wiper so that the blade...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Front Wiper Arm • Installation 2010 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Front Wiper Arm INSTALLATION 1. Install in the reverse order of removal. 2. Operate the wiper once. 3. Align the wiper blade to ceramic print...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Front Wiper Arm • Adjustment 2013 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Front Wiper Arm ADJUSTMENT Operate the wiper once. Align the wiper blade to ceramic print point mark (A) of front window panel.

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Front Wiper Arm • Adjustment 2015 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Front Wiper Arm ADJUSTMENT 1. Operate the windshield wiper once. 2. Check that the wiper blade is aligned with the point mark. 3. If the wiper...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Front Washer Nozzle • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Front Washer Nozzle REMOVAL 1. Remove the cowl panel. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Cowl Panel > REMOVAL 2. Remove the washer hose from the washer...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Front Washer Nozzle • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Front Washer Nozzle REMOVAL 1. Remove the washer hose from the washer nozzle. 2. Open the clips on the underside of the front hood with a thin...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Front Washer Nozzle • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Front Washer Nozzle REMOVAL 1. Open the hood COMPL - front. 2. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 3. Remove the arm assembly - windshield...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Front Washer Nozzle • Adjustment 2013 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Front Washer Nozzle ADJUSTMENT 1. Turn the wiper switch to OFF position. 2. While the vehicle is at a standstill, insert the washer nozzle...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Front Washer Nozzle • Adjustment 2015 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Front Washer Nozzle ADJUSTMENT 1. NOZZLE - WINDSHIELD WASHER 1. Turn the wiper switch to OFF position. 2. While the vehicle is at a standstill,...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Combination Switch (Wiper) • Removal 2006 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Combination Switch (Wiper) REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the instrument panel lower cover. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM...

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Combination Switch (Wiper) • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Combination Switch (Wiper) INSPECTION 1. INSPECTION OF SWITCH UNIT 1. Operate the switches to check the continuity between terminals....

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Combination Switch (Wiper) • Inspection 2013 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Combination Switch (Wiper) INSPECTION 1. Operate the switches to check the continuity between terminals.   Switch position Terminal No....

Body & Electrical • Wiper and Washer Systems • Combination Switch (Wiper) • Inspection 2010 Subaru Forester WIPER AND WASHER SYSTEMS > Combination Switch (Wiper) INSPECTION • Inspect the continuity between each connector terminal.   Switch position Terminal No....

Body & Electrical • Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof) • Sunroof Switch • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester SUNROOF/T-TOP/CONVERTIBLE TOP (SUNROOF) > Sunroof Switch REMOVAL 1. Disconnect ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the spot map light. LIGHTING SYSTEM > Spot Map Light >...

Body & Electrical • Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof) • Sunroof Switch • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester SUNROOF/T-TOP/CONVERTIBLE TOP (SUNROOF) > Sunroof Switch INSPECTION 1. Remove the sunroof switch. SUNROOF/T-TOP/CONVERTIBLE TOP (SUNROOF) > Sunroof Switch > INSPECTION 2....

Body & Electrical • Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof) • Sunroof Switch • Inspection 2009 Subaru Forester SUNROOF/T-TOP/CONVERTIBLE TOP (SUNROOF) > Sunroof Switch INSPECTION am Inspect the continuity between each terminal during operation of the switches. Switch Terminal...

Body & Electrical • Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof) • Sunroof Switch • Inspection 2010 Subaru Forester SUNROOF/T-TOP/CONVERTIBLE TOP (SUNROOF) > Sunroof Switch INSPECTION Measure the resistance between sunroof switch terminals. am Switch Terminal No. Standard...

Body & Electrical • Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof) • Sunroof Motor • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester SUNROOF/T-TOP/CONVERTIBLE TOP (SUNROOF) > Sunroof Motor REMOVAL 1. Completely close the lid assembly - sunroof. 2. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 3. Remove the...

Body & Electrical • Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof) • Sunroof Motor • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester SUNROOF/T-TOP/CONVERTIBLE TOP (SUNROOF) > Sunroof Motor REMOVAL CAUTION: • Fully close sunroof when removing sunroof motor. • When removing clip, use great care to not...

Body & Electrical • Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof) • Sunroof Lid • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester SUNROOF/T-TOP/CONVERTIBLE TOP (SUNROOF) > Sunroof Lid REMOVAL 1. Completely close sunroof lid and open sunshade. 2. Detach the four covers (A) and then remove eight nuts....

Body & Electrical • Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof) • Sunroof Lid • Adjustment 2013 Subaru Forester SUNROOF/T-TOP/CONVERTIBLE TOP (SUNROOF) > Sunroof Lid ADJUSTMENT Adjust the height between sunroof lid and roof panel. Loosen the sunroof lid nuts, and then adjust the...

Body & Electrical • Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof) • Sunroof Lid • Adjustment 2008 Subaru Forester SUNROOF/T-TOP/CONVERTIBLE TOP (SUNROOF) > Sunroof Lid ADJUSTMENT Align the height between sunroof lid and roof panel. Loosen the sunroof lid nuts, and then adjust the height...

Body & Electrical • Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof) • Sunroof Lid • Adjustment 2005 Subaru Forester SUNROOF/T-TOP/CONVERTIBLE TOP (SUNROOF) > Sunroof Lid ADJUSTMENT 1. ALIGNMENT OF HEIGHT BETWEEN SUNROOF LID AND ROOF PANEL Loosen sunroof lid nuts and then adjust height by...

Body & Electrical • Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof) • Sunroof Assembly • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester SUNROOF/T-TOP/CONVERTIBLE TOP (SUNROOF) > Sunroof Assembly REMOVAL CAUTION: • Refer to “CAUTION” of “General Description” before handling the airbag module. AIRBAG SYSTEM >...

Body & Electrical • Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof) • Sunroof Assembly • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester SUNROOF/T-TOP/CONVERTIBLE TOP (SUNROOF) > Sunroof Assembly REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove roof trim. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Roof Trim >...

Body & Electrical • Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof) • Sunroof Assembly • Installation 2013 Subaru Forester SUNROOF/T-TOP/CONVERTIBLE TOP (SUNROOF) > Sunroof Assembly INSTALLATION CAUTION: Be careful not to snag the harness. Install each part in the reverse order of removal....

Body & Electrical • Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof) • Sunroof Assembly • Inspection 2010 Subaru Forester SUNROOF/T-TOP/CONVERTIBLE TOP (SUNROOF) > Sunroof Assembly INSPECTION Inspect moving load of the sunshade. 1. Attach a spring scale to sunshade edge using a cloth. 2....

Body & Electrical • Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof) • Sunroof Assembly • Disassembly 2005 Subaru Forester SUNROOF/T-TOP/CONVERTIBLE TOP (SUNROOF) > Sunroof Assembly DISASSEMBLY 1. Remove sunroof frame. 2. Cut the pawl (A) of front sunshade RH. 3. Remove the front slider RH....

Body & Electrical • Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof) • Glass Lid • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester SUNROOF/T-TOP/CONVERTIBLE TOP (SUNROOF) > Glass Lid REMOVAL 1. GLASS LID 1. Completely close the lid assembly - sunroof, and open the sunshade assembly. 2. Remove the TORX®...

Body & Electrical • Sunroof/T-Top/Convertible Top (Sunroof) • Glass Lid • Adjustment 2015 Subaru Forester SUNROOF/T-TOP/CONVERTIBLE TOP (SUNROOF) > Glass Lid ADJUSTMENT Adjust the height of the lid assembly - sunroof and the roof panel. • Loosen the lid assembly - sunroof...

Body & Electrical • Security and Locks • Rear Door Latch and Door Lock Actuator Assembly • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester SECURITY AND LOCKS > Rear Door Latch and Door Lock Actuator Assembly REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the trim panel - rear door....

Body & Electrical • Security and Locks • Rear Door Latch and Door Lock Actuator Assembly • Inspection 2010 Subaru Forester SECURITY AND LOCKS > Rear Door Latch and Door Lock Actuator Assembly INSPECTION 1. DOOR LATCH 1. Check the cable for deformation. When it is deformed, straighten it because...

Body & Electrical • Security and Locks • Keyless Transmitter • Replacement 2006 Subaru Forester SECURITY AND LOCKS > Keyless Transmitter REPLACEMENT 1. REGISTRATION OF KEYLESS TRANSMITTER WITH SUBARU SELECT MONITOR NOTE: • A maximum of four keyless transmitters can...

Body & Electrical • Security and Locks • Keyless Transmitter • Removal 2006 Subaru Forester SECURITY AND LOCKS > Keyless Transmitter REMOVAL 1. KEYLESS TRANSMITTER BATTERY Remove the battery from the keyless transmitter. NOTE: Before disassembling the keyless...

Body & Electrical • Security and Locks • Keyless Transmitter • Inspection 2006 Subaru Forester SECURITY AND LOCKS > Keyless Transmitter INSPECTION 1. KEYLESS TRANSMITTER BATTERY Measure the voltage between the battery (+) terminal and (-) terminal. NOTE: The battery...

Body & Electrical • Security and Locks • Keyless Entry Control Unit • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester SECURITY AND LOCKS > Keyless Entry Control Unit REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the glove box. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Glove Box > REMOVAL...

Body & Electrical • Security and Locks • Keyless Entry Control Module • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester SECURITY AND LOCKS > Keyless Entry Control Module REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the trim panel - rear apron RH and trim panel - rear quarter...

Body & Electrical • Security and Locks • Keyless Buzzer • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester SECURITY AND LOCKS > Keyless Buzzer REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the front bumper face. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Front Bumper > REMOVAL 3....

Body & Electrical • Security and Locks • Key Lock Cylinders • Replacement 2015 Subaru Forester SECURITY AND LOCKS > Key Lock Cylinders REPLACEMENT 1. STEERING LOCK 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the cover assembly - column. (1) Remove the...

Body & Electrical • Security and Locks • Key Lock Cylinders • Replacement 2009 Subaru Forester SECURITY AND LOCKS > Key Lock Cylinders REPLACEMENT 1. Raise the front door glass to the top position. 2. Remove the door trim. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Door Trim > REMOVAL...

Body & Electrical • Security and Locks • Key Lock Cylinders • Replacement 2010 Subaru Forester SECURITY AND LOCKS > Key Lock Cylinders REPLACEMENT 1. FRONT DOOR 1. Raise the front door glass to the top position. 2. Remove the door trim. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Door...

Body & Electrical • Security and Locks • Immobilizer Control Unit • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester SECURITY AND LOCKS > Immobilizer Control Unit REMOVAL NOTE: • Prepare the security ID plate. • Prepare all registered immobilizer keys for the model with immobilizer. •...

Body & Electrical • Security and Locks • Immobilizer Control Module • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester SECURITY AND LOCKS > Immobilizer Control Module REMOVAL NOTE: • Prepare the security ID plate. • Prepare all registered immobilizer keys for the model with immobilizer....

Body & Electrical • Security and Locks • Immobilizer Antenna • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester SECURITY AND LOCKS > Immobilizer Antenna REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the instrument panel lower cover. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Instrument...

Body & Electrical • Security and Locks • Front Door Latch and Door Lock Actuator Assembly • Inspection 2010 Subaru Forester SECURITY AND LOCKS > Front Door Latch and Door Lock Actuator Assembly INSPECTION 1. DOOR LATCH 1. Check the rod, door opener and door lock cable for deformation. When it is...

Body & Electrical • Seats • Seat Heater System • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester SEATS > Seat Heater System REMOVAL 1. SEAT HEATER UNIT 1. Remove the front seats. SEATS > Front Seat > REMOVAL 2. Remove the backrest cover of front seat and seat cushion...

Body & Electrical • Seats • Seat Heater System • Inspection 2013 Subaru Forester SEATS > Seat Heater System INSPECTION 1. WIRING DIAGRAM Refer to “Seat Heater System” in the wiring diagram. WIRING SYSTEM > Seat Heater System > WIRING DIAGRAM 2....

Body & Electrical • Seats • Rear Seat • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester SEATS > Rear Seat REMOVAL 1. Remove the rear seat cushion assembly. (1) Push the corners of the rear seat cushion from above. (2) While pushing the corners of the rear seat...

Body & Electrical • Seats • Rear Seat • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester SEATS > Rear Seat REMOVAL CAUTION: • Airbag system satellite safing sensor is located in the lower of the rear seat cushion center. Always refer to “CAUTION” of “General...

Body & Electrical • Seats • Rear Seat • Removal 2009 Subaru Forester SEATS > Rear Seat REMOVAL CAUTION: The satellite safing sensor of the airbag system is installed under the center of the rear seat cushion. Read the cautions and warnings...

Body & Electrical • Seats • Rear Seat • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester SEATS > Rear Seat REMOVAL 1. Remove the bolts, and then detach the rear seat cushion. 2. Remove the headrest. 3. Remove the luggage floor mat. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM >...

Body & Electrical • Seats • Rear Seat • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester SEATS > Rear Seat REMOVAL 1. Remove the bolt to remove the rear seat cushion. 2. Remove the headrest. 3. Remove the luggage floor mat. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Luggage...

Body & Electrical • Seats • Rear Seat Reclining System • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester SEATS > Rear Seat Reclining System REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the rear seat. SEATS > Rear Seat > REMOVAL 3. Remove the trim panel - rear...

Body & Electrical • Seats • Rear Seat • Installation 2013 Subaru Forester SEATS > Rear Seat INSTALLATION CAUTION: If the hooks on the vehicle body side is disengaged (remained on the seat cushion side) when removing the rear seat cushion, always...

Body & Electrical • Seats • Rear Seat • Disassembly 2013 Subaru Forester SEATS > Rear Seat DISASSEMBLY 1. Remove the rear seat. SEATS > Rear Seat > REMOVAL 2. Remove the armrest hinge cover in the direction of the black arrow, and remove the...

Body & Electrical • Seats • Rear Seat • Assembly 2013 Subaru Forester SEATS > Rear Seat ASSEMBLY CAUTION: • Do not reuse hog rings. • Secure the hog ring using hog ring pliers. • Install the hog rings to the specified points securely and...

Body & Electrical • Seats • Power Seat System • Removal 2010 Subaru Forester SEATS > Power Seat System REMOVAL CAUTION: When it is necessary to remove the front seat, disconnect the ground cable from battery and wait for 20 seconds before...

Body & Electrical • Seats • Power Seat System • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester SEATS > Power Seat System REMOVAL CAUTION: When removing the front seat, disconnect the ground cable from the battery before disconnecting the side airbag module harness...

Body & Electrical • Seats • Power Seat System • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester SEATS > Power Seat System INSPECTION 1. WIRING DIAGRAM Refer to “Power Seat” in WI section. WIRING SYSTEM > Power Seat System > WIRING DIAGRAM 2. TROUBLE SYMPTOM...

Body & Electrical • Seats • Power Seat System • Inspection 2010 Subaru Forester SEATS > Power Seat System INSPECTION 1. WIRING DIAGRAM WIRING SYSTEM > Power Seat System > WIRING DIAGRAM 2. TROUBLE SYMPTOM • Driver’s side Symptom Criteria...

Body & Electrical • Seats • Front Seat • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester SEATS > Front Seat REMOVAL 1. DRIVER’S SEAT (STANDARD SEAT) 1. While pressing the headrest lock button, remove the headrest. 2. Tilt forward the backrest. 3. Slide the...

Body & Electrical • Seats • Front Seat • Removal 2006 Subaru Forester SEATS > Front Seat REMOVAL 1. DRIVER’S SEAT (STANDARD SEAT) 1. Disconnect the battery ground cable from the battery. WARNING: Perform airbag system maintenance at least...

Body & Electrical • Seats • Front Seat • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester SEATS > Front Seat REMOVAL 1. STANDARD SEAT 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. WARNING: The airbag system is fitted with a backup power source. If the airbag...

Body & Electrical • Seats • Front Seat • Installation 2015 Subaru Forester SEATS > Front Seat INSTALLATION Install each part in the reverse order of removal. CAUTION: • The front seat mounting bolts differ between the front mounting points and...

Body & Electrical • Seats • Front Seat • Installation 2008 Subaru Forester SEATS > Front Seat INSTALLATION Install in the reverse order of removal. NOTE: Tighten the slide rail installing bolt gradually in several steps to the specified torque in...

Body & Electrical • Seats • Front Seat • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester SEATS > Front Seat INSPECTION 1. SEAT COVER Check that there is no tear or fray on the cover COMPL - front backrest and the cover - front cushion. NOTE: If the door side...

Body & Electrical • Seats • Front Seat • Disassembly 2015 Subaru Forester SEATS > Front Seat DISASSEMBLY 1. DRIVER SEAT (MANUAL SEAT) CAUTION: Before assembling, make sure how the harnesses such as the side airbag harness and the seat belt inner...

Body & Electrical • Seats • Front Seat • Disassembly 2009 Subaru Forester SEATS > Front Seat DISASSEMBLY 1. DRIVER’S SEAT (NORMAL) CAUTION: Before assembly, check that the routing of harnesses such as those for the side airbag and inner seat belt...

Body & Electrical • Seats • Front Seat • Disassembly 2005 Subaru Forester SEATS > Front Seat DISASSEMBLY 1. DRIVER’S SEAT STANDARD SEAT 1. Remove the seat from the vehicle. SEATS > Front Seat > REMOVAL 2. Remove the reclining lever and reclining...

Body & Electrical • Seats • Front Seat • Assembly 2010 Subaru Forester SEATS > Front Seat ASSEMBLY CAUTION: • Make sure there are no mistakes in the routing of harnesses such as those for the side airbag and inner seat belt harnesses....

Body & Electrical • Seats • Front Seat • Assembly 2008 Subaru Forester SEATS > Front Seat ASSEMBLY CAUTION: When the backrest cover is not installed securely, the side airbag module may not be deployed properly, therefore keep strictly to the...

Body & Electrical • Seats • Front Seat • Assembly 2015 Subaru Forester SEATS > Front Seat ASSEMBLY CAUTION: • Do not confuse the harness routing of the side airbag harness and the seat belt inner - front harness, etc. Assembling with harnesses...

Body & Electrical • Power Rear Gate System • Power Rear Gate Touch Sensor • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester POWER REAR GATE SYSTEM > Power Rear Gate Touch Sensor REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the trim panel - rear gate LWR. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM >...

Body & Electrical • Power Rear Gate System • Power Rear Gate Touch Sensor • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester POWER REAR GATE SYSTEM > Power Rear Gate Touch Sensor INSPECTION UNIT INSPECTION Preparation tool: Circuit tester 1. Visually check the touch sensor for cracks or damages,...

Body & Electrical • Power Rear Gate System • Power Rear Gate Rod • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester POWER REAR GATE SYSTEM > Power Rear Gate Rod REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the rod - power rear gate. (1) Disconnect the upper part of the...

Body & Electrical • Power Rear Gate System • Power Rear Gate Rod • Installation 2015 Subaru Forester POWER REAR GATE SYSTEM > Power Rear Gate Rod INSTALLATION 1. Install the stop ring to the rod - power rear gate. CAUTION: Align the stop ring to the ball housing groove,...

Body & Electrical • Power Rear Gate System • Power Rear Gate Inner Switch • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester POWER REAR GATE SYSTEM > Power Rear Gate Inner Switch REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the power rear gate inner switch. (1) Release the claws...

Body & Electrical • Power Rear Gate System • Power Rear Gate Inner Switch • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester POWER REAR GATE SYSTEM > Power Rear Gate Inner Switch INSPECTION UNIT INSPECTION Preparation tool: Circuit tester 1. Check the resistance between switch terminals....

Body & Electrical • Power Rear Gate System • Power Rear Gate Driver’s Switch • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester POWER REAR GATE SYSTEM > Power Rear Gate Driver’s Switch REMOVAL NOTE: The power rear gate driver’s switch is integrated with the VDC OFF switch. 1. Disconnect the ground...

Body & Electrical • Power Rear Gate System • Power Rear Gate Driver’s Switch • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester POWER REAR GATE SYSTEM > Power Rear Gate Driver’s Switch INSPECTION UNIT INSPECTION Preparation tool: Circuit tester 1. Check the resistance between switch terminals....

Body & Electrical • Power Rear Gate System • Power Rear Gate Drive Unit • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester POWER REAR GATE SYSTEM > Power Rear Gate Drive Unit REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the rod - power rear gate. (1) Disconnect the upper part...

Body & Electrical • Power Rear Gate System • Power Rear Gate Drive Unit • Installation 2015 Subaru Forester POWER REAR GATE SYSTEM > Power Rear Gate Drive Unit INSTALLATION 1. Install the stop ring to the rod - power rear gate. CAUTION: Align the stop ring to the ball housing...

Body & Electrical • Power Rear Gate System • Power Rear Gate Drive Unit • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester POWER REAR GATE SYSTEM > Power Rear Gate Drive Unit INSPECTION 1. RAIL AND SLIDER Pull the emergency lever to check that the temporary stop lock mechanism operates properly....

Body & Electrical • Power Rear Gate System • Power Rear Gate Control Module • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester POWER REAR GATE SYSTEM > Power Rear Gate Control Module REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the trim panel - rear apron. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM >...

Body & Electrical • Power Rear Gate System • Power Rear Gate Buzzer • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester POWER REAR GATE SYSTEM > Power Rear Gate Buzzer REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the trim panel - rear gate LWR. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Rear...

Body & Electrical • Power Rear Gate System • Power Rear Gate Auto Closer • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester POWER REAR GATE SYSTEM > Power Rear Gate Auto Closer REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the trim panel - rear gate LWR. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM >...

Body & Electrical • Power Rear Gate System • Power Rear Gate Auto Closer • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester POWER REAR GATE SYSTEM > Power Rear Gate Auto Closer INSPECTION 1. LATCH Pull the emergency lever to check that the latch operates properly. If latch deformation, abnormal...

Body & Electrical • Power Rear Gate System • Memory Height Switch • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester POWER REAR GATE SYSTEM > Memory Height Switch REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the cover assembly - instrument panel LWR driver....

Body & Electrical • Power Rear Gate System • Memory Height Switch • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester POWER REAR GATE SYSTEM > Memory Height Switch INSPECTION Unit inspection Preparation tool: Circuit tester 1. Check the resistance between switch terminals. Terminal...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Turn Signal Light & Hazard Light Unit • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Turn Signal Light & Hazard Light Unit REMOVAL 1. Remove the instrument panel lower cover and knee airbag module. AIRBAG SYSTEM > Knee Airbag Module >...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Turn Signal Light & Hazard Light Unit • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Turn Signal Light & Hazard Light Unit INSPECTION On the vehicle inspection Preparation tool: Circuit tester 1. Disconnect the connector of the turn...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Turn Signal Light and Hazard Light System • Inspection 2009 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Turn Signal Light and Hazard Light System INSPECTION 1. TURN SIGNAL SWITCH LIGHTING SYSTEM > Combination Switch (Light) > INSPECTION 2. HAZARD SWITCH...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Turn Signal and Hazard Light System • Inspection 2005 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Turn Signal and Hazard Light System INSPECTION 1. TURN SIGNAL SWITCH LIGHTING SYSTEM > Combination Switch (Light) > INSPECTION 2. HAZARD SWITCH Measure...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Tail/Stop Light Bulb • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Tail/Stop Light Bulb REMOVAL 1. Remove the rear combination light assembly. LIGHTING SYSTEM > Rear Combination Light Assembly > REMOVAL 2. Turn socket (A)...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Tail/Stop Light Bulb • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Tail/Stop Light Bulb REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the light assembly - rear combination. CAUTION: Be careful not to...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Stop Light System • Inspection 2013 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Stop Light System INSPECTION 1. STOP LIGHT SWITCH 1. Measure the resistance between stop light switch terminals. Switch position Terminal No....

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Spot MAP Light • Removal 2006 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Spot Map Light REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Insert a flat tip screwdriver into the notch on the lens and remove it by prying....

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Spot MAP Light • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Spot Map Light REMOVAL 1. MODELS WITHOUT EyeSight NOTE: The spot map light is a single unit with the overhead console. 1. Disconnect the ground cable...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Spot MAP Light • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Spot Map Light REMOVAL NOTE: The spot map light is a single unit with the overhead console. 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Push and open...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Spot MAP Light • Inspection 2013 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Spot Map Light INSPECTION 1. SPOT MAP LIGHT BULB 1. Visually check the bulb for blow out. 2. Check the bulb specification. LIGHTING SYSTEM > General...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Side Turn Signal Light Assembly • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Side Turn Signal Light Assembly REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the mirror. GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Outer Mirror >...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Room Light System • Inspection 2008 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Room Light System INSPECTION 1. DOOR SWITCH Measure the door switch resistance. Switch position Terminal No. Standard When door is opened...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Room Light System • Inspection 2013 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Room Light System INSPECTION 1. DOOR SWITCH 1. Measure the resistance between door switch terminals. Switch position Terminal No. Standard...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Room Light • Removal 2006 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Room Light REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the lens (A) and mounting screws (B). 3. Disconnect the harness connector and...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Room Light • Inspection 2013 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Room Light INSPECTION 1. ROOM LIGHT BULB 1. Visually check the bulb for blow out. 2. Check the bulb specification. LIGHTING SYSTEM > General Description >...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Reflex Reflector • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Reflex Reflector REMOVAL 1. Remove the nut (A) of the reflex reflector from the backside of the bumper. 2. Press the tabs (B) to remove the reflex...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Reflex Reflector • Removal 2011 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Reflex Reflector REMOVAL 1. Remove the plastic nut (A) of the reflex reflector from the backside of the bumper. 2. Press the tabs (B) to remove the reflex...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Reflex Reflector • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Reflex Reflector REMOVAL From behind the bumper face - rear, release the nuts and claws and remove the reflex reflector assembly.

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb REMOVAL 1. Remove the rear combination light assembly. LIGHTING SYSTEM > Rear Combination Light Assembly > REMOVAL 2. Turn...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the light assembly - rear combination. CAUTION: Be careful not...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Rear Combination Light Assembly • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Rear Combination Light Assembly REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the light assembly - rear combination. CAUTION: Be careful...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Luggage Room Light • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Luggage Room Light REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the light assembly - luggage room. CAUTION: When using a flat tip...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Luggage Room Light • Inspection 2013 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Luggage Room Light INSPECTION 1. LUGGAGE ROOM LIGHT BULB 1. Visually check the bulb for blow out. 2. Check the bulb specification. LIGHTING SYSTEM >...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Light Control Sensor • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Light Control Sensor REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the sensor - automatic light. CAUTION: Be careful not to damage the...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Light Control Sensor • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Light Control Sensor INSPECTION UNIT INSPECTION Preparation tool: Circuit tester 1. Turn the ignition switch to ON. 2. Set the lighting switch to AUTO...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • License Plate Light • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > License Plate Light REMOVAL 1. Remove the license plate light mounting screw (A) and then remove the lens. 2. Remove the bulb.

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • License Plate Light • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > License Plate Light REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the license plate light. (1) Release the claws and pull out the license...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Ignition Switch Illumination • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Ignition Switch Illumination REMOVAL NOTE: The ignition switch illumination is integrated into the immobilizer antenna assembly. 1. Disconnect the ground...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Ignition Switch Illumination • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Ignition Switch Illumination REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the screws and steering cover lower. 3. Remove the harness...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • High-Mounted Stop Light • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > High-mounted Stop Light REMOVAL 1. ROOF SPOILER TYPE 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the roof spoiler. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM >...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • High-Mounted Stop Light • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > High-mounted Stop Light REMOVAL 1. REAR SPOILER BUILT-IN TYPE 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the caps and bolts, then detach the...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • High-Mounted Stop Light • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > High-mounted Stop Light REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the caps and screws, then detach the high-mounted stop light cover....

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Headlight Bulb • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Headlight Bulb REMOVAL 1. HIGH BEAM WARNING: Because the headlight system uses high voltage, be careful not to perform work with wet hands. There is a...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Headlight Bulb • Removal 2010 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Headlight Bulb REMOVAL 1. HIGH BEAM & HALOGEN TYPE LOW BEAM CAUTION: • Because the halogen bulb operates at a high temperature, dirt and oil on the bulb...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Headlight Bulb • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Headlight Bulb REMOVAL CAUTION: • Because the halogen bulb operates at a high temperature, dirt and oil on the bulb surface reduces the bulb’s service...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Headlight Bulb • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Headlight Bulb REMOVAL 1. HALOGEN TYPE CAUTION: • Because the halogen bulb operates at a high temperature, dirt and oil on the bulb surface reduces the...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Headlight Assembly • Removal 2009 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Headlight Assembly REMOVAL CAUTION: • Do not work with wet hands. • Because the lighting circuit on the HID headlights uses high voltage, be sure to...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Headlight Assembly • Removal 2010 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Headlight Assembly REMOVAL CAUTION: • Do not perform work with wet hands. • The HID headlight uses very high voltages for the lighting circuit. Make...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Headlight Assembly • Removal 2006 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Headlight Assembly REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the air intake duct (when right side headlight is removed). INTAKE...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Headlight Assembly • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Headlight Assembly REMOVAL 1. WHEN REMOVING RH SIDE WARNING: Because the headlight system uses high voltage, be careful not to perform work with wet...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Headlight Assembly • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Headlight Assembly REMOVAL WARNING: Because the headlight system uses high voltage, be careful not to perform work with wet hands. There is a possibility...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Headlight Assembly • Disassembly 2010 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Headlight Assembly DISASSEMBLY 1. HID HEADLIGHT BALLAST CAUTION: • Do not perform work with wet hands. • The HID headlight uses very high voltages for...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Headlight Assembly • Disassembly 2008 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Headlight Assembly DISASSEMBLY 1. LENS CAUTION: • Do not touch the bulb glass portion. • Do not touch inside the lens (extension portion) or reflector...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Headlight Assembly • Assembly 2008 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Headlight Assembly ASSEMBLY 1. LENS 1. Cut the tip of packing (A) at an angle of 45°. 2. With the cut end facing upward, insert packing (A) into the seal...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Headlight Assembly • Adjustment 2008 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Headlight Assembly ADJUSTMENT 1. HEADLIGHT AIMING CAUTION: Turn off the light before adjusting the headlight aiming. If it is necessary to inspect the...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Headlight Assembly • Adjustment 2015 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Headlight Assembly ADJUSTMENT 1. HEADLIGHT BEAM ADJUSTMENT CAUTION: • Turn off the light before adjusting the beam level of the light assembly - head. If...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Headlight and Tail Light System • Inspection 2013 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Headlight and Tail Light System INSPECTION 1. LIGHTING SWITCH Measure the resistance between lighting switch terminals. LIGHTING SYSTEM > Combination...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Headlight and Tail Light System • Inspection 2009 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Headlight and Tail Light System INSPECTION 1. HEADLIGHT SWITCH LIGHTING SYSTEM > Combination Switch (Light) > INSPECTION 2. HEADLIGHT RELAY Measure the...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Hazard Switch • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Hazard Switch REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the panel center assembly. CAUTION: Do not put your finger on the fin of the...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Hazard Switch • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Hazard Switch INSPECTION Unit inspection Preparation tool: Circuit tester 1. Check the resistance between switch terminals. Terminal No....

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • General Description • Preparation Tool 2013 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > General Description PREPARATION TOOL 1. SPECIAL TOOL ILLUSTRATION TOOL NUMBER DESCRIPTION REMARKS 1B022XU0 SUBARU SELECT MONITOR...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Front Turn Signal Light Bulb • Removal 2006 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Front Turn Signal Light Bulb REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the three clips holding the mud guard. 3. Turn over the...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Front Turn Signal Light Bulb • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Front Turn Signal Light Bulb REMOVAL 1. Remove the headlight assembly. LIGHTING SYSTEM > Headlight Assembly > REMOVAL 2. Turn the socket and remove the...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Front Side Marker Light Bulb • Removal 2006 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Front Side Marker Light Bulb REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the three clips holding the mud guard. 3. Turn over the...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Front Side Marker Light Bulb • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Front Side Marker Light Bulb REMOVAL 1. Remove the headlight assembly. LIGHTING SYSTEM > Headlight Assembly > REMOVAL 2. Turn the socket and remove the...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Front Height Sensor • Removal 2009 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Front Height Sensor REMOVAL CAUTION: Always remove the vehicle height sensor before removing any parts related to the suspension. 1. Disconnect the ground...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Front Fog Light System • Inspection 2008 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Front Fog Light System INSPECTION 1. FRONT FOG LIGHT SWITCH Measure the front fog light switch resistance. Switch position Terminal No....

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Front Fog Light Bulb • Removal 2006 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Front Fog Light Bulb REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Disengage the three clips, and then turn over the mud guard. 3. Remove the...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Front Fog Light Bulb • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Front Fog Light Bulb REMOVAL 1. Remove the front fog light assembly. LIGHTING SYSTEM > Front Fog Light Assembly > REMOVAL 2. Remove the back cover. 3....

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Front Fog Light Assembly • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Front Fog Light Assembly REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Lift up the vehicle. 3. Remove the screw and clips, and turn over the...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Front Fog Light Assembly • Adjustment 2008 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Front Fog Light Assembly ADJUSTMENT Fog light aiming NOTE: Before checking the fog light beam level, be sure of the following: • The area around the fog...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Front Fog Light Assembly • Adjustment 2015 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Front Fog Light Assembly ADJUSTMENT 1. FOG LIGHT AIMING 1. Before checking the fog light assembly - front beam level, be sure of the following: • The...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Door Switch • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Door Switch REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the switch assembly - door. (1) Remove the screws, and pull out the switch...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Door Switch • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Door Switch INSPECTION Unit inspection Preparation tool: Circuit tester 1. Check the resistance between switch terminals. Terminal No. Inspection...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Door Step Light • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Door Step Light REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the door step light. CAUTION: When using a flat tip screwdriver, apply...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Day Time Running Resistor • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Day Time Running Resistor REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Lift up the vehicle. 3. Remove the screw and clips, and turn over the...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Day Time Running Resistor • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Day Time Running Resistor REMOVAL 1. Remove the front bumper face. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Front Bumper > REMOVAL 2. Disconnect the harness connector. 3....

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Combination Switch (Light) • Removal 2006 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Combination Switch (Light) REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the instrument panel lower cover. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM >...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Combination Switch (Light) • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Combination Switch (Light) REMOVAL 1. Position the front wheels straight ahead. (After moving a vehicle 5 m (16 ft) or more with front wheels positioned...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Combination Switch (Light) • Inspection 2013 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Combination Switch (Light) INSPECTION 1. Disconnect the combination switch connector. 2. Check the resistance between combination switch terminals. 3....

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Combination Switch (Light) • Inspection 2010 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Combination Switch (Light) INSPECTION Measure the resistance between combination switch terminals. 1. LIGHTING SWITCH Switch position Terminal...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Combination Switch (Light) • Inspection 2008 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Combination Switch (Light) INSPECTION Measure the combination switch resistance. (A) Lighting switch and turn signal switch connector (B)...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Combination Switch (Light) • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Combination Switch (Light) INSPECTION Unit inspection Preparation tool: Circuit tester 1. Check the resistance between switch terminals. • Lighting...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Combination Base Switch Assembly • Removal 2010 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Combination Base Switch Assembly REMOVAL 1. Remove the driver’s airbag module. AIRBAG SYSTEM > Driver’s Airbag Module > REMOVAL 2. Remove the steering...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Clearance/Parking Light Bulb • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Clearance/Parking Light Bulb REMOVAL NOTE: Since the LED type parking light cannot be disassembled, it cannot be removed. 1. Disconnect the ground cable...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Clearance/Parking Light Bulb • Removal 2006 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Clearance/Parking Light Bulb REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the six clips holding the upper part of bumper face and turn...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Clearance/Parking Light Bulb • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Clearance/Parking Light Bulb REMOVAL 1. Remove the headlight assembly. LIGHTING SYSTEM > Headlight Assembly > REMOVAL 2. Turn the socket and remove the...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Back-Up Light System • Inspection 2013 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Back-up Light System INSPECTION 1. BACK-UP LIGHT SWITCH (MT MODEL) 1. Measure the resistance between back-up light switch terminals. Switch position...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Back-Up Light Bulb • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Back-up Light Bulb REMOVAL 1. Remove the rear combination light assembly. LIGHTING SYSTEM > Rear Combination Light Assembly > REMOVAL 2. Turn socket (A)...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Back-Up Light Bulb • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Back-up Light Bulb REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the light assembly - rear combination. CAUTION: Be careful not to...

Body & Electrical • Lighting System • Auto Headlight Beam Leveler Control Module • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester LIGHTING SYSTEM > Auto Headlight Beam Leveler Control Module REMOVAL 1. Remove the instrument panel lower cover and knee airbag module. AIRBAG SYSTEM > Knee Airbag Module >...

Body & Electrical • Instrumentation/Driver Info • Water Temperature Gauge • Inspection 2005 Subaru Forester INSTRUMENTATION/DRIVER INFO > Water Temperature Gauge INSPECTION Measure the water temperature gauge resistance. (1) GND (2) IGN (3) UNIT...

Body & Electrical • Instrumentation/Driver Info • Tachometer • Inspection 2008 Subaru Forester INSTRUMENTATION/DRIVER INFO > Tachometer INSPECTION Measure the tachometer resistance. (1) COS? (2) COS+ (3) SIN? (4) SIN+ Terminals...

Body & Electrical • Instrumentation/Driver Info • Steering Switch • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester INSTRUMENTATION/DRIVER INFO > Steering Switch INSPECTION UNIT INSPECTION Preparation tool: Circuit tester 1. Check the resistance between switch terminals. Terminal...

Body & Electrical • Instrumentation/Driver Info • Speedometer • Inspection 2008 Subaru Forester INSTRUMENTATION/DRIVER INFO > Speedometer INSPECTION Measure the speedometer resistance. (1) COS? (2) COS+ (3) SIN? (4) SIN+...

Body & Electrical • Instrumentation/Driver Info • Multi-Function Display (Mfd) • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester INSTRUMENTATION/DRIVER INFO > Multi-function Display (MFD) REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the panel center assembly. CAUTION: • Do not put...

Body & Electrical • Instrumentation/Driver Info • Fuel Gauge • Inspection 2008 Subaru Forester INSTRUMENTATION/DRIVER INFO > Fuel Gauge INSPECTION Measure the fuel gauge resistance. (1) UNIT (2) IGN (3) GND Terminals Specified...

Body & Electrical • Instrumentation/Driver Info • Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge • Inspection 2008 Subaru Forester INSTRUMENTATION/DRIVER INFO > Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge INSPECTION Measure the engine coolant temperature gauge resistance. (1) GND (2) IGN (3)...

Body & Electrical • Instrumentation/Driver Info • Combination Meter System • Operation 2015 Subaru Forester INSTRUMENTATION/DRIVER INFO > Combination Meter System OPERATION 1. SELF-DIAGNOSIS DISPLAY MODE The self-diagnosis (checking of each meter, warning light, indicator light,...

Body & Electrical • Instrumentation/Driver Info • Combination Meter • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester INSTRUMENTATION/DRIVER INFO > Combination Meter REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Set the tilt steering at lowest position. 3. Remove the screws and...

Body & Electrical • Instrumentation/Driver Info • Combination Meter • Disassembly 2015 Subaru Forester INSTRUMENTATION/DRIVER INFO > Combination Meter DISASSEMBLY 1. DISASSEMBLY OF COMBINATION METER ASSEMBLY CAUTION: • Use gloves to avoid damage and getting fingerprints on...

Body & Electrical • Instrumentation/Driver Info • Combination Meter • Disassembly 2009 Subaru Forester INSTRUMENTATION/DRIVER INFO > Combination Meter DISASSEMBLY CAUTION: • Use gloves to avoid damage and getting fingerprints on the glass surface and meter surfaces. • Be...

Body & Electrical • Instrumentation/Driver Info • Clock • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester INSTRUMENTATION/DRIVER INFO > Clock REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the audio. (model with audio) ENTERTAINMENT > Audio > REMOVAL 3. Remove...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Windshield Glass • Removal 2009 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Windshield Glass REMOVAL 1. WHEN USING WINDSHIELD GLASS KNIFE 1. Remove the front pillar trim of the passenger’s side, and disconnect the wiper...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Windshield Glass • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Windshield Glass REMOVAL 1. WHEN USING THE WINDSHIELD GLASS KNIFE 1. Remove the cowl panel. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Cowl Panel > REMOVAL 2. Remove...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Windshield Glass • Removal 2006 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Windshield Glass REMOVAL 1. USING WINDSHIELD GLASS KNIFE 1. Remove the cowl panel. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Cowl Panel > REMOVAL 2. Remove the glass...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Windshield Glass • Installation 2013 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Windshield Glass INSTALLATION 1. Cut the cartridge nozzle tip as shown in the figure, and set the adhesive in the sealant gun. (1) 10 mm...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Windshield Glass • Installation 2009 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Windshield Glass INSTALLATION 1. Process the cartridge nozzle tip as shown in the figure, and set the adhesive in the sealant gun. (1) 10 mm...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Windshield Glass • Installation 2008 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Windshield Glass INSTALLATION 1. Clean the external circumference of windshield glass with alcohol or white gasoline. 2. Remove the adhesive layer on...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Scalp Cap • Replacement 2013 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Scalp Cap REPLACEMENT 1. Remove the mirror. GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Outer Mirror > REPLACEMENT 2. Press-in the clips (A) from inside of outer mirror....

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Scalp Cap • Replacement 2008 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Scalp Cap REPLACEMENT 1. OUTER MIRROR WITH SIDE TURN SIGNAL LIGHT 1. Remove the mirror. GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Outer Mirror > REPLACEMENT 2....

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Scalp Cap • Replacement 2005 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Scalp Cap REPLACEMENT 1. Turn the mirror downward. 2. Insert a thin screw driver, push the clip part of scalp cap, and remove the scalp cap. 3....

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Remote Control Mirror Switch • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Remote Control Mirror Switch REMOVAL 1. Remove the panel - power window main switch. GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Power Window Control Switch > REMOVAL 2....

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Remote Control Mirror Switch • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Remote Control Mirror Switch INSPECTION 1. Disconnect the connector of the switch - door mirror. 2. Check the resistance between switch - door mirror...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Remote Control Mirror Switch • Inspection 2010 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Remote Control Mirror Switch INSPECTION Move the remote control mirror switch to each position and check continuity between terminals. • Switch...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Relay and Fuse • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Relay and Fuse INSPECTION 1. CHECK FUSE 1. Remove the fuse and check visually. 2. If the fuse is blown out, replace the fuse. 2. CHECK RELAY 1....

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Rearview Mirror • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Rearview Mirror REMOVAL CAUTION: Be careful not to damage the mirror surface and the glass - front window. 1. Release the claws, and then remove the...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Rearview Mirror • Removal 2010 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Rearview Mirror REMOVAL CAUTION: • Never reuse the spring. If the rear view mirror assembly is removed from the mirror base, the holding strength of...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Rearview Mirror • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Rearview Mirror REMOVAL NOTE: Never reuse the spring. Prepare a new spring before removal. 1. Turn the mirror base 90° clockwise or counterclockwise...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Rearview Mirror • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Rearview Mirror REMOVAL NOTE: The spring cannot be reused. Prepare a new spring before removal. 1. Turn the mirror base 90 degrees clockwise or...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Rear Window Defogger System • Repair 2015 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Rear Window Defogger System REPAIR 1. Clean the broken portion with alcohol or appropriate cleaning solvent. 2. Mask both side of wire with masking...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Rear Window Defogger System • Inspection 2013 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Rear Window Defogger System INSPECTION 1. SYSTEM INSPECTION Symptoms Repair order Rear window defogger does not operate. (1) Check the...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Rear Window Defogger System • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Rear Window Defogger System INSPECTION 1. CHECK SYSTEM Symptoms Inspection order Rear window defogger does not operate. (1) Check the...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Rear Window Defogger • Repair 2005 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Rear Window Defogger REPAIR 1. Clean the broken portion with alcohol or white gasoline. 2. Mask both side of heat wire with thin film. 3. Apply...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Rear Window Defogger • Inspection 2009 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Rear Window Defogger INSPECTION 1. SYSTEM INSPECTION Symptoms Repair order Rear window defogger does not operate. (1) Check the fuse....

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Rear Window Defogger • Inspection 2008 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Rear Window Defogger INSPECTION CAUTION: When wiping off the stain on glass with cloth, use a dry and soft cloth and move it in the direction of the...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Rear Regulator and Motor Assembly • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Rear Regulator and Motor Assembly REMOVAL 1. Remove the door glass. GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Rear Door Glass > REMOVAL 2. Remove the front sash. 3....

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Rear Quarter Glass • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Rear Quarter Glass REMOVAL 1. REAR QUARTER GLASS ASSEMBLY 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the rear quarter trim....

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Rear Quarter Glass • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Rear Quarter Glass REMOVAL Remove the glass in the same procedure as for windshield glass. GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Windshield Glass > REMOVAL...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Rear Quarter Glass • Installation 2015 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Rear Quarter Glass INSTALLATION 1. Fabricate the cartridge nozzle tip as shown and set the sealant gun with the adhesive. (1) 10 mm (0.39...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Rear Quarter Glass • Installation 2013 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Rear Quarter Glass INSTALLATION 1. REAR QUARTER GLASS ASSEMBLY 1. Fabricate the cartridge nozzle tip as shown and set the sealant gun with the...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Rear Quarter Glass • Installation 2008 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Rear Quarter Glass INSTALLATION 1. Cut off the nozzle tip as shown in the figure. (1) Molding (2) Locating pin (3) Adhesive...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Rear Quarter Glass • Installation 2011 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Rear Quarter Glass INSTALLATION 1. Cut the cartridge nozzle tip as shown in the figure, and set the adhesive in the sealant gun. (1) 10 mm...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Rear Quarter Glass • Installation 2009 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Rear Quarter Glass INSTALLATION 1. Process the cartridge nozzle tip as shown in the figure, and set the adhesive in the sealant gun. (1) 10...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Rear Gate Glass • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Rear Gate Glass REMOVAL 1. Remove the rear gate garnish. EXTERIOR BODY PANELS > Rear Gate Garnish > REMOVAL 2. Disconnect the electrical connectors...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Rear Gate Glass • Installation 2015 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Rear Gate Glass INSTALLATION NOTE: Use the markings on the glass to apply adhesive and primer, and to install the dam rubber - rear gate and the...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Rear Gate Glass • Installation 2013 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Rear Gate Glass INSTALLATION 1. Fabricate the cartridge nozzle tip as shown and set the sealant gun with the adhesive. (1) 10 mm (0.39 in)...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Rear Gate Glass • Installation 2009 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Rear Gate Glass INSTALLATION 1. Process the cartridge nozzle tip as shown in the figure, and set the adhesive in the sealant gun. (1) 10 mm...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Rear Gate Glass • Installation 2005 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Rear Gate Glass INSTALLATION 1. Install a new rubber strip (A) by aligning it with the end of the rear gate glass (B). 2. Install the glass in...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Rear Gate Glass • Installation 2010 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Rear Gate Glass INSTALLATION 1. Cut the cartridge nozzle tip as shown in the figure, and set the adhesive in the sealant gun. (1) 10 mm...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Rear Door Regulator and Motor Assembly • Removal 2006 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Rear Door Regulator and Motor Assembly REMOVAL 1. Remove the rear door glass. GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Rear Door Glass > REMOVAL 2. Remove the front...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Rear Door Glass • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Rear Door Glass REMOVAL 1. Remove the trim panel - rear door. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Door Trim > REMOVAL 2. Remove the sealing cover - rear door....

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Rear Door Glass • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Rear Door Glass REMOVAL 1. Remove the rear door trim. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Door Trim > REMOVAL 2. Remove the sealing cover. EXTERIOR BODY PANELS...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Rear Door Glass • Adjustment 2008 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Rear Door Glass ADJUSTMENT NOTE: The rear door glass, as a rule, is adjusted in the same manner as front glass, although they are different in...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Power Window Control Switch • Removal 2010 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Power Window Control Switch REMOVAL 1. MAIN SWITCH 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Open the screw cover by using flat tip...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Power Window Control Switch • Inspection 2015 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Power Window Control Switch INSPECTION 1. MAIN SWITCH • Driver’s seat CAUTION: Since the switch - power window main is controlled by CPU, do not...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Outer Mirror • Replacement 2013 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Outer Mirror REPLACEMENT CAUTION: • When removing the mirror, be careful not to damage the back surface of mirror with a flat tip screwdriver. •...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Outer Mirror • Replacement 2010 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Outer Mirror REPLACEMENT 1. Face the mirror upward. 2. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. (Model with mirror heater) 3. Lift the lower part...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Outer Mirror • Replacement 2006 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Outer Mirror REPLACEMENT 1. Remove the outer mirror assembly. GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Outer Mirror Assembly > REMOVAL 2. Warm the area around the...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Outer Mirror • Replacement 2005 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Outer Mirror REPLACEMENT 1. Remove the door mirror assembly. GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Outer Mirror Assembly > REMOVAL 2. Warm the area around the...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Outer Mirror Assembly • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Outer Mirror Assembly REMOVAL 1. Remove the front door trim. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Door Trim > REMOVAL 2. Disconnect the outer mirror connector....

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Outer Mirror Assembly • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Outer Mirror Assembly REMOVAL 1. Remove the door trim. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Front Door Trim > REMOVAL 2. Remove the mirror gusset cover....

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Outer Mirror Assembly • Inspection 2013 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Outer Mirror Assembly INSPECTION 1. Disconnect the outer mirror connector. 2. Apply battery voltage between the outer mirror connector terminals and...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Outer Mirror Assembly • Inspection 2008 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Outer Mirror Assembly INSPECTION 1. OUTER MIRROR WITH SIDE TURN SIGNAL LIGHT (MODEL WITHOUT MIRROR HEATER) 1. Check to ensure that the outer mirror...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Outer Mirror Assembly • Inspection 2006 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Outer Mirror Assembly INSPECTION 1. Model without mirror heater (Outer mirror with side turn signal light) 1. Check to ensure that the outer mirror...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Outer Mirror Assembly • Disassembly 2015 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Outer Mirror Assembly DISASSEMBLY CAUTION: • When removing the mirror - repair, be careful not to damage the back surface of mirror - repair with a...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • General Description • Preparation Tool 2013 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > General Description PREPARATION TOOL 1. SPECIAL TOOL ILLUSTRATION TOOL NUMBER DESCRIPTION REMARKS 1B022XU0 SUBARU SELECT...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Front Regulator and Motor Assembly • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Front Regulator and Motor Assembly REMOVAL 1. Remove the door glass. GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Front Door Glass > REMOVAL 2. Loosen the nuts to remove...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Front Door Regulator and Motor Assembly • Removal 2006 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Front Door Regulator and Motor Assembly REMOVAL 1. Remove the door glass. GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Front Door Glass > REMOVAL 2. Loosen the nuts to...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Front Door Glass • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Front Door Glass REMOVAL 1. Remove the front door trim. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Door Trim > REMOVAL 2. Remove the sealing cover. EXTERIOR BODY...

Body & Electrical • Glass/Windows/Mirrors • Front Door Glass • Adjustment 2006 Subaru Forester GLASS/WINDOWS/MIRRORS > Front Door Glass ADJUSTMENT NOTE: Before adjustment, ensure that all adjusting nuts of stabilizer, upper stopper and sash are loose and door glass...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Upper Inner Trim • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Upper Inner Trim REMOVAL 1. Pull the upper part of the front pillar upper trim towards the center of the vehicle. 2. Insert long-nose pliers into...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Upper Inner Trim • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Upper Inner Trim REMOVAL 1. Remove the lower inner trim. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Lower Inner Trim > REMOVAL 2. Remove the front moulding (A). 3....

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Upper Inner Trim • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Upper Inner Trim REMOVAL CAUTION: • Airbag system satellite safing sensor is located in the lower of the rear seat cushion center. Before removing...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Upper Inner Trim • Installation 2015 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Upper Inner Trim INSTALLATION CAUTION: • Check that there is no damage to the tether clip on the upper part of the trim panel - front pillar UPR....

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Upper Inner Trim • Installation 2005 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Upper Inner Trim INSTALLATION Install in the reverse order of removal. CAUTION: Be sure to securely hook pawls of inner trim panel to body flange....

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Trailer Hitch • Removal 2010 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Trailer Hitch REMOVAL 1. Remove the muffler. EXHAUST(H4SO) > Muffler > REMOVAL EXHAUST(H4DOTC) > Muffler > REMOVAL 2. Remove the trailer hitch...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Sun Visor • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Sun Visor REMOVAL 1. Remove the screws and remove the sun visor assembly. 2. Remove the hook - sun visor. (1) Press both sides using a flat tip...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Sun Visor • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Sun Visor REMOVAL 1. Remove the mounting screws and detach the sun visor. 2. While pressing the (A) on the both side using flat tip screwdriver,...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Sun Visor • Removal 2010 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Sun Visor REMOVAL 1. Loosen the screws and remove the sun visor. 2. While pressing the (A) on the both side using flat tip screwdriver, pull the...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Sun Visor • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Sun Visor REMOVAL Remove the mounting screws and detach the sun visor (A) and hook (B).

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Side Sill Spoiler • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Side Sill Spoiler REMOVAL Remove the clips, and remove the side spoiler.

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Side Sill Spoiler • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Side Sill Spoiler REMOVAL Remove the screw (A) and clips (B), and remove the side spoiler.

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Side Sill Spoiler • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Side Sill Spoiler REMOVAL Remove the clips (one on front fender arch, six on bottom of side sill spoiler, one on top of side sill spoiler), then...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Side Garnish • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Side Garnish REMOVAL Remove the clips, and remove the garnish. (1) Garnish ASSY - fender (3) Garnish ASSY - door rear (4)...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Side Garnish • Installation 2005 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Side Garnish INSTALLATION 1. Apply the PRIMER (SUMITOMO 3M K-500 or equivalent) widely to the slightly larger area where double-sided tape was...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Side Garnish • Installation 2008 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Side Garnish INSTALLATION 1. Affix the double-sided tape (SUMITOMO 3M 5305 or the equivalent) after applying the primer (SUMITOMO 3M K-500 or the...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Roof Trim • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Roof Trim REMOVAL CAUTION: • Airbag system satellite safing sensor is located in the lower of the rear seat cushion center. Before removing the...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Roof Trim • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Roof Trim REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the spot map light. LIGHTING SYSTEM > Spot Map Light > REMOVAL 3. Remove...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Roof Trim • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Roof Trim REMOVAL CAUTION: When removing the clip, use great care not to damage the roof trim. 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2....

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Roof Trim • Installation 2015 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Roof Trim INSTALLATION 1. Apply the feeder cord and roof cord along the mark-off line of the roof trim. CAUTION: Route each cord carefully. The...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Roof Trim • Installation 2013 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Roof Trim INSTALLATION 1. Apply the roof cord and feeder cord along the mark-off line of the roof trim. Tape: Item number: 86359SC000/TAPE NOTE:...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Roof Spoiler • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Roof Spoiler REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the trim panel - rear gate UPR. (1) Remove the claws on the trim edge....

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Roof Rail • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Roof Rail REMOVAL 1. Remove the trim panel - roof. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Roof Trim > REMOVAL 2. Remove the curtain airbag module. AIRBAG SYSTEM >...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Roof Rail • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Roof Rail REMOVAL 1. Remove the roof trim. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Roof Trim > REMOVAL 2. Remove the five installing nuts. 3. Carefully remove the...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Roof Molding • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Roof Molding REMOVAL CAUTION: Be careful not to damage the body. 1. Remove the roof rail assembly. (model with roof rail) EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM >...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Roof Molding • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Roof Molding REMOVAL 1. Peel the end of the roof molding, and slide the inner clip in the direction of the arrow using a flat tip screwdriver, to...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Roof Molding • Removal 2010 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Roof Molding REMOVAL 1. Peel back the edge of the roof molding, slide the inner clips in the direction shown by the arrow using a flat tip...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Roof Molding • Installation 2015 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Roof Molding INSTALLATION 1. Remove the clips from the molding - roof, and attach to the studs on the vehicle. CAUTION: • Always replace the clips...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Roof Molding • Installation 2010 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Roof Molding INSTALLATION 1. Install the roof carrier bracket. Tightening torque: 7.5 N·m (7.6 kgf-m, 5.5 ft-lb) 2. Remove all clips from the...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Rear Quarter Trim • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Rear Quarter Trim REMOVAL 1. Remove the rear seat. SEATS > Rear Seat > REMOVAL 2. Remove the seat belt lower anchor bolt. 3. Remove cap (B) on...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Rear Quarter Trim • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Rear Quarter Trim REMOVAL CAUTION: • Airbag system satellite safing sensor is located in the lower of the rear seat cushion center. Before removing...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Rear Quarter Trim • Installation 2008 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Rear Quarter Trim INSTALLATION Install in the reverse order of removal. CAUTION: Be sure to securely hook claws of inner trim panel to body flange....

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Rear Gate Trim • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Rear Gate Trim REMOVAL 1. Remove the trim panel - rear gate UPR. (1) Remove the claws on the trim edge. (2) Release the claws in the center of...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Rear Gate Trim • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Rear Gate Trim REMOVAL 1. Remove the high-mounted stop light. LIGHTING SYSTEM > High-mounted Stop Light > REMOVAL 2. Remove the clips, and remove...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Rear Gate Trim • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Rear Gate Trim REMOVAL CAUTION: Be careful not to damage the clips or their holes. Remove the rear gate inner handle (A) from the rear gate, and...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Rear Gate Garnish • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Rear Gate Garnish REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the trim panel - rear gate UPR. (1) Remove the claws on the trim...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Rear Gate Garnish • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Rear Gate Garnish REMOVAL 1. Remove the rear gate trim. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Rear Gate Trim > REMOVAL 2. Remove the rear wiper motor. WIPER AND...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Rear Door Trim • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Rear Door Trim REMOVAL CAUTION: Do not apply excessive force to the clip. Otherwise the clip may be broken. 1. Disconnect the ground cable from...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Rear Bumper • Removal 2010 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Rear Bumper REMOVAL 1. REAR BUMPER FACE 1. Remove the clips inside the wheel house. 2. Remove the bolts. 3. Remove the clips on the lower...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Rear Bumper • Removal 2006 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Rear Bumper REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the bolts and clips. 3. Remove the clips from the bumper and bracket....

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Ornament • Installation 2015 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Ornament INSTALLATION 1. LETTER MARK Align the end of application tape with the end of panel, then adhere the letter mark. (a) Panel -...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Ornament • Installation 2011 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Ornament INSTALLATION 1. LETTER MARK Adhere the letter mark according to the following measurements. (1) Align the upper edge of the...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Ornament • Installation 2013 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Ornament INSTALLATION 1. LETTER MARK Apply the letter mark according to the following steps. (1) Align the top end of application tape...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Mud Guard • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Mud Guard REMOVAL 1. Lift up the vehicle. 2. Remove the wheels. 3. Remove the screws and clips to remove the mud guard. (1) Under cover...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Mud Guard • Removal 2009 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Mud Guard REMOVAL 1. FRONT MUD GUARD 1. Jack-up the vehicle. 2. Remove the front wheels. 3. Remove the clips, then remove the mud guard. 2....

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Mud Guard • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Mud Guard REMOVAL 1. Jack-up the vehicle. 2. Remove the wheel. WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > Steel Wheel > REMOVAL or WHEEL AND TIRE SYSTEM > Aluminum...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Luggage Floor MAT • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Luggage Floor Mat REMOVAL 1. Remove the backside mat from the rear seat backrest. 2. Remove the clips, then detach the rear floor mats and boxes.

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Luggage Floor MAT • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Luggage Floor Mat REMOVAL 1. Remove the back mat of rear seat backrest. 2. Remove the clips, then detach the rear floor mats and boxes.

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Lower Inner Trim • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Lower Inner Trim REMOVAL 1. Remove the hook, and remove the inside scuff plate. CAUTION: Do not pull with excessive force. There is the possibility...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Lower Inner Trim • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Lower Inner Trim REMOVAL 1. Remove the side sill front cover (A). 2. Remove the rear seat cushion SEATS > Rear Seat > REMOVAL, and then remove the...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Lower Inner Trim • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Lower Inner Trim REMOVAL CAUTION: • Airbag system satellite safing sensor is located in the lower of the rear seat cushion center. Before removing...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Lower Inner Trim • Installation 2015 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Lower Inner Trim INSTALLATION Install each part in the reverse order of removal. NOTE: Assemble the trim panel - center pillar LWR to the trim...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Instrument Panel Lower Cover • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Instrument Panel Lower Cover REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery and wait for at least 60 seconds before starting work. 2. Remove...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Instrument Panel Center Compartment • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Instrument Panel Center Compartment REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Insert a flat tip screwdriver, and then pry up to remove...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Instrument Panel Assembly • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Instrument Panel Assembly REMOVAL CAUTION: • All airbag system wiring harness and connectors are colored yellow. Do not use electrical test...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Instrument Panel Assembly • Installation 2015 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Instrument Panel Assembly INSTALLATION 1. Attach components until the instrument panel assembly is formed, in the reverse order of removal....

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Instrument Panel Assembly • Installation 2005 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Instrument Panel Assembly INSTALLATION Install in the reverse order of removal. CAUTION: • Be careful not to snag the harness. • Make sure to...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Instrument Panel Assembly • Disassembly 2013 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Instrument Panel Assembly DISASSEMBLY 1. Remove the combination meter assembly. INSTRUMENTATION/DRIVER INFO > Combination Meter > REMOVAL 2. Remove...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Heat Shield Cover • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Heat Shield Cover REMOVAL 1. CENTER HEAT SHIELD COVER Loosen four bolts to remove the center heat shield cover. 2. REAR HEAT SHIELD COVER 1....

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Glove Box • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Glove Box REMOVAL 1. Remove the pocket assembly. (1) Attach the protective tape (a) to the panel center LWR. (2) Remove the damper complete -...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Glove Box • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Glove Box REMOVAL NOTE: Refer to “Security and Locks” section for key cylinder replacement. SECURITY AND LOCKS > Key Lock Cylinders > REPLACEMENT...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Glove Box • Removal 2010 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Glove Box REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from the battery. 2. Remove the glove box damper. 3. Disengage the stopper and pull the glove...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Glove Box • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Glove Box REMOVAL 1. Open the glove box. 2. Loosen the screws to remove glove box. (A) Clip

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Fuel Tank Protector • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Fuel Tank Protector REMOVAL 1. Lift up the vehicle. 2. Remove the bolts (A) and nuts (B), and then remove the fuel tank protector.

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Front Under Cover • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Front Under Cover REMOVAL 1. Lift up the vehicle. 2. Loosen the bolts, then remove the clip and under cover.

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Front Under Cover • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Front Under Cover REMOVAL 1. Lift-up the vehicle. 2. Loosen the bolts, remove the clips, and then remove the under cover.

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Front Hood Grille • Removal 2008 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Front Hood Grille REMOVAL 1. Remove five screws and clip (A) to remove the front hood duct. 2. Remove the five nuts. 3. Remove three black...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Front Hood Grille • Removal 2009 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Front Hood Grille REMOVAL 1. Open the front hood. 2. Remove screws (A) and clip (B), and remove the hood duct assembly. 3. Release the clips to...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Front Hood Grille • Installation 2013 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Front Hood Grille INSTALLATION Install each part in the reverse order of removal. NOTE: Insert the hooks (B) of the front hood duct into holes (A)...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Front Hood Grille • Installation 2010 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Front Hood Grille INSTALLATION Install in the reverse order of removal. NOTE: Insert the hooks (B) of the front hood duct into holes (A) of the...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Front Hood Grille • Installation 2008 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Front Hood Grille INSTALLATION (A) Black clip (B) Black clip (C) Bolt 1. Replace the black clips (1) and (2) with new...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Front Grille • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Front Grille REMOVAL 1. FRONT GRILLE UPPER 1. Remove the nuts, and remove the bracket - grille UPR. 2. Remove the nuts, and remove the grille...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Front Grille • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Front Grille REMOVAL 1. Remove the front bumper face. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Front Bumper > REMOVAL 2. Remove the screws (A) from the backside of...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Front Grille • Removal 2006 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Front Grille REMOVAL 1. Open the front hood. 2. Remove the front bumper. EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Front Bumper > REMOVAL 3. Remove the upper six...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Front Grille • Installation 2008 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Front Grille INSTALLATION 1. Install in the reverse order of removal. NOTE: Be careful with the hook position.

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Front Grille • Installation 2005 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Front Grille INSTALLATION 1. Remove the three hooks remained on body during removal, then install them to front grille. NOTE: Make sure that the...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Front Door Trim • Removal 2005 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Front Door Trim REMOVAL CAUTION: Do not apply excessive force to the clip. Otherwise the clip may be broken. 1. Disconnect the ground cable from...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Front Bumper • Repair 2013 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Front Bumper REPAIR 1. COATING METHOD FOR PP BUMPER Process No. Process name Job contents 1 Bumper installation Place the bumper...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Front Bumper • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Front Bumper REMOVAL 1. FRONT BUMPER FACE 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Remove the clips at the upper side of the bumper. 3....

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Front Bumper • Removal 2006 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Front Bumper REMOVAL 1. Disconnect the ground cable from battery. 2. Disengage the three clips, and then remove the mud guard and front under cover....

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Front Bumper • Installation 2013 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Front Bumper INSTALLATION 1. Install each part in the reverse order of removal. 2. Securely attach the bumper tabs (A) to the plastic bracket (B)....

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Front Bumper • Installation 2010 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Front Bumper INSTALLATION 1. FRONT BUMPER FACE 1. Install in the reverse order of removal. 2. Securely attach the bumper tabs (A) to the plastic...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Floor Under Protector • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Floor Under Protector REMOVAL 1. Lift up the vehicle. NOTE: A plate type lift cannot be used. 2. Remove the bolts and clips, and remove the front...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Floor MAT • Removal 2013 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Floor Mat REMOVAL 1. Remove the front seats. SEATS > Front Seat > REMOVAL 2. Remove the rear seat cushion. SEATS > Rear Seat > REMOVAL 3. Remove...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Floor MAT • Removal 2015 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Floor Mat REMOVAL 1. Remove the front seat assembly. SEATS > Front Seat > REMOVAL 2. Remove the rear seat cushion assembly. SEATS > Rear Seat >...

Body & Electrical • Exterior/Interior Trim • Floor MAT • Installation 2015 Subaru Forester EXTERIOR/INTERIOR TRIM > Floor Mat INSTALLATION Install each part in the reverse order of removal. CAUTION: Make sure that the knobs of the hook - seat cushion rear are...