Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Northwest Indiana
Car Year: 2006
Car Model: 2006 & 2010 Forester
Quick little tutorial...
If this is explanatory enough...
There are 7(I think, 5 across the top, 1 in each wheel well) nylon "slide nuts". Take a small flat tip screwdriver pop up the center about 1/2 inch. Then remove the whole thing(don't worry about ruining any, where you buy the headlight will have boxes upon boxes of these things). The ones in the wheel well(right where the bumper cover and fender meet) are "hidden" under the fender insert(just pull it back). Once you have all 7(is it 7? I know it is an odd number...) removed...the rest is held in by "tongue and groove"...just give it a solid yank straight off the nose, it will come off.
The headlight cluster is held in by 3 10mm(could be 8mm, or 9...I forget) bolts. That may be all you need to remove to have enough room to change the high beam. If not, on the "corner" of the car there is a screw actually IN the fender to the headlight...and a "square white plastic slide"(the only white thing remotely close to the headlight). Once those 5 things are loose...it is in your hands.
Reverse to put back together. It is easier with two people to put back together because of the "gray foam bumper spacer". Once the bumper spacer is "in place" (this step took a couple of..."oops, not quite right") you simply knock the "tongue and groove" back in and replace the 7 nylon slide nuts.
Last edited by schan1269; 04-25-2012 at 04:19 PM.