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How do I remove the Front Fender

We had a deer run into our Subaru and now have a replacement passenger's side front fender. What are the steps to removing the front fender on a 2012 Legacy Outback? Thanks!!
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1.Disconnect the ground cable from battery.
2.Remove the bumper face assembly.
1.Remove the clips, turn over the front mud guard, and disconnect the fog light connector. (Model with fog light)
2.Remove the clips at the upper side of the bumper.
3.Remove the clips from the fender.
4.Remove the clips at the lower side of bumper.
5.Detach the flange section on the bumper face side from the bracket side front UPR.

CAUTION: Do not pull forcibly. It may damage the flange sections of the bumper face.

NOTE: Pushing up the lower side (a) of the fog light, remove from (b) to (e). Detach the opposite side in the same manner.

3.Remove the cowl panel side.
1.Detach the pins of the cowl panel side.
2.Remove the cowl panel side from inside the fender panel by pulling it.

CAUTION: Applying excessive pulling force may damage the cowl panel side. If it is difficult to remove, use a plastic remover or equivalent tool.

4.Remove the headlight assembly.
1.Remove the fender cover assembly UPR.
a.Remove the clip.
b.Release the claws of the fender cover assembly UPR by pulling it forward and remove the fender cover.
2.Remove the headlight assembly.

NOTE: When removing the RH headlight, remove the air intake duct.

a.Remove the bolts and two clips, and pull out the headlight assembly to the front of the vehicle.
b.Disconnect the connector and remove the headlight assembly.

5.Remove the clips, and then remove the side sill garnish.

6.Remove the front fender panel.
1.Remove the mud guard clips.
2.Remove the bolt, and remove the front fender panel.

INSTALLATION

1.Install each part in the reverse order of removal.

CAUTION:

After the installation of front fender panel, be sure to perform headlight beam adjustment.

•Install the bumper face so that the under cover front end (b) comes inside the front bumper face (a).

Tightening torque:
Front fender panel: 7.5 N.m (0.76 kgf-m, 5.5 ft-lb)
Headlight assembly: 7.5 N.m (0.76 kgf-m, 5.5 ft-lb)

NOTE: Install while paying attention to make a uniform clearance around the front fender panel.

•Front fender panel - Front hood panel
•Front fender panel - Front door panel
2.Adjust the fog light beam. (Model with fog light).

Have fun and you might want to get a few extra plastic retainers from Subaru.

Lucky there were only 9 pics for this or I would have had to post another block.
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Okay, I thought of something so here's another block.

You say a dear hit the car. I had an 80 pound dog that was chasing another dog lose his traction and slammed into the side of my Mustang I had at the time and talk about a dent. Looked like a truck hit it. The car was parked.
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We had a deer run into our Subaru and now have a replacement passenger's side front fender. What are the steps to removing the front fender on a 2012 Legacy Outback? Thanks!!

What's wrong with Insurance, that's why we have it?????? Had to ask.

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What's wrong with Insurance, that's why we have it?????? Had to ask.
A mechanically inclined or someone with experience/practice with repairing autos can get the estimate, have the check cut to them instead of the repair company, buy the parts, swap them, run it to the paint shop for color and clear coat and pocket the change to put in the gas tank or buy those wheels you wanted.

Its perfectly legal.
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I guess I'm to old for all that aggravation, that's not worth it to me, if I want rims or some other bling I'll charge it, if can't afford it I don't need it.

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I guess I'm to old for all that aggravation, that's not worth it to me, if I want rims or some other bling I'll charge it, if can't afford it I don't need it.
I always say buy what you need and save for what you want. Keeps you out of debt.
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Does anyone know the part number for the under body clips used to hold the plastic parts to the undercarriage as shown in post #2?
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