Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Austin, Texas
Car: 2001 VDC/SC One of a Kind
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
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.
1.Install each part in the reverse order of removal.
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).
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.