"Looking at my 2012 Subaru Outback, and going to look at the individual bulbs that are in the headlight assembly. So I have to replace one of them today.
So from the center out, you have a high beam bulb, which is right in here. And in the corner of that same area is the parking light. Both of those are easily accessed from behind here with the hood open. So moving over here we have the regular low beam bulb. This one's actually fairly difficult to replace it requires getting in from the fender well. And there's several videos that cover that in depth. And then up here we have the turn signal bulb, which is also easily accessible from inside of the hood. So here we're looking at both the high beam and way up in the corner up here. It's the parking light bulb which I'm going to replace, I'm going to show you, I'm gonna reach in there. And I'm going to just grab the housing and twist it counterclockwise and you can hear it snap out it comes right there. Here's our parking light bulb. And these just pull straight out and then the new ones push straight in.
So when you're replacing these bulbs, you want to be careful not to touch the actual bulb with your fingers because the oily residue can heat up over time and cause early failure the bulb, so I'm using this paper towel to carefully handle the bulb. So once I've pushed the bulb all the way into the socket, I'm ready to push it back into position and gently turn it about a quarter turn to lock it back into place. Remove this high beam if you have to. This socket down at the very bottom has a little tab that you push down on. And when you push down on that it releases a latch that's higher up in the whole thing and slides down. So now you're, you're off with the harness. And now you can counterclockwise turn this bulb, just barely wiggle it free.
So to get access to either the high beam or the parking light bulb, on the passenger side, you have to remove this area and take and to do so you just have to remove these two pins. And the only tool you need is a flat, bladed or slotted screwdriver. You want to get the screwdriver tip between the head and the washer and just twist it. Then those pins pull straight out.
There's a second one in there was two slightly and those pins come out. And then last but not least, if you needed to get to your turn signal bulb, which is up here in the top part of the headlight assembly, just need to pull back this little rubber covering. And look back here you've got this socket right here. And to remove the bulb, it is twist this guy clockwise, and it pops right out.
We're all wrapped up. We've got both parking lights replaced. You can see we've got them lit up. We've got our low beams on. It all looks great. And I hope this will help you if you need to replace any of these."