DIY Guide: How to Replace the License Light on Your 2015 Subaru Outback

Are you looking to replace the license light on your 2015 Subaru Outback? Whether it’s due to a burned out bulb or a broken lens, replacing the license light is a simple and straightforward task that you can do at home. In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the process of replacing the license light on your 2015 Subaru Outback.

Tools You Will Need

Before we get started, here is a list of tools you will need to complete the task:

  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Flathead screwdriver
  • New license light bulb (if needed)

Make sure you have all the tools on hand before starting the process.

Locating the License Light

The license light on the 2015 Subaru Outback is located on the trunk lid, just above the license plate.

Removing the License Light Assembly

  1. Start by opening the trunk and locating the license light assembly.

  2. Using a flathead screwdriver, gently pry off the plastic cover on the assembly.

  3. Once the cover is removed, you will see two screws holding the license light assembly in place. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove these screws.

  4. Carefully pull the license light assembly away from the trunk lid. You may need to use some force, but be careful not to break the assembly or damage any wires.

  5. Disconnect the wiring harness from the license light assembly.

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Replacing the License Light

  1. If the license light bulb is burned out, gently twist and pull it out of the socket.

  2. Insert the new license light bulb into the socket, making sure it is securely in place.

  3. Connect the wiring harness to the new license light assembly.

Installing the License Light Assembly

  1. Carefully position the license light assembly back onto the trunk lid.

  2. Reattach the two screws that hold the license light assembly in place using your Phillips screwdriver.

  3. Snap the plastic cover back onto the license light assembly.

Tips and Tricks

  • Be gentle when prying off the plastic cover of the license light assembly. It is made of plastic and can easily break if too much force is applied.
  • If you are having trouble removing the license light assembly, try using a small flathead screwdriver to pry it away from the trunk lid.
  • Some license light bulbs may require a slight twist to remove them from the socket.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I replace the license light on my Subaru Outback without any tools?

A. No, you will need a Phillips screwdriver and a flathead screwdriver to remove the license light assembly.

Q. What kind of bulb do I need to replace the license light on my 2015 Subaru Outback?

A. It depends on the make and model of your car. Take the old bulb with you to the auto parts store to make sure you get the right replacement.

Q. Is replacing the license light on a 2015 Subaru Outback a difficult task?

A. No, it’s a simple and straightforward task that can be done by most car owners. Just follow the steps outlined in this guide.

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Congratulations, you have successfully replaced the license light on your 2015 Subaru Outback! With the right tools and a little bit of patience, this is a quick and easy job that you can do at home. Happy driving!

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Billy Covington

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