For the first time, I just had to replace the rear turn signal bulb on my 2005 Subaru Outback wagon. I ran into the same question as you. The access door that existed on earlier Subaru wagons was not helpful, as you say. Not close enough to the lamp assembly to help... I managed to download a good many pdf's of Subaru technical service manual stuff when I first bought the car. I looked up how to change the rear turn signal lamp. The documentation was a little confusing, but I managed -- after about 30 minutes of confusion -- to figure it out. There are two little black Phillips head screws that you can see in the little black panel piece between the rear door opening and the tail light assembly. I first tried removing those two screws as one would any Phillips screw: Insert Phillips, turn counterclockwise, and wait for the thing to turn its way out. This, however, did not seem to be doing anything -- the screw just turned as if it were stripped or something. I could tell from the documentation that those screws were somehow removable. The secret was this: Put a Phillips screwdriver into the screw, but put NO pressure on the screw to hold it in. If you merely turn the screwdriver counterclockwise (about 1/4 turn) WITHOUT pushing in on the screwdriver, you will see that it will turn itself out just a little. Once it starts coming out, just grab it with your fingers and pull it out. These "screws" are really just little expansion devices to keep that black panel piece in place. Anyway, remove those two screws/clips/whatever they are. At this point, you can wiggle that black piece a little, and it will come completely out. There are 3 little hidden hooks/clips holding the piece to the light assembly. The owner's manual says that you have to use a flat-head screwdriver to pry the black piece out of its clips. It tells you to cover the head of the screwdriver with tape (I guess so you won't inadvertently scratch the lens) and to put it between the light assembly and the black piece and use it to release the clips. I needed to do this, but it may be that you can release the clips merely by wiggling the piece.
The purpose of that little black piece is to cover up the REAL fasteners that hold the rear light assembly in place: two 10mm bolts. Remove those two bolts. Now comes the second piece of information that you need to know to keep from damaging your light assembly. Once you have removed those two 10mm bolts, you will notice that the light assembly stays somewhat firmly in place, as if something else had it attached to the car body. Really, there is no third bolt or anything; instead, it's like it pushes into a small track or something, and it must slide out by pulling on it exactly toward the REAR side of the car (as opposed to the SIDE of the car). In other words, stand directly BEHIND the light, grasp it, and pull it straight out the back, without bending it in any fashion toward the SIDE of the car. Turns out it comes out rather easily as long as you tug on it the right way. The rest of it is simple bulb replacement as in many other cars. Find the right bulb (7440 is the Sylvania number for the turn signal lamp, 7443 is the number for the stop/tail light lamp), and replace the bulb. The remainder is just the reverse of the disassembly. So, only two things a bit unusual: The little black Phillips "screws", and the direction to pull on the light assembly once the fasteners are removed. Good luck. BTW, my wagon has 47K miles on it and apparently needs a new hub (wheel) bearing. Do you know if anyone else out there is experiencing wheel bearing issues with the 2005 Outback models? Again, good luck.
You are going to have to formulate a real question. Yes, Subaru Outbacks have brake calipers.
Brake lights? Check brake light switch for adjustment or replacement
In The Subaru Legacy(Outback) Service Manual and the Chilton or Haynes Repair Manual for the Legacy & Forester 2000 thru 2006.
It may be a fuse.
The alternator is overcharging due to the regulator malfunctioning. Replace the alternator.
Changing Subaru brake pads is a relatively simple job but you can mess it up, possibly causing disastrous results. All disc brakes on newer vehicles like yours are basically the same. You have done one you have done them all. Since you are asking in this forum, I would recommend that you do not try it unless you have someone with you who is experienced in changing disc brake pads and understands what is needed.
The 2005 Subaru backup light relay switch can be found beneath the drivers side dashboard. The backup relay switch will be above the brake pedal.
That means the alternator needs to be replaced. You probably found this out by now.
It makes the car go slower, uses more gas, and overheats the brakes. I don't recommend it.
Put some brake fluid in the master cylinder.
its on the top drivers side under the clutch master cylinder or the brake master cylinder easy to remove three bolts i believe
i don't know if it helps, but my '99 legacy outback was making a knocking sound. turned out that the oring on the brake caliper pin had worn out, and the pin was kind of knocking around.
Sure. You will need a hitch installed on your Outback and a wiring harness installed to power the brake and running lights on the camper. Take a look in your owner's manual for the maximum trailer and tongue weight. --Ken
Not to be unkind - but READ THE MANUAL.
there is a sensor behind the brake pedal that is probably no good, im sure its a dealer only part, check a junk yard before you get soaked Also check to make sure your emergency brake is all the way off And check your brake fluid is filled up,
You take off the two bolts at the front and rear of the calipers and lift the the caliper up off of the disk. You might have to push the pistons back in a little in order to fit the new pads and get the caliper back on. Use a torque wrench and manual to ensure the right torque on those bolts when re-installing.
there should be two threaded holes visible on the rotor hat . You can thread bolt into the holes with a ratchet to push the rotor off the hub
Outback is both a wagon and sedan. For the sedan you push the housing toward the back of the car with your thumbs while lifting the part of the housing where your thumbs are. This will give you access to the bulb. According to the manual the wagon uses LEDs so they should not need replacing. The entire assembly must be replaced and this involves removing the roof spoiler.
The caliper mounting bolts, both in the front and in the rear, require 39N-m, or 28.9 ft-lbs of torque.
Get a turkey baster to syphon brake fluid out of master cylinder resevoir Re-fill master cylinder with new brake fluid Bleed brakes Longest line to shortest
Remove the wheels Remove the caliper mounting bolts Slide caliper off rotor Rotor should slide of center hub
The dipstick is located on the rear-right side of the engine bay if viewed from the front, just to the left and below the brake master cylinder. It should have a yellow handle, be careful of hoses when reaching into this location.
i need a little help with the rear brake pad
Change the brake switch located where the brake pedal is, a little above. Done!
Shift interlock switch going bad?Check to make sure brake lights are working when it doesn't shift - could be a bad or misadjusted stop light switch - same circuit