Walk-Through: Removing '12+ Impreza Grill and Headlights
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12-27-2012, 08:50 PM
12' Sport LTD
Step 9: Pull out black piece which holds the headlight, bumper, etc. to the car. This will take some finagling and involve pulling the bumper forward a bit while trying to shimmy the part out. There are two objects which protrude out of the back of this which makes removing it a bit awkward.
Step 10: Remove two bolts and one pop-it which hold in the headlight. This can be done earlier in the process if you like but I like leaving them in as otherwise it can make step 9 a bit more cumbersome as the headlight has a tendency to move around a lot while trying to take out that piece.
Step 11: Pull the headlight from the car. You will probably have to do some shifting to get it out. This will also involve possibly pulling the bumper forward a bit. The headlight also has two dimples which need to be pulled out of holes (1 by the fender and 1 by the grill). Upon reinstall make sure these are in their correct spots.
Tip – If you disconnected your MAF sensor while pulling out the air box to gain additional room it will result in a check engine as well as other lights appearing on your dash. To resolve this turn the car on and off (with 10 seconds in between each) three times in a row and the lights will go off.
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