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Old 03-06-2014, 05:14 PM   #1
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Default How do remove the overhead light console?

2012 Impreza Sport. How do I remove the overhead light panel to get access to the wiring plug? I don't see any screws so I think it is just a snap in but do I pull it down from the front or rear?
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Old 03-06-2014, 07:36 PM   #2
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I believe there are two screws in there, behind the bulbs...? Certainly you have to take off the cover at least. I do recall having a little difficulty getting it back in because the screws had to go in a couple holes while holding the panel up there. Didnt have a magnetic screwdriver on hand when I did it though.

Bottom line, definitely screws in there.
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Old 03-06-2014, 07:38 PM   #3
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Yes, behind the lenses for the map lights, there are two screws. Remove those and the console pops out.
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:49 PM   #4
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Pop out the plastic lens (use a tiny screwdriver to pry it out), and then you'll see the two phillips head screws. Remove them, and pull out the light console. Then you can disconnect the harness.

I disconnected mine to rattle proof it.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:56 AM   #5
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Pop out the plastic lens (use a tiny screwdriver to pry it out), and then you'll see the two phillips head screws. Remove them, and pull out the light console. Then you can disconnect the harness.

I disconnected mine to rattle proof it.
Was it rattling, or was this just proactivity? I've not heard mine rattle even when the bass... Drops...
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Old 03-07-2014, 03:05 PM   #6
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OK got it. There are two slots on the edge of the lens at the rear on each side. Use a small screwdriver to start prying there and the lens will drop out.
There are two phillips screws next to the lights one on each side, take them out and the console can be pulled out. To remove or insert the mirror cable you also have to pry a white push swivel connector from the ceiling mounting point then you can pry the headliner down enough to route the mirror cable.
Sounds scarier than it is. Just be sure not to break off the push connector or you will have a rattle problem.

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Old 03-08-2014, 09:52 PM   #7
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Was it rattling, or was this just proactivity? I've not heard mine rattle even when the bass... Drops...
It was rattling a bit, so that when I used the Bluetooth mic people couldn't hear me clearly.

-Michael
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